IBM NeXTScale Nx360 M4 expansion node - 2x Xeon E5-2650V2  & 10GB NIC & NO RAM For Sale

IBM NeXTScale Nx360 M4 expansion node - 2x Xeon E5-2650V2  & 10GB NIC & NO RAM

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IBM NeXTScale Nx360 M4 expansion node - 2x Xeon E5-2650V2  & 10GB NIC & NO RAM:

IBM NEXTSCALE Nx360 M4 Expansion node with 2x E5-2650 V2 Processors 64GB RAM 10GB expansion cardIncluded:10GB expansion cardNot Included: RAM, Power cable, HDD/OS, and any other accessories.Working/Cosmetic Condition: Technician Tested.Notes: Item will show signs of wear and tear such as scuffs and scratches. We do not provide tech support or any software that is not already installed on this device.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Any unused items should be recycled responsibly.
These are not computers, they are nodes and require a chassis enclosure to work. We have many IBM n1200 chassis available, message for more information.Key features

Introducing NeXtScale System, which is a new generation Intelligent Cluster™ platform that follows on from the highly successful iDataPlex offering.

Designed with industry-standard, off-the-shelf components, NeXtScale System is a general-purpose platform that is designed to give customers a flexible IT infrastructure. The offering initially will be available with compute-intensive systems, but the design allows for a mix-and-match approach, with I/O-rich, storage-rich, and GPU-rich offerings possible. Customized solutions can be configured to provide an application-appropriate platform with a choice of servers, networking switches, adapters, and racks.

This modular system is designed to scale and grow with data center needs to protect and maximize IT investments. Because it is optimized for standard racks, users can easily mix high-density NeXtScale server offerings and non-NeXtScale components within the same rack. NeXtScale System also provides tremendous time to value by enabling users to set up and start it in a shorter period.

The NeXtScale nx360 M4 server provides a dense, flexible solution with a low total cost of ownership (TCO). The half-wide, dual-socket NeXtScale nx360 M4 server is designed for data centers that require high performance but are constrained by floor space. By taking up less physical space in the data center, the NeXtScale server enhances density, and it supports the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series up to 130 W and 12-core processors, thus providing more performance per server. The nx360 M4 compute node contains only essential components in the base architecture to provide a cost-optimized platform.

The nx360 M4 also supports additional expansion options in the form of trays that attach to the top of the server. The Storage Native Expansion Tray can be added to the nx360 M4 to form a storage-dense server supporting up to 32 TB of local storage. The PCIe Native Expansion Tray can be added to the nx360 M4 to form a powerful compute engine, supporting two GPU or coprocessor adapters.

The NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure is an efficient, 6U, 12-node chassis with no built-in networking or switching capabilities, and therefore requires no chassis-level management. Sensibly designed to provide shared, high-efficiency power and cooling for housed servers, the n1200 enclosure is designed to scale with your business needs.

Adding compute capability, or later storage or acceleration capability, is as simple as adding specific nodes to the chassis. Because each node is independent and self-sufficient, there is no contention for resources among nodes within the enclosure. A typical rack holds only 42 1U systems, but this chassis doubles the density (up to 84 compute nodes within the same footprint).

Scalability and performance

The NeXtScale System and the NeXtScale nx360 M4 server offer numerous features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • Up to 12 compute nodes, each with two of the latest Xeon processors, eight DIMMs, and two PCIe slots, in 6U of rack space. It is a highly dense, scalable, and price-optimized offering.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family improves productivity by offering superior system performance with 12-core processors and up to 3.0 GHz core speeds, up to 25 MB of L3 cache, and QPI interconnect links of up to 8 GTps.
  • Two processors, up to 24 cores, and 48 threads maximize the concurrent execution of multi-threaded applications.
  • Intelligent and adaptive system performance with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allows CPU cores to run at maximum speeds during peak workloads by temporarily going beyond processor thermal design power (TDP).
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology boosts performance for multi-threaded applications by enabling simultaneous multi-threading within each processor core, up to two threads per core.
  • Intel Virtualization Technology integrates hardware-level virtualization hooks that allow operating system vendors to better use the hardware for virtualization workloads.
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) improve floating-point performance for compute-intensive technical and scientific applications.
  • Eight DIMMs of registered 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC memory provide speed, high availability, and a memory capacity of up to 256 GB.
  • Support for additional local storage with the use of the Storage Native Expansion Tray. When using 4 TB HDDs, you can create an ultra-dense storage server with up to 32 TB of total disk capacity within 1U of comparable rack density. The nx360 M4 with the Storage Native Expansion Tray offers a perfect solution for today’s data-intensive workloads.
  • Boosts performance with PCIe Native Expansion Tray by offering support for two high-powered GPUs or Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors within a single node .
  • The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of or with traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) can improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD.
  • PCI Express 3.0 I/O expansion capabilities improve the theoretical maximum bandwidth by 60% (8 GTps per link) compared with the previous generation of PCI Express 2.0.
  • There is support for 10 Gb Ethernet and FDR mezzanine cards that offer network performance without consuming a PCIe slot.
  • With Intel Integrated I/O Technology, the PCI Express 3.0 controller is integrated into the Intel Xeon processor E5 family, which reduces I/O latency and increases overall system performance.

Manageability and security

Powerful systems management features simplify local and remote management of the nx360 M4:

  • The server includes an Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) to monitor server availability and perform remote management.
  • An integrated industry-standard Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) enables improved setup, configuration, and updates, and simplifies error handling.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing the application to run in its own isolated space that is protected from all other software running on a system.

Energy efficiency

NeXtScale System offers the following energy efficiency features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to a green environment:

  • Support for S3 standy power states in the processor
  • The nx360 M4 is Energy Star 2.0 compliant. Energy Star is the trusted, US government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, with the goal of helping customers save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
  • Shared 80 Plus Platinum power supplies ensure energy efficiency.
  • Large 80 mm fans maximize air flow efficiencies.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family offers better performance over the previous generation while fitting into the same TDP limits.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed to reduce power draw.
  • Low-voltage Intel Xeon processors draw less energy to satisfy demands of power and thermally constrained data centers and telecommunication environments.
  • Low-voltage 1.35 V DDR3 memory RDIMMs consume 19% less energy than 1.5 V DDR3 RDIMMs.
  • SSDs consume as much as 80% less power than traditional 2.5-inch HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes in the front and rear of the casing, which can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • There are power monitoring and power capping capabilities through the Power and Fan Management Module in the chassis

Availability and serviceability

NeXtScale System and the nx360 M4 server provide many features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • The NeXtScale n1200 chassis supports N+N and N+1 power policies for its six power supplies, which means greater system uptime.
  • All components can be removed from the front of the rack by sliding out the trays or the chassis for easy, quick servicing.
  • Toolless cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as HDDs and memory.
  • The nx360 M4 offers memory mirroring for redundancy if there is a non-correctable memory failure.
  • Optional RAID arrays enable the server to keep operating if there is a failure of any one drive.
  • SSDs offer better reliability than traditional mechanical HDDs for greater uptime.
  • Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) detects when system components (processors, memory, and hard disk drives) operate outside of standard thresholds and generates proactive alerts in advance of possible failure, therefore increasing uptime.
  • The built-in Integrated Management Module II (IMM2) continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovering actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • The IMM2 offers optional remote management capability to enable remote keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) control of the server.
  • There is a three-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, with next business day 9x5. Optional service upgrades are available.
Locations of key components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the nx360 M4 server.

Figure 2. Front view of NeXtScale nx360 M4

The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.

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