System x3455 (7984-74x)
Network Server
IBM
07 Nov 2007
92226

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for x86 with XEN     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLES 10

Other Products:
  Novell® Open Enterprise Server 2 

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
  SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 10
  SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 10
  SLES 10 for x86
    Arch:  32pae     Mode:  Paravirtualized   Support Pack:  Service Pack 1 for 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 PCI-Express slots (one being interchangeable with an HTX slot) means greater flexibility for cluster interconnect preferences.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Rack Mount
Mother Board Revision:1.0
BIOS:C0JT38AUS v1.38
CPU:2 AMD  Dual-Core Opteron™ Model 2220 2.8 GHz
RAM:4 GB
Bus Type:PCI Express X8
PCI Express X16
Serial
6 USB Ports
Video Adapter:ATI®  ES1000
Host Bus Adapter:Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller , IDE
Broadcom®  BCM5785 SATA , Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Disk Drive:IBM  80GB SATA-150 7.2k HDD , Serial ATA (SATA)
USB Keyboard:IBM
USB Mouse:IBM
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.1.0-0.28


Config Notes
An external DVD was used for installation of OS.

Referenced Bulletins
92203

Adapters and Drivers
2 Broadcom®  Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5704 Gigabit
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: tg3.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 132256
Checksum: 3afb3945527575a70129e21f3fca8f43

Broadcom®  HT1000 Legacy IDE controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: serverworks.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 15172
Checksum: 6139c785c5a21e107e5fafd0d4f3d86d

Broadcom®  BCM5785 SATA
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: sata_svw.ko
File Date: 18-May-2007File Size: 15024
Checksum: 4bda033a4c31633098a2382171e18d33

ATI®  ES1000
Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: radeon_dri.so
File Date: 20-Sep-2006File Size: 2178256
Checksum: a4ebe7953fef8787e8a02230fd963802


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
For support regarding this specific configuration, please visit:
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