Enhanced Lenovo Mission Critical Servers

The Lenovo x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 mission critical servers have been enhanced with new Intel Xeon E7-4800/8800 v4 processors. Yet again, the X6 servers prove to be the highest performing mission critical servers in the market with three new #1 performance benchmarks covering database, Java and analytics performance.

  • The x3850 X6 is the fastest 4 processor server running the TPC-E benchmark. The TPC-E benchmark is designed to enable customers to objectively measure and compare the performance and price of various On Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and database systems.
  • The x3850 X6 is the fastest 4 processor system running the SPECjbb 2015-Distributed benchmark. SPECjbb2015 is a Java Business Benchmark and is the SPEC benchmark used for evaluating the performance of servers running typical Java applications. 
  • The x3850 X6 set world records in 13 of 15 categories with the STAC M3 benchmark. The STAC-M3 Benchmark suite is the industry standard for testing solutions that enable high-speed analytics on time series data, such as tick-by-tick market data.

Beyond the World Record performance, the X6 servers provide up to 12TB of memory which supports in-memory applications like SAP HANA or large virtualization machines, big data and analytics workloads. The agility and adaptability of the Lenovo X6 modular rack design enables you to design a fit-for-purpose solution that meets your needs.

By consolidating to fewer and more powerful Lenovo X6 servers, you can achieve real business benefits of reduced operating costs, reduced power and cooling costs and reduced software licensing costs. You can improve utilization, improve application performance and extend data center life.

To support Mission Critical workloads, Lenovo X6 servers feature advanced reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features. Differentiated X6 self-healing technology proactively identifies potential failures and transparently takes necessary corrective actions. These built-in technologies drive the outstanding system availability and uninterrupted application performance needed to host mission-critical applications.

Some of the unique features of Lenovo X6 servers:

  • The ability to upgrade an older Lenovo X6 server to latest generation of E7-4800/8800 v4 processors by replacing the Compute Book.
  • Light Path Diagnostics allows you to diagnose the source of problems in seconds instead of hours or days. It works hand-in-hand with Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA), which monitors more types of system components than on other servers. PFA-enabled components include processors, memory, HDDs, SSDs, fans, power supply units and voltage regulator modules.
  • The 8-socket x3950 X6 server can form a two-node configuration by using a feature called partitioning. The x3950 X6 server electronically splits into two independent servers or nodes, which use their own set of resources and have their own operating system installed. When partitioning is enabled, the 8-socket x3950 X6 server is seen by the operating systems as two independent 4-socket servers.
  • The X6 servers support two different types of optional I/O Books. The half-length I/O Book supports up to 3 additional PCIe adapters. The full-length I/O Book supports full length graphics or accelerator cards and also provides auxiliary power connectors and can support a double-wide adapter requiring up to 300W.
  • The X6 servers have advanced, mainframe-like RAS features not found in other servers because they integrate across the hardware and software stack. The differentiated X6 self-healing technology proactively identifies potential failures and transparently takes necessary corrective actions.

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