IBM System p5 505 and 505Q Technical Overview and Introduction

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Published 14 September 2006, updated 14 December 2006

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IBM Form #: REDP-4079-01
(96 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Charlie Cler, Carlo Costantini, Michal Wawrzynski, Yan ZHANG


This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide covering the IBM System p5 505 server supporting the IBM AIX 5L and Linux operating systems. We introduce major hardware offerings and discuss their prominent functions.

Professionals wanting to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p5 products should consider reading this document. The intended audience includes:
- Clients
- Marketing representatives
- Technical support professionals
- IBM Business Partners
- Independent software vendors

This document expands the current set of IBM System p5 documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the p5-505.

This publication does not replace the latest IBM System p5 marketing materials, tools, or product documentation. It is intended as an additional source of information that, together with existing sources, can 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. Reliability, availability, and serviceability
Appendix A. Servicing an IBM System p5 system

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