Tower and Rack Servers meet e-business growth demands

Tower and Rack Servers meet e-business growth demands

Powered with up to 3.66 GHz Intel Xeon MP processors, xSeries[R] 260 server combines 4-way SMP-capable power, 6 active 64-bit/266 MHz PCI-X 2.0 slots, and Enterprise X-Architecture. Scalable unit utilizes XA-64e chipset and features up to 64 Gb PC2-3200 ECC DDR2 SDRAM system memory and 667 MHz FSB. Provided in 7U, rack-optimized chassis, server integrates SAS controller, Broadcom 5704 dual-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet, and twelve 3.5 in SAS hot-swap bays.


At a glance

New xSeries 260 servers incorporate high-performance Xeon MP processors:

Intel Xeon MP processors at up to 3.66 GHz1 and 1 MB L2 cache

Up to 64 GB of high-speed PC2-3200 ECC DDR2 SDRAM system memory

Six Active 64-bit/266 MHz Peripheral Component Interconnect-X (PCI-X 2.0) slots2

Integrated SAS controller

Integrated Broadcom 5704 Dual-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Twelve 3.5-inch SAS hot-swap bays for flexible installation of HDDs, supporting up to 3,600 GB3 internal data storage

Optional Remote Supervisor SlimLine Adapter II, enabling remote, full-band systems management without using a PCI slot

Up to three 775-watt, voltage sensing, hot-swap power supplies

Bays for standard half-height CD-ROM4, diskette drive, and internal tape drives

Three USB ports, SVGA video port, mouse port, keyboard port, and serial port

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).


Models of the xSeries[R] 260 server are powered with Intel Xeon MP processors at up to 3.66 GHz.

The xSeries 260 server contains advanced technology that combines four-way SMP-capable power, Peripheral Component Interconnect-X (PCI-X) expansion, Enterprise X-Architecture (EXA), high availability, scalability, and substantial internal data storage capacity.

Third-generation Enterprise X-Architecture powers one of the most compact, highest performance, highly available, feature-rich 4-way servers in the industry for mission-critical ERP, database, and collaboration applications.

Power and scalability for e-business growth

Third-generation XA-64e chipset

Intel Xeon MP processors up to 3.66 GHz and 1 MB L2 cache

Intel CT 64-bit extensions

667 MHz front-side bus

Active Memory with Memory ProteXion

Up to 2 GB of high-speed PC2-3200 double data rate (DDR) memory; expandable to 64 GB (with 4 GB DIMMs)

Six active 64-bit/266 MHz PCI-X 2.0 slots

Support for up to 12 3.5-in Serial Attach SCSI (SAS) HDDs and optional integrated RAID-0, -1, and -5

High-performance integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet

Integrated Baseboard Management Controller (BMC), which complies with the Intelligent Platform Management Interface Version 1.5 (IPMIv1.5)

7U rack-optimized tool-free chassis

Enterprise X-Architecture features for around-the-clock On Demand Business

Advanced third-generation Chipkill ECC memory controller to help correct single-, two-, three-, and four-bit memory errors

Memory ProteXion and memory mirroring support

Hot-swap drive bays and redundant cooling fans to replace select components without powering down the server

Up to three hot-swap, redundant power supplies

Predictive Failure Analysis[R] (PFA) on processors, voltage regulator modules (VRMs), memory, fans, power supply, and HDD options to help warn of problems before they occur

Optional Remote Supervisor SlimLine Adapter II, supporting out-of-band systems management and remote POST, setup, and diagnostics

Innovative Light Path Diagnostics and top access design; easy to service and configure

Service and support optimized for On Demand Business

ServerGuide and IBM Director

ServerProven[R] compatibility testing and Web support

Three-year on-site5 limited warranty6

Key prerequisites

Monitor, keyboard, and mouse

Planned availability date

September 16, 2005

Reference information

1 GHz and MHz denote the internal and/or external clock speed of the microprocessor only, not application performance. Many factors affect application performance.

2 Refer to the Planning information section for slot configuration information and restrictions.

3 When referring to hard drive or tape backup capacity, GB stands for one billion bytes. Total user capacity may vary depending on operating environments.

4 Actual playback speed will vary and is often less than the maximum possible.

5 IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.

6 For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit

Alternatively, this information is also available by contacting your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request. For the latest information on safe and effective computing, visit

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