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IBM System p 520 Express

Flagship is a leading reseller of refurbished and custom built IBM System p 520 Express Servers.

Flagship can custom configure any IBM System p 520 Express to your needs. Please contact us for more information and pricing at 763-516-1300 or 1-800-416-8900


The System p 520 Express deskside and 4U rack-mount servers (8203-E4A) utilize a 4.2 GHz POWER6 processor and are available in 1-, 2-, and 4-core configurations. The p520 supports single- or dual-core POWER6 processors on a single- or dual-chip planar. The POWER6 processors in this server are 64-bit, with 4 MB of L2 cache per core. In a 4-core configuration, the system can contain up to 64 GB of memory via eight DDR2 memory DIMM slots running at speeds up to 667 MHz. The p520 contains six 3.5-inch SAS DASD bays, which can accommodate up to 1800 GB of disk storage. All DASD devices are direct dock and hot pluggable. A slim media bay is available for a DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM and a half-high media bay is available for a tape drive.

Summary of standard features:

  • Deskside or rack-mount (4U) configurations
  • 1-, 2-, and 4-core SMP design
  • 1 GB of PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC (error checking and correcting) memory expandable to 64 GB
  • Choice of two DASD options
    • 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)
  • Choice of three integrated virtual Ethernet daughter cards
    • Dual-port 10/100/1000 Mb copper (default)
    • Quad-port 10/100/1000 Mb copper
    • Dual-port 10 Gb optical
  • Two media bays:
    • One slim bay for a DVD-ROM (optional) or DVD-RAM (optional)
    • One half-high bay for a tape drive (optional)
  • A maximum of five hot-swap slots:
    • Two PCIe x8 slot, short card length
    • One PCIe x8 slots, full card length
    • Two PCIX DDR slots, full card length
    • One GX+ slot (shares same space as PCIe x8 slot 1)(GX+ slot not available on a 1-core configuration)
    • One GX+ slot (unshared) (available only on a 4-core configuration)
  • Integrated:One Power Supply, 950 Watt AC, Hot-swap, Base (redundant power optional)
    • Service Processor
    • Dual-port 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet
    • Hot-swap and redundant cooling
    • Three USB ports; two system ports
    • Two HMC ports; two SPCN ports
  • One Power Supply, 950 Watt AC, Hot-swap, Base (redundant power optional)


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