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 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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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Acromove ServerPack 35 SP3B Review

The Server Pack 35 is Acromove’s portable server family. Unique to the Server Pack 35 compared to other portable servers is that it is a hyperconverged software-defined system (SDS) that packs the biggest punch into the smallest footprint. The combination of compute, storage, and networking gives users everything they need in one portable box that is designed to work in nearly any environment. Aside from physical environment flexibility, the server is also operating-system- / software-application- agnostic.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro 2049U-TR4 SuperServer Solution for SAP HANA

Supermicro demonstrated its new solution for SAP HANA for scale-up in-memory environments at SAPPHIRE NOW, Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando on May 7 to 9. Based on the Supermicro 4-Way MP server, the 2U, 4-Way 2049U-TR4 SuperServer allows for real-time On Line Transaction Processing (OLTP) and On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) on the same system. SAP HANA (or high-performance analytic appliance) is an in-memory, column-oriented database technology that promotes the processing of enormous amounts of real-time data very quickly.

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by Brian Beeler

Cisco Details Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Pricing

This week marks the start of order taking for most server vendors that announced support for Second Generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs as well as Intel Optane DC persistent memory. At launch, Intel was quiet on suggested pricing for persistent memory modules, opting to give ultimate pricing control to their system provider partners. While we have seen grey market pricing for PMEM leak out over the last several days, Cisco is one of the first to publicly show pricing in their UCS server configurator. 

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro Announces Support for 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Processors to Server and Storage Systems

Super Micro Computer has announced that their its entire portfolio of X11 servers, storage systems and Server Building Block Solutions are now fully optimized to support 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The company also announced new accompanying innovations, including Intel Optane DC persistent memory (to increase memory capacity and affordability) and Intel Deep Learning Boost (to increase AI acceleration efficiency). Supermicro claims this with bring improved data center performance by 35% and a reduction of up to 50% in TCO. It is expected to have less impact on the environment as well.

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by Tom Fenton

VM Density Value Specialized Second Generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs

On April 2nd, 2019, Intel announced the release of the second generation of their Xeon Scalable CPUs. During the announcement they said that they had over 50 unique CPUs based on this technology. They did this in order to create CPUs to address very specific workloads. The CPUs that they announced ranged from a Xeon Bronze 3204 which has 6 cores to a Xeon Platinum 9282 which has 56 cores. In between there are a few specialty CPUs; in this article we will look the Xeon Gold 6262V and 6222V, which Intel tags as VM Density Value Specialized CPUs.

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by Brian Beeler

Supermicro SuperServer with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory First Look Review

The Supermicro SuperServer 1029U-TN10RT is a 1U dual-processor complete system. Supermicro designed the SuperServer to address a slew of popular use cases like virtualization, databases, cloud computing and others that can benefit from high density compute power. The system has been updated to support second generation Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and it's one of the first to ship with support for Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules.

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