Server reviews profile a wide range of servers, from standard 1U and 2U offerings from the likes of Dell, HP, Lenovo and others, to customized solutions being proposed for the Open Compute Project. When reviewing compute servers we evaluate the hardware with an eye toward storage specific needs like PCIe slot configuration, thermals and power consumption. When possible we also review servers in clusters to create real world usage scenarios for storage performance testing.
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Dell PowerEdge FX2 (FD332 & FC830) Review

Dell recently announced that it has expanded FX2 architecture to include two new server blocks and a new storage block. At its launch, and in our initial review, the FX2 had FC630 and FM120x4 compute blocks. This time we will be taking a closer look at the new FD332 storage block and the FC830 server block. The FD332 gives users the ability to uniquely add storage density by pulling the sled out and adding drives to its side. The FC830 enables users to have up to 8 cores in a single 2U enclosure. 

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by Adam Armstrong

SRC Commercially Launches Reconfigurable Hyperscale Server

Today SRC Computers announced the commercial availability of its reconfigurable server for hyperscale centers and web operations, the Saturn 1 Server. SRC claims that the Saturn 1 Server can perform 100 times faster than traditional microprocessors while using much lower power.

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by Lyle Smith

QCT Announces Three New Storage Servers

QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) has unveiled the QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH, T21P-4U, and T21SR-2U, three new storage solutions that are designed to accommodate a variety of storage applications ranging from tiering, scale out cloud storage to large-scale, high-computing enterprise applications. All three hybrid, ultra-dense, and converged storage platforms will be on display at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2015 event.

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by Lyle Smith

Unisys ClearPath Dorado 8300 Series Announced

Unisys has announced the new high-end ClearPath Dorado 8300 Series of systems, which are touted by the company as the most powerful members of the Dorado line. These new systems offer clients with expanded options for creating cost-efficient, open, highly available and secure environments for mission-critical applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

QLogic and Cavium Deliver Accelerated Performance For Enterprise & Cloud Applications

QLogic Inc. is collaborating with Cavium Inc. to develop a joint solution aimed at accelerating performance enterprise storage, cloud storage, and Big Data storage applications. The solution is a combination of QLogic’s low latency 25Gb Ethernet (25GbE) RDMA-enabled NICs (RNICs) and Cavium’s high-performance 48 core ThunderX processors. Not only will customers see accelerate performance in bid data application such as Ceph and Hadoop, they will also have more flexibility and a better total cost of ownership.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Releases X10 3U MicroCloud

Super micro Computer Inc. announced it is debuting its new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution. This new solution supports Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W TDP) and is optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration, data center, cloud, and HPC environments.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces a Slate of New Compute Platforms for Big Data

HP has announced new and enhanced purpose-built Compute platforms and solutions designed to help customers leverage all data assets for faster decision making, improved operational efficiency and direct content monetization. Included in these new platforms and solutions are: HP Apollo 2000; the HP Apollo 4000 Systems family; the HP Big Data Reference Architecture; HP Integrity Superdome X; and the HP ProLiant DL580, DL560 and BL660c Gen9 servers. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Diablo’s MCS Architecture Integrated Into Lenovo X6 Servers

Today Diablo Technologies announced that its Memory Channel Storage (MCS) would be integrated into the latest edition of Lenovo’s X6 Server. The MCS architecture that will be used in the Lenovo X6 servers is the eXFlash, not to be confused with the UltraDIMM that has been at the center of litigation between Diablo and Netlist. Lenovo’s X6 servers systems can support up to 32 400GB eXFlash DIMMs per system for a total capacity of 12.8TB.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Announces New Offerings For Datacenters

Today Dell Inc. announced several storage offerings aimed at helping businesses cost-effectively adapt and scale their data centers to keep pace with increasing IT demands. Dell address both current and future methods of dealing with the massive growth of data with new entry-level array series, Dell Storage SCv2000 Series, higher performing dense storage arrays, Dell Storage PS6610 Series, and enhanced software capabilities and new SDS appliances, Dell Storage with Microsoft Storage Spaces.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Introduces New Solutions To Maximize Performance In Microsoft Business Environments

Today at Microsoft Unite, Dell Inc. introduced a series of new solutions that are aimed at increasing performance and productivity in Microsoft business environments. Dell is introducing Dell Appliance for Wyse – vWorkspace, a desktop virtualization appliance, Migration Manager for Enterprise Social, to centralizes social media user collaboration, and Dell is announcing that its PowerEdge R930 server is able to run Microsoft workloads with ease. These new solutions will help customers securely and effectively access Windows applications, easily access and manage virtual desktops, manage social networks, and improve productivity.

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