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IBM System p Servers System p AIX and Linux Servers

LPAR allows hardware partitioning and mPARs with AIX 5.2 allows virtualization at the application level.
The number of LPARs and mPARs is quite complicated and is based on # of CPUs and associated overhead.
IBM System p5
Models
CPUs
Cores
Type
GB
PCI
Op. Systems
Partitioning &
Virtualization
Announce
High-end
595 *
16-64
2
2.3GHz/2.1/1.9/1.65/1.5
2048
240
1,2,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006 10/2004
590 *
8-32
2
2.1GHz/1.65
1024
160
1,2,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006 10/2004
Mid-range
575
8-16
2
2.2GHz/1.9
256
24
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
10/2005
570 *
2-16
2
4.7GHz/3.5
768
16
1,3a,4a
LPAR, mPAR
5/2007
2.2GHz/1.9
512
1,3,4
7/2004

560Q Exp

16
2
1.5GHz
128
12
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
2/2006
560 Exp
4/8
2
1.65GHz/1.5
64
6
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
550Q Exp
4/8
2
1.65GHz/1.5
64
6
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006 10/2005
550 Exp
2/4
2
2.1GHz/1.65/1.5
64
6
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006 10/2005
550
2/4
2
1.65GHz
64
6
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2004
Entry
520Q Exp
4
2
1.65GHz/1.5
32
6
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006 2/2006
520 Exp
1-2
2
2.1GHz/1.65/1.5
32
6
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006 2/2006
510Q Exp
4
2
1.65GHz/1.5
32
3
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006 2/2006
510 Exp
1-2
2
2.1GHz/1.9/1.65/1.5
32
3
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006 2/2006
505Q Exp
4
2
1.65GHz
32
2
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006
505 Exp
1-2
2
2.1GHz/1.9/1.65/1.5
32
2
1,3,4
LPAR, mPAR
7/2006
185 Exp
1
1,2
2.5GHz
8
2
1,3,4
2/2006
Capacity Estimator Worksheet: Capacity Estimator

1. AIX 5L V5.2 and above
1a. AIX 5L V5.3 and above
2. i5/OS V5.3

IBM System p Servers

3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
3a. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

4. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10
4a. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
* Statement of General Direction
IBM is committed to enhancing their customers' investments in the IBM System p™ product line. Based on this commitment, IBM plans to provide an upgrade path from the current p5-570, p5-590, and p5-595 servers to IBM's next-generation POWER6™ processor-based enterprise servers.

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Aug. 31, 2007
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