IBM System p5 520 and 520Q Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 20 September 2006

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IBM Form #: REDP-4137-01
(110 pages)

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Authors: Scott Vetter, Giuliano Anselmi, Charlie Cler, Carlo Costantini, Bernard Filhol, SahngShin Kim, Gregor Linzmeier, Ondrej Plachy


This IBM Redpaper is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM System p5 520 and 520Q UNIX servers. It introduces major hardware offerings and discusses their prominent functions. Professionals who want to acquire a better understanding of IBM System p products should read 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 p documentation and provides a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the IBM System p5 520 and the p5 520Q servers. This publication does not replace the latest IBM System p marketing materials and tools. It is intended as an additional source of information that you can use, together with existing sources, to enhance your knowledge of IBM server solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. General description
Chapter 2. Architecture and technical overview
Chapter 3. RAS and manageability

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