The IBM Power 550 system has a number of significant offerings, including a POWER6 processor available at a frequency of 3.5 GHz or 4.2 GHz, 1 Gb or 10 Gb Integrated Virtual Ethernet adapter delivering native hardware virtualization, and mainframe continuous availability.


    • IBM 8204-E8A Power6 Systems
    • IBM 9409-M50 Power 6 Systems
    • Related Model: IBM 8203-E8A Power6 ModelSub-Families:
      • IBM 8204-E8A1 Power Systems
      • IBM 8204-E8A2 Power Systems
      • IBM 8204-E8A3 Power Systems
      • IBM 8204-E8A7 Power Systems
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Further Detail on the IBM Power 550 Series:
  • 4 (four) processor card slots that can hold 2-core IBM POWER6 processor cards running at either 3.5 or 4.2 GHz
  • 8204-E8A comes in 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-core configurations employing the POWER6 chip on up to 4 dual core processor cards.
  • 9409-M50 comes in 1-4 Way (4 cores) configurations.
  • 1 GB to 64 GB per processor card. Available memory features are 667 MHz or 400 MHz depending on memory density.
  • 128 GB system max with 3.5 GHz processor cards (8-core configuration)
  • 256 GB system max with 4.2 GHz processor cards (8-core configuration)
  • Up to 6 (six) SAS DASD internal 3.5-inch disk drives or up to 8 (eight) SAS DASD internal 2.5-inch disk drives. The 2.5 inch Small Form Factor (SFF) disks are not supported by IBM i.
  • Max 5 (five) hot-swappable slots (Two PCIe x8 slots, short card length; One PCIe x8 slot, full card length)

Choice of DASD backplane options for the IBM Power 550:

  • 6 x 3.5-inch DASD backplane with no external SAS port (default)
  • 6 x 3.5-inch DASD backplane with an external SAS port (optional)
  • 8 x 2.5-inch DASD backplane with an external SAS port (optional)

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