by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

Supermicro

Super Micro Computer, Inc, know as Supermicro, is an Information Technology (IT) company that specializes in a variety of IT devices such as servers, storage, blades, rack solutions, and networking for enterprise IT, data center, virtualization, cloud computing, high-performance computing (HPC), big data, and embedded markets.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Exos X16 16TB HDD Review

Seagate continues to expand the capacity of their HDDs with the launch of the Exos X16 family earlier this year. As the second name implies, the capacity of these drives runs up to 16TB. The massive capacity in a 3.5” form factor can supply up to 33% more petabytes per rack, compared to 12TB drives. This would make the Exos X16 an ideal choice for hyperscale applications/cloud data centers, scale-out data centers, Big Data applications, and distributed files systems such as Hadoop and Ceph. The drives also have a 14TB version available. 

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by Blaise Robitaille

What is Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure (CDI)?

Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) is the move away from complex configuration and management of IT infrastructure to an easier to manage and significantly more streamlined management and deployment model.

Disaggregation happens by pooling hardware fabrics such as network, storage and compute into “resource” pools that are then managed by software. This allows for real time allocation of infrastructure resources that is independent from one another and that can be scaled up and down based on the individual needs of the application.

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by Michael Rink

Amazon Releases AWS Lake Formation

On August 8th, Amazon Web Services released AWS Lake Formation, a data lake service. Many customers were already using Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) for their data lake, so Lake Formation might best be viewed as a set of tools to make an Amazon data lake less expensive and more user-friendly. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Samsung Announces SSD & RAM Support For AMD EPYC 7002

Today Samsung Electronics, Ltd., announced that its Samsung PM1733 PCIe Gen4 Solid State Drive (SSD) and high density RDIMM and LRDIMM DRAM for the AMD EPYC 7002 Generation Processors. Since AMD launched its second generation EPYC Processor (codenamed Rome and also known as EPYC 7002), several vendors have announced support for the promising new technology. 

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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

AMD EPYC Rome 7002 Series Launched

Today at a launch event in San Francisco, AMD announced the launch of its second generation EPYC Processors, EPYC Rome 7002 series. The new CPUs are 7nm and have up to 64 “Zen 2” cores, 128 threads and leverage PCIe Gen4, making them the first x86 server processor to do so. Along with greater performance, the AMD EPYC Rome 7002 processers come with silicon embedded protection for added security. 

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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 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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