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Amdahl Mainframes:
M Series Salient Characteristics


Economic Characteristics

AMDAHL
MODEL
FIRST
AVAIL
4Q 1997
  US VALUE  
US
MAINT
APPROX
MIPS
LSPR RELATIVE PERFORMANCE MSU SW
GROUP
MVS/ESA 5.1 VM/ESA VSE/ESA
2570M 2Q 93 $90,000 $3,990 114 2.20 2.40 NA 19 50
3550M 4Q 91 $100,000 $4,830 138 2.87 3.20 NA 26 70
3570M 2Q 93 $130,000 $5,950 170 3.16 3.54 NA 39 70
4550M 4Q 91 $130,000 $6,265 179 3.70 4.22 NA 34 80
4570M 2Q 93 $160,000 $7,630 218 3.77 4.66 NA 38 80
4670M 2Q 93 $160,000 $7,280 208 3.77 4.49 NA 38 80
5570M 3Q 94 $220,000 $10,290 294 5.04 6.45 NA 50 80
5670M 2Q 93 $190,000 $8,750 250 4.62 5.55 NA 44 80
6570M 3Q 94 $250,000 $11,585 331 5.85 7.61 NA 55 80
6650M 3Q 92 $200,000 $9,555 273 4.93 5.99 NA 45 80
6670M 2Q 93 $220,000 $10,325 295 5.42 6.59 NA 50 80
7670M 4Q 94 $260,000 $12,005 343 6.19 7.60 NA 57 80
8650M 2Q 92 $260,000 $12,075 345 6.30 7.79 NA 58 80
8670M 2Q 93 $290,000 $13,650 390 6.93 8.57 NA 64 80
10670M 4Q 94 $370,000 $17,150 490 8.01 NA NA 82 80
12670M 4Q 94 $410,000 $19,250 550 8.85 NA NA 91 80

Technical Characteristics

AMDAHL
MODEL
ACTIVE
CPUS
MEMORY
RANGE
CHANNELS (INCREMENT)
PARA / ESCON / TOTAL
COUPLING
LINKS
2570M 2 / DYAD 256 - 4096 0 - 192 (16) / 0 - 128 (16) / 64 - 256 4
3550M 2 / TRIAD 256 - 4096 0 - 192 (16) / 0 - 128 (16) / 64 - 256 4
3570M 2 / TRIAD 256 - 4096 0 - 192 (16) / 0 - 128 (16) / 64 - 256 4
4550M 4 / QUAD 256 - 4096 0 - 192 (16) / 0 - 128 (16) / 64 - 256 4
4570M 4 / MP 256 - 4096 0 - 192 (16) / 0 - 128 (16) / 64 - 256 4
4670M 5 / PENTAD 256 - 8192 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8
5570M 5 / MP 384 - 4096 0 - 192 (16) / 0 - 128 (16) / 64 - 256 4
5670M 5 / MP 384 - 8192 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8
6570M 6 / HEXAD 512 - 4096 0 - 192 (16) / 0 - 128 (16) / 64 - 256 4
6650M 6 / MP 512 - 8092 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8
6670M 6 / MP 512 - 8092 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8
7670M 7 / MP 512 - 8092 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8
8650M 8 / MP 512 - 8092 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8
8670M 8 / MP 512 - 8092 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8
10670M 10 / MP 768 - 8192 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8
12670M 12 / MP 1024 - 8092 0 - 384 (16) / 0 - 256 (16) / 128 - 512 8

Physical Characteristics

AMDAHL MODEL POWER
KVA
HEAT
KBTU/HR
FOOTPRINT
SQ M
WEIGHT
KG
2570M 40 173 12 7078
3550M 44 190 14 8167
3570M 45 190 13 8167
4550M 53 221 15 8984
4570M 55 224 15 8984
4670M 76 333 23 13612
5570M 63 252 16 9074
5670M 81 350 24 14520
6570M 68 269 16 9074
6650M 84 367 26 15700
6670M 86 367 26 15790
7670M 91 384 26 15790
8650M 94 398 26 16150
8670M 96 404 27 15970
10670M 112 456 27 16334
12670M 123 490 27 16334


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