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Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2 & SR850 V2 Servers Launched

by Adam Armstrong
Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2

Today the Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announced that it was launching new servers that support the 3rd generation of Intel Scalable Processors. The new servers include the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2 and SR850 V2. These new offerings take advantage of the performance and memory enhancements of the new Intel CPUs and are ideal for AI, analytics, and maximizing something like SAP HANA.

Today the Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) announced that it was launching new servers that support the 3rd generation of Intel Scalable Processors. The new servers include the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2 and SR850 V2. These new offerings take advantage of the performance and memory enhancements of the new Intel CPUs and are ideal for AI, analytics, and maximizing something like SAP HANA.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2

While data is growing an unprecedented scale, analyzing it is where the real insights can be found. Data has been said to be the new gold rush, but the value in the data is typically not apparent on the surface level. Analyzing such huge volumes of data is a challenge that needs to be addressed. This is where Lenovo comes in with its new Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2 & SR850 V2 servers as well as the ThinkSystem DM7100 storage system. The new servers are all about high-end processing and memory capabilities and come with twice the NVMe storage capacity of their predecessors.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2 & SR850 V2 Servers include the following benefits:

  • The new 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based systems in the ThinkSystem SR860 V2 and SR850 V2 enable more rapid data ingest capabilities to help tackle the growing volume of data coming into the data center. Featuring improved AI acceleration with Intel Deep Learning Boost enhanced with bfloat16, these new CPUs were purpose built to accelerate data insights.
  • The SR860 V2 leverages enhanced Intel Deep Learning Boost as well as new GPU rich configurations to manage next-generation AI workloads, allowing customers to focus efforts on unstructured datasets to drive new insights.
  • The DM7100 software includes integrated hybrid cloud data tiering and management for secure and efficient data management in public and private cloud solutions. The cloud capability enables customers to build backup and high availability capability for analytic workloads.
  • The ThinkSystem DM7100 storage systems’ new remote deployment offerings drive improved time to production, value, cost efficiency, less data center disruption and more.
  • To handle the increase in the variety of data being collected, Lenovo Intelligent Insights with SAP Data Intelligence powered by ThinkSystem SR860 V2 and SR850 V2 featuring Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series, make it possible to utilize structured and unstructured data from multiple sources, such as cloud data stores, data lakes, smart devices, sensors and other IoT available for greater business insights.
  • When combined with Lenovo DB fiber channel switches, customers can now achieve end-to-end NVMe deployment, delivering higher throughput and up to a 50 percent reduction in latency.
  • Customers will experience Lenovo’s Premier Support, which works to ensure positive customer experience, better response and consistent uptime.
  • Introduction of GPU support on the ThinkSystem SR860 V2 server (four double-wide 300W or eight single-wide GPUs) ideal for handling AI workloads, power VDI deployments and data analytics.
  • Increased onboard storage on the ThinkSystem SR850 V2 and SR860 V2 from 24 to 48 2.5”2 drives, improving the rate at which data can be consumed and improving performance for data-intensive applications such as large databases.
  • The ThinkSystem DM7100 can scale up to 21PB effective storage or scale out to 264 PB of effective storage, protecting the customer investment by allowing for seamless future growth.

Looking into the individual devices announced today, first up the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2. This server aims to deliver affordable scalability for workloads such as SAP HANA in-memory computing, transactional databases, analytics, big data, and enterprise resource planning tasks.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2 key specifications

Form Factor4U
ProcessorsTwo or four 3rd-generation Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family CPUs, up to 250W; Mesh topology with 6x UPI links
MemoryUp to 12TB of TruDDR4 memory in 48x slots
Memory speeds up to 3200MHz at 2 DIMMs per channel
Supports Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series
ExpansionUp to 14x PCIe 3.0 expansion slots
Front: VGA, 1x USB 3.1, 1x USB 2.0
Rear: 2x USB 3.1, Serial port, VGA port, 1GbE dedicated management port
Internal StorageUp to 48x 2.5-inch drives
Supports up to 24x NVMe drives (16x with 1:1 connection); 2x 7mm or2x M.2 drives for boot
GPU SupportUp to 4x double-wide 300W GPUs (NVIDIA V100S) or 8x single-wide 70W GPUs (NVIDIA T4)
Network InterfaceDedicated OCP 3.0 slot supporting 1GbE, 10GbE or 25GbEPowerUp to 4x Platinum or Titanium hot-swap power supplies; N+N and N+1 redundancy supported
High AvailabilityTPM 1.2/2.0; PFA; hot-swap/redundant drives and power supplies; redundant fans; internal light path diagnostic LEDs; front-access diagnostics via dedicated USB port; optional integrated diagnostic LCD panel
RAID SupportOnboard SATA with SW RAID, Support for ThinkSystem PCIe RAID/HBA cards
ManagementLenovo XClarity Controller; Redfish support
OS SupportMicrosoft, Red Hat, SUSE, VMware
Limited Warranty1-year and 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9×5

Built for more standard workloads is the LenovoThinkSystem SR850 V2. This server focuses on areas such as database and virtualization.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR850 V2 key specifications

Form Factor2U
ProcessorsTwo or four 3rd-generation Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family CPUs, up to 250W; Mesh topology with 6x UPI links
MemoryUp to 12TB of TruDDR4 memory in 48x slots
Memory speeds up to 3200MHz at 2 DIMMs per channel
Supports Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series
ExpansionUp to 7x PCIe 3.0 expansion slots
Front: VGA, 1x USB 3.1, 1x USB 2.0
Rear: 2x USB 3.1, Serial port, VGA port, 1GbE dedicated management port
Internal StorageUp to 24x 2.5-inch drives
Supports up to 24x NVMe drives (16x with 1:1 connection); 2x 7mmdrives for boot
Network InterfaceDedicated OCP 3.0 slot supporting 1GbE, 10GbE or 25GbEPower2x Platinum or Titanium hot-swap power supplies; N+N redundancy supported
High AvailabilityTPM 1.2/2.0; PFA; hot-swap/redundant drives and power supplies; redundant fans; internal light path diagnostic LEDs; front-access diagnostics via dedicated USB port; optional diagnostic LCD panel
RAID SupportOnboard SATA with SW RAID; Support for ThinkSystem PCIe RAID/HBA cards
ManagementLenovo XClarity Controller; Redfish support
OS SupportMicrosoft, Red Hat, SUSE, VMware
Limited Warranty1-year and 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9×5

Availability

Select configurations for the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR860 V2, SR850 V2 and DM7100 solutions are available no through the Lenovo TruScale elastic service.

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