IBM PS/2 (Server 85)/PC Server 85 - Technical specifications


IBM Personal System/2 Server 85

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General information
Machine type: 9585
Announce date: October, 1992

Excerpt from the original announcement letter;
The IBM PS/2 Server 85 (9585-0X6, -0XA, -0XF) systems are powerful, floor-standing computers that combine processor performance, large data storage capacities, and enhanced system expandability. These systems are specifically designed to support the demand of network servers, multi-user host and advanced business and technical applications.
Featured with these new systems are three models offering either a 104 Million Byte (MB), 212 Million Byte (MB) or 400 Million Byte (MB) hard disk, a 2.88MB diskette drive and 8MB of 70ns parity memory that is expandable to 64MB on the system board. The standard SVGA Display Adapter, when used in conjunction with IBM's newly announced 95XX Colour Displays, is designed to provide International Organization for Standardization (ISO) capable enhanced ergonomic benefits in the form of reduced screen flicker at VGA resolution and 256 colours.
The IBM PS/2 Server 85 models feature a unique system board design that contains a 486SX-33MHz microprocessor. For customers who require floating point processing or additional processing power, a second microprocessor socket is provided for the installation of IBM PS/2 486-33/66 Microprocessor Upgrade Option, the newly announced double-clocked microprocessor option that operates externally at 33MHz and internally at 66MHz. The advanced capabilities of IBM's Microchannel architecture is exploited in these new models with enhanced performance functions that include 32-bit DMA, Vital Product Data, System Control Block and 40MB/s Data Streaming. Also integrated on the system board are the electronic modules to support the standard enhanced SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) with Cache.
All IBM Server 85 systems will be shipped by IBM with OS/2 and will include a mouse at no additional charge.

System Characteristics
Microprocessor: Intel 80486 SX
Clock speed: 33Mhz
Coprocessor: optional 486DX2-66
Type of BUS: 32-bit Micro Channel
Total number of expansion slots: 8 (tower case)
Ports: PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, 1 DMA serial, DMA parallel, SVGA, SCSI

Memory
Min/Max on system board: 8/64MB
Type of memory:
RAM: DRAM (PS/2 72-pin SIMM) 70ns parity checked (8 sockets)
ROM: 128kb
Cache: 8kb L1, 0kb L2 (128kb "0Kx" models, 256kb "0Nx" models)

Physical description
Power supply: 288w, 110-220VAC auto sensing
Weight: 22.7kg (50 lbs) (one fixed disk installed)
Dimensions (HxWxD): (501 x 203.2 x 508mm)

Mass storage
Drive bays: 7 ( 1 x 3.5" HH, 6 x 5.25" HH (4 accessible))
Floppy Disk
Size: 3.5 inch
Capacity: 2.88MB
Hard disk
Size: 3.5 inch half-height
Capacity: 104MB (0X6), 212MB (0XA), 400MB (0XF)
Access time: 12ms (104MB), 12ms (212MB, 1GB), 11.5ms (400MB)
Interface: integrated SCSI (PS/2 enhanced SCSI with cache)

Display
Size:
Display type: Optional Analog CRT
Graphics modes supported: SVGA-NI Display adapter/A (optional XGA-2)

1024x768, 16 colours
640x480, 256 colours

Keyboard
Type: 101 key enhanced, 122 key host connect, 84 key space saving

Software
Operating system: IBM PC DOS Versions 5.0 and higher, OS/2 2.0 and higher, NetWare 3.11, AIX PS/2 1.3

Configurations
Various memory, diskette drive, hard drive, monitor, and keyboard configurations including;
9585-0KG - System Unit 486DX-33, 8MB (ECC-P), 540MB SCSI-2, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-0KT - System Unit 486DX-33, 8MB (ECC-P), 1.0GB SCSI-2, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-0NG - System Unit 486DX2-66, 8MB (ECC-P), 540MB SCSI-2, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-0NT - System Unit 486DX2-66, 8MB (ECC-P), 1.0GB SCSI-2, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-0X6 - System Unit 486SX-33, 8MB, 104MB, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-0XA - System Unit 486SX-33, 8MB, 212MB, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-0XF - System Unit 486SX-33, 8MB, 400MB, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-0XG - System Unit 486SX-33, 8MB (ECC-P), 540MB, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-0XT - System Unit 486SX-33, 8MB (ECC-P), 1.0GB, 2.88, 101 keyboard
9585-NNT - System Unit 486DX2-66, 8MB (ECC-P), 1.0GB, 2.88, 101 keyboard

NOTE: ECC-P (Error Checking and Correcting memory - Parity) on newer models is NOT implemented using ECC SIMMs; rather, it is an OPTIONAL software implementation (using reference diskette) using standard PARITY SIMMs. 2MB to 32MB Parity SIMMs are supported, INTERLEAVED ONLY.

0Kx models have 128kb L2 write back cache.
0Nx models have 256kb L2 write back cache.
0Kx and 0Nx models are also:
1) Intel Pentium Overdrive upgradable
2) SurePath BIOS, upgradeable via "FLASH" EPROM
3) SCSI-2 adapter
4) capable of 256MB of systemboard RAM

Options

System Board Memory
IBM Personal System/2 2MB Memory Module Kit-70ns 0129 6450902
IBM Personal System/2 4MB Memory Module Kit-70ns 0128 6450128
IBM Personal System/2 8MB Memory Module Kit-70ns 5116 6450130

Fixed Disks / Diskette Drives
IBM PS/2 1GB Hard Disk Drive           1052 6451052
IBM Personal System/2 2.88MB 3.5-Inch
Diskette Drive(A)                1065 6451065

IBM Personal System/2 1.44MB 3.5-Inch
Slim-High Diskette Drive(A)           1072 6451072
IBM Personal System/2 80MB SCSI Fixed Disk Drive      1045 6451045
IBM Personal System/2 160MB SCSI Fixed Disk Drive      1046 6451046
IBM Personal System/2 212MB SCSI Fixed Disk Drive      1242 6451242
IBM Personal System/2 400MB SCSI Fixed Disk Drive      1081 6451235
IBM Personal System/2 3.5 inch Rewritable Optical
Drive                     0162 6450162
IBM Personal System/2 Micro Channel(R)
SCSI Adapter                1005 6451109
IBM Personal System/2 Micro Channel
SCSI Adapter with Cache                1132 6451133
IBM Personal System/2 Micro Channel
SCSI Adapter with Cache                1018 6451110
IBM Personal System/2 Storage Enclosure
for SCSI Devices 3511-003            3511003
IBM Personal System/2 External SCSI Storage
Enclosure 3510-0V0            35100V0
High Availability External Disk Array 3514-001
High Availability External Disk Array 3514-004
IBM Personal System/2 External CD-ROM
Drive 3510-001
IBM Personal System/2 CD-ROM-II Drive      1104 6451104
IBM Personal System/2 CD-ROM-II Drive Kit A      1145 6451145
IBM Personal System/2 CD-ROM-II Drive Kit B      1150 6451150
IBM Personal System/2 5.25-inch Slim High
Diskette Drive(A)                1066 6451066

Feature Part Description           Number Number
Communications
IBM Personal System/2 Adapter/A
for Ethernet Networks                1091 6451091
IBM LAN Adapter/A
for Ethernet (A)                7171 48G7171
IBM Personal System/2 Adapter/A
for Ethernet Twisted - Pair Networks           1136 6451136
IBM Personal System/2 Dual Async Adapter/A      1014 6451013
The IBM 3270 Connection           2000 74F3465
System/370(TM) Channel Emulator/A           3205 1674899
IBM System 36/38 Workstation Emulation Adapter      6279 69X6279
IBM PC Network Baseband Adapter/A           1223 1501223
IBM PC Network Adapter II/A           1222 1501222
IBM PC Network Adapter II/A -- Frequency 2      5647 96X5647
IBM PC Network Adapter II/A -- Frequency 3      5648 96X5648
IBM Token-Ring Network Adapter/A           4790 69X8138
IBM Token-Ring Network 16/4 Adapter/A      0149 74F9410
IBM Token-Ring Network 16/4 Busmaster Adapter/A      4041 74F4140
IBM Personal System/2 300/1200/2400
Internal Modem/A                1755 94X1755
IBM Personal System/2 Multiprotocol Adapter/A      3043 6451114
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Six-Port V.35 Interface Board/A           1210 72F0163
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Six-Port V.35 Interface Board/A HML           1212 72F0166
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Multiport/2 (512KB)(B)                6263 09F1897
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Multiport/2 (1MB)(B)                6247 16F1820
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Multiport/2 8-Port RS-232 Interface Board           6265 09F1952
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Multiport/2 8-Port RS-422A Interface Board           6326 15F8852
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Multiport/2 6-Port RS-232C Synchronous
Interface Board                6327 15F8861
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Multiport/2 4-Port RS-232 Interface Board           6267 09F1955
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Multiport/2 RS-232/RS-422 Interface Board      6266 09F1958
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor Portmaster(TM)
Adapter/A (512KB)(B)                6360 53F2601
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor Portmaster
Adapter/A (1MB)(B)                6364 53F2604
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor Portmaster
Adapter/A (2MB)(B)                6368 53F2607
IBM X.25 Interface Co-Processor/2           6401 16F1858
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Surge Protection Adapter           6361 53F2625
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
8-Port RS-232 Interface Board/A           6362 53F2610
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
8-Port RS-232 Interface Board/A HML           6206 33F5338
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
8-Port RS-422 Interface Board/A(C)           6363 53F2613
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Selectable Interface Board/A           6365 53F2616
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
8-Port RS-422 Interface Board/A HML           6207 33F5339
IBM High-Speed Communications Co-Processor HML      0618 04G5831
IBM High-Speed Communications Co-Processor      0619 04G5835
IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor
Selectable Interface Board/A HML           6208 33F5340
Store Controller Kit                6500 83X8187
Second Store Loop Adapter/A           6701 83X7575
IBM Personal System/2 FaxConcentrator(TM) Adapter/A      2530 94X2530

(B) Due to physical limitations of these adapters, they cannot be installed in slot #4 of the PS/2 Model 85 systems. The corrective service diskette (CSD) #UL79292 is required to support Realtime Interface Co-Processor OS/2 Support Version 1.03 (33F7220, 5662-281).

(C) IBM PS/2 Server 85 supports a maximum of five of these adapters (F/C #6360, 6364 and 6368).

Displays and Display Adapters
IBM Personal System/2 XGA(TM) Display Adapter/A           5887 75X5887
IBM Personal System/2 XGA-2(TM) Display Adapter/A           2561 87F4773
IBM Personal System/2 Enhanced M-Motion
Video Adapter/A (D,E)                     1991 95F1091
IBM Personal System/2 Audio Capture/Playback
Adapter/A                     3909 87F9909
IBM Personal System/2 8504 Monochrome Display(D)
IBM Personal System/2 Colour Display 8511
IBM Personal System/2 Colour Display 8513
IBM Personal System/2 Colour Display 8515
IBM Personal System/2 Colour Display 8518
IBM 6091 Colour Display (requires #0074)
IBM Personal System/2 Colour Display 9515
IBM Personal System/2 Colour Display 9517
IBM Personal System/2 Colour Display 9518(D)

(D) Supports VGA or lower resolution modes only. Does not support ISO displays 9515,9517 or 9518
(E) The IBM Personal System/2 M-Motion Video Adapter/A requires the IBM M-Control Program/2 Version 2.0 Level 210 or higher.

Plus many more IBM and 3rd party adapter cards...
Note: These options are no longer available from IBM.


Document ID:  JBAR-444Q3Z
Last Modified:  2000-04-13
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