||Double-wide compute node.
||Flex System Enterprise Chassis.
- Scales up to 4-socket by adding one x880 Compute Node + 4S scalability kit
- Scales up to 8-socket by adding three x880 Compute Nodes + 8S scalability kit
- Scales up to 4-socket by adding one x480 Compute Node + 4S scalability kit
||Processor selection determines whether the compute node is an x880 X6 or x480 X6:
- x880 X6: Two Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 processors, each with 18 cores (up to 2.5 GHz), 16 cores (up to 2.5 GHz), 10 cores (2.8 GHz), or 4 cores (3.2 GHz).
- x480 X6: Two Intel Xeon E7-4800 v3 processors, each with 14 cores (2.2 GHz), 12 cores (2.1 GHz), 10 cores (1.9 GHz), or 8 cores (2.1 GHz). Three QPI links.
All processors: QPI link up to 8.0 GTps for E7 v2 processors and QPI link up to 9.6 GTps for E7 v3 processors. Up to 1600 MHz memory speed. Up to 45 MB L3 cache per processor.
Note: x280 X6 with E7-2800 v2 processors is now withdrawn from marketing.
||Up to 48 DIMM sockets (24 DIMMs per processor) using Low Profile (LP) DDR3 DIMMs. RDIMMs and LRDIMMs are supported. 1.5 V and low-voltage 1.35 V DIMMs are supported. Support for up to 1600 MHz memory speed, depending on the processor. Four SMI2 channels to memory buffer per processor. Two memory channels per memory buffer. Supports three DIMMs per channel.
||With LRDIMMs: Up to 1.5 TB with 48x 32 GB LRDIMMs and two processors.
With RDIMMs: Up to 768 GB with 48x 16 GB RDIMMs and two processors.
||ECC, Chipkill (for x4-based memory DIMMs), memory mirroring, and memory rank sparing.
|Disk drive bays
||Standard: Two 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays that support SAS, SATA, and SSD drives. Optional M1200 Flash Kit replaces 2.5-inch bays with four 1.8-inch front accessible bays. Optional M5100 Flash Kit with ServeRAID M5115 adapter offers eight bays by replacing 2.5-inch bays with four 1.8-inch front accessible bays plus adding four internal 1.8-inch bays.
|Maximum internal storage
||With two 2.5-inch hot-swap drives: Up to 3.6 TB with 1.8 TB 2.5-inch SAS HDDs, or up to 3.2 TB with 1.6 TB 2.5-inch SSDs, or up to 2 TB with 1 TB NL SATA drives. Intermix of SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs is supported. With 1.8-inch SSDs and ServeRAID M5115 RAID adapter: Up to 3.2 TB with eight 400 GB 1.8-inch SSDs.
||RAID 0, 1, 1E, and 10 with integrated ServeRAID M1200e (based on LSI SAS3004), upgradeable to RAID 5 and 50. Two adjacent compute nodes each with two drives can form a 4-drive RAID 10 array. Optional ServeRAID M5115 (included in M5100 Flash Kit for x880) supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and 50 and 1 GB cache with flash backup. M5115 supports optional RAID 6/60 and SSD performance enabler.
||x5x models: Four 10 Gb Ethernet ports with one four-port Embedded 10Gb Virtual Fabric Ethernet LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) controller; Emulex XE104 based. Upgradeable to FCoE and iSCSI by using Features on Demand (FoD).
x3x models: None standard; optional Ethernet adapters.
|PCI Expansion slots
||Up to four I/O connectors for adapters. Two connectors have PCI Express 3.0 x24 (x16 + x8) interface with support for dual-ASIC adapters (slots 1 and 2), two other connectors have PCI Express 3.0 x8 interface (slots 3 and 4). Models with Embedded 10Gb LOM have only two I/O slots available (slot 2 & 4).
||External: One USB 3.0. Console breakout cable port that provides local KVM and serial ports (cable comes standard with Flex System chassis; additional cables are optional). Internal: Two internal USB 2.0 for embedded hypervisor.
||UEFI, Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) with Renesas SH7757 controller, Predictive Failure Analysis, light path diagnostics panel, automatic server restart, and remote presence. Support for Lenovo XClarity Administrator, IBM Flex System Manager™, IBM Systems Director, and ServerGuide.
||Power-on password, administrator's password, and Trusted Platform Module V1.2.
||Matrox G200eR2 video core with 16 MB video memory that is integrated into the IMM2. Maximum resolution is 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with 16 M colors.
||Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5/NBD.
|Operating systems supported
||Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere.
|Service and support
||Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services offerings: Four-hour or 2-hour response time, 24-hour or 8-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, and remote technical support for Lenvoo hardware and selected Lenovo and OEM software.
- Width: 435 mm (17.14 in.)
- Height 55 mm (2.19 in.)
- Depth 500 mm (19.7 in.)
||Maximum weight: 12.25 kg (27 lbs).