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The IBM Power 710 Express server is a 2U rack-mount server with one processor socket offering 4-core 3.0 GHz, 6-core 3.7 GHz, and 8-core 3.55 GHz configurations.
The IBM Power 730 Express server delivers the outstanding performance of the POWER7 processor in a dense, rack-optimized form factor and is ideal for running multiple application and infrastructure workloads in a virtualized environment. Take advantage of the Power 730 Express servers\' scalability and capacity by leveraging our industrial-strength PowerVM technology to fully utilize the server\'s capability.
The IBM Power 730 Express server is a 2U rack-mount server with two processor sockets offering 8-core 3.0 and 3.7 GHz, 12-core 3.7 GHz, and 16-core 3.55 GHz configurations.
The Power 710 Express server supports a maximum of eight DDR3 DIMM slots, with four DIMM slots included in the base configuration and four DIMM slots available with an optional memory riser card, allowing for a maximum system memory of 64 GB. The Power 730 Express server supports a maximum of 16 DDR3 DIMM slots, with four DIMM slots included in the base configuration and 12 DIMM slots available with a maximum of three optional memory riser cards, allowing for a maximum system memory of 128 GB.
Memory features (two memory DIMMs per feature) supported are 4, GB, 8 GB and 16 GB and run at speeds of 1066 MHz. Also, the optional Active Memory Expansion can allow the effective maximum memory capacity to be much larger than the true physical memory. Innovative compression/decompression of memory content using processor cycles can allow memory expansion up to 100%. A server with a maximum of 128 GB can effectively be expanded up to 256 GB. This can enhance virtualization and server consolidation by allowing a partition to do significantly more work with the same physical amount of memory or a server to run more partitions and do more work with the same physical amount of memory.
The Power 710 and 730 Express servers offer three storage backplane options. The first supports three SFF SAS hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs), an SATA DVD, and a half-high tape drive. The second supports six SFF SAS HDDs/SSDs and an SATA DVD. The third supports six SFF SAS HDDs/SSDs, an SATA DVD, Dual Write Cache RAID, and an external SAS port. HDDs/SSDs are hot-swap and front accessible.
Also available in the Power 710 and Power 730 system units is a choice of quad gigabit or dual 10 Gb integrated host Ethernet adapters. These native ports can be selected at the time of initial order. Virtualization of these integrated Ethernet adapters is supported.
Other integrated features include: