IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 101-102
April 17, 2001

IBM e(logo)server pSeries 680 Cluster Solutions

 ENUS101-102.PDF (14KB)

At a Glance

New cluster-ready solutions incorporating IBM pSeries and RS/6000 servers:

  • One pSeries 680 with two pSeries 660 Model 6H1 servers
  • One pSeries 680 with two RS/6000 7026-M80 servers
  • Cluster-ready cabling and adapters incorporated in solution
  • Integrated in the pSeries 680 I/O rack prior to delivery

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).

Overview

Two new cluster-ready solution packages are available to further enhance the scalability of the IBM e(logo)server pSeries 680 (7017-S85). These solution packages provide a quick and easy way to order cluster-ready configurations incorporating one pSeries 680 with two pSeries 660 (7026-6H1) or 7026-M80 servers.

The cluster-ready solutions will utilize the IBM Parallel System Support Programs (PSSP) for AIX® and a customer-supplied control workstation to provide enhanced scalability for your enterprise. Up to 32 total pSeries and RS/6000® servers may be incorporated into a cluster under the control of the PSSP software and a single control workstation. The servers can be switch-attached to an existing SP™ cluster by adding SP attachment adapters if desired. The two pSeries 660 or 7026-M80 servers are mounted in the pSeries 680 I/O rack at the Customer Solutions Center before delivery to the customer.

Key Prerequisites

Key prerequisites include:

  • AIX 4.3.3 or later license
  • PSSP 3.2 or later license

Planned Availability Date

April 27, 2001

Euro Currency

This product is not impacted by euro currency.

Trademarks

 
SP, pSeries 680, and the e-business logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX and RS/6000 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Publications

No publications are shipped with the announced products.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Software Requirements

  • AIX® 4.3.3 or later license
  • PSSP 3.2 or later license

Planning Information

Cable Orders: No additional cables are required.

Security, Auditability, and Control

These products use the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

Terms and Conditions

These products are available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's warranty terms apply.

MES Discount Applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field-Installable Feature: No

Warranty Period: One year

Customer Setup: No

Licensed Internal Code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                                                             Initial/
                                                             MES/
                                          Feature  Purchase  Both/
Description                        Model  Number   Price     Support
 
Machine Type 7017
 
Rack Content Specify:  7026/M80-- 8EIA
                                   S85    0129      NC       Initial
 
Rack Content Specify:  # 6325 -- 5EIA
                                   S85    0173      NC       Initial
 
Rack Content Specify:  # 6324 -- 5EIA
                                   S85    0176      NC       Initial
 
Rack Content Specify:  7026/6H1 -- 5EIA
                                   S85    0188      NC       Initial
 
Entry Cluster Solution Indicator
                                   S85    0701      $0       Initial
 
Advanced Cluster Solution Cluster
                                   S85    0702       0       Initial
 
Machine Type 7026
 
Entry Cluster Solution Indicator
                                   6H1    0701       0       Initial
 
Advanced Cluster Solution Indicator
                                   M80    0702       0       Initial

Order Now

 Use Priority/Reference Code: RE001
 
 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX
 Internet:  ibm_direct@us.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Atlanta Sales Center
            Dept. RE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690

You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.