Microprocessor (Netfinity 7000 - 8651)
The server comes with two processor boards and one
microprocessor. It supports a maximum of four
microprocessors (two on each of the processor boards).
The system board contains two processor-board connectors:
one is primary, the other is secondary. You must maintain a
processor board in each connector.
The server can operate as an SMP server. With SMP,
certain operating systems and application programs can
distribute the processing load among the microprocessors
This enhances performance for applications, such as
database transaction processing, Internet applications, and groupware.
NOTE: Be sure you have:
- Thoroughly reviewed the documentation that
comes with the microprocessor, so that you can
determine whether you need to update the
servers basic input/output system (BIOS). The
latest level of BIOS for the server is available
through the World Wide Web and the IBM PC
Company Bulletin Board System (BBS). See
'Online Support' for the appropriate
World Wide Web addresses and bulletin-board telephone numbers.
- Obtained an SMP-capable operating system
(optional). For a list of supported operating
systems, see http://www.us.pc.ibm.com/servers on
the World Wide Web.
- To avoid damage and ensure proper server
operation when you install a newer additional
microprocessor, use the same speed and voltage
as those of the currently installed microprocessor.
Microprocessor internal and external clock frequencies must be identical.
A microprocessor/heat-sink assembly might contain the
- Heat-sink retention clip
- Heat sink
- Secondary microprocessor socket, empty, with latch in open position
- Primary microprocessor socket, with latch in closed, locked position
You will work with these components while performing the steps in this section.