System x3455 (7984-4Rx)
Network Server
IBM
16 Feb 2007
88075

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9


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" SATA hard disk drives deliver blazing access to data compared to SCSI drives. 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 PCI-Express slots and the IBM exclusive HTX slot means greater flexibility to meet customer interconnect preferences. Paired with the Infiniband HTX adapter, it delivers the world’s most scalable and efficient cluster interconnect.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:C0JT28AUS - 1.28
CPU:2 AMD  Dual-Core Opteron™ Model 2220 SE 2.8 GHz
RAM:2048 MB
Bus Type:PCI Express X8
PCI Express X16
Video Adapter:ATI®  Integrated RN50
Host Bus Adapter:Broadcom®  HT-1000 HyperTransport™ SystemI/O™ Controller , Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Disk Drive:IBM  80GB SATA-150 7.2k HDD , Serial ATA (SATA)
CD/DVD:LG  GCC-4244N , IDE
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.0.16


Config Notes
SLES9 SP3 update 1 CD was used for this certification. Please visit the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/x86_64/update/SUSE


Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM 5704 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 06-Nov-2006File Size: 150831
Checksum: 814b2c5d7943795da2bd9c1a8ecc644e

Broadcom®  HT-1000 HyperTransport™ SystemI/O™ Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: sata_svw.ko
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 29030
Checksum: f030b09c83008bf39ed60206e30f2094

ATI®  Integrated RN50

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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