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IBM BladeCenter PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II

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The IBM BladeCenter PCI Express Gen 2 Expansion Blade II provides the capability to attach select PCI Express cards on select blade servers. This is ideal for applications requiring a special telecommunications network interface or hardware acceleration using PCI Express cards. It provides one full height / full length and 1 full height / half length PCI Express slots. Each slot can support a single PCI Express card up to 75 watts with limited cases able to support higher wattage cards. In addition, this expansion blade can be stacked — up to 4 units on a single compute blade — offering a unique density advantage over competitor offerings. Please refer to the IBM ServerProven Web site for a list of supported blades, adapters and operating systems.

  • Ability to stack up to four expansion blades per base compute blade without removing access to the CFFh slot on the base compute blade server
  • Expansion blade supports 1 full-length, full-height slot and 1 half-length, full-height slot
  • Each PCI Express Gen 2 slot supports 8 electrical and 16 mechanical lanes
  • Supports PCI Express adapters up to 75 watts. Contact IBM for additional information on other high-wattage graphics adapters that can be supported
  • 30mm form factor can attach to two or four-socket blades
  • NEBS3/ETSI certified to Level 3 by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and long production life
  • Please refer to the IBM ServerProven web page for a list of supported blade servers, adapters, and operating systems
Model name 68Y7484
IBM Web Price*$1,999.00
Warranty period1 year CRU & On-site 9x5 Next Business Day (NBD)
Type of warranty serviceType 5 - CRU and On-site Service

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