IBM Power 710 Express server

The Power® 710 Express server is a 1-socket server supporting 4-core, 6-core or 8-core POWER7 processor modules in a dense 2U rack-optimised form factor. Easy to buy, deploy and manage, the Power 710 Express server offers outstanding performance, reliability and energy efficiency as an infrastructure or application server. The Power 710 Express server implements Light Path diagnostics and offers a choice of AIX®, IBM i or Linux operating system while offering innovative workload-optimising and energy management capabilities that can deliver additional performance and performance per watt to improve return on hardware and software investments.


    Everyone knows what 'performance' meant for IT in the past. Built on the foundation of POWER7 processor technology, our Power Systems Express servers continue to excel in the traditional benchmarks of performance.

    But, today, the IT landscape is evolving rapidly. And as processes become more interrelated and complex, IT is being called upon to solve challenging new problems – and implement new IT projects, delivering them with both higher service levels and in a more cost effective manner.

    The emerging measures of IT performance today are around agility and the ability to help the business capitalise on new opportunities. IT is measured on providing an infrastructure that can handle rapid growth and manage business risk while meeting higher required service levels. And of course it is expected that new services will be delivered with tighter budget constraints – with IT expected to do more with less and find the lowest cost solutions possible.

    Built on the excellent performance of the POWER7 processor, the Power 710 Express is a one-socket server that supports up to eight POWER7 cores in a dense, rack-optimised form factor. As a high performance infrastructure or application server, the Power 710 Express contains innovative workload-optimising technologies that improve performance based on client computing needs. In addition, it includes Intelligent Energy features that help increase performance and optimise energy efficiency, resulting in one of the most cost-efficient solutions for UNIX®, IBM i and Linux deployments.


    Feature Benefits
    POWER7 performance
    Intelligent Threads
    Active Memory Expansion
    RAS Features
    Light Path Diagnostics
    IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager with EnergyScale Technology


    Configuration options
    POWER7 processor modules – one per system Four core 3.0 GHz or

    Six core 3.7 GHz or

    Eight core 3.55 GHz
    Sockets 1
    Level 2 (L2) cache 256 KB per core
    Level 3 (L3) cache 4 MB per core
    Memory 4 GB to 128 GB1 of registered dual inline memory module (RDIMM) double data rate 3 (DDR3)

    Active Memory Expansion
    Solid state drives (SSD) Up to six small form factor (SFF) drives or
    Disk drives Up to six SFF serial attached SCSI (SAS) drives
    Disk capacity Up to 3.6 TB
    Media bays Slimline for DVD-random access memory (RAM)

    Half height for tape drive2 or removable disk
    Input/output (I/O) Model 8231-E2B Model 8231-E1C
    PCI Adapter slots Four PCI Express 8x low profile Five PCI Express Generation2 8x low profile
    Standard Ethernet Four virtual Ethernet 10/100/1000 Megabits per second (Mbps) ports (or) Two virtual 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports Two Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps ports
    Integrated SAS controller One controller for SAS direct access storage device (DASD)/SSD and DVD-RAM

    Optional protected 175 MB cache with redundant array of independent disk (RAID) 5, 6
    One controller for SAS DASD/SSD with RAID 10 and DVD-RAM

    Optional protected 175 MB cache with RAID 5, 6
    High performance PCI adapters 8 Gigabit Fibre Channel (FC)

    10 GbE

    10 Gigabit FC over Ethernet (FCoE)
    8 Gigabit FC

    Dual port 10 GbE

    10 Gigabit FCoE
    Other integrated ports Three universal serial bus (USB), two hardware management console (HMC), two system ports
    GX slots One GX++
    PowerVM technologies
    POWER Hypervisor LPAR, Dynamic LPAR, Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) (Memory-to-memory interpartition communication)
    PowerVM Express Edition (optional) Up to three partitions on the server; PowerVM Lx86; VMControl, virtualised disk and optical devices (virtual I/O server (VIOS)); Integrated Virtualisation Manager (IVM); Shared Dedicated Capacity
    PowerVM Standard Edition (optional) PowerVM Express Edition plus Micro-Partitioning with up to 10 micropartitions per processor; Multiple Shared Processor Pools
    PowerVM Enterprise Edition (optional) PowerVM Standard Edition plus Live Partition Mobility and Active Memory Sharing
    RAS features Error checking and correction (ECC) memory with Chipkill

    Processor Instruction Retry

    Alternate Processor Recovery

    Service processor with fault monitoring

    Hot-plug disk bays

    Hot-plug and redundant power supplies and cooling fans

    Dynamic component Deallocation
    Operating systems3 AIX

    IBM i

    Linux for POWER
    High availability (HA) IBM PowerHA family
    Power requirements 100 V to 240 V ac, single phase
    System dimensions Rack Drawer: 3.4 in. H × 17.6 in. W × 28.6 in. D (86 mm × 447 mm × 728 mm); weight 62 lbs (28.2 kg)4
    Warranty (limited) Three year limited warranty, on-site for selected components; customer-replaceable unit (CRU) for all other units (varies by country), Next Business Day nine to five (excluding holidays), warranty service upgrades and maintenance are available

    1 4 to 64 GB memory for Power 710 Model 8231-E2B.

    2 Tape support results in three SFF bays, one tape bay and one DVD.

    3 See facts and features document for detailed operating system level support.

    4 Weight will vary when disks, adapters and peripherals are added.