The IBM® iDataPlex® data center solution is for Web 2.0, high performance computing (HPC) cluster, and corporate batch processing customers experiencing limitations of electrical power, cooling, physical space, or a combination of these. By providing a big picture approach to the design, iDataPlex uses innovative ways to integrate Intel®-based processing at the node, rack, and data center levels to maximize power and cooling efficiencies while providing necessary compute density.
An iDataPlex rack is built with industry-standard components to create flexible configurations of servers, chassis, and networking switches that integrate easily. Using technology for flexible node configurations, iDataPlex technology can configure customized solutions for applications to meet specific business needs for computing power, storage intensity, and the right I/O and networking.
This IBM Redbooks® publication is for customers who want to understand and implement the IBM iDataPlex solution. It introduces the iDataPlex solution and the innovations in its design, outlines its benefits, and positions it with IBM System x and BladeCenter® servers. The book provides details of iDataPlex components and the supported configurations. It describes application considerations for an iDataPlex solution and aspects of data center design that are central to that solution. The book concludes by introducing the services offerings available from IBM for planning and installing an iDataPlex solution.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Benefits of iDataPlex
Chapter 3. Positioning
Chapter 4. iDataPlex compute nodes
Chapter 5. iDataPlex rack, networking, and storage
Chapter 6. Designing your data center to include iDataPlex
Chapter 7. Managing iDataPlex
Chapter 8. Services offerings
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