IBM System p 570 Technical Overview and Introduction

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 28 May 2009

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IBM Form #: REDP-4405-00

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Giuliano Anselmi, YoungHoon Cho, Gregor Linzmeier, Marcos Quezada, John T Schmidt, Guido Somers


This IBM® Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM System p 570 UNIX® server. The goal of this paper is to open the doors to the innovative IBM System p 570. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions.
Unique modular server packaging.

The new POWER6 processor available at frequencies of 3.5 GHz, 4.2 GHz, and 4.7 GHz.
The specialized POWER6 DDR2 memory that provides greater bandwidth, capacity, and reliability.
The new 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter that brings native hardware virtualization to this server
PowerVM Live Partition Mobility
Redundant service processor s to achieve continuous availability

Professionals wishing to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p products should read this Redpaper. The intended audience includes:

Sales and marketing professionals
Technical support professionals
IBM Business Partners
Independent software vendors

This Redpaper expands the current set of IBM System p™ documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the p570 system.

This Redpaper does not replace the latest marketing materials and tools. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing materials, may be used to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. General description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. Virtualization
Chapter 4. Continuous availability and manageability

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