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.
by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Announces vComputeServer Software

Today NVIDIA announced its new vComputeServer software. Through a partnership with VMware, these new technologies are said to bring GPU virtualization to AI, Deep Learning, and Data Science. Customers will be able to seamlessly migrate AI workloads on GPUs between customer data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS. The announcement today not only supports VMware vSphere, but also KVM-based hypervisors including Red Hat and Nutanix.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Now Offers AMD EPYC 7002 Servers

Since the launch of AMD’s new EPYC Rome 7002 CPUs several vendors have jumped on the bandwagon of support. Super Micro Computer, Inc. is the latest to announce support with its new family of H12 generation A+ Servers. Not only does Supermicro support the second generation EPYC CPUs with this server family, they too, were able to set world records using it. 

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by Lyle Smith

TYAN AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processor Based Server Platforms Announced

TYAN has announced performance-driven 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processor-based server platforms for the modern datacenter. Among TYAN’s first offerings in this new line are a 2U single-socket Transport SX TS65-B8036 server and the single-socket Tomcat SX S8036 server motherboard. Both platforms feature AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors and are touted by TYAN to boost datacenter performance by its increased memory speed and use of PCIe 4.0.

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by Adam Armstrong

GIGABYTE R272-Z32 AMD EPYC Rome Server Review

As AMD rolled out their new EPYC Rome 7002 CPU series today several vendors have announced servers that support the new technology, including GIGABYTE. In fact, GIGABYTE has released an entire series of rack servers that support the EPYC Rome, the R-Series. The R-series is a general-purpose server family with a balance of resources. The series offers both 1U and 2U servers with a variety for storage media combinations. For this particular review we will be looking at the GIGABYTE R272-Z32 Server sporting 24 U.2 NVMe bays.

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by Michael Rink

Lenovo Releases Servers Running New AMD Rome 7002 Series CPUs

Today Lenovo released two new server platforms in tandem with AMD's unveiling of their EPYC 7002 "Rome" series processors. Both the ThinkSystem SR635 and ThinkSystem SR655 server platforms run on the brand new AMD EPYC7002 series processors. Lenovo was founded in 1984 is well known for its endpoint solutions as well as their infrastructure solutions like ThinkSystem servers and the ThinkAgile software-defined portfolio.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE ProLiant With AMD EPYC Rome Breaks Several World Records

Today Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that with an HPE ProLiant DL 325 and an HPE ProLiant DL385 equipped with the new AMD EPYC processors, it was able to hit 37 world records in benchmark results. Obviously, with this announcement, HPE is also clearly stating its support for the new AMD EYPC Rome 7002 processors. HPE states that it will triple the number of AMD EPYC equipped products in its portfolio over the next 18 months. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

AMD EPYC Rome Server CPU

AMD EPYC Rome is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2019. The second generation server processors which have been codenamed "Rome" include up to 64 “Zen 2” cores (128 threads), increased instructions-per-cycle and leadership compute, I/O and memory bandwidth, according to AMD. AMD is very clear about their plans for Rome, they're making a direct assault on the data center, where Intel's architecture reigns supreme. Read more

by Marshall Gunnell

Tyan Announces Thunder SX TN76-B7102 Edge Server

TYAN announced today at the annual Computex event in Taipei the completion of its GPU server line with the release of the Thunder SX TN76-B7102 edge server. The TN76-B7102, a 2U dual-socket 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based storage platform, supports up to four NVIDIA T4, 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, and maximum expansion up to 8 standard PCIe slots. It aims to provide improved process and response times to data through its low-latency architecture between device and analytics endpoints.

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by Lyle Smith

iXsystems Recertifies TrueNAS X-Series and M-Series for VMware

iXsystems has announced the recertification of their TrueNAS X-Series and M-Series platforms for VMware vSphere and ESXi, adding a new plugin for vCenter 6.5 and 6.7 and support for the VMFS6 file system release. With TrueNAS, organizations can have both all-flash and hybrid builds. Separate systems can be used in large scale deployments, while a single system can have both an all-flash pool and a hybrid pool in smaller-scale deployments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Atos Launches BullSequana Edge

Today at Atos Technology Days, Atos launched what it calls the world’s highest performing edge computing server, the BullSequana Edge. The BullSequana brings all of its performance to manage data on the edge, specifically to securely manage IoT. The new server is aimed at industries such as manufacturing 4.0, autonomous vehicles, healthcare, and retail/airport security.

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