System x3455 (7984-72x)
Network Server
IBM
08 Oct 2007
91895

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  Open Enterprise Server     Support Pack 2 for Open Enterprise Server
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 9 for x86     Service Pack 3 for SUSE® SLES 9

Other Products:
  Novell® iManager 2.5    Novell iFolder® 2.1 
  Novell iPrint 5.0    eDirectory™ 8.7 
  Apache2 Web Server 2.0 


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:C0E137AUS - 1.37
CPU:2 AMD  Dual-Core Opteron™ Model 2220 2.8 GHz
RAM:2048 MB
Bus Type:Serial
6 USB Ports
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-150 7.2k HDD , Serial ATA (SATA)
USB Floppy:IBM
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.1.0-0.28


Config Notes
Installation and testing were done using the Update 2 CD. Please see the following URL for the latest version - https://you.novell.com/update/i386/update/SUSE-SLES/9/PTF/a0a3e9a72ca54c52ef70c2446c713685

Referenced Bulletins
91892

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Integrated BCM 5704 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 05-Feb-2007File Size: 126560
Checksum: 481b975ef2f8f21eac7954acebb0988d

Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: sata_svw.ko
File Date: 12-Dec-2005File Size: 14259
Checksum: edc000220593e136c04ed01deca8bb7d

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_dri.so
File Date: 02-Dec-2005File Size: 1744093
Checksum: 9f310d3b6b7b7ef3022e24e84c5875cb


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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