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Server features and specifications

The following information is a summary of the features and specifications of the server. Depending on the model, some features might not be available, or some specifications might not apply.

Table 1. Server features and specifications
Microprocessor (depending on the model):
  • Supports one Intel Pentium 1400 series microprocessor or up to two Intel Xeon™ EN E5-2400 series microprocessors
  • Up to 20 MB Level-3 cache
  • One QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) link speed up to 8 Giga Transfers (GT) per second
  • Scalable up to eight cores
  • Three memory channels per microprocessor on the system board that supports two DIMMs per channel
For a list of supported microprocessors, see info/x86servers/ serverproven/compat/us/.

Memory (depending on the model):

  • Slots: 12 dual inline memory module connectors
  • Minimum: 2 GB
  • Maximum: up to 192 GB
  • Type: DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500), DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600), or DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800), ECC, single-rank or dual-rank, DDR3 registered or unbuffered SDRAM DIMMs
  • Supports:
    • UDIMM: 4 GB
    • RDIMM: 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB (when available)

Drive expansion bays (depending on the model):

  • The server can support up to eight 2.5-inch drives or up to four 3.5-inch drives. The following drives are supported:
  • 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive
  • 2.5-inch simple-swap SATA or solid-state hard disk drive
  • 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA hard disk drive
  • 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA hard disk drive
As a general consideration, do not mix standard 512-byte and advanced 4-KB format drives in the same RAID array because it might lead to potential performance issues.
For specific models that may be shipped initially with four hard disk drives, configuration may be able to expand to eight hard disk drives via Features on Demand (FoD).

Optional SATA optical drives (depending on your model):

  • Multi-burner


  • The server comes standard with four speed-controlled fans for one-microprocessor configuration
  • Supports up to six fans with two microprocessors installed
PCI expansion slots (depending on your model):
  • Two x8 low-profile, PCIE 3.0 adapter slots on the system board
  • One x16 (x16 mechanically) PCIE 3.0 adapter slot
  • One x4 (x8 mechanically) PCIE 3.0 adapter slot on the optional PCI riser-card for an optional RAID adapter
Integrated functions:
  • Integrated Management Module II (IMM2), which provides service processor control and monitoring functions, video controller, and remote keyboard, video, mouse, and remote hard disk drive capabilities
  • Onboard Intel Powerville 4-port Gigabit Ethernet controller with Wake on LAN support (by default Ethernet 1 and 2 are enabled, to enable Ethernet 3 and 4, it is done through the Features on Demand (FoD))
  • Onboard PCH with LSI software RAID with support for RAID levels 0, 1 and 10
  • Light path diagnostics
  • Seven Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports:
    • Two on the front of the chassis
    • Four on the rear of the chassis
    • One internal
  • One serial port
In messages and documentation, the term service processor refers to the integrated management module II (IMM2).
Power supply (depending on your model):
  • One fixed 460-watt ac power supply
  • Up to two 460-watt or 675-watt ac hot-swap power supplies for 1+1 redundancy support
  • Up to two 675-watt dc
Video controller (integrated into IMM, depending on your model):
  • Matrox G200eR2 (two analog ports - one optional on front and one rear that can be connected at the same time)
    The maximum video resolution is 1600 x 1200 at 60 or 75 Hz.
    • SVGA compatible video controller
    • DDR2 250 MHz SDRAM video memory controller
    • Avocent Digital Video Compression
    • Video memory is not expandable

RAID controllers:

The following RAID options are available for the server:

  • ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller for System x
  • ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller for System x
  • ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
  • ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller for IBM System x
  • ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit for IBM System x
  • ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x
  • ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x
  • ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade for IBM System x
  • ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID Upgrade for IBM System x
  • ServeRAID C105 for IBM System X
  • Height: 43 mm ( 1.7 inches, 1U)
  • Depth: 673.1 mm (26.5 inches)
  • Width: 447 mm (17.6 inches)
  • Maximum weight: 15.8 kg (33.8 lb) when fully configured
Acoustical noise emissions:
  • Sound power, idling: 6.5 bels
  • Sound power, operating: 6.5 bels
  • Air temperature:
    • Server on: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F); altitude: 0 to 915 m (3000 ft)
    • Server on: 5°C to 32°C (41°F to 89.6°F); altitude: 915 m (3000 ft) to 2134 m (7000 ft)
    • Server on: 5°C to 28°C (41°F to 82.4°F); altitude: 2134 m (7000 ft) to 3050 m (10000 ft)
    • Server off: 5°C to 45°C (41° to 113°F)
    • Shipment: -40°C to +60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
  • Humidity:
    • Server on: 8% to 85%; maximum dew point: 24°C (75.2°F); maximum rate of change 5 °C/hr
    • Server off: 8% to 80%; maximum dew point: 27°C (80°F)
    • Shipment: 5% to 100%
  • Design to ASHRAE Class A3:
    • Ambient of 35°C to 40°C (95°F to 104°F), with relaxed support
    • Support cloud like workload with no performance degradation acceptable (Turbo-Off)
    • Under no circumstance, can any combination of worst case workload and configuration result in system shutdown or design exposure at 40°C (104°F)
  • Particulate contamination:
    Airborne particulates and reactive gases acting alone or in combination with other environmental factors such as humidity or temperature might pose a risk to the server. For information about the limits for particulates and gases, see Particulate contamination.

Heat output:

Approximate heat output:
  • Minimum configuration: 406 Btu per hour (119 watts)
  • Maximum configuration: 2627.3 Btu per hour (770 watts)
Electrical input:
  • Sine-wave input (50 - 60 Hz) required
  • Input voltage automatically selected
  • Input voltage low range:
    • Minimum: 100 V ac
    • Maximum: 127 V ac
  • Input voltage high range:
    • Minimum: 200 V ac
    • Maximum: 240 V ac
  • Input kilovolt-amperes (kVA), approximately:
    • Minimum: 0.12 kVA
    • Maximum: 0.78 kVA
  1. Power consumption and heat output vary depending on the number and type of optional features installed and the power-management optional features in use.
  2. The noise emission level stated is the declared (upper limit) sound power level, in bels, for a random sample of machines. All measurements are made in accordance with ISO 7779 and reported in conformance with ISO 9296.
EU Regulation 617/2013 Technical Documentation:

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Product Type:
Computer server
Year first manufactured:
Internal/external power supply efficiency:
Maximum power (watts):
See Power supply.
Idle state power (watts):
Sleep mode power (watts):
Not applicable for servers.
Off mode power (watts):
Noise levels (the declared A-weighed sound power level of the computer):
See Acoustical noise emissions.
Test voltage and frequency:
230V / 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Total harmonic distortion of the electricity supply system:
The maximum harmonic content of the input voltage waveform will be equal or less than 2%. The qualification is compliant with EN 61000-3-2.
Information and documentation on the instrumentation set-up and circuits used for electrical testing:
ENERGY STAR Test Method for Computer Servers; ECOVA Generalized Test Protocol for Calculating the Energy Efficiency of Internal Ac-Dc and Dc-Dc Power Supplies.
Measurement methodology used to determine information in this document:
ENERGY STAR Servers Version 2.0 Program Requirements; ECOVA Generalized Test Protocol for Calculating the Energy Efficiency of Internal Ac-Dc and Dc-Dc Power Supplies.