Lenovo System x (x86)

Flexibility, simplicity and scale for today's demanding workloads

Lenovo System x (x86)

In organizations in every industry, big data and analytics workloads deliver the actionable insight needed to drive faster decision making. You need systems that you can confidently deploy to run your mission-critical applications, decrease operating costs and support your cloud computing plans.

Lenovo X6 servers featuring exclusive Lenovo X-Architecture® innovations and Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 families can help you meet these challenges with revolutionary levels of processor and storage performance, memory capacity and resiliency. The Lenovo X6 server portfolio includes the four-socket System x3850 X6 and eight-socket System x3950 X6 rack-mount servers—and the Lenovo Flex System® X6 Compute Node portfolio.

X6 servers are fast, agile and resilient

  • Fast

    Offering extraordinary performance for big data, analytics, cloud computing, database and ERP workloads, X6 servers can provide:

  • Agile

    As your business changes and grows, the ability to address evolving data center needs with systems that provide easy to deploy solutions today and flexibility for tomorrow is critical. X6 servers offer long-term flexibility with a modular design that supports processor and memory technology upgrades to the next generation as workload demands change–eliminating “rip and replacement”. These capabilities can reduce acquisition costs by up to 28%.

  • Resilient

    X6 servers can help extend the advantages of cloud computing to mission-critical applications. Self-healing processor, I/O and memory features can improve availability by proactively identifying potential failures and taking action to correct them. New Lenovo Upward Integration Modules (UIMs) provide unprecedented hardware visibility to the hypervisor for superior system and VM management.


    As of October 2014, the IBM x86 portfolio has officially transitioned to Lenovo.  All mention of IBM for these particular products are only temporary until they can be fully transitioned over time in name and marketing references to Lenovo.  As of April 2015, the System x line has been rebranded the Lenovo System x line.  IBM will continue to provide support for these products.

Jimmy's Quick Tip

x86 servers from Lenovo are built on tried and true RAS (reliability, availability & serviceability) hardware components, for maximum uptime.  You'll find less headaches with Lenovo System x with light-path diagnostics, diagnosing bad memory DIMMs, and simply getting replacement parts via Support.  Ask us to show you how!