The IBM x3750 M4 is a 4 socket server featuring a streamlined design, optimized for price/performance, with advanced flexibility and expandability. The x3750 M4 provides maximum storage density, flexible PCIe networking options in a dense 2U form factor.
Here are five things that clients love about the new x3750 M4 server.
1) The 2U Design
The x3750 M4 packs up to 48 cores in a 2U design. That’s a lot performance per server unit allowing clients to drastically reduce the server foot-print, cooling and energy requirements in the data center.
The x3750 M4 design allows clients to start out with a 2 processor and 24 DIMM system to add the processor and memory shelf as the workload increases to scale up to a 4 processor and 48 DIMM system.
Unlike some competing systems, no cool air is preheated before trying to cool each of the processors and DIMM. The cool air only cools one processor or DIMM. The x3750 M4 has 5 thermal zones. Each zone will adjust its fan speed based on the components and thermal conditions in its zone.
2) The onboard storage capabilities
The x3750 M4 supports 16 2.5” HDD providing up to 19TB of SAS HDD storage or 25TB of SSD storage. Each HDD/SSD is hot swap capable. Competitive systems only support 5 2.5” HDD with 6TB of storage.
3) The I/O capabilities
The x3750 M4 supports up to 8 PCIe adapters in addition to a Mezzanine LOM networking adapter. Competing systems only support 6 PCIe adapters.
4) Memory speeds
The x3750 M4 supports 3 DIMM Per Channel (DPC) at 1333Mhz with 1.5V DIMM. Competing systems only support 1066Mhz with 1.5V DIMM.
On lower voltage 1.35V DIMM, the x3750 M4 supports 3 DPC at 1066Mhz while competing systems only support 800Mhz.
5) No configuration limits
The x3750 M4 does not limit maximum configurations of processors, HDD, memory or adapters. You can build a configuration with the top end power hungry processors, 16 HDDs, 48 DIMM and 8 adapters. Competing systems limit your configuration and provide a message to “Please downgrade, CPU or Memory”. The competing systems do not have the power to support maximum configurations.
More information on the x3750 M4 can be found at:
IBM x3750 M4 Product Details
• Product overview
• Features and Benefits
• Product video
• Data Sheet
• Virtual Tour
IBM x3750 M4 Browse and Buy
• View Models
• Build your own
IBM x3750 M4 RedBooks
• IBM x3750 M4 Product Guide
• IBM x3750 M4 Implementation Guide
Randall Lundin is a World Wide Product and Marketing Manager for IBM System x. He manages the Enterprise 4 & 8 socket rack systems. Follow Randall on Twitter at @RWLUNDIN or view Randall's LinkedIn profile.