by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Cisco UCS Mini Review

Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) is designed with the idea of unifying and simplifying the data center. Customers should be able to deploy servers quickly with less overall infrastructure all with unified management through UCS Manger. The Cisco UCS Mini takes the UCS blade server system, houses it into one 6U chassis, the Cisco UCS 5100, and optimizes it for remote and branch offices. The Mini offers servers, storage, and 10 Gigabit networking in a very dense form factor.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Expands Its HPC Portfolio

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced new solutions centered around deep learning systems, high-performance computing (HPC), and financial industry (FSI) applications. These new solutions are workload optimized compute platforms that are designed to accelerate customer innovation and time-to-value.

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by Adam Armstrong

Lenovo Refreshes Its Dual Processor Workstations

The latest release of Intel Xeon Processors is seeing lots of vendors refresh their devices with these new CPUs to get higher core counts and more performance out of them. Not wanting to be left out, Lenovo is also refreshing its dual processor workstations, including the ThinkStation P910 and ThinkStation P710, with the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors. Lenovo states that the workstations will now run 22% faster than the previous generation.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TBS-453A M.2 SSD-based NASbook Now Available

QNAP Systems has released the TBS-453A NASbook, which is touted as the world’s first M.2 SSD-based NAS. The TBS-453A provides users with full NAS functionalities and RAID protection in an ultra-compact size. It also acts as a physical network switch to share network access with multiple users and features a near-silent design, dual HDMI output, and 4K display.

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by Lyle Smith

Dell Precision 7510 Mobile Workstation Review

The Dell Precision 15 7510, just like the tower form-factor Precision Tower 7810 we reviewed last year, is a performance-driven workstation that is equipped with some serious processing capabilities. It leverages 6th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7, and the industry’s first ever mobile Intel Xeon processor, giving users options for virtually any power requirements they need. If you couple this with its maximum of 64GB of DDR4-2133MHz RAM, this mobile workstation packs quite the performance punch.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Refreshes HP Z Workstations & Announces Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe SSD

HP has announced an upgrade to three products from its line of HP Z Workstations, focusing on blending increased system expandability, higher-speed memory and multicore updates to power the most demanding workflows. HP Z Workstations specifically built to handle the constraints of compute-intensive industries, such as media and entertainment, graphic design, CAD, architecture, photography, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, scientific imaging, and oil and gas exploration. HP has also announced the HP Z Turbo Drive G2 1TB PCIe SSD, which is touted as their fastest Z Turbo Drive solution to date.

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by Lyle Smith

TYAN to Demonstrate its 4U, 4x GPU FT76-B7922 Platform

TYAN will be demonstrating their newest 4U, 4x GPU FT76-B7922 platform at the NVIDIA 2016 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. Featuring up to 4x NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerators, 4x Intel Xeon E7-8800/E7-4800 v3 processors, 96x DDR4 DIMM slots, and 8x 2.5" SAS 12Gb/s HDDs or SSDs, the TYAN FT76-B7922 offers highly parallelized application deployment for various high-performance computing segments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Releases Its New Xeon Processor E5-2600 v4 Product Family

As several of our news stories and one review have pointed out earlier today, Intel has released a new “tick” processor the Xeon E5-2600 v4 Broadwell product family. As with all new processor releases, this one centers around increased performance and efficiency. The performance increase is designed to affect a wide range of workloads and, according to Intel, it provides an array of new technologies for more efficient virtualization, smarter resource orchestration, and enhanced protection of systems and data.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Expands Its Portfolio Of SSDs

Along with releasing its latest Xeon processor series today, Intel is also expanding its portfolio of SSDs. Intel’s latest SSD are aimed at Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), as well as consumer and enterprise Applications. The new SSDs were unveiled during Intel’s Cloud Day event today. Intel revealed several new SSDs including their first 3D NAND drive and their first dual-port PCIe SSD using NVMe protocol.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Dell PowerEdge 13G R730 Server with Intel Broadwell Review

Intel has released more of its “tick” Broadwell 14nm processors. As with all Intel processor releases these new Broadwell CPUs aim to bring better performance to the servers that use them. Dell has refreshed its PowerEdge R730 servers (review of the R730 before the refresh) and has run a series of benchmarks to highlight the difference customers can expect from the updated processors. Dell was nice enough to share their testing and results with us but we are always more inclined to run our own tests to see how well something works, which we have, leveraging the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family. 

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