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 Lyle Smith

Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 Review (Intel Scalable 2nd Gen)

The new PowerEdge R640 is Dell’s dual-socket server platform designed for use cases such as dense software-defined storage, application tier service providers, dense private cloud, virtualization and high-performance computing (HPC). This is not to be confused with the previous Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 we reviewed last year. The lastest version is outfitted with two 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, opening up uses cases such as HPC. 

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by Adam Armstrong

SC19 Bits

Our News Bits is a roundup that typically covers news pieces that are just small in content, not in impact. This gives content room to breathe even if it comes in less than what we normally cover. This week SC19 took place in Denver, Colorado. While we covered the major announcements from GIGABYTE,AMD,TYAN,NVIDIA, and Dell EMC, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Viking, DDN, NetApp, and Marvell.

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by Adam Armstrong

TYAN Launches 2nd Gen Intel Xeon HPC & Storage Servers At SC19

This week at SC19 in Denver, Colorado, TYAN exhibited its HPC, AI, storage and cloud server platforms. As we covered earlier this week, TYAN released several new solutions leveraging AMD EPYC Rome CPUs. The company also announced new solutions based off of the 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. 

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by Michael Rink

Dell EMC Server Announcements from SC19

Today, at Supercomputing 2019, Dell made a slew of announcements. The company released two new Dell EMC Ready Solutions, announced a Ready Solutions for AI validated design due next month and announced new GPU and FPGA options for its PowerEdge Servers that are slated for sometime early next year.

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by Adam Armstrong

TYAN Launches AMD EPYC HPC & Storage Servers At SC19

Today at SC19 in Denver, Colorado, TYAN announced its newest lineup of HPC and storage server platforms that are based off of the AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors. The new lineup is aimed to deliver maximum performance and is aimed at the datacenter. 

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by Adam Armstrong

GIGABYTE Releases 7 GPU Servers

Today GIGABYTE released seven new GPU heavy servers to cater to current and upcoming AI needs. These new servers have some of the highest GPU density on the market. While artificial intelligence is the first thing that comes to mind, the servers are also ideal for deep learning, scientific analysis and simulation, VDI or video streaming. GIGABYTE will be at SC19 at Booth 617, Denver Convention Center during November 18 to 21 in Denver, Colorado.

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by Lyle Smith

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR950 Review

The Lenovo 4U ThinkSystem SR950 is a built for the most resource-intensive and mission-critical workloads. This massive iron is considered one of the company’s flagship servers, focusing heavily on continuous operation and “always-on” reliability coupled with several levels of resiliency to protect data. This enterprise-class server is designed for those that need four or more processors, a ton of memory, and a range of I/O connections. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Qumulo Expands Portfolio On HPE Apollo Gen10

Today Qumulo announced a refresh of its fully integrated file storage solutions. Qumulo will be leveraging Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Apollo 4200 Gen10 servers and the performance they can bring. The two companies state that the combined solutions will provide enterprise organizations scalable, software-defined file storage with deep data visibility into unstructured data workloads that scale-across on-prem, hybrid and cloud environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Intel Xeon E-2200 Family Released

Today Intel released its latest processor family, the Intel Xeon E-2200 processors. This new CPU family is aimed at entry-level servers for small to medium businesses. Intel states that the E-2200 family can also enhance cloud security for service providers. 

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 Server Review

The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 one-socket 1U rack profile server is highlighted by its 2nd-gen AMD EPYC 7000 Series processor, which significantly increases performance compared to the previous generation AMD EYPC CPU. It has been a while since we reviewed a server from the ProLiant line (the last being the DL360), so we were eager to get our hands on this thing and see what it can do. As such, HPE has put a huge focus on intelligent automation, security and optimization for its newest iteration of the power-driven server line, adding more cores and faster memory bandwidth. The DL325 also server offers up to 8 SFF, 10 SFF, and 4 LFF drive configurations and 3 PCIe 3.0 slots for further expansion.

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