IBM System p5 550 and 550Q Technical Overview and Introduction

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 22 September 2006, updated 05 November 2006

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IBM Form #: REDP-4138-01
(106 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 550 and 550Q 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 IBM Redpaper. The intended audience includes:

- Clients

- Sales and marketing professionals

- Technical support professionals

- IBM Business Partners

- Independent software vendors

This IBM Redpaper expands the current set of IBM System p documentation by providing a desktop reference that offers a detailed technical description of the p5-550 and the p5-550Q system.

This IBM Redpaper 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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