Lenovo NeXtScale System Planning and Implementation Guide

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Lenovo® NeXtScale™ System is a dense computing offering that is based on our experience with iDataPlex® and Flex System™ and with a tight focus on emerging and future client requirements. The NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure and NeXtScale nx360 M5 Compute Node optimize density and performance within typical data center infrastructure limits.

The 6U NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure fits in a standard 19-inch rack and up to 12 compute nodes can be installed into the enclosure. With more computing power per watt and the latest Intel Xeon processors, you can reduce costs while maintaining speed and availability.

This Lenovo Press publication is for customers who want to understand and implement a NeXtScale System® solution. It introduces the offering and the innovations in its design, outlines its benefits, and positions it with other x86 servers. The book provides details about NeXtScale System components and the supported options. It also provides rack and power planning considerations and describes the ways that you can manage the system.

This book describes the air-cooled NeXtScale System offerings. For more information about planning and implementation of the water-cooled offering, NeXtScale System WCT, see Lenovo NeXtScale System Water Cool Technology Planning and Implementation Guide, SG24-8276, which is available at this website:

Lenovo NeXtScale System servers are based on Intel Xeon processors.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Positioning
Chapter 3. NeXtScale n1200 Enclosure
Chapter 4. Compute nodes
Chapter 5. Rack planning
Chapter 6. Factory integration and testing
Chapter 7. Managing a NeXtScale environment


Publish Date
17 August 2015

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