New IBM servers meet Energy Star 2.0 guidelines

IBM has released 11 new two and four socket servers it says meets the version 2.0 of the U.S. Energy Star efficiency guidelines.

The units have efficient power supplies, real time power usage measurement, advanced power management for lowering usage during idle periods to help organizations lower the amount of energy required to run data centers, the company said in a release.

Servers sold in the U.S. after Dec. 16, 2013 have to meet the v.2.0 standard.

Four of the new servers are in IBM’s[IBM: NYSE] Power Systems line (which runs Linux, AIX and IBM i), while seven are in the System X and Pure Flex series.\

The new IBM models include

–Power 730 Express 1RU two-socket server that can take up to 16 cores, up to 6 solid state/spinning disk drives and up to 512 GB of memory;

–Power 740, a small to mid-size 4U database server with one or two sockets that can take up to 16 core CPUs, up to eight drives and up to 1 GB of memory;

–Power 750, for application and database workloads in a 5U four-socket chassis that supports up to 32 cores, up to 1TB of memory and six drives;

–Power 760, a 5U chassis that supports up to 48 cores, 2 TB of memory and six drives

–System x3650 M4 HD, a two socket, 2U rack server that supports up to 768 GB of memory and has room for 32 internal drives;

— x3500 M4, which comes in a dual-socket tower or 5U package holding up to 768 GB of memory, 32 drives, four Gigabit Ethernet ports and eight PCIe 3.0 slots;

–x3550 M4, a 1U two-socket server with Intel Xeon E5 2600 v2 CPUs. It holds up to 768 GB of memory and up to eight drives;

— System x iDataPlex dx360 M4, a modular system with a half-depth form factor for increasing density — two nodes can be put into a 2U chassis. Up to two graphic processing units or co-processors are optional add-ons;

–NeXtScale nx360 M4 for high performance computing. A 6U enclosure can handle up to 12 nx360 M4s. Each node has two Xeon CPUs with up to 24 cores and up to 256 GB of memory;

–and the Flex System x222, a dual server compute node on one mechanical package.  Up to 28 servers can be housed in a 10U chassis.

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