System x3455 (7984-11x)
Network Server
IBM
01 Jul 2008
101915

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86     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. 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 2210 1.8 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X8
PCI Express X16
6 USB Ports
Serial
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)
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.3.0-0.6


Config Notes
#1. An external USB CD/DVD drive was used for installation.

Referenced Bulletins
101888

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM 5704 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 139452
Checksum: 62412b73c4af26eb37714629d1e5dcab

Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: sata_svw.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 26952
Checksum: 909a0aeb4d108fd2e214c5deeba5bce4

Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: serverworks.ko
File Date: 06-May-2008File Size: 26976
Checksum: 840ffeb297a16115761f548f5b3918cc

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_drv.so
File Date: 17-Mar-2008File Size: 283804
Checksum: 54e340ac765f3dcceb97d352ece9f560


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

For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

IBM
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