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Selling Points

Top Competitive Selling Points for System x3620 M3
(As of October 4, 2012)

A highly energy-efficient, two-socket rack server that offers exceptional performance and value

The x3620 M3 offers:

  • Value and performance at a lower price point than IBM’s traditional enterprise 2U offerings.
  • 32-nm Intel 5600 “Westmere” processors featuring fast processing combined with excellent energy efficiency.
  • Up to 192 GB (12 DIMMs) of industry-standard DDR3 RDIMMs with ECC.
  • Support for low-cost embedded RAID with upgrade options to advanced RAID.
  • Choice of low-cost simple-swap SATA or more robust hot-swap SAS/SATA storage
  • High-capacity, low-cost 3.5-inch disk drives, supporting up to 24 TB of storage.
  • Fast 6 Gb/s SAS 2.0 RAID adapters on select models.
  • Extreme energy efficiency with optional 40 W processors, low-voltage DIMMs, 92%-efficient power supplies, an energy smart design, counter-rotating fans, an altimeter to regulate fan rotation, and IBM Active Energy Manager power monitoring and control.
  • An advanced Integrated Management Module (IMM) that enables remote control to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot servers from any location. It has all the functionality of a BMC/RSA-II in addition to an integrated video controller, a remote presence/cKVM function, and Super I/O. The IMM is common across all new IBM x86 servers.
  • Two available PCI-Express x8 slots through a riser slot standard.
  • UEFI as a common management interface across all of IBM’s new System x platforms, replacing BIOS.
  • Six USB flash ports, including two internal USB ports for virtualization and security/authentication needs.
  • Optional redundant 92%-efficient power supplies that help to reduce downtime.
  • A choice of internal tape options.
  • Enhanced Predictive Failure Analysis, which helps decrease planned and unplanned server downtime for improved reliability and maximum utilization.
  • IBM ToolsCenter, which provides a single website for creating bootable media (CD, DVD, or USB), with updates customized for customers’ systems.
  • Integrated dual-port Gigabit Ethernet.
  • IBM Systems Director at no additional cost, which delivers a single interface for managing both physical and virtual resources.

ServerProven Compatibility for the x3620 M3 (7376):

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/xseries/7376.html

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