IBM IntelliStation

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The IBM IntelliStation was originally a workstation-class personal computer announced on March 1997 as the follow-on to the IBM PC Series 360 and 365. Certain IntelliStation M Pro Series were near hardware identical to low end IBM Netfinity 1000 Series network servers (with variants in included video cards and SCSI options). In February 2002 POWER processor-based workstations, previously sold directly under the eServer pSeries brand, were also placed under the IntelliStation umbrella.

The last IntelliStation models were discontinued in January 2009, ending the product line.[1]

IntelliStation Pro[edit]

Intel or AMD processor based workstations, discontinued in March 2008.

IntelliStation A Pro[edit]

Type 6224 (March 2004 to July 2005)

  • Dual AMD Opteron Models 244, 246, 248, 250 and 256 (no dual-core support)
  • Up to 16 GB PC3200 memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI or SATA150 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Nvidia Quadro NVS 280
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 1100
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 3000
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 4000

Type 6217 (April 2005 to April 2007)

  • Dual AMD Opteron Models 250, 252, 254, 256 or dual-core Model 275, 280 or 285
  • Up to 16 GB PC3200 memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI or SATA150 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Nvidia Quadro NVS 280
    • Nvidia Quadro NVS 285
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 1400
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 1500
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 3400
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 3500
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 4500
    • Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 X2
    • 3DLabs Wildcat Realizm 800

IntelliStation E Pro[edit]

Type 6893 (June 1998 to June 1999)

Type 6893 (March 1999 to June 2000)

Type 6867 (November 1999 to November 2000)


Type 6836/6846 (October 2000 to January 2002)


Type 6204/6214 (September 2001 to September 2002)

Type 6216/6226 (July 2002 to October 2003)

  • Intel Pentium 4 at 2.0, 2.26, 2.4, 2.67 or 2.8 GHz
  • Up to 2 GB PC2100 memory
  • Ultra160 SCSI or ATA100 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Matrox Millennium G450
    • Nvidia Quadro 4 200NVS
    • Nvidia Quadro 4 280NVS
    • Nvidia Quadro 4 580XGL
    • ATI FireGL 8800

IntelliStation M Pro[edit]

Type 6888 (May 1997 to July 1998)

Type 6898 (October 1997 to October 1998)

Type 6889 (July 1998 to June 1999)

Type 6889 (March 1999 to June 2000)

Type 6889 (October 1999 to June 2000)


Type 6849 (November 2000 to June 2002)

  • Intel Pentium 4 at 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 2.0 or 2.2 GHz
  • Ultra160 SCSI or ATA100 HDD
  • Up to 2 GB RDRAM
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Matrox Millennium G450
    • IBM/Diamond Fire GL2
    • IBM/Diamond Fire GL4
    • Nvidia Quadro2 MXR
    • Nvidia Quadro2 Pro
    • Nvidia Quadro4 200NVS
    • ATI FireGL 8800
    • 3Dlabs Wildcat III 6110

Type 6850 (July 2001 to January 2003)

IBM 6850 M-Pro
  • Dual Intel Xeon at 1.5, 1.7, 2.0 or 2.8 GHz
  • Ultra160 SCSI or ATA100 HDD
  • Up to 4 GB RDRAM
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Matrox Millennium G450
    • IBM/Diamond Fire GL4
    • Nvidia Quadro2 Pro
    • Nvidia Quadro4 200NVS
    • ATI FireGL 8800
    • 3DLabs Wildcat III 6110

Type 6231 (November 2001 to July 2002)

Type 6233 (November 2001 to July 2002)

Type 6229 (May 2002 to February 2003)

  • Intel Pentium 4 at 2.4, 2.67 or 2.8 GHz
  • Ultra160 SCSI or ATA100 HDD
  • Up to 2 GB RDRAM
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Matrox Millennium G450
    • Nvidia Quadro4 200NVS
    • Nvidia Quadro4 900XGL
    • ATI FireGL 8800
    • 3DLabs Wildcat III 6110

Type 6219 (November 2002 to October 2003)

  • Intel Pentium 4 at 2.4, 2.67, 2.8 or 3.06 GHz
  • Up to 4 GB PC2100 memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI or ATA100 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Matrox Millennium G450
    • Nvidia Quadro4 280NVS
    • Nvidia Quadro4 580XGL
    • Nvidia Quadro4 980XGL
    • 3DLabs Wildcat4 7110

Type 6220/6230 (July 2003 to March 2005)

  • Intel Pentium 4 at 2.8, 3.0, 3.06, 3.2 or 3.4 GHz
  • Up to 4 GB PC2700 memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI, ATA100 or SATA150 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • graphic adapter options:
    • NVIDIA Quadro4 280NVS
    • NVIDIA Quadro4 580XGL
    • NVIDIA Quadro4 980XGL
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 500
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000

Type 6225 (October 2004 to March 2006)

  • Intel Pentium 4 with Intel 64 (formerly EM64T) at 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 or 3.8 GHz
  • Up to 4 GB PC2-3200 memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI or SATA150 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • graphic adapter options:
    • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400
    • ATI FireGL V3100
    • ATI FireGL V7100
    • 3DLabs Realizm 800

Type 6218 (August 2005)

  • Intel Pentium 4 with Intel 64 (formerly EM64T) at 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 and 3.8 GHz or dual-core 3.2 or 3.4 GHz
  • Up to 8 GB PC2-4200 memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI or SATA300 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • graphic adapter options:
    • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280
    • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
    • ATI FireGL V3100
    • ATI FireGL V7100
    • 3DLabs Realizm 800

Type 9229 (September 2006)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo with E6300, E6400, E6600, E6700 or Q6600 processor
  • Up to 8 GB PC2-5300 memory
  • 3Gbit SAS or SATA300 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • graphic adapter options:
    • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 550
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500

IntelliStation R Pro[edit]

Relabeled IBM eServer xSeries 330 1U rackmount servers. Marketed towards trading floors with very limited floorspace, and wanting central management of the workstations. Remote users could be up to 500ft (152.4 meters) away from the server.

Type 8654 (March 2001 to September 2001)


Type 6851 (August 2001 to July 2002)

IntelliStation Z Pro[edit]

Type 6899 (March 1997 to ??)

Type 6865 (October 1998 to April 2000)

  • Dual Intel Pentium II Xeon at 400, 450, 500 or 550 MHz (100 MHz FSB)
  • Up to 2 GB SDRAM
  • Ultra-2 SCSI HDD
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Matrox Millennium G200
    • Matrox Millennium G400
    • Intergraph Intense3D Pro3400
    • Intergraph Intense3D Pro3400/GA
    • IBM/Diamond Fire GL1
    • 3DLabs Intense 3D Wildcat 4000 (RA and GA)

Type 6866 (January 2000 to March 2002)

  • Dual Intel Pentium III Xeon at 677, 733, 800, 866, 933 MHz, or 1 GHz (133 MHz FSB)
  • Up to 2 GB RDRAM
  • Ultra160 SCSI HDD
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Matrox Millennium G400
    • Matrox Millennium G450
    • IBM/Diamond Fire GL1
    • IBM/Diamond Fire GL2
    • ELSA GLoria II
    • 3DLabs Intense 3D Wildcat 4110
    • 3Dlabs Intense 3D Wildcat 4210
    • NVIDIA Quadro2 MXR

Type 6894 (May 2001 to June 2002)

Type 6221 (November 2002 to February 2005)

IBM 6221 Z-Pro
  • Dual Intel Xeon at 2.4, 2.67, 2.8 or 3.2 GHz
  • Up to 8 GB PC2100 memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI or ATA100 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • Matrox Millennium G450
    • NVIDIA Quadro4 280NVS
    • NVIDIA Quadro4 980XGL
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1100
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3000
    • 3DLabs Wildcat4 7110

Type 6223 (August 2004 to March 2007)

  • Dual Intel Xeon with Intel 64 (formerly EM64T) at 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 or 3.8 GHz
  • Up to 16 GB PC2-3200 memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI or ATA100 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • graphic adapter options:
    • NVIDIA Quadro4 NVS280
    • NVIDIA Quadro4 NVS285
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1300
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3400
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
    • ATI FireGL V7100
    • 3DLabs Wildcat Realizm 800

Type 9228 (June 2006)

  • Dual Intel Xeon Model 5130, 5140, 5150 or 5160
  • Up to 32 GB PC2-5300 memory
  • 3Gbit SAS or SATA300 HDD
  • 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • graphic adapter options:
    • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 550
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500

IntelliStation POWER[edit]

IBM POWER processor based workstations. The POWER 185 and 285 models were the last Power-based workstations from IBM, having been discontinued on 2 January 2009.[1]

IntelliStation POWER 265[edit]

Type 9112-265 (February 2002 to September 2003)

  • Dual POWER3-II processors at 450 MHz
  • Up to 8 GB of memory
  • Ultra160 SCSI HDD
  • 10/100 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • GXT135P (PCI-based Matrox G450 with 32 MB)
    • GXT4500P
    • GXT6500P

IntelliStation POWER 275[edit]

Type 9114-275 (June 2003 to February 2006)

  • Single or Dual Core POWER4+ processors at 1.0 or 1.45 GHz
  • Up to 16 GB of memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI HDD
  • 2 Ethernet ports; one 10/100 Mbit, one 10/100/1000 Mbit
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • GXT135P
    • GXT4500P
    • GXT6500P

IntelliStation POWER 285[edit]

Type 9111-285 (October 2005 to January 2009)

  • Single or Dual Core POWER5+ processor at 1.9 or 2.1 GHz
  • Up to 32 GB of memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI HDD
  • Dual 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • Graphic adapter options:
    • GXT135P
    • GXT4500P
    • GXT6500P

IntelliStation POWER 185[edit]

Type 7047-185 (February 2006 to January 2009)

  • Single or Dual PowerPC 970 processors at 2.5 GHz
  • Up to 8 GB of memory
  • Ultra320 SCSI HDD
  • Dual 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
  • graphic adapter options:
    • GXT135P
    • GXT4500P
    • GXT6500P

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
IBM PC Series 365
IBM PC Series 360
IBM Personal Computers Succeeded by
IBM/Lenovo ThinkCentre

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official IBM Hardware Withdrawal Announcement of IntelliStation POWER 185 and 285.