IBM zEnterprise z196 2817 M15 Server

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IBM Z196 2817-M15

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Manufacturer: IBM
Part #: IBM Z196 2817-M15
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Warranty: 90 Days

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IBM zEnterprise z196 2817 M15 Server

The IBM Z196 2817-M15 zEnterprise System is a revolutionary combination of mainframe and distributed computing designed in one system. The zEnterprise™ 196 — one of the industries fastest and most scalable enterprise systems — combined with the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), and the unique zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager, brings integration of governance to manage risk across the infrastructure, integration that will help accelerate insight for the business, integration of processes to increase business agility, and integration of people to enable new business innovation.

  • Among the industry’s fastest most scalable and flexible enterprise server
  • Improved performance for traditional and new modern workloads
  • Virtualization to enable virtually limitless capacity for massive consolidation and infrastructure simplification
  • Enhance security with support for ECC technology which is ideal for constrained environments such as mobile devices
  • 60 percent more capacity with the same energy footprint as a z10 EC, plus options for water cooling and high voltage DC power for greater energy efficiency

The zEnterprise 196 (z196) is a workload optimized system, that can scale up (over 52,000 MIPS in a single footprint), scale out (80 configurable cores) and scale within (specialty engines, cryptographic processors, hypervisors) executing in an environmentally friendly footprint. And the z196 is designed to work together with system software, middleware and storage to be the most robust and cost effective data server. The z196 offers an industry standard PCIe I/O drawer for FICON and OSA-Express multimode and single mode fiber optic environments for increased capacity, infrastructure bandwidth, and reliability.

The z196 offers a total of 96 cores running at an astonishing 5.2 GHz, and delivering up to 40 percent improvement in performance per core and up to 60 percent increase in total capacity for z/OS®, z/VM®, and Linux on System z® workloads compared to its predecessor, the z10™ EC. The z196 has up to 80 configurable cores for client use. The cores can be configured as general purpose processors (CPs), Integrated Facilities for Linux (IFLs), System z Application Assist Processors (zAAPs), System z Integrated Information Processors (zIIPs), additional System Assist Processors (SAPs), Internal Coupling Facilities (ICFs) or used as additional spares.

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Processor Core Types: CP/IFL/ICF/zAAP/zIIP/zBX
Minimum Maximum
1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 15 / 15 / 15 / 7 / 7 / 1
Coupling Links
IC maximum 32
Maximum # external coupling links 96
ISC-3 maximum 48
12x InfiniBand maximum 32 ports
1x InfiniBand maximum 48 ports
CHPID maximum 128
Minimum: 0/0/0/0/0/0/0 ESCON/FICON Express8S/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/OSA-Express4S/OSA-Express3/OSA-Express2
Maximum: 240/320/288/288/96/96/48 ESCON/FICON Express8S/FICON Express8/FICON Express4/OSA-Express4S/OSA-Express3/OSA-Express2
HiperSockets Up to 32 high-speed “virtual” Local Area Networks
Crypto Express3 Minimum order is two features, maximum is eight features (16 PCIe adapters)
Processor Memory
Minimum Maximum
32 GB 752 GB
Upgradeable within the z196 family
Upgradeable from IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114), IBM System z10® Enterprise Class and IBM System z9® Enterprise Class
Supported Operating Systems
z/OS z/OS V1.11, 1.12, 1.13 or higher

z/OS V1.10, V1.9 and V1.8 Lifecycle Extension

zBX Ensemble support: z/OS V1.10 or higher

z/VM z/VM 5.4 and subsequent releases. z/VM 6.1 for zBX support
Linux on System z Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and subsequent releases, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 (SP4) and SLES 11 SP2
z/VSE z/VSE V4.2 and subsequent releases
z/TPF z/TPF 1.1
AIX® (on POWER7 blade located in IBM BladeCenter® Extension) AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1 and AIX 7.1 and subsequent releases and PowerVM™ Enterprise Edition
Linux on System x (on IBM BladeCenter HX5 blade installed in zBX) Red Hat RHEL 5.5 and up, 6.0 and up and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 (SP4) and up, SLES 11 SP1 and up – 64 bit only
Microsoft Windows (on IBM BladeCenter HX5 blades installed in ZBX Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (SP2) (Datacenter Edition recommended) – 64 bit only
IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 002
IBM Smart Analytics Optimizer, V1.1 5 solution sizes: 7, 14, 28, 42, 56
WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 for zEnterprise Minimum: 0 Maximum: 28
IBM BladeCenter PS701 Express blade Minimum: 0 Maximum: 112
IBM BladeCenter HX5 blade Minimum: 0 Maximum: 56


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  • Provided with 90 day warranty
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