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Specifications for Evaluation

SSI Blade Specifications

  • SSI Compute Blade Specification 1.0.1 - A set of standard hardware and management interfaces for the creation of SSI-compliant modular server platforms
  • SSI Compute Blade Mezzanine Specification 1.0.1 - Defines the interfaces between the compute module, the midplane, and plug-in mezzanine card for SSI-compliant modular server compute modules
  • SSI Chassis Management Module (CMM) Specification 1.0.2 - Defines a set of standard hardware and management interfaces for SSI-compliant blade server platforms
  • SSI Ethernet Base Midplane Design Guide 1.0.2 - Defines criteria for creation of key areas of SSI-compliant midplane/backplane
  • SSI Ethernet Midplane Electrical Specification 1.0.0 - Defines electrical requirements for the printed circuit board (PCB) design of a mid-plane supporting SSI blade and switches with emphasis on the electrical design of the high speed fabrics.
  • SSI System Management Guide 1.0.0 - defines a set of management interfaces for the creation of SSI-compliant modular server platforms.
  • SSI Switch Management Specification 1.0.0 - defines the requirements for management of SSI-compliant I/O switches used in an SSI-compliant modular server platform.
  • SSI External Management Specification (Dashboard) 1.0.0 -  defines the requirements for management of SSI-compliant modular server platform.

SSI Blade Compliance Specifications

Test specifications are listed in the Blade Specifications folder under Documents > Developer Specs on the Members' Menu. You must log in to access these.

  • SSI Compute Blade Compliance and Interoperability Test Specification 0.9 - SSI Compliance and Interoperability (C&I) test specification for Blade Modules and optional Mezzanines
  • SSI Switch Module Compliance and Interoperability Test Specification 0.9 - SSI Compliance and Interoperability (C&I) Test specification for Switch Modules

IBM Switch Specs

SSI Switch Specifications - defines the set of standard hardware and management interfaces for the creation of SSI-compliant I/O switches used in an SSI-compliant modular server platform.

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  • SSI Switch Base Specification 2.43 - specifies the mechanical, electrical, logical, management and functional aspects of Switch Modules for compatibility with SSI-compliant chassis platforms and related subsystems.
  • SSI Switch SERDES Specification 2.43 - describes the high-speed signals that go through the SSI-compliant midplane to support the design and specification of SSI-compliant daughter cards, blades, and switches.
  • SSI Switch VPD Specification 2.43 - specifies the fields and values to be used in the Vital Product Data (VPD) EEPROM in a blade switch.
 

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