The new System x 3850 X5 server, for example, has already claimed the highest result achieved to date by a non-clustered server on the TPC-H 1000GB benchmark, beating HP's best results for performance and price/performance by 24% and 52% respectively. The x3850 X5 has also achieved a world-record four-processor result on two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark - 14,000 SAP SD users. The benchmarks demonstrate the leadership performance that is possible with the power of IBM's fifth-generation X-Architecture technology (eX5).
IBM also launched the IBM Systems solution for SAP In-Memory Appliance, SAP HANA. Certified by SAP, the systems enable SAP analytics of SAP ERP data on the fly with proven capabilities of processing 10,000 queries per hour against 1.3TB of data. IBM and SAP have co-operated closely to implement the advanced replication scenario for DB2-based customers. DB2 is SAP HANA-ready and can efficiently replicate data into SAP HANA in near real time using the Sybase Replication Server. Customers with ERP systems on DB2 can therefore seamlessly support demanding business needs for real-time reporting based on the latest available data with unmatched administrative effort.
"The new System x servers are designed for data and will help keep IBM customers ahead of the curve when it comes to preparing for a new era of applications", stated Adalio Sanchez, general manager, IBM System x. "With our innovation leadership we are delivering systems optimized for big data; systems that deploy extended memory, for example, to allow businesses to not only handle new streams of data, but to help convert them into new revenue streams."
New enhancements of the new System x3950 X5, x3850 X5, x3690 X5, and BladeCenter HX5 models include:
The MAX5 memory expansion drawer provides additional DIMM slots for each eX5 server - without the need for purchasing additional processors and software licenses.
New MAX5 expansion capabilities include:
IBM eXFlash solid-state drive technology has been updated with new 50 GB and 200 GB solid state drives. New eXFlash technology can achieve 2,100% more I/O transactions per second and 9X faster response time when compared to traditional hard drives.
FlexNode technology, introduced in 2010, has now been extended to the eight-socket x3850 X5 with MAX5. FlexNode offers failover and portioning flexibility, giving these systems the ability to dynamically unite and separate dual node HX5 or x3850 X5 with MAX5 systems according to business needs.