IBM IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation extends performance of high-end design and analysis

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 105-409
October 4, 2005

 

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The IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation offers:

For ordering, contact:

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

The IntelliStation® POWER™ 285 workstation combines excellent performance and capacity in a flexible, affordable package. When used with the GXT4500P or GXT6500P 3D graphics accelerator, it is an outstanding choice for high-end Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD), Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), graphic processing, and other floating-point-intensive business and technical applications. Using 2D graphics accelerators, it can be used for less demanding applications such as software development.

With leading-edge POWER5+™ processor technology, the affordable 64-bit symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) POWER 285 workstation offers significant price/performance benefits. For CATIA MCAD workloads, it provides much greater performance than its predecessor, the IntelliStation POWER 275 workstation, while generating even less noise. By extending the performance of high-end design and analysis, the POWER 285 raises the bar for single-seat MCAD design and analysis solutions.

The IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation is available in a 1-way or 2-way configuration using state-of-the-art, 64-bit, copper-based POWER5+ microprocessors running at 1.9 GHz, both with 36 MB of L3 cache.

The base 1 GB of main memory can be expanded to 32 GB for faster performance and exploitation of 64-bit addressing as used in large engineering analysis or complex product design applications.

The IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation contains seven bays. Four of the bays are front-accessible and hot-swap-capable DASD bays. These four DASD bays can accommodate up to 1200 GB of disk storage. Two of the remaining three bays are used for a DVD-ROM and a DVD-RAM, and the last bay can contain a tape drive.

Other integrated features include:

The POWER 285 workstation supports a full range of graphic input/output devices including the new USB SpaceBall Plus 3D and USB SpaceMouse Plus 3D input devices, the L200p 20.1-inch TFT flat-panel monitor, and other keyboard and mouse devices.

Preconfigured express offerings for POWER 285 workstations are easy to order and offer extensive features to meet the needs of engineering design environments. They are available at cost savings from standard prices for an outstanding value.
 
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Planned availability dates

 
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Description

IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation

Summary of standard features:

The minimum POWER 285 configuration must include a processor, a processor entitlement, memory, power supply, hard disk, a disk drive enclosure, a media backplane, a power cord, a 2D graphics accelerator, and a language group specify.

The defaults, if no choice is made, are:

1-way, 1.9 GHz processor,               (#8327)
36 MB L3 cache
One Processor Entitlement               (#7319)
Memory 1 GB memory DIMM                 (#1930)
Power supply, 700-watt ac               (#5170)
Disk drive 73.4 GB hard drive           (#1968)
4-pack disk drive enclosure             (#6574)
Media backplane                         (#7877)
2D graphics accelerator                 (#1980)
Language group specify                  (#9300 or 97xx)
Power cord                              (#6470 to #6478,
                                         #6487, #6488,
                                         #6493 to #6496,
                                         #6651, #6659,
                                         #6670, #6680,
                                         #6687)

IntelliStation POWER 285 Express product offerings

Express Product Offerings are available only as initial order.

If you order an IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation with a 1-way (#8327) or 2-way (#8330) POWER5+ 1.9 GHz processor with a minimum configuration, you qualify for an Express Product Offering giving you a processor entitlement at no extra charge. The number of processors, total memory, quantity/size of disk, presence of a media device, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and audio adapter are the only features that determine if a customer is entitled to a processor entitlement at no additional charge. You will be entitled to a lower priced AIX® operating system license or may choose to purchase the system with no operating system. The lower priced AIX operating system is processed via a feature number on AIX.

You can make changes to the standard features as needed and still qualify for processor entitlements at no additional charge, and the lower priced AIX operating system license. However, selection of total memory or DASD smaller than the total defined as the minimums disqualifies the order as an Express Product Offering.

Reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS)

Reliability, fault tolerance, and data integrity: The reliability of the IntelliStation POWER 285 system starts with components, devices, and subsystems that are designed to be fault tolerant. During the design and development process, subsystems go through rigorous verification and integration testing processes. During system manufacturing, systems go through a thorough testing process to help ensure the highest product quality level.

The IntelliStation POWER 285 system L3 cache and system memory offers error checking and correcting (ECC) fault-tolerant features. ECC is designed to correct environmentally induced, single-bit, intermittent memory failures and single-bit hard failures. With ECC, the likelihood of memory failures will be substantially reduced. ECC also provides double-bit memory error detection that helps protect data integrity in the event of a double-bit memory failure. System memory also provides 4-bit packet error detection that helps to protect data integrity in the event of a DRAM chip failure. The system bus, I/O bus, and PCI buses are designed with parity error detection.

Disk mirroring and disk controller duplexing capability are also provided by the AIX operating system.

The Journaled File System maintains file system consistency and reduces the likelihood of data loss when the system is abnormally halted due to a power failure.

PCI extended error handling (EEH): In the past, PCI bus parity errors caused a global machine check interrupt, which eventually required a system reboot to continue. In the POWER5+ systems, new I/O drawer hardware, system firmware, and AIX interaction have been designed to allow transparent recovery of intermittent PCI bus parity errors and graceful transition to the I/O device available state in the case of a permanent parity error in the PCI bus. This mechanism is called the PCI extended error handling (EEH). EEH-enabled adapters respond to a special data packet generated from the affected PCI slot hardware by calling system firmware, which will examine the affected bus, allow the device driver to reset it, and continue without a system reboot.

Memory error correction extensions: The standard memory has single-error-correct and double-error detect ECC circuitry designed to correct single-bit memory failures. The double-bit detection helps to maintain data integrity by detecting and reporting multiple errors beyond what the ECC circuitry can correct. The memory chips are organized such that the failure of any specific memory module only affects a single bit within an ECC word (bit scattering), allowing error correction and continued operation in the presence of a complete chip failure (Chipkill™ recovery).

The memory also utilizes memory scrubbing and thresholding to determine when spare memory modules within each bank of memory, if available, should be used to replace ones that have exceeded their threshold value (dynamic bit steering).

Redundancy for array self-healing: Although the most likely failure event in a processor is a soft single-bit error in one of its caches, there are other events that can occur, and they need to be distinguished from one another. For the L1, L2, and L3 caches and their directories, hardware and firmware keep track of whether permanent errors are being corrected beyond a threshold. If exceeded, a deferred repair error log is created. Additional run-time availability actions, such as CPU vary off or L3 cache line delete, are also initiated.

L1 and L2 caches and L2 and L3 directories on the POWER5+ chip are manufactured with spare bits in their arrays that can be accessed via programmable steering logic to replace faulty bits in the respective arrays. This is analogous to the redundant bit steering employed in main storage as a mechanism that is designed to help avoid physical repair, and is also implemented in POWER5+ systems. The steering logic is activated during processor initialization and is initiated by the built-in self-test (BIST) at power-on time.

L3 cache redundancy is implemented at the cache line granularity level. Exceeding correctable error thresholds while running causes invocation of a dynamic L3 cache line delete function.

Service processor: The service processor that is standard on the POWER 285 workstation provides the capability to diagnose, check the status of, and sense the operational conditions of a remote system.

The service processor runs on its own power boundary and does not require a system processor to be operational to perform its tasks.

The service processor supports surveillance of the connection to the HMC and to the system firmware (hypervisor). It also provides several remote power control options, environmental monitoring (but only critical errors are supported under Linux™), reset and boot features, and remote maintenance and diagnostic functions including console mirroring.

The service processor can place calls to report surveillance failures, critical environmental faults, and critical processing faults when the system is not managed by an HMC running Service Focal Point.

Fault monitoring functions

Mutual surveillance: The service processor monitors the operation of the firmware during the boot process, and also monitors the hypervisor for termination. The hypervisor monitors the service processor and will perform a reset/reload if it detects the loss of the service processor. If the reset/reload does not correct the problem with the service processor, the hypervisor will notify the operating system and the operating system can take appropriate action, including calling for service.

Environmental monitoring functions

Error handling and reporting: In the unlikely event of system hardware or environmentally induced failure, the system run-time error capture capability systematically analyzes the hardware error signature to determine the cause of failure. The analysis result will be stored in system NVRAM. When the system can be successfully rebooted either manually or automatically, the error will be reported to the AIX operating system. ELA can be used to display the failure cause and the physical location of failing hardware.

With the integrated service processor, the system has the ability to automatically send out an alert via phone line to a pager or call for service in the event of critical system failure. A hardware fault will also turn on the two attention indicators (one located on the front of the system unit and the other on the rear of the system unit) to alert the user of an internal hardware problem. The indicator may also be turned on by the operator as a tool to allow system identification. For identification, the indicators will flash, whereas the indicator will be on solid when an error condition occurs.

Availability enhancement functions: The auto-restart (reboot) option, when enabled, can reboot the system automatically following an unrecoverable software error, software hang, hardware failure, or environmentally induced (ac power) failure.

Serviceability: The POWER 285 workstation is designed for customer setup of the machine and for subsequent addition of most features (adapters/devices). For a fee, IBM Service can perform the installation.

Service Agent: The Service Agent is available at no additional charge. When installed on an eServer® system, the Service Agent can enhance IBM's ability to provide the system with maintenance service.

The Service Agent:

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

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Trademarks

 
POWER, POWER5+, AIX 5L, and Chipkill are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
IntelliStation, AIX, and eServer are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries or both
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

The following information is shipped with the IntelliStation® 285 workstation. Additional copies are available. To order, contact your IBM representative.

                                                  Order
Title                                             number
 
IBM System Hardware Information Center            SK3T-8159
 CD-ROM
IBM eServer(R) Safety Information                 G229-9054
Setup Instructions                                SA41-5156
IBM Statement of Limited Warranty                 Z125-4753
IBM License Agreement for Machine Code            Z125-5468
Pointer Sheet for Machine Internal Code           GC52-1065
 License Agreement

Hardware documentation such as installation instructions, user's information, and service information are available to download or view at

AIX® documentation can be found at the IBM eServer pSeries® and AIX Information Center. To access this Web site, visit

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail.

The publications listed on the notification can be ordered by calling the Publication Support Group in Raleigh at 800-879-2755, option 1, or visit the IBM Publications Center Portal at

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as credit card payment options. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note: PNS subscribers most often order their publications through the Publications Center.
 
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Services

Integrated Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

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Technical information

Physical specifications

Deskside/Desktop

Standards

EMC Conformance classification: This equipment is subject to FCC rules and shall comply with the appropriate FCC rules before final delivery to the buyer or centers of distribution.

Product safety/Country testing/Certification

General requirements: The product is in compliance with IBM Corporate Bulletin C-B 0-2594-000 Statement of Conformity of IBM Product to External Standard (Suppliers Declaration).

Homologation — Telecom Environmental Testing (Safety and EMC): Homologation approval for specific countries has been initiated with the IBM Homologation and Type Approval (HT&A) organization in LaGaude. This IntelliStation model and applicable features meet the environmental testing requirements of the country TELECOM and have been designed and tested in compliance with the Full Quality Assurance Approval (FQAA) process as delivered by the British Approval Board for Telecom (BABT), the U.K. Telecom regulatory authority.

Operating environment

Noise level and sound power

Hardware requirements

IntelliStation POWER™ 285 workstation minimum system configuration: The POWER 285 workstation can be configured to incorporate a 2-way processor, 32 GB of system memory, six PCI adapters, and multiple media devices, as required. This flexibility is made available through the many optional features for the POWER 285 workstation.

Each POWER 285 workstation must include a minimum of the following items:

RAID: Internal RAID is available on the IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation.

A single option is available to customers who want to install hardware-assisted RAID on their systems:

Display cable feature number matrix: The following chart shows the cable feature to graphics accelerator reference. Check your specific system model to determine which graphics accelerators are supported on which model.

                        Graphics Accelerators
 
                                      GXT2000P/ GXT4000P/  GXT4500P/
          GXT130P  GXT135P  GXT300P   GXT3000P  GXT6000P   GXT6500P
 
Displays  (5D/DDC)          (15D/DDC) (15D/DDC) (DVI/DDC)  (DVI/DDC)
P70        4238     4238     4238      4238      4238(1)    4238(1)
P72(2)    Display  Display  Display   Display   Display(1) Display(1)
P76(2)    Display  Display  Display   Display   Display(1) Display(1)
P77(2)    Display  Display  Display   Display   Display(1) Display(1)
P92(3)    Display  Display  Display   Display   Display(1) Display(1)
P200       4238     4238     4238      4238      4238(1)    4238(1)
P201       4237     4237     4237      4237      4237(1)    4237(1)
P202(3)   Display  Display  Display   Display   Display(1) Display(1)
P260(3)   Display  Display  Display   Display   Display    Display
P275(3)   Display  Display  Display   Display   Display    Display
C220p(3)  Display  Display  Display     NS      Display    Display
9516-B03   4217     4217     4217      4217      4217(1)    4217(1)
9511-Axx  Display  Display    NS        NS        NS        NS
 T54A/
 T54H/
 T540
9519-Axx  Display  Display    NS      Display     NS       Display
 T85A
9493-Axx  Display  Display    NS        NS        NS        NS
 T56A
9512-Hxx  Display  Display    NS        NS        NS        NS
 T541H
6636-Hxx  Display  Display    NS        NS        NS        NS
 L150p
9494-xxx    NS     Display    NS        NS        NS       Display
 T860
9497-Axx  Display  Display  Display   Display     NS       Display(1)
 T86A
6656-Hxx    NS     Display    NS        NS        NS        NS
 T560
6658-Hxx  Display  Display    NS      Display     NS       Display
 T84H
6659-Hxx    NS     Display    NS        NS        NS       Display
 T210
6736-Hxx    NS     Display    NS        NS        NS       Display
 L200p
6736-Hxx    NS     Display    NS        NS        NS       Display
 L170p
9417-HBx    NS     Display    NS        NS        NS       Display
 
 L171p
9417-HB7    NS     Display    NS        NS        NS       Display
 L191p
 
Notes
 
NS = Not supported. This display/adapter combination
     is not supported.
 
Display = The appropriate cable is included with the display.
 
(1) Must use DVI to 15-pin D-shell converter supplied with the
    GXT4000P, GXT4500P, GXT6000P, or GXT6500P.
 
(2) Captured 15-pin D-shell cable.
 
(3) Dual input on monitor.

Software requirements

Limitations

System

Processor cards

Redundant power supplies and fans

System memory

Figure 1. Memory Features

 
                        Feature     Minimum    Maximum
Feature                 number      quantity   quantity
 
1024 MB DDR-2            1930          0          4
 (2 x 512 MB DIMMs)
 
2048 MB DDR-2            1931          0          4
 (2 x 1024 MB DIMMs)
 
4096 MB DDR-2            1932          0          4
 (2 x 2048 MB DIMMs)
 
8192 MB DDR-2            1934          0          4
 (2 x 4096 MB DIMMs)

PCI card slots: The IntelliStation POWER 285 workstation has a maximum of six hot-plug PCI-X slots:

Graphics adapters

I/O adapters

Figure 2. I/O Adapter Features

                                  Orderable Supported
                                  feature   feature   Max
I/O Adapter                       number    number    qty  Size
 
Dual Channel Ultra320             1974                 5   Short
Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI RAID   1975                 3   Long
Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI RAID             5703       3   Long
Dual Channel SCSI RAID Enablement           1976       1   N/A
2 Gb Fibre Channel PCI-X          1977      5716       4   Short
Gigabit Ethernet                  1978      5700       5   Short
10/100/1000 Ethernet              1979      5701       5   Short
GXT135P Graphics Accelerator      1980      2849       4   Short
10 Gigabit Ethernet-SR            1981      5718       1   Short
10 Gigabit Ethernet-LR            1982      5719       1   Short
2-port 10/100/1000 Ether.         1983      5706       5   Short
2-port Gigabit Ethernet-SX        1984      5707       5   Short
10/100 Mbps Ethernet                        1985       5   Short
SCSI RAID Enablement Card         1907      5727       1   N/A
PCI-X Ultra320 SCSI DDR           1912      5736       5   Short
2-port USB PCI                    2738                 3   Short
POWER GXT4500P Graphics           2842                 2   Long
POWER GXT6500P Graphics           2843                 1   Long
8-Port Asynchronous EIA-232       2943                 2   Short
128-Port Asynchronous Controller            2944       2   Short
Artic960 Hx 4-ports               2947                 3   Long
2-Port Multiprotocol                        2962       4   Short
Token-Ring PCI                              4959       4   Short
10/100 Mbps Ethernet                        4962       5   Short
Dual Channel SCSI RAID Enablement           5709       1   N/A
Dual Channel Ultra320                       5712       5   Short
2-port Asynchronous IEA-232       5723                 2   Short
Universal Differential Ultra SCSI           6204       2   Short
2 Gigabit Fibre Channel                     6239       5   Short
Audio PCI Adapter                 8244                 1   Short

Storage devices/bays

Figure 3. Storage Device Features

                                           Orderable Supported
                     Maximum               feature   feature
Device               quantity   Bay        number    number
 
DVD-ROM (IDE)          2        Media 2/3   1994      2640
DVD-RAM (IDE)          2        Media 2/3   1993      5751
4-mm 36/72 GB          1        Media 4     1991      6258
 Tape (LVD)
8-mm 60/150 GB         1        Media 4     1992      6120
 Tape (LVD)
36.4 GB 15,000 rpm
 SCSI Disk, Hot-swap   4        DASD 1-4    1970      3277
73.4 GB 10,000 rpm     4        DASD 1-4    1968      3274
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
73.4 GB 15,000 rpm     4        DASD 1-4    1971      3278
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
146.8 GB 10,000 rpm,   4        DASD 1-4    1969      3275
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
146.8 GB 15,000 rpm,   4        DASD 1-4    1972      3279
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
300 GB 10,000 rpm,     4        DASD 1-4    1973      3578
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk,
 Hot-swap
Ultra320 SCSI 4-pack   1        System      6574
                                 Planar

Planning information

Cable orders: No cables required.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, 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.
 
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IBM Electronic Services

IBM Global Services has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to put you on the road to higher systems availability. IBM Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that provides you with an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support on the IBM eServer. You should benefit from greater system availability due to faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. IBM Electronic Services is comprised of two separate, but complementary, elements: IBM Electronic Services news page and IBM Electronic Service Agent™.

IBM Electronic Services news page provides you with a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used by customers to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The IBM Electronic Service Agent is a no-additional-charge software that resides on your IBM eServer system. It is designed to proactively monitor events and transmit system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, customer-defined timetable. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tracks system inventory, hardware error logs, and performance information. If the server is under a current IBM maintenance service agreement or within the IBM warranty period, the Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to provide proactive service that maintains higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent will be made available to IBM service support representatives when they are helping answer your questions or diagnosing problems.

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Terms and conditions

Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing: Yes

Warranty period: One year

Warranty service: If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. If applicable to your product, parts considered customer replaceable units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country and location specific information. This product is covered by the following types of service.

CRU service and on-site service for other selected parts

CRU service: IBM provides replacement CRUs to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request. CRUs are designated as being either a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 CRU.

Tier 1 CRU: Installation of Tier 1 CRUs is your responsibility. If IBM installs a Tier 1 CRU at your request, you will be charged for the installation.

Tier 2 CRU: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request IBM to install it, at no additional charge.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next-business-day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container is shipped with the replacement CRU and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

The following parts have been designated as Tier 1 CRU parts:

On-site service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Non-IBM parts support: IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

Warranty service upgrades and maintenance service options

Warranty upgrades: During the warranty period, warranty service upgrades provide an enhanced level of on-site service for an additional charge. A warranty service upgrade must be purchased during the warranty period and is for a fixed term (duration). It is not refundable or transferable and may not be prorated. If required, IBM will provide the warranty service upgrade enhanced level of on-site service acquired by the customer. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed.

IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically by access to an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability.

On-site service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose. The following service selections are available as warranty upgrades for your machine type.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation. For machines with on-site same-day response Service IBM will replace a Tier 1 CRU part at your request, at no additional charge. For additional information on the CRU service, see warranty information.

Maintenance services

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM Web site. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site service: IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

CRU: If your problem can be resolved with a CRU (such as keyboard, mouse, speaker, memory, or HDD), and depending upon the maintenance service offerings in your geography, IBM will ship the CRU to you for you to install. CRU information and replacement instructions are shipped with your machine and are available from IBM upon your request.

Based upon availability, CRUs will be shipped for next business day delivery. IBM specifies, in the materials shipped with a replacement CRU, whether a defective CRU must be returned to IBM. When return is required, return instructions and a container is shipped with the replacement CRU and you may be charged for the replacement CRU if IBM does not receive the defective CRU within 30 days of your receipt of the replacement.

CRUs may be provided as part of the machine's standard maintenance service except that you may install a CRU yourself or request IBM installation. For machines with on-site same-day response service IBM will replace a Tier 1 CRU part at your request at no additional charge.

Non-IBM parts support: Under certain conditions, IBM Integrated Technology Services repairs selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

IBM Service provides hardware problem determination on non-IBM parts (adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory, and so forth) installed within IBM systems covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Usage plan machine: No

IBM hourly service rate classification: Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply: Yes

The applicable processor group is: D5

Licensed machine code: IBM machine code is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by IBM under the terms and conditions of the IBM License Agreement for Machine Code, to enable the machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and for which the customer has acquired. You can obtain the agreement by contacting your IBM representative or at

IBM may release changes to the machine code. IBM plans to make the machine code changes available for download from the IBM pSeries technical support Web site

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable machine code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated machine code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install downloadable machine code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Educational allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.
 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. 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.

The following are newly announced features on the specified models of the RS/6000® or pSeries 9111 machine type:

                                                   Initial/
                                                   MES/
                        Feature  Purchase          Both/         RP
Description             number   price    MMMC(1)  Support  CSU  MES
 
IntelliStation                   $     0   $35              Yes
 MT 9111
Made In America         0983          NC           Initial
 Indicator
SCSI RAID Enablement    1907       2,175           Both     Yes  No
 Card
PCI-X DDR Dual          1912         658           Both     Yes  No
 Channel Ultra320
 LVD SCSI Adapter
1024 MB (2 x 512 MB)    1930       1,100           Both     Yes  No
 DIMMs, 276-pin,
 533 MHz DDR-2
 SDRAM
2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB)   1931       1,700           Both     Yes  No
 DIMMs, 276-pin,
 533 MHz DDR-2
 SDRAM
4096 MB (2 x 2048 MB)   1932       3,550           Both     Yes  No
 DIMMs, 276-pin,
 533 MHz DDR-2
 SDRAM
8192 MB (2 x 4096 MB)   1934      22,000           Both     Yes  No
 DIMMs, 276-pin,
 533 MHz DDR-2
 SDRAM
73.4 GB 10,000 rpm      1968         439           Both     Yes  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
146.8 GB 10,000 rpm     1969         699           Both     Yes  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
36.4 GB 15,000 rpm      1970       1,199           Both     Yes  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
73.4 GB 15,000 rpm      1971       1,999           Both     Yes  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
146.8 GB 15,000 rpm     1972       2,999           Both     Yes  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
300 GB 10,000 rpm       1973       1,500           Both     Yes  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
PCI-X Dual Channel      1974         658           Both     Yes  No
 Ultra320 SCSI Adapter  1975       3,000           Both     Yes  No
Dual Channel SCSI       1976       2,175           Support  Yes
 RAID Enablement Card
2 Gigabit Fibre         1977       2,267           Both     Yes  No
 Channel PCI-X Adapter
IBM Gigabit             1978       1,416           Both     Yes  No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 10/100/1000         1979       1,066           Both     Yes  No
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI-X Adapter
POWER GXT135P Graphics  1980         381           Both     Yes  No
 Accelerator with
 Digital Support
10 Gigabit              1981       5,000           Both     Yes  No
 Ethernet-SR PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 10 Gigabit          1982       9,853           Both     Yes  No
 Ethernet-LR PCI-X
 Adapter
2-Port 10/100/1000      1983       1,599           Both     Yes  No
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI-X Adapter
2-Port Gigabit          1984       2,124           Both     Yes  No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
10/100 Mbps Ethernet    1985         412           Support  Yes
 PCI Adapter II
36/72GB 4mm Internal    1991       2,495    61     Both     No   No
 Tape Drive
IBM 80/160 GB Internal  1992       2,495    61     Both     No   No
 Tape Drive with VXA
 Technology
IBM 4.7 GB IDE Slimline 1993       1,000           Both     Yes  No
 DVD-RAM Drive
IDE Slimline DVD-ROM    1994         378           Both     Yes  No
 Drive
POWER GXT4500P Graphics 2842       1,500           Both     Yes  No
 Accelerator
POWER GXT6500P Graphics 2843       2,000           Both     Yes  No
 Accelerator
146.8 GB 15,000 rpm     3279       2,999           Support  Yes
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
IBM P260/P275 Color     3628       1,166           Support  Yes
 Monitor, Business
 Black, and Cable
ThinkVision(R) L191p    3642       1,200           Both     Yes  No
 Flat Panel Monitor
External SCSI Port      4275         226           Both     Yes  No
 Enablement Cable
SCSI Cables (Power      4278          45           Both     No   No
 and Logic), PCI
 Riser to SCSI LVD
 Media Device;
 Mounting Tray
Power Supply, 700-watt  5170         800           Initial
 AC, Hot-swap, Base
Dual Channel SCSI       5727       2,175           Support  Yes
 
 RAID Enablement Card
PCI-X DDR 2.0 Dual      5736         658           Support  Yes
 Channel Ultra320 SCSI
 Adapter
2 Gigabit Fibre         6239       2,582           Support  Yes
 Channel PCI-X Adapter
One Processor
 Entitlement for
 Processor
  Feature #8327         7319         708           Both     Yes  No
  Feature #8330         7320       1,720           Both     Yes  No
1-way 1.9 GHz POWER5(TM)8327       1,930           Initial
 Processor Card,
 36MB L3 Cache
2-way 1.9 GHz POWER5    8330       4,675           Initial
 Processor Card,
 36MB L3 Cache
Zero-priced Express
 Product Offering
 Processor Entitlement
  for #8327             8409           0           Both     Yes  No
  for #8330             8410           0           Both     Yes  No
SpaceBall 3D Input      8422         625           Both     Yes  No
 Device
Magellan XT(TM) 3D      8423         624           Both     Yes  No
 Input Device
SpaceBall 3D            8424         625           Both     Yes  No
 Input Device (USB)
Magellan XT 3D          8425         625           Both     Yes  No
 Input Device (USB)

The following are features already announced for the 9111 machine type:

                                                   Initial/
                                                   MES/
                        Feature  Purchase          Both/         RP
Description             number   price    MMMC     Support  CSU  MES
 
 
SystemSeller(TM)        0050          NC           Initial
Indicator
AIX Partition Specify   0265           0           Both     Yes  No
PCI SCSI Adapter        2114         225           Both     Yes  No
 16-Bit Differential
 External Y Cable
Converter Cable, VHDCI  2118          50           Both     Yes  No
 to P, Mini-68 pin to
 68 pin, 0.3M
0.6M 16-bit SCSI-2      2424          90           Support  Yes
 System-to-System
 Cable
2.5M 16-bit SCSI-2      2425         108           Both     Yes  No
 System-to-System
 Cable
LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber   2456          83           Both     Yes  No
 Converter Cable
LC-SC 62.5 Micron       2459          83           Both     Yes  No
 Fiber Converter Cable
External USB 1.44 MB    2591          83           Both     Yes  No
 Diskette Drive
IDE Slimline DVD-ROM    2640         378           Support  Yes
 Drive
2-Port USB PCI Adapter  2738         250           Both     Yes  No
POWER GXT135P Graphics  2849         381           Support  Yes
 Accelerator with
 Digital Support
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port
 EIA-232 Cable          2861         354           Both     Yes  No
 X.21 Cable             2863         417           Both     Yes  No
 V.35 (DTE) Cable       2864         700           Both     Yes  No
Asynchronous            2934          37           Both     Yes  No
 Terminal/Printer
 Cable EIA-232
Asynchronous Cable      2936          61           Both     Yes  No
 EIA-232/V.24
8-Port Asynchronous     2943       1,162           Both     Yes  No
 Adapter EIA-232/
 RS-422, PCI bus
128-Port                2944       1,079           Support  Yes
 Asynchronous
 Controller, PCI bus
ARTIC960Hx 4-Port       2947       3,021           Both     Yes  No
 Multiprotocol PCI
 Adapter
Cable, V.24/EIA-232     2951         146           Support  Yes
Cable, V.35             2952         267           Support  Yes
Cable, V.36/EIA-499     2953         212           Support  Yes
Cable, X.21             2954         146           Support  Yes
2-Port Multiprotocol    2962       1,666           Support  Yes
 PCI Adapter
Serial to Serial
 Port Cable for
  Drawer/Drawer         3124          67           Both     Yes  No
  Rack/Rack             3125          67           Both     Yes  No
73.4 GB 10,000 rpm      3274         439           Support  Yes
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
146.8 GB 10,000 rpm     3275         699           Support  Yes
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
36.4 GB 15,000 rpm      3277       1,199           Support  Yes
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
73.4 GB 15,000 rpm      3278       1,999           Support  Yes
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
300 GB 10,000 rpm       3578       1,500           Support  Yes
 Ultra320 SCSI Disk
 Drive Assembly
L200P Flat Panel        3636       1,645           Both     Yes  No
 Monitor
IBM T541H /L150p        3637         625           Both     Yes  No
 15-inch TFT Color
 Monitor
IBM C220p 21-inch       3638         829           Support  Yes
 Color Monitor,
 Business Black,
 and  Cable
ThinkVision L170p       3639         829           Support  Yes
 Flat Panel Monitor
ThinkVision L171p       3640         829           Both     Yes  No
 Flat Panel Monitor
Service Package         3752          62           Both     Yes  No
Serial Port Converter   3925          21           Both     Yes  No
 Cable, 9-Pin to
 25-Pin
Asynch Printer/         3926          76           Both     Yes  No
 Terminal Cable,
 9-pin to 25-pin, 4M
6-Foot Extender Cable   4242          83           Both     Yes  No
 for Displays (15-pin
 D-shell to 15-pin
 D-shell)
Extender Cable --       4256          42           Both     Yes  No
 USB Keyboards, 2M
SCSI Cable, PCI         4267          50           Both     Yes  No
 Adapter to Hot-Swap
 Disks
IBM Token-Ring PCI      4959         662           Support  Yes
 Adapter
10/100 Mbps Ethernet    4962         412           Support  Yes
 PCI Adapter II
Custom Service          5001          NC           Initial
 Specify
Software Preinstall     5005           0           Initial
IBM Gigabit             5700       1,416           Support  Yes
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 10/100/1000         5701       1,066           Support  Yes
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI-X Adapter
PCI-X Dual Channel      5703       3,000           Support  Yes
 Ultra320 SCSI RAID
 Adapter
2-Port 10/100/1000      5706       1,599           Support  Yes
 Base-TX Ethernet
 PCI-X Adapter
2-Port Gigabit          5707       2,124           Support  Yes
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
Dual Channel SCSI       5709       2,175           Support  Yes
 RAID Enablement Card
PCI-X Dual Channel      5712         658           Support  Yes
 Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
2 Gigabit Fibre         5716       2,267           Support  Yes
 Channel PCI-X Adapter
10 Gigabit              5718       5,000           Support  Yes
 Ethernet-SR PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 10 Gigabit          5719       9,853           Support  Yes
 Ethernet-LR PCI-X
 Adapter
2-Port Asynchronous     5723         285           Both     Yes  No
 IEA-232 PCI Adapter
IBM 4.7 GB IDE          5751       1,000           Support  Yes  No
 Slimline DVD-RAM
 Drive
IBM 80/160 GB           6120       2,495    61     Support  No
 Internal Tape Drive
 with VXA Technology
PCI Universal           6204         541           Support  Yes
 Differential Ultra
 SCSI Adapter
36/72GB 4mm Internal    6258       2,495    61     Support  No
 Tape Drive
Power Cord
 (6-foot), To Wall      6470          14           Both     Yes  No
  (125V, 15A),
  Plug Type #4
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6471          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (125V,
  15A), Plug Type #70
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6472          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  16A), Plug Type #18
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6473          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  10A), Plug Type 19
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6474          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  13A), Plug Type #23
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6475          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  16A), Plug Type #32
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6476          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  10A), Plug Type #24
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6477          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  16A), Plug Type #22
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6478          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  16A), Plug Type #25
 (6-foot),To Wall,      6487          14           Both     Yes  No
  (250V, 15A), United
  States, Plug Type #5
 (9-foot) , To Wall/    6488          40           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (125V, 15A
  or 250V, 10A),
  Plug Type #2
 (9-foot) To Wall/      6493          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V, 10A),
  Plug Type #62
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6494          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V, 10A),
  Plug Type #69
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6495          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V, 10A),
  Plug Type #73
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6496          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  10A), Plug Type #66
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6651          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (125V,
  15A, Plug Type #75
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6659          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  15A), Plug Type #76
 (6-foot), To Wall      6670          14           Both     Yes  No
  (125V/15A),
  Plug Type #59
  (Denan marking)
 (9-foot), To Wall/     6680          14           Both     Yes  No
  OEM PDU, (250V,
  10A), Plug Type #6,
  Insulated
 (6-foot), To Wall,     6687          14           Both     Yes  No
  (250V, 15A),
  Plug Type #57
  (Denan marking)
Ultra320 SCSI 4-Pack    6574         244    61     Initial
DASD Locking Kit        6585          10           Both     Yes  No
Disk Slot Fillers       6598          45           Both     Yes  No
 (Quantity 4)
AAP Software            7305          NC           Initial
 Pre-Install Indicator
Ethernet Cable, 6M,     7801          12           Both     Yes  No
 HMC to System Unit
Ethernet Cable, 15M,    7802          26           Both     Yes  No
 HMC to System Unit
Media Backplane         7877         120           Both     Yes  No
128-Port Asynchronous
 Controller Cable,
  4.5 Meter             8131          50           Both     Yes  No
  23cm (9-Inch)         8132          33           Both     Yes  No
RJ-45 to DB-25          8133         100           Both     Yes  No
 Converter Cable
Rack Mountable Remote   8136       2,083           Support  Yes
 Asynchronous Node
 16-Port EIA-232
Enhanced Remote         8137       1,329           Support  Yes
 Asynchronous Node
 16-Port EIA-232
Tie-down Strap          8227          59           Both     Yes  No
 Security Device
Audio PCI Adapter       8244          29           Both     Yes  No
 for Workstations
Quiet Touch Keyboard
 USB, Business Black,
  U.S. English, #103P   8800          83           Both     Yes  No
  French, #189          8801          83           Both     Yes  No
  Italian, #142         8802          83           Both     Yes  No
  German/Austrian,      8803          83           Both     Yes  No
   #129
  U.K. English, #166    8804          83           Both     Yes  No
  Spanish, #172         8805          83           Both     Yes  No
  Japanese, #194        8806          83           Both     Yes  No
   Brazilian/           8807          83           Both     Yes  No
  Portuguese, #275
  Canadian French, #058 8808          83           Both     Yes  No
  Belgian/Dutch, #120   8810          83           Both     Yes  No
  Swedish/Finnish, #153 8811          83           Both     Yes  No
  Danish, #159          8812          83           Both     Yes  No
  Bulgarian, #442       8813          83           Both     Yes  No
  Swiss/French/         8814          83           Both     Yes  No
   German, #150F/
  Norwegian, #155       8816          83           Both     Yes  No
  Dutch, #143           8817          83           Both     Yes  No
  Portuguese, #163      8818          83           Both     Yes  No
  Greek, #319           8819          83           Both     Yes  No
  Hebrew, #212          8820          83           Both     Yes  No
  Hungarian, #208       8821          83           Both     Yes  No
  Polish, #214          8823          83           Both     Yes  No
  Slovakian, #245       8825          83           Both     Yes  No
  Czech, #243           8826          83           Both     Yes  No
  Turkish, #179         8827          83           Both     Yes  No
  LA Spanish, #171      8829          83           Both     Yes  No
  Arabic, #238          8830          83           Both     Yes  No
  Korean, #413          8833          83           Both     Yes  No
  Chinese/U.S., #467    8834          83           Both     Yes  No
  French                8835          83           Both     Yes  No
   Canadian, #445
  Thai, #191            8836          83           Both     Yes  No
  Russian, #443         8838          83           Both     Yes  No
  Yugoslavian/          8839          83           Both     Yes  No
   Latin, #105
  U.S. English (EMEA),  8840          83           Both     Yes  No
   #103P
Mouse -- Business       8841          62           Both     Yes  No
 Black with Keyboard
 Attachment Cable
Southern Hemisphere     9004           0           Both     Yes  No
 Designator for Monitors
Language Group Specify --
 U.S. English           9300          NC           Initial
 Dutch                  9700          NC           Initial
 French                 9703          NC           Initial
 German                 9704          NC           Initial
 Polish                 9705          NC           Initial
 Portuguese             9707          NC           Initial
 Spanish                9708          NC           Initial
 Italian                9711          NC           Initial
 Canadian French        9712          NC           Initial
 Japanese               9714          NC           Initial
 Traditional Chinese    9715          NC           Initial
  (Taiwan)
 Korean                 9716          NC           Initial
 Turkish                9718          NC           Initial
 Hungarian              9719          NC           Initial
 Slovakian              9720          NC           Initial
 Russian                9721          NC           Initial
 Simplified Chinese     9722          NC           Initial
  (PRC)
 Czech                  9724          NC           Initial
 Romanian               9725          NC           Initial
 Slovenian              9727          NC           Initial
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