System x3455 (7984-43x)
Network Server
IBM
21 May 2008
101464

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 2 for SUSE® SLES 10


Product Description
The IBM System x3455 delivers robust performance in a small package at an affordable price. For scientific, technical and financial applications, the x3455 provides the latest AMD Opteron dual-core processors—helping process data more quickly. The x3455 also provides outstanding memory performance with power-efficient DDR II memory and AMD DirectConnect architecture. And high-performance, highly reliable 3.5" SAS hard disk drives deliver blazing access to data. The x3455 addresses traditional HPC application bottlenecks with non-traditional, innovative server architecture. IBM Xcelerated Memory Technology allows six DIMMs per processor to run at 667 MHz, compared to the industry standard of four DIMMs, which means faster access for large memory configurations. As well, IBM eXtended I/O technology featuring a choice of I/O slots means greater flexibility for cluster interconnects.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:C0E138AUS - 1.38
CPU:2 AMD  Dual-Core Opteron™ Model 2216 2.4 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:6 USB Ports
Serial
PCI Express X8
PCI Express X16
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller , Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Disk Drive:IBM  80GB SATA (7.2k) simple-swap HDD , Serial ATA (SATA)
CD/DVD:Hewlett-Packard  DVD1040 , USB
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.3.0-0.5


Config Notes


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM 5704s Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 160968
Checksum: cd8a07c20ab5f375a87ed744f1364907

Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: sata_svw.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 30008
Checksum: d180bb9f5e7d54aecbb6483c6f8674c6

Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: serverworks.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 29848
Checksum: 125945e12d9757a7163802dc4ea2dd4d

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 21-Apr-2008File Size: 304640
Checksum: 4532b0e93d2ab5a98ae54beefd43e51d


The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. Components including LAN adapters, host bus adapters and other individually YES CERTIFIED components may be exchanged for other YES CERTIFIED components. For more information on swapping YES CERTIFIED components, please access the following web page:

http://developer.novell.com/devres/system/policy/exchange.htm

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