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3 Days Later... Roblox Identifies Root Cause + Solution!

3 Days Later… Roblox Is Finally Up + Running Again!

Three days after they fell off the face of the Earth, Roblox is finally UP and RUNNING again!

Roblox’s CEO explains what happened…

 

3 Days Later… Roblox Is Finally Up + Running Again!

Ever since Roblox went down on 29 October 2021, they have been saying that they are “making progress” and even “identified an underlying internal cause of the outage“.

But frustrated kids… and adults who are kids at heart, spent the weekend walking around like zombies because they could no longer get their fix of Arsenal or Piggy.

Just kidding! Many of them turned to Minecraft or Among Us, because who can go a weekend without games?

Anyway…. 3 days later… Roblox finally announced that they “identified root cause and solution” and “are working on getting things back online“.

And about 7 hours later, they managed to get Roblox up and running globally!

 

Roblox CEO On What Happened…

Roblox founder and CEO, David Baszucki, later shared a little on what happened and why it took them so long to get the problems fixed.

  • it was a combination of several factors
  • there was a subtle bug in their backend service communications that is triggered under heavy load
  • a core system in their infrastructure became overwhelmed
  • it was not due to external traffic or any particular experience (e.g. Chipotle promotion)
  • the failure was due to the growth in the number of servers in their datacenters

So it looks like it really did not involve whacking their servers with a crowbar, or praying to them…

The good news is – there has been NO LOSS of player’s data, and your Roblox experience should be fully back to normal!

 

3 Days Earlier… Roblox Went Down HARD

Here’s a quick round-up of what happened three days ago, for people who have no freaking idea what happened.

A couple of days ago, Chipotle announced that they would open a virtual restaurant in Roblox, which will give away free burritos, virtual costumes and exclusive items. There’s even a fun Boorito Maze to try out!

But about 30 minutes after that Chipotle event kicked off, Roblox started experiencing problems, which snowballed until their entire platform and website fell off the face of the Earth.

That was THREE DAYS AGO… and since then, all we know is that they have been working hard to figure out what went wrong, and no, it was not Chipotle’s fault.

Read more : Roblox Down More Than 2 Days, Not Because Of Chipotle!

 

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CD PROJEKT RED Hack : Source Codes + Docs Stolen!

CD PROJEKT RED just had their source codes and internal documents stolen in a MAJOR HACK, and they may all end up being leaked!

 

CD PROJEKT RED Hack : Source Codes Stolen, Servers Encrypted!

On 9 February 2021, CD PROJEKT RED announced that their data – including source codes and internal documents – were stolen in a hack, and could possibly be leaked.

Their servers were also encrypted in a secondary ransomware attack by the same hackers, but they had backups of the encrypted data.

CD PROJEKT RED publicly ruled out negotiating with the hackers, or giving in to their demands.

This would likely mean that their source codes and internal documents will eventually be released publicly by the hackers.

The only silver lining – CD PROJEKT RED noted that they do not have any evidence that the personal data of their employees were accessed or stolen.

 

CD PROJEKT RED Hack : The Hackers’ Threats

According to the ransom note left on their servers, the hackers stole :

  • FULL source codes for Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, GWENT and the unreleased version of Witcher 3.
  • ALL of their internal documents on accounting, administration, legal, HR, investor relations and more

They also encrypted all of their CD PROJEKT RED’s servers, but acknowledged that they would most likely recover the data from their backups.

The hackers are giving the CD PROJEKT RED team 48 hours to contact them to negotiate.

If there is no agreement, they threaten to sell or leak the source codes, and release their internal documents to the media.

They claim that the internal documents will make CD PROJEKT RED look bad, causing their stock prices to fall and their investors will lose trust in them.

 

CD PROJEKT RED : Official Statement On Hack

This is the official statement by CD PROJEKT RED on the hack :

Yesterday we discovered that we have become a victim of a targeted cyber attack, due to which some of our internal systems have been compromised.

An unidentified actor gained unauthorized access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD PROJEKT capital group, and left a ransom note the content of which we release to the public. Although some devices in our network have been encrypted, our backups remain intact. We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring the data.

We will not give in to the demands nor negotiate with the factor, being aware that this may eventually lead to the release of the compromised data. We are taking necessary steps to mitigate the consequences of such a release, in particular by approaching any parties that may be affected due to the breach.

We are still investigating the incident, however at this t time we can confirm that – to the best of our knowledge – the compromised systems did not contain any personal data of our players or users of our services.

We have already approached the relevant authorities, including law enforcement and the President of the Personal Data Protection Office, as well as IT forensic specialists, and we will closely cooperate with them in order to fully investigate the incident.

 

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NTT Launches Fifth Data Center In Malaysia – Cyberjaya 5!

NTT Ltd just launched their fifth data centre in Malaysia – Cyberjaya 5 (CBJ5)!

Here is a quick look at what NTT Cyberjaya 5 offers!

 

NTT Launches Fifth Data Center In Malaysia – Cyberjaya 5

On 3 February 2021, NTT Ltd announced the launch of their fifth data center in Malaysia – Cyberjaya 5 (CBJ5).

Located within the NTT Cyberjaya Campus, this new 107,000 square feet data center is designed for hyperscalers and high-end enterprises in Malaysia’s growing digital economy.

CBJ5 supports 6.5 megawatts of flexible and scalable power, and boasts a Tier IV-ready, compact and modular design, with a cooling wall system that handles up to 15 kilowatts per rack.

NTT clients will have greater access to flexible, scalable and secure infrastructure in Malaysia – a regional data center hub.

“The demand for data storage and managed hosting services is expected to grow exponentially across Malaysia. This fifth data center will meet the expanding needs of organizations to reach their digital business objectives, in particular the FSI sector, as our data center complies with the Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) guideline set by Bank Negara Malaysia. We hope to play a key role in providing the vital data capacity at a high speed to keep Malaysia’s digital ecosystems and the digital economy ticking.” said Henrick Choo, CEO, NTT Ltd. in Malaysia.

 

NTT Cyberjaya 5 : Part Of Strategic ASEAN Hub

CBJ5 is connected to the existing Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) and Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) cable system, and will eventually be linked to the upcoming MIST cable system.

The MIST cable system will be available by end 2022 and it is a strategic joint venture for international submarine cables in South East Asia, with Orient Link Pte. Ltd.. It will enable NTT Ltd. to expand its offerings into India and beyond, while the ASE and APG cable systems provide global connectivity from Asia to United States.

This new expansion in Malaysia is part of NTT Global Data Centres division’s growth strategy. Malaysia is a prime data centre market in the ASEAN region, due to the abundant availability of resources, and favourable government policies.

“NTT places Asia Pacific as a tactical key region, and Malaysia – a strategic hub for the submarine cables operated by NTT such as the new MIST cable system, as well as the existing Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) and Asia Pacific Gateway (APG). Furthermore, CBJ5 will drive business opportunities in Asia through the upcoming MIST cable system which will link all our large-scale data centers in the region. Our continued commitment to Malaysia will help position NTT as a technologically innovative leader to address the industries of the future,” said Ryuichi Matsuo, Executive Vice President for NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centers division.

“The pandemic also illustrated the importance of effective connectivity and reliable infrastructure to ensure business continuity. NTT’s global data center platform offers flexible, scalable and secure infrastructure along with a full-stack of customizable solutions that clients can utilize to support their digital transformation needs and maintain critical applications in a comprehensive, hybrid IT environment,” he concluded.

 

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NTT To Build 5th Data Centre In Cyberjaya, Malaysia!

NTT Limited just announced that they will construct their 5th data centre at the NTT Cyberjaya Campus in Malaysia!

Here are the details…

 

NTT To Build 5th Data Centre In Cyberjaya, Malaysia

As part of their expansion plans, NTT will build their fifth data centre at their Cyberjaya campus in Malaysia. This Tier-4 ready, compact and modular data centre, called CBJ5, is scheduled to be complete in 2020.

Once it comes online, NTT says that it will provide their clients with “a flexible and scalable power and cooling solution coupled with an industry leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) that is the first of its kind in Malaysia.

This announcement comes after Malaysia’s Budget 2020 was tabled, with a focus on driving economic growth through digital transformation. There will be additional grants and incentives for organisations to digitally transform their businesses.

As such, NTT believes there will be increased demand for their services, which CBJ5 will be ready to fulfil.

“CBJ5 is designed to meet the requirements of hyperscalers and high-end enterprises, especially those that require solid power management capabilities. CBJ5 is able to accommodate progressive power increments and cooling of up to 10kW/rack. This is revolutionary as it will allow our clients to maximize the power resources in their chosen data center,” said Henrick Choo, CEO, Malaysia for NTT Ltd.

 

NTT Data Centre Capabilities

With CBJ5, NTT aims to become the leading Digital Infrastructure Provider in Malaysia, attracting both domestic and global traffic into its carrier-neutral data centre campus that also includes NTT’s global Tier-1 IP network, Multi-Cloud Connect platform and domestic Internet Exchange.

The NTT Cyberjaya Campus  features a high-density fibre network facilitating inter-connection among our clients to create a digital supply chain ecosystem.

Bank Negara Malaysia recently announced a set of guidelines defining Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) for financial institutions, meaning security becomes a crucial consideration as they are now responsible for the safety of the bank’s information infrastructure, systems and data.

NTT will address these new requirements by working together with financial institutions, so they are able to comply to BNM’s guideline. Henrick also stated that security will be heightened as the company grows.

“NTT’s physical data center access control will be increased to safeguard all data center blocks within the NTT Cyberjaya Campus. We will also be introducing smart security technology integrating Visitor Management Systems with facial recognition technology. Essentially, we will double our security cover with the two combined,” he added.

NTT clients are able to choose from multiple architectures from on-premise, to cloud and even multi-cloud. All solutions will come with managed security solutions to offer data protection while minimising business disruptions.

 

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3rd Gen X-Dragon Architecture by Alibaba Cloud Explained!

At the Apsara Conference 2019, Alibaba Cloud announced that they will be introducing the 3rd Gen X-Dragon Architecture for their cloud servers!

Here is a quick PRIMER on the new 3rd Gen X-Dragon Architecture!

 

What Is X-Dragon?

X-DragonShenlong in Chinese – is a proprietary bare metal server architecture developed by Alibaba Cloud for their cloud computing requirements.

Built around a custom X-Dragon MOC card, it delivers what Alibaba Cloud calls Elastic Compute Service (ECS) capability in a bare metal server.

The ECS bare metal instances it offers combine the benefits of bare metal servers, and virtual machines.

For example, it offers direct access to CPU and RAM resources without virtualisation overheads that bare metal servers offer, with the instant deployment and image migration capabilities of virtual machines.

The downsides? ECS bare metal instances, once deployed, cannot be upgraded or downgraded. In addition, if there is a hardware failure, a failover occurs and the data remains stored in the instance’s storage drives.

 

What’s New In The 3rd Gen X-Dragon Architecture?

Basically – SPEED.

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According to Alibaba Cloud, the 3rd Gen X-Dragon architecture is able to increase Queries Per Second (QPS) by 30% and decrease latency by 60% in e-commerce scenarios.

In tandem, they also announced the 6th Gen ECS instance, which delivers a 20% boost in computing power, a 30% reduction in memory latency, and a 70% reduction in storage IO latency.

Not new, but also important is the fact that because it is cloud-native by design, it eliminates power wastage from idle bare metal servers. Alibaba Cloud claims that alone reduces the unit computing cost by 50%.

 

3rd Gen X-Dragon Architecture Availability

Alibaba Cloud will start rolling out the 3rd Gen X-Dragon architecture upgrade to millions of their cloud servers around the world from 2020 onwards.

 

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AMD EPYC 7002 Series Price + Specifications Compared!

AMD just introduced nineteen EPYC 7002 series processors, with 8 to 64 cores and up to 256 MB of L3 cache!

To make it easier for you to differentiate them, we compared their key specifications and prices.

 

AMD EPYC 7002 Series

Based on the AMD Zen 2 microarchitecture, the AMD EPYC 7002 series is the 2nd Gen EPYC family of server processors.

Built on the latest 7 nm process technology, AMD claims they will offer up to 90% better integer performance and up to 79% better floating-point performance, than the competing Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processor.

On top of significantly better performance per socket, they also come with hardware memory encryption, and a dedicated security processor.

For more information, read our article – 2nd Gen EPYC – Everything You Need To Know Summarised!

 

AMD EPYC 7002 Series Is Already Changing The Industry

AMD appeared to have shipped the EPYC 7002 series processors early to Google, where they were deployed in production servers for their internal datacenter infrastructure.

Google also plans to use the EPYC 7002 processors in new general-purpose machines that are part of the Google Cloud Compute Engine.

Twitter has also announced that they are already using the EPYC 7002 processors to reduce their datacenter TCO (total cost of ownership) by 25%.

For those who are looking to switch, HPE and Lenovo announced that they can provide datacenter solutions based on the EPYC 7002 processors.

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AMD EPYC 7002 Specifications + Price Compared!

For your convenience, we compared the specifications and prices of the AMD EPYC 7002 models!

64-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7742 64 / 128 2.25 GHz 3.4 GHz 256 MB 225 W $6,950
EPYC 7702 64 / 128 2.0 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200 W $6,450
EPYC 7702P 64 / 128 2.0 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200 W $4,425
48-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7642 48 / 96 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 256 MB 225 W $4,775
EPYC 7552 48 / 96 2.2 GHz 3.3 GHz 192 MB 200 W $4,025
32-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7542 32 / 64 2.9 GHz 3.4 GHz 128 MB 225 W $3,400
EPYC 7502 32 / 64 2.5 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $2,600
EPYC 7502P 32 / 64 2.5 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $2,300
EPYC 7452 32 / 64 2.35 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 155 W $2,205
24-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7402 24 / 48 2.8 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $1,783
EPYC 7402P 24 / 48 2.8 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $1,250
EPYC 7352 24 / 48 2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz 128 MB 155 W $1,350
16-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7302 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 128 MB 155 W $978
EPYC 7302P 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 128 MB 155 W $825
EPYC 7282 16 / 32 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $650
12-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7272 12 / 24 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $625
12-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7262 8 / 16 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 128 MB 155 W $575
EPYC 7252 8 / 16 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $475
EPYC 7232P 8 / 16 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 32 MB 120 W $450

 

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2nd Gen EPYC – Everything You Need To Know Summarised!

Leveraging their new Zen 2 microarchitecture and 7 nm process technology, AMD just introduced their 2nd Gen EPYC processors.

Designed to challenge Intel Xeon in the enterprise, cloud and HPC markets, the 2nd Gen EPYC processors promise to deliver “record-setting performance“, while reducing TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by up to 50%.

Here is everything you need to know about the new 2nd Gen EPYC processors… summarised!

 

The Official 2nd Gen EPYC Product Presentation Summary

Let’s start with a quick 7.5 minute summary of the 2nd Gen EPYC product presentations by Dr. Lisa Su, Mark Papermaster and Forrest Norrod!

Now, let’s take a look at its key features and specifications!

AMD Infinity Architecture Explained

The AMD Infinity Architecture is a fancy name for their new modular chiplet-based design. It allows them to combine up to eight processor dies with a single I/O die on the same package, faster and at lower cost.

The processor dies are fabricated with the industry-leading 7 nm process technology for best performance at lowest power consumption, and thermal output.

The I/O die, on the other hand, can be fabricated on the much cheaper 14 nm process technology, with a much higher yield.

2nd Gen EPYC Is Built On 7nm

The 2nd Gen EPYC processor cores are fabricated on the 7nm process technology. This allows AMD to fit more transistors into a smaller space.

By doubling the transistor density, coupled with microarchitectural optimisations, the 2nd Gen EPYC delivers 4X the floating point performance of the 1st Gen EPYC processors.

The smaller process also increases energy efficiency, reducing both power consumption and heat output. According to AMD, 2nd Gen EPYC will use half the power consumption as the 1st Gen EPYC at the same performance level.

Industry-Leading Performance

AMD claims they will offer up to 90% better integer performance and up to 79% better floating-point performance, than the competing Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processor.

On top of significantly better performance per socket, they also come with hardware memory encryption, and a dedicated security processor.

Baked-In Security On Multiple Levels

The 2nd Gen EPYC processors are built-in with multiple levels of security features, to harden it against cyberattacks.

  • They have a secure root of trust designed to validate the initial BIOS boot without corruption.
    In virtualised environments, you can use it to cryptographically check that your entire software stack is booted without corruption.
  • They have memory encryption engines built into their memory channels to hardware-encrypt data in the memory, preventing cold boot attacks.
  • In the 2nd Gen EPYC, every virtual machine is now encrypted with one of up to 509 unique encryption keys known only to the processor.
    This protects your data even if a malicious VM finds its way into your virtual machine memory, or if a compromised hypervisor gains access into a guest VM.

2nd Gen EPYC Is PCI Express Gen 4 Ready!

Like the 3rd Gen Ryzen processors, the 2nd Gen EPYC is PCI Express Gen 4 ready.

PCIe 4.0 doubles the bandwidth over PCIe 3.0, and every EPYC processor has 128 lanes to tie together HPC clusters, or connect to GPU accelerators and NVMe drives.

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2nd Gen EPYC Model, Specifications + Price Summary

For your convenience, we summarised the specifications and prices of the 2nd Gen EPYC models!

64-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7742 64 / 128 2.25 GHz 3.4 GHz 256 MB 225 W $6,950
EPYC 7702 64 / 128 2.0 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200 W $6,450
EPYC 7702P 64 / 128 2.0 GHz 3.35 GHz 256 MB 200 W $4,425
48-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7642 48 / 96 2.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 256 MB 225 W $4,775
EPYC 7552 48 / 96 2.2 GHz 3.3 GHz 192 MB 200 W $4,025
32-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7542 32 / 64 2.9 GHz 3.4 GHz 128 MB 225 W $3,400
EPYC 7502 32 / 64 2.5 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $2,600
EPYC 7502P 32 / 64 2.5 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $2,300
EPYC 7452 32 / 64 2.35 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 155 W $2,205
24-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7402 24 / 48 2.8 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $1,783
EPYC 7402P 24 / 48 2.8 GHz 3.35 GHz 128 MB 180 W $1,250
EPYC 7352 24 / 48 2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz 128 MB 155 W $1,350
16-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7302 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 128 MB 155 W $978
EPYC 7302P 16 / 32 3.0 GHz 3.3 GHz 128 MB 155 W $825
EPYC 7282 16 / 32 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $650
12-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7272 12 / 24 2.9 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $625
12-Core Models Cores /
Threads
Base Clock Boost Clock L3 Cache TDP 1K Price
EPYC 7262 8 / 16 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz 128 MB 155 W $575
EPYC 7252 8 / 16 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 64 MB 120 W $475
EPYC 7232P 8 / 16 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz 32 MB 120 W $450

 

2nd Gen EPYC Is Already Changing The Industry

AMD appeared to have shipped the 2nd Gen EPYC processors early to Google, where they were deployed in production servers for their internal datacenter infrastructure.

Google also plans to use the 2nd Gen EPYC processors in new general-purpose machines that are part of the Google Cloud Compute Engine.

Twitter has also announced that they are already using the 2nd Gen EPYC processors to reduce their datacenter TCO (total cost of ownership) by 25%.

 

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The Workstation & Server CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 9.0

There are so many workstation and server CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications!

Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various workstation and server CPU models in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.

Currently covering 1,243 workstation and server CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to 20 different specifications for each and every workstation or server CPU.

We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates!

To make it easy to compare the specifications, we split it up into three sections for your convenience. Just click on Split List to access them.

However, if you prefer to compare all the CPUs for each company in a single table, we also have a single list which can be accessed by clicking on Full List. Just click on the company and the type of list you prefer.

For desktop and mobile CPUs, please refer to our Desktop CPU Comparison Guide and Mobile CPU Comparison Guide.

 

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Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6126T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6127M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6128 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6130 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6130F processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6130T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6132 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6133 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6134 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6134M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6135 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6135M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6136 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6137 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6137M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6138 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6138F processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6138P processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6138T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6139 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6139M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6140 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6140M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6142 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6142F processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6142M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6143 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6144 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6145 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6146 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6148F processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6149 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6150 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6151 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6152 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6154 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6155 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6159 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6161 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum P-8124 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8124M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum P-8136 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8156 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8158 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160F processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160H processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8160T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8163 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8164 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8165 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8167M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8170 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8170M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8171M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8172M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8173M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8175M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8176F processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8176M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8179M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1225 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1240 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1245 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1275 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1280 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1501M v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1501L v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1505L v6 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2104G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2124 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2124G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2126G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2134 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2136 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2144G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2146G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2174G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2176G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2186G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2224 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2224G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2226G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2234 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2236 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2244G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2246G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2274G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2276G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2278G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2286G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2288G processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2226GE processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2278GE processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2278GEL processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2254ME processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2276ME processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2254ML processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E-2276ML processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6209U processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6210U processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6212U processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Bronze 3204 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Silver 4208 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Silver 4209T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Silver 4210 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Silver 4214 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Silver 4214Y processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Silver 4215 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Silver 4216 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5215 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5215L processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5215M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5217 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5218 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5218B processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5218N processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5218T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5220 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5220S processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5220T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 5222 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6222V processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6226 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6230 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6230N processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6230T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6234 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6238 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6238L processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6238M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6238T processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6240 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6240L processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6240M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6240Y processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6242 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6244 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6246 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6248 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6252 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6252N processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6254 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Gold 6262V processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8256 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8260L processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8260Y processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8276 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8276L processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8276M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8280M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 8284 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 9221 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 9222 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 9242 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon Platinum 9282 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3223 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3225 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3235 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3245 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3245M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3265 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3265M processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3275 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W-3275M processor.
Total CPUs : 1243
28-12-20178.4Added the Intel Xeon E7-8894 v4 24-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2699R v4 22-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2699P v4 22-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2699C v4 22-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 22-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1553N 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1543N 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1533N 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1523N quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1513N quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1280 v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1270 v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1268L v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1260L v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1240L v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1235L v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 964
05-09-20178.3Added the AMD EPYC 7601 32-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7551 32-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7551P 32-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7501 32-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7451 24-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7401 24-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7401P 24-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7351 16-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7351P 16-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7301 16-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7281 16-core processor.
Added the AMD EPYC 7251 8-core processor.
Total CPUs : 942
17-08-20168.2Added the Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8891 v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4 24-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8880 v4 22-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8870 v4 20-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8867 v4 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8860 v4 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8855 v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4850 v4 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4830 v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4820 v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4809 v4 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4669 v4 22-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4667 v4 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4660 v4 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4655 v4 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650 v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4640 v4 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4628L v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4627 v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4620 v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4610 v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1680 v4 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1660 v4 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1630 v4 4-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v4 4-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1607 v4 4-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1603 v4 4-core processor.
Total CPUs : 930
20-04-20168.1Added the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 22-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 20-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v4 22-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2689 v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2658 v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2650L v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2648L v4 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2637 v4 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2628L v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2618L v4 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2609 v4 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2608L v4 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2603 v4 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1577 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1571 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1567 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1559 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1557 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1548 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1541 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1539 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1537 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1531 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1529 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1528 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1527 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1521 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1518 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 901
09-02-20168.0Added the AMD Opteron A1170 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron A1150 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron A1120 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 857
26-08-20157.9Added the Intel Xeon E3-1285 v4 (Broadwell) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1285L v4 (Broadwell) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1284L v4 (Broadwell) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1278L v4 (Broadwell) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1265L v4 (Broadwell) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1258L v4 (Broadwell) quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 854
23-06-20157.8Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon D-1540 (Broadwell) 8-core SoC.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon D-1520 (Broadwell) quad-core SoC.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4669 v3 (Haswell) 18-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4667 v3 (Haswell) 16-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4660 v3 (Haswell) 14-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4655 v3 (Haswell) 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4650 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4648 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4640 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4627 v3 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4620 v2 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4610 v2 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Total CPUs : 848
07-05-20157.7Added the Intel Xeon E7-8893 v3 (Haswell) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8891 v3 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8890 v3 (Haswell) 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8880L v3 (Haswell) 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8880 v3 (Haswell) 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8870 v3 (Haswell) 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8867 v3 (Haswell) 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8860 v3 (Haswell) 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4850 v3 (Haswell) 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4830 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4820 v3 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4809 v3 (Haswell) 8-core processor.
Total CPUs : 848
12-03-20157.6Added the Intel Xeon D-1540 (Broadwell) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon D-1520 (Broadwell) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4669 v3 (Haswell) 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4667 v3 (Haswell) 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4660 v3 (Haswell) 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4655 v3 (Haswell) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4648 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4640 v3 (Haswell) 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4627 v3 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4620 v2 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4610 v2 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Total CPUs : 836
23-01-20157.5Added the Intel Xeon E5-2698A v3 (Haswell) 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2438L v3 (Haswell) 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2428L v3 (Haswell) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2418L v3 (Haswell) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2408L v3 (Haswell) 4-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1428L v3 (Haswell) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 (Ivy Bridge) 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2651 v2 (Ivy Bridge) 12-core processor.
Total CPUs : 824
26-11-20147.4Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (Haswell) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3 (Haswell) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1100C v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Total CPUs : 815
16-10-20147.3Added the Intel Xeon E5-2685 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2658 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2648L 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2628L 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2618L 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2608L 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1691 v3 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1686 v3 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1681 v3 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1607 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1603 v3 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-1600 v3 family of processors.
Total CPUs : 815
05-09-20147.2Added the Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1630 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 18-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 14-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 14-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 14-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 6-core processor.
Corrected the Socket specification for the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 family of processors.
Total CPUs : 804
23-07-20147.1Added the Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 18-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 16-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 14-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2670 v3 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2637 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2630L v3 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2603 v3 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 799
26-05-20147.0Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 (Haswell) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E7-8800 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E7-4800 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E7-2800 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E5-1400 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Updated the specifications of the entire Intel Xeon E3-1100C v2 (Ivy Bridge) family of processors.
Total CPUs : 777
06-05-20146.9Added the Intel Xeon E3-1286L v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1286 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1284L v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1281 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1276L v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1276 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1268L v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1240L v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1285L v3 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1285 v3 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1265L v3 quad-core processor.
Renamed the Intel Xeon E3-1265 v3 as the Intel Xeon E3-1265L v3.
Total CPUs : 777
04-04-20146.8Added the Intel Xeon E7-8895 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8893 v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8891 v2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8890 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8880L v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8880 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8870 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8857 v2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8850 v2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4890 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4880 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4870 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4860 v2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4850 v2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4830 v2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4820 v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4809 v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2890 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2880 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2870 v2 15-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2850 v2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4624L v2 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4657L v2 12-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4650 v2 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4640 v2 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4627 v2 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4620 v2 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4610 v2 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4607 v2 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-4603 v2 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 764
25-01-20146.7Added the Intel Xeon E5-2673 v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1135C v2 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 (Ivy Bridge) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 (Ivy Bridge) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-1400 v2 (Ivy Bridge) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 (Ivy Bridge) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1100 v2 (Gladden) series of processors.
Total CPUs : 742
02-01-20146.6Added the Intel Xeon E5-4657L v2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650 v2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4640 v2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4627 v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4620 v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4610 v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4607 v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4603 v2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2470 v2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2450L v2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2448L v2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2440 v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2430L v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2430 v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2428L v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2420 v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2418L v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1428L v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1410 v2 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 740
26-11-20136.5Added the Intel Xeon E3-1220L v3 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1125C v2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1105C v2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1125C quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1105C quad-core processor.
Corrected the FSB / QPI / DMI speed for the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 family of Haswell-based processors.
Corrected the Instruction Set specifications for all Intel Sandy Bridge-based processors.
Total CPUs : 718
17-10-20136.4Added the AMD Opteron X2150 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron X1150 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4365 EE 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 3365 8-core processor.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications of the AMD Opteron 6300 family of processors.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications of the AMD Opteron 4300 family of processors.
Updated the Maximum Temperature specifications of the AMD Opteron 3300 family of processors.
Total CPUs : 713
13-08-20136.3Added the Intel Xeon E5-2658 v2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2628L v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2618L v2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1680 v2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1607 v2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2628L 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2618L quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2697V2 12-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2695V2 12-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2692V2 12-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2690V2 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2687WV2 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2680V2 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2670V2 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2667V2 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2660V2 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2650LV2 10-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2650V2 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2648LV2 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2643V2 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2640V2 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2637V2 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2630V2 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2630LV2 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2620V2 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2609V2 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-2603V2 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-1660 v2 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 6-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 709
09-08-20136.2Added the Intel Xeon E5-2697V2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2695V2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2692V2 12-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2690V2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2687WV2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2680V2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2670V2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2667V2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2660V2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2650LV2 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2650V2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2648LV2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2643V2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2640V2 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2637V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2630V2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2630LV2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2620V2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2609V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2603V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1660V2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1650V2 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1620V2 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 702
11-07-20136.1Added the Intel Xeon E3-1285V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1285LV3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1280V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1275V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1270V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1265V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1245V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1240V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1230V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1230LV3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1225V3 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1220V3 quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 679
22-03-20136.0Added the AMD Opteron 43GK HE 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 43CX EE quad-core processor.
Updated the Level 3 Cache specifications for the AMD Opteron 6300 (Abu Dhabi) family of processors.
Updated the Level 3 Cache specifications for the AMD Opteron 8400 (Istanbul) family of processors.
Updated the Level 3 Cache specifications for the AMD Opteron 4100 (Lisbon) family of processors.
Updated the Level 3 Cache specifications for the AMD Opteron 2400 (Istanbul) family of processors.
Corrected the Fabrication Process specifications for all AMD 32 nm processors.
Total CPUs : 667
04-12-20125.9Added the AMD Opteron 4386 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4376 HE 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4340 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4334 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4332 HE 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4310 EE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 3380 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 3350 HE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 3320 EE quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 665
10-11-20125.8Added the AMD Opteron 6386 SE 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6380 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6378 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6376 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6366 HE 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6348 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6344 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6328 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6320 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6308 quad-core processor.
Rearranged the AMD list of processors according to the release date / generation.
Total CPUs : 656
02-10-20125.7Added the Intel Xeon 7150N dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon LV 5138 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon LV 5133 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon LV 5128 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon LV 5113 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Itanium 2 9010 processor.
Added the Intel Itanium 2 1666 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 7000 (Tulsa) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 7000 (Paxville) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 5000 (Dempsey) series of processors.
Corrected many specifications of the Intel Itanium 2 (Montecito) series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Itanium 2 1600 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Itanium 2 1500 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Itanium 2 1300 LV processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Itanium 2 1000 processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Itanium 2 900 processor.
Removed the Intel Itanium 2 9041 dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Itanium 2 9031 dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Itanium 2 9021 dual-core processor.
Removed the Intel Itanium 2 9010 VT processor.
Removed two Intel Itanium 2 DP 1400 processor SKUs.
Consolidated the three Intel Itanium 2 1600 processor SKUs.
Consolidated the two Intel Itanium 2 1000 processor SKUs.
Consolidated the two Intel Itanium 800 processor SKUs.
Consolidated the two Intel Itanium 733 processor SKUs.
Total CPUs : 646
18-09-20125.6Added a new MP Capability specification for Intel processors.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1428L 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium 1405 dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 650
19-07-20125.5Added the Intel Pentium 1407 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium 1403 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Pentium 350 dual-core processor.
Added the Voltage specification for the Intel Xeon E3-1200 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-1600 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications of the Intel Xeon E5-1400 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1200 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications of the Intel Xeon 7000 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications of the Intel Xeon 6000 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications of the Intel Xeon 5000 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications of the Intel Xeon C5000 series of processors.
Corrected the Transistor Count specification of the Intel Xeon E3-1220L dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 648
02-07-20125.4Added the AMD Opteron 6284 SE 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6278 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6230 HE 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4276 HE 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4240 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4230 HE 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 3280 HE 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 3260 EE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 3250 EE quad-core processor.
Added the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD Opteron 8200 (Santa Rosa) series of processors.
Added the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD Opteron 6200 (Interlagos) series of processors.
Added the Transistor Count and Die Size specifications for the AMD Opteron 6200 (Valencia) series of processors.
Added the Transistor Count specifications for the AMD Opteron 6100 (Magny-Cours) series of processors.
Corrected the Fabrication Process specifications of the AMD Opteron 6200 (Interlagos) series of processors.
Corrected the Fabrication Process specifications of the AMD Opteron 4200 (Valencia) series of processors.
Corrected the Die Size specifications of the AMD 6100 (Magny-Cours) series of processors.
Corrected the Multiplier specifications of the AMD Opteron 6282 SE 16-core processor.
Corrected the Multiplier specifications of the AMD Opteron 6276 16-core processor.
Corrected the Multiplier specifications of the AMD Opteron 6274 16-core processor.
Corrected the Multiplier specifications of the AMD Opteron 6272 16-core processor.
Total CPUs : 645
15-06-20125.3Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4650L 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4640 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4620 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4617 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4610 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4607 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-4603 quad-core processor.
Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-8800 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-4800 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E7-2820 series of processors.
Updated the Other Features specifications for the Intel Xeon E5-2600 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 636
30-05-20125.2Added the Intel Xeon E5-2470 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2450 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2450L 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2449L 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2448L 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2440 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2430 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2430L 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2428L 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2420 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2418L quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2407 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2403 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1410 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1290V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1280V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1275V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1270V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1265LV2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1245V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1240V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1230V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1225V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1220V2 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1220L dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 628
04-04-20125.1Added the Intel Xeon E5-2690 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2689 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2687W (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2680 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2670 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2667 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2665 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2660 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2658 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2650 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2650L (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2648L (Sandy Bridge-EP) 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2643 (Sandy Bridge-EP) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2640 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2637 (Sandy Bridge-EP) dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2630 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2630L (Sandy Bridge-EP) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2620 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2609 (Sandy Bridge-EP) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-2603 (Sandy Bridge-EP) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1660 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1650 (Sandy Bridge-EP) 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1620 (Sandy Bridge-EP) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1607 (Sandy Bridge-EP) quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5-1603 (Sandy Bridge-EP) quad-core processor.
Total CPUs : 603
02-02-20125.0Added the AMD Opteron 6282 SE (Interlagos) 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6276 (Interlagos) 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6274 (Interlagos) 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6272 (Interlagos) 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6262 HE (Interlagos) 16-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6238 (Interlagos) 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6234 (Interlagos) 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6220 (Interlagos) 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6212 (Interlagos) 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6204 (Interlagos) 4-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4284 (Valencia) 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4280 (Valencia) 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4274 HE (Valencia) 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4256 EE (Valencia) 8-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4238 (Valencia) 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4234 (Valencia) 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4228 HE (Valencia) 6-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4226 (Valencia) 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 578
17-01-20124.9Added the Intel Xeon X5698 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon L5430 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon L5420 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon L5410 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon L5408 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon L5318 quad-core processor.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Temperature specifications of the Intel Xeon MP 7000 series of processors.
Updated the Voltage and Maximum Temperature specifications of the Intel Xeon 5400 (Harpertown) series of processors.
Updated the Release Date, Voltage and Maximum Temperature specifications of the Intel Xeon 5300 (Clovertown) series of processors.
Corrected the Other Features specification for the Intel E3-1200 series of processors.
Corrected the Code Name of the Intel Xeon 5000 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 560
19-09-20114.8Added the Intel Xeon E3-1290 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E7-8837 8-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon E3-1280 quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium III Xeon series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium II Xeon series of processors.
Total CPUs : 554
07-09-20114.7Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 8xxx (Istanbul) series of 6-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 8xxx (Shanghai) series of quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 2xxx (Istanbul) series of 6-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 2xxx (Shanghai) series of quad-core processors.
Total CPUs : 553
06-06-20114.6Updated the Transistor Count, Die Size, Maximum Current and Level 1 Cache specifications of the Intel Xeon E7 series of processors.
Updated the Transistor Count specifications of the Intel Xeon 7500 series of processors.
Updated the Transistor Count specifications of the Intel Xeon 6500 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 553
24-05-20114.5Added the Intel Xeon E7-8870 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8867L 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8860 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8850 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8837 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-8830 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4870 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4860 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4850 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4830 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4820 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-4807 6-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2870 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2860 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2850 10-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2830 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2820 8-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E7-2803 6-core processor.
Total CPUs : 553
09-04-20114.4Added the AMD Opteron 6180 SE 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6176 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6166 HE 12-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6140 octa-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 6132 HE octa-core processor.
Total CPUs : 545
29-03-20114.3Added the Intel Xeon X5690 hexa-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon X5687 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon X5675 hexa-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon X5672 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5649 hexa-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon X5647 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5607 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5606 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5603 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W3690 hexa-core processor.
Total CPUs : 540
23-02-20114.2Added the AMD Opteron 83VS quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 83QS HE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 8352 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 8224 SE dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 8222 SE dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 8222 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 8220 dual-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 61KS octa-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 41KX HE hexa-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 41GL HE hexa-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4130 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 41QS HE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 41LE HE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 4122 quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 23VS quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 23QS HE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 23KS EE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 13QS HE quad-core processor.
Added the AMD Opteron 13KS EE quad-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 8200 (Santa Rosa) series of dual-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 6100 (Magny-Cours) series of hexa-core and 12-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 4100 (Lisbon) series of hexa-core processors.
Removed the AMD Opteron 8210 HE dual-core processor.
Total CPUs : 530
10-02-20114.1Replaced the Processor Cores specification with a new Cores / Threads specification for Intel processors.
Added Turbo Boost clock speeds for all supported Intel Xeon processors.
Added the Intel Xeon L5508 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5507 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5503 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5502 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W3670 hexa-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon X3480 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W3565 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon W3520 quad-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon L3406 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon LV 2.16 dual-core processor.
Added the Intel Xeon LV 1.66 dual-core processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 7500 (Beckton) series of quad-core, hexa-core and octa-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon MP 7400 (Dunnington) series of hexa-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 5600 (Gulftown) series of hexa-core and quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon C5500 (Jasper Forest) series of quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 5500 (Gainestown) series of quad-core and dual-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 3600 (Gulftown) series of hexa-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon C3500 (Jasper Forest) series of quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 3500 (Bloomfield) series of quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 3400 (Lynnfield) series of quad-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon (Sossaman) series of dual-core processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Pentium !!! Xeon (Cascades) series of processors.
Total CPUs : 512
04-10-20104.0Added the Intel Xeon EC5549, EC5539, LC5528, LC5518 and EC5509 (Jasper Forest) processors.
Added the Intel Xeon EC3539, LC3528 and LC3518 (Jasper Forest) processors.
Total CPUs : 501
20-09-20103.9Added the AMD Opteron 4184 and 4180 (Lisbon) processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 4176 HE, 4174 HE and 4170 HE (Lisbon) processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 4164 EE and 4162 EE (Lisbon) processors.
Total CPUs : 493
19-06-20103.8Added the Intel Xeon E5645 (Gulftown) processor.
Added the Intel Xeon L5638 and L5618 (Gulftown) processors.
Added the Intel Xeon W3680 (Gulftown) processor.
Added the Intel Xeon L7455 (Dunnington) processor.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 7500 series (Gulftown) of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 7400 series (Dunnington) of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 6500 series (Beckton) of processors.
Total CPUs : 486
21-05-20103.7Updated the specifications of the Intel Xeon 7500 series of processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Itanium 2 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 481
16-04-20103.6Added the Intel Xeon X7560, X7550 and X7542 (Beckton) processors.
Added the Intel Xeon L7555 and L7545 (Beckton) processors.
Added the Intel Xeon E7540, E7530 and E7520 (Beckton) processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X6550 (Beckton) processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E6540 and E6510 (Beckton) processors.
Updated the specifications of the Intel Core Xeon 2.0 LV and Core Xeon 1.66 ULV processors.
Total CPUs : 481
07-04-20103.5Rearranged the whole AMD Opteron list for easier viewing.
Added the AMD Opteron 8439 SE, 8435, 8431 and 8425 HE (Istanbul) processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 6176 SE, 6174, 6172, 6168 and 6164 HE (Magny-Cours) processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 6136, 6134, 6128, 6128 HE and 6124 HE (Magny-Cours) processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 2439 SE, 2435, 2431, 2427, 2425 He, 2423 HE and 2419 EE (Istanbul) processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 1389, 1385 and 1381 (Suzuka) processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 1356, 1354 and 1352 (Budapest) processors.
Total CPUs : 470
16-03-20103.4Added the Intel Xeon X5680, X5677, X5670, X5667, X5660 and X5650 (Gulftown) processors.
Added the Intel Xeon E5640, E5630 and E5620 (Gulftown) processors.
Added the Intel Xeon L5640, L5630 and L5609 (Gulftown) processors.
Total CPUs : 443
31-10-20093.3Added the Intel Xeon W3580, W3570, W3550, W3540, W3530, W3505 and W3503 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X3470, X3460, X3450, X3440, X3430 and L3426 processors.
Improved the arrangement of the Intel Xeon line of processors for easier search and comparison.
Corrected the L1 Cache specifications of the Intel Xeon MP 7000 (Tigerton) series of processors.
Total CPUs : 431
11-10-20093.2Added the Intel Xeon W5590 and W5580 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X5570, X5560 and X5550 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon E5540, E5530, L5530, E5520, L5508, E5506, L5506, E5504 and E5502 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X7460, E7458, L7455, E7450, E7440, E7430 and E7420 processors.
Corrected the Socket specifications of the Xeon MP 7000 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 418
03-10-20093.1Added the AMD Opteron 8393 SE, 8389, 8387, 8386 SE, 8384, 8382, 8381 HE, 8380, 8379 HE, 8378, 8376 HE and 8374 HE processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 8360 SE, 8358 SE, 8356, 8354 and 8350 HE processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 2393 SE, 2389, 2387, 2386 SE, 2384, 2382, 2381 HE, 2380, 2379 HE, 2378, 2376 HE, 2376, 2374 HE, 2373 EE, 2372 HE and 2373 EE processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 2360 SE, 2358 SE, 2356, 2354, 2352 and 2350 HE processors.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 8347 HE processor.
Updated the specifications of the AMD Opteron 2347 HE, 2346 HE and 2344 HE processors.
Total CPUs : 397
24-09-20093.0Added the Intel Xeon X5492, X5482, X5472, X5470, X5460 and X5450 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon E5472, E5462, E5450, E5440, E5430, E5420, E5410 and E5405 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X5350 processor.
Added the Intel Xeon E5350, E5340 and E5330 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X5272, X5270 and X5260 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X3380, X3370, X3663, X3360, L3360, X3353, X3350, X3330, X3323 and X3320 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon E5240, E5220 and E5205 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon L5248, L5240, L5238 and L5215 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon E3120, E3113 and E3110 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon L3110 and L3014 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon 3085, 3075 and 3065 processors.
Updated specifications of the Intel Xeon X3220 and X3210 processors.
Updated specifications of the Intel Xeon 3050 and 3040 processors.
Split the AMD and Intel split tables into separate pages to greatly reduce loading time and improve navigation.
Total CPUs : 358
09-10-20072.5Added a new Processing Core specification for Intel processors.
Added the Intel Xeon MP X7350, L7345, E7340, E7330, E7320, E7310, E7220 and E7210 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X5365, E5335, L5335, L5320 and L5310 processors.
Added the Intel Xeon X3230 processor.
Corrected the Slot / Socket specification of the Intel Xeon 3000 series of processors.
Corrected the Core, Transistor Count and Die Size of the Intel Xeon 3050 and 3040 processors.
Corrected the TDP specifications of the Intel Xeon X3210 and X3220 processors.
Total CPUs : 312
29-09-20072.0Added a new MP Capability specification for AMD processors.
Added a new Processing Core specification for AMD processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 2344 HE, 2346 HE, 2347 HE, 2347 and 2350 processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 8346 HE, 8347 HE, 8347 and 8350 processors.
Added the AMD Opteron 290 and 890 processors.
Added Voltage and Max. Temperature specifications for AMD Opteron 1200, 2200 and 8200 series of processors.
Total CPUs : 298
21-11-20061.1Added the Intel Xeon 5355, 5345, 5320 and 5310 quad-core processors.
Total CPUs : 287
29-10-20061.0Initial release.
Total CPUs : 283

 

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AMD 7nm EPYC Processor Update + First Look!

One of the biggest revelations at the AMD Computex 2018 press conference is how well along AMD is with their 7nm efforts. Everything appears to be chugging along as planned, and AMD shared not only details about their 7nm EPYC processor, they also showed off an engineering sample!

 

The 7nm EPYC Revealed!

At AMD Computex 2018, Dr. Lisa Su announced that AMD has decided to introduce 7nm Zen 2 processor, in the form of the 7nm EPYC processors!

Here are the key points in Dr. Lisa Su’s presentation :

  • AMD will go straight to 7nm Zen 2 cores for the next-generation EPYC processors.
  • 7nm Zen 2 silicon are in AMD labs, and “it’s looking good!
  • AMD will be sampling 7nm EPYC processors in the second half of 2018., with a launch in 2019.
  • 7nm EPYC processors will continue to use Socket SP3, and will be “drop-in” replacements for the first-generation EPYC processors.

 

First Look At 7nm EPYC + 7nm Vega!

In this video, Dr. Lisa Su shows off engineering samples of the 7nm EPYC processor (on the left), and the 7nm Vega GPU (on the right).

 

First Examples Of 7nm EPYC Servers

AMD also showed examples of a single CPU server, and a dual CPU server, with 7nm EPYC processors.

As AMD hasn’t actually produced any 7nm EPYC thus far (sampling only starts in the second half of 2018), these are just dummy CPU mockups. The real purpose is to demonstrate that they will be pin-compatible drop-in replacements for existing EPYC servers… with a BIOS update, of course!

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14th Generation PowerEdge Servers @ Dell EMC Forum 2017

Dell EMC just announced the worldwide availability of the 14th Generation PowerEdge servers, as well as Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) advancements, at the Dell EMC Forum 2017 here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Join us for the media briefing on these two new developments at the Dell EMC Forum 2017, with KT Ong and William Tan from Dell EMC Malaysia!

 

The Dell EMC Business Update For 2H 2017

The media briefing kicked off with a business update on Dell EMC by KT Ong, Country Manager of Dell EMC Malaysia. He also briefed us on the maturity of the industry’s digital transformation process.

Some key points from his presentation :

  • Dell EMC is the market leader in Converged Infrastructure.
  • They recorded 17 consecutive quarters of gain in the PC market.
  • Their PowerEdge server business continues to deliver double-digit growth.
  • Their Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) business is growing in triple digits, and they expected to be the market leader by the next quarter.
  • Only 5% of organisations that responded to the Dell EMC survey had fully completed their digital transformation, with 12% of organisations still stuck with legacy IT.
  • Transformed organisations are more than twice as likely to report exceeding their FY2016 revenue goals than those still stuck with legacy IT.

 

The 14th Generation PowerEdge Servers

The bedrock of the modern data center, and Dell EMC’s infrastructure solution strategy is their PowerEdge servers. In this video, William Tan, Director of Compute & Marketing, Dell EMC Malaysia, details their server strategy and how the new 14th Generation PowerEdge servers fit into it all.

The new 14th Generation PowerEdge servers are now optimised for NVMe storage, software-defined storage and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), promising :

  • Accelerated database performance and lower latency – up to 12X more database IOPS, and up to 98% less database latency in a VMware vSAN cluster
  • Faster and seamless live migration of virtual machines – up to 58% faster migrations, with up to 75% less CPU usage when using 25 GbE with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA).
  • Faster storage performance – with up to 6X more NVMe drives, and up to 5X more flash storage, 30% more I/O slots and 25% increase in density.
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The 14th Generation PowerEdge Line-Up

The 14th Generation PowerEdge servers are powered by the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors. With 27% more CPU cores and 50% more memory bandwidth, they will offer more compute performance than ever before. Here is the current line-up as announced at the Dell EMC Forum 2017 :

  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R640 – ideal for dense scale-out datacenter computing and storage in a 1U / 2-socket platform.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 – workhorse 2U / 2-socket  platform with 50% more VDI users per server, and up to 50% more GPU accelerator support for Hadoop analytics.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R740XD – this 2U / 2S platform has best-in-class storage performance and density for software-defined storage.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 – this 3U / 4S platform handles extremely demanding, mission-critical workloads like ERP, e-commerce and very large databases. The PowerEdge R940 can save up to US$600,000 in Oracle licensing fees, and performs up to 44% faster in an SAP SD Sybase Environment.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge M640 & FC640 – these are modular servers with best-in-class storage density in a blade / modular platform.
  • Dell EMC PowerEdge C6420 – ideal for high-performance computing, with maximum density, scalability and energy-efficiency in a 2U / 8S modular platforms.

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Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Advancements

At the Dell EMC Forum 2017, Dell EMC announced that they will be integrating their Dell EMC PowerEdge servers into the Dell EMC VxRail Appliances Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI).

VxRail Appliances on PowerEdge servers deliver 40% more CPU performance for the same price, increased flexibility and scalability with more configurations, all-flash nodes equipped with double the storage capacity and a new 3-node entry point that is more than 25% less expensive.

This allows Dell EMC to address new workloads or use cases like :

  • Storage heavy workloads including Big Data Analytics and Microsoft Exchange can take advantage of VxRail Appliances based on the PowerEdge R730xd platform that has highly dense storage nodes coupled with the latest Intel processors to provide high-performance processing.
  • Graphics-heavy client virtualisation workloads that require increasing levels of performance found in the latest operating systems including Microsoft Windows 10, as well as productivity applications and graphics-intensive CAD/CAM, research and development applications based on the PowerEdge R730.
  • Remote Office/Branch Office environments can leverage the low-end 3-node entry option based on the PowerEdge R630 with a starting priced as low as US $25,000 for a three-node cluster, allowing customers to cost-effectively deploy HCI to simplify IT management at multiple remote sites.

In addition, Dell EMC announced the availability of Dell EMC VxRail Appliances 4.5 that delivers these new enterprise features :

  • Enhanced enterprise deployment features – Streamlined installation and implementation experience designed to help enterprise customers manage VxRail Appliances at scale. The VxRail Appliance deployment experience, which is optimised to deploy a single appliance in only 20 minutes, now can be applied to larger cluster sizes, allowing customers to add and manage 10 or more appliances as easily as a single appliance.
  • Additional hardware flexibility lowers total cost of ownership – New single processor options, reduce the cost of deploying processor-based licensed software for scaling up to 64 nodes. New network options, including up to 12 additional ports, allow VxRail Appliances to be deployed in environments requiring physical network segmentation of workloads.
  • Support for the latest VMware technologies – New VMware vSphere 6.5 and VMware vSAN 6.6 support adds optimised data service algorithms to accelerate flash performance, software-defined data-at-rest encryption to protect against unwanted access to data, and enhanced protection for stretched clusters.
  • Improved interoperability with Dell EMC technologies – Customers deploying VxRail Appliances now can leverage a centralised Dell EMC Secure Remote Services (ESRS) gateway to provide a single point of secure, two-way remote support for their entire Dell EMC infrastructure.
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Dell EMC VxRail Appliances on PowerEdge Availability

  • VxRail Appliances powered by PowerEdge servers is now available for order in Singapore, India, and Korea starting 14 August 2017.
  • VxRail Appliances powered by PowerEdge servers have planned available in October 2017 in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

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The 8TB WD Gold Datacenter Drive (WD8002FRYZ) Review

WD Gold Datacenter Drives

On April 20, 2016, Western Digital launched the new WD Gold family of hard disk drives. These hard disk drives are designed for maximum performance and reliability in the highly demanding conditions of a datacenter. In fact, they are rated to handle workloads of up to 550 TB per year (1.5 TB per day), with a MTBF rating of up to 2.5 million hours!

Today, we are going to take a look at the 8TB Western Digital Gold hard disk drive. This is one of the two helium-filled WD Gold models to feature a hermetically-sealed chassis with an internal helium environment. That’s not what’s different though. For your convenience, we created a specification comparison of the WD Gold family of datacenter drives :

Specifications10TB WD Gold8TB WD Gold6TB WD Gold4TB WD Gold
ModelWD101KRYZWD8002FRYZWD6002FRYZWD4002FYYZ
HelioSeal TechnologyYesYesNoNo
Advanced Format TechnologyYes (512-byte emulation)Yes (512-byte emulation)Yes (512-byte emulation)No
Spindle Speed7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM7200 RPM
Cache256 MB SDRAM128 MB SDRAM128 MB SDRAM128 MB SDRAM
Maximum Read / Write Speed249 MB/s205 MB/s226 MB/s201 MB/s
Sequential Read / Write Power Consumption7.1 W / 6.7 W7.2 W / 7.0 W9.3 W / 8.9 W9.0 W / 8.7 W
Random Read / Write Power Consumption6.8 W / 5.0 W7.4 W / 5.1 W9.1 W / 7.1 W8.8 W / 7.0 W
Acoustics (Seek / Idle)36 dBA / 20 dBA36 dBA / 20 dBA36 dBA / 29 dBA36 dBA / 29 dBA
MTBF (hours)2.5 million2.5 million2 million2 million
Warranty5 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years

Now, let’s check out the 8TB WD Gold datacenter hard disk drive!

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Unboxing The 8TB WD Gold Drive

The 8TB WD Gold (WD8002FRYZ) hard disk drive came in a sealed antistatic plastic pack. Notably, it lacked the usual sachet of desiccants. That’s because the drive is hermetically-sealed in the factory, and filled with helium. Also notable is their use of two gold-coloured screws to lock the PCB in place.

To remove the drive, just tear off the top or cut it open, and slide out the drive. Be sure to ground yourself before removing and handling the hard disk drive as static can damage it. In particular, you should try to avoid touching the exposed PCB located on the lower underside of the drive.

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The 8TB WD Gold Datacenter Drive

Despite featuring a hermetically-sealed chassis, the 8TB WD Gold (WD8002FRYZ) datacenter drive looks deceptively like any other 3.5″ desktop hard disk drive. In fact, it has the same label on the top plate, with an uncovered PCB on the underside.

The label has a lot of important information, like the hard drive model, storage capacity as well as its date and place of manufacture. This particular drive was manufactured in Thailand on the 26th of March, 2016. You can also see that the drive uses the Advanced Format Technology to achieve its high storage density.

 

HelioSeal Technology

The 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive is one of the few hard disk drives in the market to feature the revolutionary HGST HelioSeal technology. It is hermetically sealed at the factory, and filled with helium. The hole, which normally serves as the breather hole in a normal “air-filled” hard disk drive, is likely the port through which the air is extracted and replaced with helium.

Because helium is only 1/7th the density of “regular air”, it allows for less friction conferring the following benefits :

  • The lower friction reduces the amount of power required to spin the platters, reducing both energy costs and thermal output.
  • Internal turbulence is greatly reduced, which makes tracking more precise and reliable. This indirectly allows for greater areal density.
  • The lower power requirement and internal turbulence allow more platters and heads to be added in the same volume of space.
  • The completely sealed environment eliminates reliability issues that can occur if breather filters get clogged up with dirt.

The only things stopping helium-filled drives from becoming mainstream are the relatively high cost of helium, and the difficulty in sealing the drive.

 

Media Caching Technology

This feature was mentioned only perfunctorily in the Western Digital press release, which led many writers to assume that they added a NAND flash cache, like the ones used in SSHDs (examples : 4TB WD Blue SSHD, 1TB WD Blue SSHD). Unfortunately, that’s not true.

The media caching technology used in the WD Gold datacenter drives are also a HGST technology, like HelioSeal. It doesn’t use any additional components, just the existing SDRAM cache and the hard disk drive platters. This is how it works :

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  • Small media cache areas are created in regular intervals across the platters. These are only visible to the drive controller, and are hidden to the computer and operating system.
  • Data written to the SDRAM cache are combined and regularly written down to the nearest media cache areas at a higher internal queue depth.
  • These dispersed media cache areas boost write performance by greatly reducing head movements as data is written to the drive.
  • The write data is simultaneously de-staged, which eliminates burst activity and their impact on reads from the platters.
  • In the event of a sudden power-off event, the media cache areas is used to quickly restore the SDRAM cache.

Generally, the media caching technology increases random write performance with a slight boost in read performance.

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SATA 6 Gb/s

This is a Serial ATA drive, with native support for SATA 6 Gb/s. However, it is backward-compatible so you will have no problem using it with older SATA 3 Gb/s controllers.

The SATA 6 Gb/s interface is necessary for optimal performance since the 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive boasts a maximum sustained internal (platter-to-buffer) transfer rate of 205 MB/s, and a large and fast DDR3 SDRAM cache.

Like all Serial ATA drives, it comes the standard SATA data (left) and power (right) connectors and is hot-pluggable. That means you can connect and disconnect this hard disk drive to the server, computer or NAS while it’s still running.

 

What’s Under The PCB?

Western Digital has a penchant for keeping all surface-mounted components on the reverse side of the PCB – to prevent static damage and to allow for better cooling. The PCB is protected by a thin foam cutout on the chassis side, with a thermal pad to help transfer heat from the HDD controller to the hard disk drive chassis.

The 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive uses the LSI 7101B hard disk drive controller, and the ST Microelectronics L7229 motor drive controller, which features their proprietary Smooth Drive pseudo-sinusoidal digital drive technology.

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The 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive boasts a large 128 MB SDRAM cache, courtesy of a Samsung K4B1G1646G-BCK0 chip. This is a DDR3-1600 SDRAM chip with 8 memory banks and timings of 11-11-11. This gives it a peak transfer rate of 400 MB/s.

Finally, the 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive has two shock sensors that allow it to better detect shock and vibration events, and dynamically adjust the flying height of the read/write heads to avoid head crashes.

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Testing The WD Gold 8TB Datacenter Drive

Processors Intel Core i7-2600K
Motherboard Intel DP67BG
Memory Four Kingmax 2 GB DDR3-1333 modules
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Hard Disk Drives 8 TB Western Digital Gold
6 TB Western Digital Black
6 TB Western Digital Red
6 TB Western Digital Green

4 TB Western Digital Red Pro
4 TB Western Digital Re
4 TB Western Digital Black Gen. 2

4 TB Western Digital Red

3 TB Western Digital Red

3 TB Western Digital Caviar Green
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit

 

Testing Methodology

 

Usable Capacity

The WD Gold 8TB datacenter drive has an official formatted capacity of 8,001,563,222,016 bytes. We checked that out by formatting it in NTFS using Microsoft Windows 7.

The actual formatted capacity was 8,001,427,599,360 bytes, which is about 136 MB lower than the official storage capacity. With about 338 MB allocated to the NTFS file system, the actual usable capacity remained slightly above 8 TB.

 

Platter Profile

As expected from a premium, datacenter-grade hard disk drive, the platter profile of the WD Gold 8TB datacenter drive was phenomenal. There were absolutely zero dips in throughput that would signify a significant use of replacement sectors. Lots of them would be evidence of poor platter quality.

We also compared its platter profile to that of the 6TB WD Black – Western Digital’s top-of-the-line desktop hard disk drive. We can see that the denser platters allow the 6TB WD Black to achieve a higher throughput initially, but the 8TB WD Gold equalised it at around the 3.5TB point.

Thereafter, the 8TB WD Gold was faster. In fact, at the 6TB point, the 8TB WD Gold was about 36% faster than the 6TB WD Black.

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Maximum Surface Temperature

We monitored the surface temperature of seven hard disk drives during their benchmarks. The following chart shows their operating temperature range, from idle to maximum load. Please note that instead of giving you the absolute numbers, we are showing the temperature delta, which is the difference between the actual temperature and the ambient room temperature.

Despite packing 2 additional platters than the 6TB WD Black, the 8TB WD Gold drive was significantly cooler at full load. In fact, it ran cooler than the 4 TB WD Black Gen. 2, and the 4 TB WD Red Pro drives!

This reduced thermal output (and power consumption) is a key advantage of helium-filled hard disk drives like the 8TB WD Gold drive. When deployed in the hundreds or thousands in a datacenter, the lower energy costs of running them, and keeping them cool, will be very significant.

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Transfer Rate Range

This chart shows you the range of platter-to-buffer transfer rates from the innermost track to the outermost track. In other words, it shows you the range of disk transfer rates of the hard disk drives (from minimum to maximum).

The 8TB WD Gold drive has an official peak throughput of 205 MB/s, which was confirmed by our tests. In fact, it actually peaked at 209 MB/s. While that puts it ahead of most of the competition, it was still slower than the 6TB WD Black.

This is because the 8TB WD Gold uses platters with slightly lower areal density (about 1,142 GB per platter) than the 6TB WD Black, which boasts 1,200 GB per platter.

 

Business Disk WinBench 99

The 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive is not optimised for desktop applications, so it’s no wonder that it isn’t the fastest drive in this test. Even so, the 8TB Gold datacenter drive did reasonably well, coming within 12% of the 6TB WD Black.

Hard Disk Drive Model Capacity Business Disk
WinMark 99
Difference Useful Links
Western Digital Black 6 TB 26.1 MB/s + 12.0% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Green 6 TB 25.6 MB/s + 9.9% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Black 4 TB 24.0 MB/s + 3.0% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Red Pro 4 TB 23.4 MB/s + 0.4% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Gold 8 TB 23.3 MB/s Baseline Lowest $
Western Digital Re 4 TB 20.4 MB/s – 12.4% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Red 6 TB 19.4 MB/s – 16.7% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Red 4 TB 17.5 MB/s – 24.9% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB 16.3 MB/s – 30.0% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Red 3 TB 16.1 MB/s – 30.9% Review Lowest $
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High-End Disk WinBench 99

Again, the 8TB WD Gold was fast, but it was not exceptionally fast because it’s not optimised for desktop applications.

Hard Disk Drive Model Capacity High-End Disk
WinMark 99
Difference Useful Links
Western Digital Black 6 TB 143.0 MB/s + 7.5% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Green 6 TB 140.0 MB/s + 5.3% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Black 4 TB 138.0 MB/s + 3.8% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Red Pro 4 TB 137.0 MB/s + 3.0% Review Lowest $
Western Digital Gold 8 TB 133.0 MB/s Baseline Lowest $
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IO Meter (Random Accesses)

We compared the 8 TB Western Digital Gold to the 6 TB Western Digital Black – the fastest desktop-grade hard disk drive in Western Digital’s arsenal. For more performance comparisons, please take a look at The Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide.

 

Random Throughput

Test  WD Gold
(8 TB) 
 WD Black
(6 TB) 
Difference
512 KB Read 31.86 MB/s 31.97 MB/s – 0.3%
512 KB Write 31.34 MB/s 28.54 MB/s + 9.8%
4 KB Read 0.32 MB/s 0.32 MB/s
4 KB Write 0.74 MB/s 0.39 MB/s + 89.7%

Check out the incredible boost in the random write speed, especially for small random writes. The 8TB WD Gold delivered almost double the performance of the 6TB WD Black drive in small random writes, and a 10% boost in performance in large random writes.

This is the key advantage of the HGST media caching technology that Western Digital included into the 8TB WD Gold. This is a tremendous performance advantage in file storage servers that serve hundreds or thousands of users.

 

Random Access Time

Test  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
512 KB Read 16.45 ms 16.39 ms + 0.3%
512 KB Write 16.73 ms 18.36 ms – 8.9%
4 KB Read 12.81 ms 12.79 ms + 0.1%
4 KB Write 5.54 ms 10.50 ms – 47.3%

As you can see, the HGST media caching technology truly has a significant effect on performance. It cut down the random access time, even though that’s a limitation imposed by physics.

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Random CPU Utilization

Test  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
512 KB Read 0.56 % 0.60 % – 6.7%
512 KB Write 0.57 % 0.62 % – 8.1%
4 KB Read 0.35 % 0.43 % – 18.6%
4 KB Write 0.53 % 0.37 % + 43.2%

The LSI 7101B hard disk drive controller used in the 8TB WD Gold is definitely more powerful than the LSI TT07143 controller used in the 6TB Western Digital Black. The extra processing power was certainly useful in handling the extra media caching duty.

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IO Meter (Sequential Accesses)

We compared the 8 TB Western Digital Gold to the 6 TB Western Digital Black – the fastest desktop-grade hard disk drive in Western Digital’s arsenal. For more performance comparisons, please take a look at The Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide.

 

Sequential Throughput

Test  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
512 KB Read 209.29 MB/s 225.60 MB/s – 7.2%
512 KB Write 209.89 MB/s 228.38 MB/s – 8.5%
4 KB Read 90.87 MB/s 94.82 MB/s – 4.2%
4 KB Write 53.91 MB/s 84.54 MB/s – 36.2%

The WD Gold 8TB datacenter drive uses less dense platters, so its sequential throughput is understandably lower than that of the 6TB Western Digital Black. That would account for about a 5% deficit in performance, with the rest due to the drive being optimised for random writes.

In fact, we can see here that the HGST media caching technology actually results in a large drop in small sequential write performance.

 

Sequential Access Time

Test  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
512 KB Read 2.50 ms 2.32 ms + 7.8%
512 KB Write 2.51 ms 2.29 ms + 9.4%
4 KB Read 0.04 ms 0.04 ms + 4.2%
4 KB Write 0.08 ms 0.05 ms + 56.4%

No surprises here. The 8TB WD Gold is optimised for small random writes, not small sequential writes.

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Sequential CPU Utilization

Test  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
512 KB Read 1.25 % 1.33% – 6.0%
512 KB Write 1.41 % 1.50% – 6.0%
4 KB Read 8.66 % 8.95% – 3.2%
4 KB Write 8.59 % 9.23% – 6.9%

Again, we can see that the LSI 7101B hard disk drive controller used in the 8TB WD Gold is more powerful than the LSI TT07143 controller used in the 6TB Western Digital Black.

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IOPS Scaling (Random)

In these tests, we tested the drive’s ability to tackle multiple input/output operations. We compared the 8 TB Western Digital Gold to the 6 TB Western Digital Black – the fastest desktop-grade hard disk drive in Western Digital’s arsenal. For more performance comparisons, please take a look at The Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide.

The LSI 7101B hard disk drive controller used in the 8TB WD Gold is definitely faster than the LSI TT07143 controller use in the 6TB WD Black. However, you can see that Western Digital optimised it for random write performance. Together with the HGST Media Caching Technology, it trades some random read performance, for a big boost in random write performance, particularly in small, random writes.

 

4 KB Random Read

Outstanding I/Os  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
1 78 IOPS 78 IOPS – 0.1%
8 125 IOPS 132 IOPS – 5.6%
32 172 IOPS 190 IOPS – 9.5%

 

4 KB Random Write

Outstanding I/Os  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
1 181 IOPS 95 IOPS + 89.7%
8 195 IOPS 95 IOPS + 104.2%
32 196 IOPS 96 IOPS + 104.3%
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512 KB Random Read

Outstanding I/Os  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
1 61 IOPS 61 IOPS – 0.3%
8 89 IOPS 95 IOPS – 6.7%
32 98 IOPS 108 IOPS – 9.0%

 

512 KB Random Write

Outstanding I/Os  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
1 60 IOPS 54 IOPS + 9.8%
8 60 IOPS 54 IOPS + 10.1%
32 62 IOPS 54 IOPS + 13.3%

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IOPS Scaling (Sequential)

In these tests, we tested the drive’s ability to tackle multiple input/output operations. Again, we compared the 8 TB Western Digital Gold to the 6 TB Western Digital Black – the fastest desktop-grade hard disk drive in Western Digital’s arsenal. For more performance comparisons, please take a look at The Hard Disk Drive Performance Comparison Guide.

It is obvious that the “price” for almost doubling the small random write performance is poorer sequential read and write performance.

 

4 KB Sequential Read

Outstanding I/Os  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
1 22,185 IOPS 23,150 IOPS – 4.2%
8 44,074 IOPS 51,435 IOPS – 14.3%
32 42,976 IOPS 51,861 IOPS – 17.1%

 

4 KB Sequential Write

Outstanding I/Os  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
1 13,162 IOPS 20,639 IOPS – 36.2%
8 45,863 IOPS 46,924 IOPS – 2.3%
32 47,559 IOPS 55,433 IOPS – 14.2%
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512 KB Sequential Read

Outstanding I/Os  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
1 399 IOPS 430 IOPS – 7.2%
8 400 IOPS 430 IOPS – 7.0%
32 399 IOPS 431 IOPS – 7.5%

 

512 KB Sequential Write

Outstanding I/Os  WD Gold (8 TB)   WD Black (6 TB)  Difference
1 398 IOPS 436 IOPS – 8.5%
8 395 IOPS 430 IOPS – 8.2%
32 399 IOPS 435 IOPS – 8.4%

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Our Verdict & Award

This is our first review of a helium-filled hard disk drive, and we are very impressed. Even from its specifications alone, we can already see a significant reduction in power consumption and noise levels. These are not minor either.

The helium-filled 8TB WD Gold (WD8002FRYZ) datacenter drive boasts 22% lower power consumption, and is half as loud as the air-filled WD Gold models when they are not seeking. We confirmed these claims during our tests, noting how quiet it was, and how it ran almost as cool as 5400 RPM hard disk drives despite packing 3-4 additional platters than the drives we compared it to!

The 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive achieves its tremendous storage capacity, not by increasing areal density, but by packing 2 additional platters. This is only made possible by filling it with helium, reducing turbulence and friction.

While this allows Western Digital to quickly increase storage capacity, it doesn’t help with its performance. That’s why it was slightly slower than top-of-the-line desktop drives like the 6TB Western Digital Black. That doesn’t meant that the 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive is a slow drive. Far from it. It is a fast drive, but not in the way we expect.

The 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive is optimised for datacenter applications. Hence, it features the HGST media caching technology which trades sequential write performance for a big boost in its small random write performance. This is not a very useful trade-off for desktop users, but a big boon to servers that handle hundreds or thousands of users.

The 8TB WD Gold datacenter drive would be overkill for home or office users, even for NAS applications. But there is no doubt that it would offer a big boost in performance and a tremendous reduction in TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), considering its significantly lower power consumption and thermal output per TB of storage. In light of that, we think the WD Gold 8TB datacenter drive deserves no less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award! Congratulations, Western Digital!

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The 8TB WD Gold Specifications

SpecificationsWD Gold 8TB Datacenter Hard Disk Drive
ModelWD8002FRYZ
Form Factor3.5 inch
Platter And Head Count7 Platters with 14 Read/Write Heads
Advanced Format TechnologyYes (512-byte emulation)
Available Sectors15,628,053,168 (512-byte emulation) sectors
1,953,506,646 (4,096-byte physical) sectors
Formatted Capacity8,001,563,222,016 bytes
Native Command QueuingYes
InterfaceSATA 6 Gb/s
Spindle Speed7200 RPM
Sustained read / write performance205 MB/s (maximum)
Cache128 MB DDR3-1600 SDRAM
Average Power ConsumptionSequential read : 7.2 W
Sequential write : 7.0 W
Random read / write : 7.4 W
Idle : 5.1 W
Temperature Rating5 to 60 °C (Operating)
-40 to 70 °C (Non-Operating)
Shock RatingOperating : 70 G (half-sine wave, 2 ms)
Non-Operating : 300 G (half-sine wave, 1 ms) / 150 G (half-sine wave, 11 ms)
AcousticsSeek : 36 dBA (average)
Idle : 20 dBA
Load / Unload Cycles600,000
Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read15
MTBF (Maximum Time Before Failure)2,500,000 hours
AFR (Average Failure Rate)0.35%
Warranty5 Years
Physical Dimensions101.6 mm (4.0") wide x 147.0 mm (5.787") long x 26.1 mm (1.028") high
Weight650 g (1.43 lbs)

 

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The AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor Tech Report

AMD just launched the AMD EPYC 7000 series processors. Formerly known as AMD Naples, it boasts up to 32 AMD Zen processor cores, and challenges the Intel Xeon’s dominance in the datacenter. After a sneak peek at their Computex 2017 press conference, AMD finally revealed the EPYC 7000 series processors. Let’s take a look!

 

The AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor

Like Ryzen, the EPYC processor is based on their new Zen microarchitecture. Designed for servers, the EPYC processor offers up to 32 processor cores, an integrated high-speed DDR4 memory controller and a new high-speed coherent interconnect. AMD now reveals that it also comes with an embedded security subsystem.

Here is a summary of the EPYC processor’s key features :

  • Supports up to 32 AMD Zen cores., each capable of handling 2 simultaneous threads.
  • [adrotate group=”2″]Integrated DDR4 memory controller with 8 memory channels, each supporting two DIMMs. That’s a total of 16 DIMMs per processor socket, allowing for up to 2 TB of memory. A 2-socket server will support up to 32 DIMMs, with a total memory capacity of 4 TB.
  • The EPYC processor is fully integrated with high-speed I/O including 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes.
  • Because the EPYC is a complete SoC, there is no need for a separate chipset, reducing cost and power consumption.
  • In a 2-socket system, two EPYC processors communicate with each other via the AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect. Even though each EPYC processor has 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes, it is limited to 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes in a 2-socket design.  The 2P EPYC system will have a total of 128 PCI 3.0 lanes, not 256.

In addition, AMD revealed the first EPYC family of processors – the EPYC 7000 Series, with nine processors divided into four segments. They also introduced three EPYC processor variants designed for single socket servers.

  • EPYC 7601, 7551, 7551P and 7501 processors have 32 cores and a peak TDP of 170-180 W.
  • EPYC 7451, 7401 and 7401P processors have 24 cores and a peak TDP of 170-180 W.
  • EPYC 7351, 7351P, 7301 and 7281 processors have 16 cores and a peak TDP of 170 W.
  • EPYC 7251 processor has 8 cores and a peak TDP of 120 W.

 

The AMD EPYC 7000 Series Presentation

If you have the time, check out this 103-minute presentation on the EPYC 7000 Series processors by Dr. Lisa Su and Forrest Norrod from AMD, as well as their partners. Dr. Lisa also comes out at the end to reveal the AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 accelerator, that we revealed several months earlier.

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EPYC 7000 Series Processor Performance

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Single Socket AMD EPYC 7601 Server

  • SPECiut_rate2006 : 1200
  • SPECfp_rate2006 : 943

Two Socket AMD EPYC 7601 Server

  • SPECiut_rate2006 : 1390
  • SPECfp_rate2006 : 1330

AMD compared the two processor performance of the EPYC 7601, showing that it beat the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 in integer compute by 47%, and floating point compute by 75%.

 

Price Performance Advantage

AMD also took pains to point out that the price performance advantage the EPYC 7000 Series processors have over their Intel Xeon rivals, in both the 2-socket and single-socket segments.

 

Data Security Advantage

Other than raw computing performance and support for a truckload of memory, EPYC processors also offer an integrated hardware security subsystem. This allows the EPYC processors to deliver full memory encryption and secure multi-tenancy for data domain with no application impact.

 

Compatibility & Support

Finally, AMD wants everyone to know that the EPYC is an x86 processor and readily supports all x86 applications in the market. They have also performed extensive tests with industry partners like Microsoft, VMware and Red Hat.

They have also lined up considerable support from their server partners to deliver AMD EPYC solutions to customers worldwide.

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AMD EPYC 7000 Series Processor Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas — June 20, 2017 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), and a global ecosystem of server partners, today marked a new era in the datacenter with the launch of AMD EPYC 7000 series high-performance datacenter processors. AMD was joined by multiple customers and partners at the global launch event in presenting a wide array of systems, performance demonstrations, and customer testimonials. The innovative, record-setting EPYC design, with up to 32 high-performance “Zen” cores and an unparalleled feature set, delivers greater performance than the competition across a full range of integer, floating point, memory bandwidth, and I/O benchmarks and workloads.

“With our EPYC family of processors, AMD is delivering industry-leading performance on critical enterprise, cloud, and machine intelligence workloads,” said Lisa Su, president and CEO, AMD. “EPYC processors offer uncompromising performance for single-socket systems while scaling dual-socket server performance to new heights, outperforming the competition at every price point. We are proud to bring choice and innovation back to the datacenter with the strong support of our global ecosystem partners.”

The world’s largest server manufacturers introduced products based on EPYC 7000-series processors at today’s launch, including HPE, Dell, ASUS, Gigabyte, Inventec, Lenovo, Sugon, Supermicro, Tyan, and Wistron. Primary hypervisor and server operating system providers Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware showcased optimized support for EPYC, while key server hardware ecosystem partners Mellanox, Samsung Electronics, and Xilinx were also featured in EPYC-optimized platforms.

Cloud Datacenter and Enterprise Customers

Datacenter and cloud service providers also welcomed EPYC to the market today. Members of the “Super 7” datacenter services providers, including Baidu and Microsoft Azure, as well as 1&1, Bloomberg, Dropbox and LexisNexis, all voiced their support at launch.

Record-Setting EPYC Performance

The excitement around EPYC is driven by multiple record-setting server benchmarks achieved by EPYC-powered one-socket and two-socket systems.

AMD EPYC processors set several performance records, including:

  • Two-Socket Server
    • EPYC 7601-based system scored 2360 on SPECint_rate2006, higher than any other two-socket system score
  • One-Socket Server
    • EPYC 7601-based system scored 1200 on SPECint_rate2006, higher than any other mainstream one-socket x86-based system score
    • EPYC 7601-based system scored 943 on SPECfp_rate2006, higher than any other one-socket system score

All EPYC processors combine innovative security features, enterprise class reliability, and support a full feature-set. An EPYC 7601 CPU-based one-socket system shifts expectations for single socket server performance, helping lower total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), providing up to 20% CapEx savings compared to the Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4-based two-socket system. At every targeted price point for two-socket processors, EPYC outperforms the competition, with up to 70% more performance in the eight hundred dollar price band and up to 47% more performance at the high-end of the market of four thousand dollars or more.

EPYC Product Overview

  • A highly scalable System on Chip (SoC) design ranging from 8-core to 32-core, supporting two high-performance threads per core.
  • Industry-leading memory bandwidth across the line-up, with 8 channels of memory on every EPYC device. In a two-socket server, support for up to 32 DIMMS of DDR4 on 16 memory channels, delivering up to 4 terabytes of total memory capacity.
  • Unprecedented support for integrated, high-speed I/O with 128 lanes of PCIe 3 on every product
  • A highly-optimized cache structure for high-performance, energy efficient compute
  • AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect linking EPYC CPUs in a two-socket system
  • Dedicated security hardware
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The Official Presentation Slides

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The 32-Core AMD Naples CPU Tech Report

Just 3 months ago, we revealed to you the first AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct reference design. Yet, details were scarce. Now that AMD has finally launched their Ryzen 7 desktop processors, they are finally ready to reveal details of the AMD Naples CPU.

 

 

AMD Naples Revealed!

Like Ryzen, the AMD Naples CPU is based on their brand-new Zen microarchitecture. Designed for servers, the Naples CPU offers up to 32 processor cores, an integrated high-speed DDR4 memory controller and a new high-speed coherent interconnect.

These four slides summarises the Naples CPU’s key features :

  • 32 AMD Zen cores., each capable of handling 2 simultaneous threads.
  • Integrated DDR4 memory controller with 8 memory channels, each supporting two DIMMs. That’s a total of 16 DIMMs per processor socket, allowing for up to 2 TB of memory. A 2-socket server will support up to 32 DIMMs, with a total memory capacity of 4 TB.
  • The Naples CPU is fully integrated with high-speed I/O including 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes.
  • Because the Naples is a complete SoC, there is no need for a separate chipset, reducing cost and power consumption.

In a 2-socket system, two Naples CPUs will communicate with each other via the AMD Infinity Fabric coherent interconnect. Even though each Naples CPU technically supports 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes, it is limited to 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes in a 2-socket design.

A 2-socket Naples server would offer 64 processor cores that can handle 128 simultaneous cores, and up to 4 TB of DDR4 memory (32 x 128 GB DIMMs). Just how fast is such a server? Let’s find out…

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The AMD Naples CPU Performance

AMD benchmarked the performance of a 2-socket Naples server against a 2-socket Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 server, with the following specifications. The workload was Seismic Analysis, involving iterations of 3D wave equations.

When they were compared with similar number of cores (44), the Naples CPU was almost twice as fast as the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 CPU.

But when they unleashed all 64-cores in that 2-socket Naples server, it is now 2.5X faster than the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4.

In this final test, they tested both servers with a 4x larger dataset – 4 billion samples, instead of just 1 billion samples. Due to its limited memory channels, the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 is unable to support enough memory to load the dataset.

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AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct

Naples is more than just a server CPU to AMD. Its integrated support for 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes allows a single Naples CPU to support up to 4 AMD Radeon Instinct accelerators.

Be sure to check out their first AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct reference design.

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The AMD Naples Pricing & Availability

You may wonder why AMD compared the Naples CPU against the 22-core Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4, instead of a more powerful processor like the Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4. We suspect it is because they are going to price the Naples CPU against the Xeon E5-2699A v4, which costs US$ 4,938.

Imagine how well it will sell if it’s priced at the same or slightly lower price point than the Xeon E5-2699A v4, while offering 45% more cores, 60% more I/O capacity and 122% more memory bandwidth. If we have to guess, we would think that AMD will finally price the Naples CPU at around $4,000 – a 20% discount on the Xeon E5-2699A v4.

More importantly, AMD appears to be on track for a Q2 2017 launch for the Naples CPU. We will keep you updated!

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The AMD Naples Presentation Slides

Here is the complete set of slides used by Forrest Norrod, SVP and GM of the AMD Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom Business Group.

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The First AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct Reference Design Revealed!

We had earlier revealed the upcoming AMD Ryzen desktop processor, and the AMD Radeon Instinct compute accelerators. But that was not all they revealed at the AMD Tech Summit held in Sonoma last month. AMD also showcased the world’s first AMD Naples and Radeon Instinct reference design!

This is a compact 2U (19″) server with two AMD Naples processors, and two Radeon Instinct accelerators. Check it out!

 

What Is AMD Naples?

Formerly known as Summit Ridge, the AMD Ryzen is an octa-core desktop processor that promises to match, if not beat, the Intel Core i7-6900K in both performance and power consumption. Like Ryzen, the AMD Naples processor is based on the AMD Zen microarchitecture. But instead of having just 8 cores, AMD Naples is a server-class processor that boasts 32 cores!

Like Intel Xeon processors, the AMD Naples processor can process two threads per core. So the 32-core AMD Naples processor can handle up to 64 threads simultaneously. It will also reportedly feature a massive 512 MB L3 cache.

Compared that to the top-of-the-line Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4 processor that only has 24 cores and handles up to 48 threads simultaneously, and only has a 60 MB L3 cache.

If the AMD Naples processor delivers the same performance and power consumption we saw with AMD Ryzen, then it should deliver at least 33% better compute performance than the Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4 processor, and blow it out of the water in memory performance. Now that will be a killer server CPU.

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Compute Boost With Radeon Instinct

If the potentially superior AMD Naples compute performance does not impress you, the reference design also showcased the new AMD Radeon Instinct accelerators. Their 2U server reference design featured what appears to be two AMD Radeon Instinct MI8 SFF accelerators.

The Radeon Instinct MI8 is a passively-cooled accelerator that requires only 175 W of power. Each MI8 accelerator delivers 8.2 TFLOPS of FP16 compute performance with 512 GB/s of memory bandwidth. So two of them will offer over 16 TFLOPs of FP16 compute performance in this 2U server.

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Kingston DC400 Datacenter SSD Released

Hsinchu, Taiwan, 6 Sep 2016 – Cloud-based storage has become essential nowadays, driving enterprise and corporations exploring solutions to build up better storage infrastructure. Kingston today announced the Kingston DC400 Datacenter SSD, the latest solid-state drive to its range of enterprise solutions.

 

Kingston DC400 SSD

The Kingston DC400 SSD is an entry-level enterprise drive designed for server use in data centers especially for customers who deploy a rip-and-replace strategy. It is ideal for read-intensive applications such as boot, web servers and lower data rate operational databases and analytics – especially in data center mixed workload environments where endurance and reliability are important.

The Kingston DC400 SSD offers superior quality of service for data center customers whose workload environment calls for sustained IOPS and consistent low latency. An expanded on-board DRAM acceleration cache enables high, sustained IOPS to increase performance over a wide range of read/write workloads. Standard as well as user-adjustable over-provisioning improves random IOPS performance and endurance while enterprise firmware improves latency and delivers consistently low data access times under steady-state workloads.

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Additionally, the Kingston DC400 SSD features enterprise-class reliability with end-to-end data path protection and firmware-implemented power-loss protection (“pFAIL”).

“Kingston is proud to offer our next generation entry-level enterprise SATA SSD to our data center and corporate customers looking for consistent application performance, stringent quality of service requirements and all-around reliability,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “DC400 SSD’s combination of high IOPS, low latency and advanced data protection gives server IT managers and decision makers the perfect front-loading server storage option that they can deploy with confidence.”

The Kingston DC400 SSD is available in 400GB, 480GB, 800GB, 960GB, 1.6TB and 1.8TB capacities. The 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB capacities are performance optimized with greater IOPs for faster application performance and reduced storage latency. The 1.8TB capacity read-intensive optimized model is factory-tuned for read-intensive workloads.

To further help companies and organizations out, Kingston offers industry-leading sales support through its Ask an Expert program. It also offers the Kingston SSD Manager, a free, downloadable toolbox to monitor drive health, status and disk usage.

The Kingston DC400 is backed by a limited five-year warranty and free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

 

Kingston DC400 Features & Specifications

  • Form factor: 2.5″
  • Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s) – with backwards compatibility to SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
  • Capacities: 400 GB, 480 GB, 800 GB, 960 GB, 1.6 TB, 1.8 TB
  • Sequential Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 555/535MB/s
    • 480 GB – up to 555/535MB/s
    • 800 GB – up to 555/530MB/s
    • 960 GB – up to 555/520MB/s
    • 1600 GB – up to 555/510MB/s
    • 1800 GB – up to 555/500MB/s
  • Maximum Random 4k Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 99,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 480 GB – up to 99,000/90,000 IOPS
    • 800 GB – up to 99,000/89,000 IOPS
    • 960 GB – up to 99,000/88,000 IOPS
    • 1600 GB – up to 100,000/88,000 IOPS
    • 1800 GB – up to 99,000/86,000 IOPS
  • Steady-State 4k Read/Write:
    • 400 GB – up to 85,000/35,000 IOPS
    • 480 GB – up to 85,000/11,000 IOPS
    • 800 GB – up to 78,000/32,000 IOPS
    • 960 GB – up to 78,000/11,000 IOPS
    • 1600 GB – up to 78,000/32,000 IOPS
    • 1800 GB – up to 67,000/18,000 IOPS
  • Quality of Service (Latency): Read/Write: <400µs
  • Hot-Plug Capable
  • Static and Dynamic Wear Leveling
  • Enterprise SMART Tools: reliability tracking, usage statistics, life remaining, wear leveling, temperature
    Endurance:
    • 480 GB: 257 TB (0.30 DWPD)
    • 960 GB: 564 TB (0.32 DWPD)
    • 400 GB: 422 TB (0.57 DWPD)
    • 800 GB: 860 TB (0.58 DWPD)
    • 1600 GB: 1678 TB (0.57 DWPD)
    • 1800 GB: 1432 TB (0.43 DWPD)
  • Power Consumption:
    • Idle: 1.56 W
    • Average: 1.6 W
    • Max Read: 1.8 W
    • Max Write: 4.86 W
  • Storage temperature: -40 °C ~ 85 °C
  • Operating temperature: 0 °C ~ 70 °C
  • Dimensions: 69.9 mm x 100 mm x 7.0 mm
  • Weight: 92.34 g
  • Vibration operating: 2.17 G Peak (7–800Hz)
  • Vibration non-operating: 20 G Peak (10–2000Hz)
  • MTBF: 2 million hours

Warranty/support: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

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ASUS Z170-WS ATX Workstation Motherboard Announced

1 September 2016ASUS today announced the Z170-WS, a new ATX workstation motherboard packed with multiple exclusive technologies to maximize performance, stability, ease-of-use and upgradability, enabling organizations and professional users to unleash the full potential of the latest 6th-generation Intel Core processors.

 

ASUS Z170-WS

Based on the new Intel Z170 Express chipset, the ASUS Z170-WS features ultimate graphics power with four full-length PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 x16 slots, ultimate transfer speeds with the latest USB 3.1, U.2 and dual M.2 connectivity, and ultimate server design with flexible support for a diverse range of graphics, networking and RAID hardware.

Z170-WS also boasts the ultimate exclusive extras with 5-Way Optimization for one-click performance boosts and Q-Code Logger for quick diagnosis and maintenance.

 

Four full-length PCI Express 3.0 slots with multi-GPU support

Z170-WS is equipped with four PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for up to 4-way/quad-GPU NVIDIA GeForce SLI and AMD CrossFireX dual-width configurations, setting it apart as an excellent workstation choice for graphics professionals who depend on powerful graphics in areas such as design and modeling, medical research, plus processing-intensive simulation and rendering applications.

Z170-WS also has ample room for the latest PCIe-based storage devices, RAID cards, video-capture solutions and many other devices — offering extensive expandability for the workplace.

 

Latest USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C, U.2 and dual M.2 connectivity

With the latest USB 3.1 connectivity built in and both Type-A and reversible Type-C ports for the fastest USB data transfers, Z170-WS delivers data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbit/s — or twice (2X) as fast as USB 3.0. The next-generation Type-A standard is completely backward-compatible with existing USB devices, while Type-C offers any-way-up convenience, so users of Z170-WS are all set for USB 3.1’s breakneck speeds. ASUS-exclusive USB 3.1 Boost technology automatically accelerates USB 3.1 performance even further, for an added edge.

NVM Express (NVMe) is the revolutionary specification that unlocks the full potential of the latest SSDs, and Z170-WS has a U.2 connector on board. This enables plug-and-play ease for data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbit/s, and frees up a PCIe slot for another expansion card.

Z170-WS also has onboard dual M.2 sockets with x4 PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth for up to 32Gbit/s speeds — enabling data transfers that are up to 3.5X faster than traditional SSDs. Z170-WS’s dual M.2 sockets also enable RAID 0 configurations for maximum performance, with tested read and write speeds that are respectively up to 90% and 30% faster than single-drive configurations, or RAID 1 setups for redundancy and reliability.

 

12K solid capacitors, ProCool power connectors and extensive testing

ASUS Z170-WS couples innovative thinking with ultra-high reliability and longevity, representing the ultimate server design. With 12K solid capacitors and exclusive ProCool power connectors, Z170-WS is built to stay cool under pressure — and boosts performance, power efficiency and product longevity to extreme levels.

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Z170-WS’s Japanese-made 12K solid capacitors are ultra-resilient, able to withstand temperatures as high as 105°C for up to 12,000 hours, far exceeding everyday demands. At a typical operating temperature of 65°C, ASUS 12K capacitors have an expected lifespan of 1.2m hours — or well over a century of real-world use.

ProCool is Z170-WS’s ASUS-exclusive reinvented power connector. ProCool connectors ensure an exceptionally close and secure connection with the motherboard. The design is much stronger than traditional connectors, and ProCool also benefits power efficiency: the flush connection enables lower impedance and better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperatures.

In addition, Z170-WS is designed for and tested with a vast array of professional-grade graphics, networking and RAID equipment, ensuring the best speeds, compatibility and upgrade flexibility.

Q-Code Logger is Z170-WS’s quick-diagnosis tool that lets users easily check system status at any time. Plug a flash drive into the adjacent USB port, press the motherboard’s dedicated Q-Code Logger button and all ASUS Q-Code event logs are copied to the drive — even when the system is switched off.

 

Dynamic auto-tuning with one-click 5-Way Optimization

Z170-WS includes ASUS-exclusive 5-Way Optimization technology to take care of complex tuning with a single click. 5-Way Optimization dynamically optimizes essential aspects of Z170-WS systems based on real-time use – delivering superb CPU performance, everyday energy savings, ultra-stable digital power, plus cooler operation and quieter fans. The one-click technology even ensures that networking and audio settings are optimized for the apps currently in use.

 

ASUS Z170-WS Availability & Pricing

Launch Price : RM 1899 / ~US$475
Warranty : 3 Years
Availability : Now

 

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Dell PowerEdge FX2 Updates Announced

22 July 2016 – Dell has announced updates to the systems management portfolio for the Dell PowerEdge FX2 modular infrastructure to help customers further maximise IT productivity and business continuity. The new features enhance provisioning and infrastructure visibility, plus add support for Nagios users and open source applications.

Dell’s overall blade server growth is bolstered by the PowerEdge FX2, which is significantly outpacing industry blade server growth. The PowerEdge FX2 has demonstrated triple-digit percentage growth year-over-year in unit and revenue over the previous four quarters, contributing substantially to PowerEdge blade server gains, since its launch in 20141. According to IDC, Dell PowerEdge blade servers experienced 34 percent year-over-year revenue growth and grew 17 percent faster than the industry in the first quarter of 2016.2

“Our customers are interested in making their IT infrastructure more flexible and efficient to address evolving business and workload demands in real-time,” said William Tan, head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia. “With strong systems management capabilities, the PowerEdge FX2 can help customers meet their goals by supporting traditional applications and new workloads driven by social, mobile, analytics and cloud computing in a modular infrastructure. These attributes combined with recent customer successes is driving unprecedented growth.”

 

Improved Management and Industry Software Integration for Dell PowerEdge FX2

Dell has enhanced its systems management software to take advantage of the unique engineering of the Dell PowerEdge FX2 and is designed to simplify and automate critical hardware management tasks. New capabilities and updates enhance the user experience with improved ease of provisioning for virtualised workloads, plug-ins for Nagios users, and comprehensive infrastructure visibility and flexibility to run open source applications.
This includes:

  • Dell OpenManage Essentials 2.2 enables fast provisioning of I/O aggregators with template-based processes that easily and uniformly replicate the assignment of vLANs during the blade port mapping process, which ensures simplicity and accuracy in network set-up. The new geographic view feature enables quick, easy location access to PowerEdge FX2 systems onsite or across the globe with manageability across 5500 devices. Additionally, seamless integration with SupportAssist3 provides proactive, predictive support and automated case creation to resolve hardware issues up to 90 percent faster with ProSupport Plus4
  • The new OpenManage plug-in for Nagios XI 1.0 extracts detailed PowerEdge FX2 infrastructure information from the Dell Chassis Management Controller and server embedded intelligence, iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller, delivering a unified set of alerts and health monitoring details to Nagios XI administrators. As a result, customers can continue using their Nagios XI console to monitor Dell hardware without additional tools or training while achieving a higher return on their investment.
  • New Active System Manager (ASM) 8.2 capabilities enable fast and easy on-boarding and deployment of IT services across multiple chassis, server, storage and networking devices. The port view provides a visual mapping of physical and virtual infrastructures and any connectivity issues to allow for quick troubleshooting to help IT teams maintain business continuity and deliver more consistent, reliable IT services. Additionally, a new software developer kit (SDK) simplifies creating and deploying complex applications using readily available open source modules.
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Customers and Partners Choose PowerEdge FX2 to Revolutionise Data Centers

With the Dell PowerEdge FX2 and Dell system management software, customers across 70 countries, including China and Australia, are taking advantage of the integrated building blocks of servers, storage and networking that help them achieve data center flexibility and efficiency without having to overhaul their existing infrastructure. Examples include:

MEIZU, in China, is a smartphone manufacturer that was looking to switch from a traditional desktop environment to a virtualised desktop infrastructure to increase customer service productivity. MEIZU deployed six Dell PowerEdge FX2 chassis and 24 Dell PowerEdge FM120x4 micro servers to replace a disparate environment where previously applications and data were run locally across multiple desktops. With instant access to data, MEIZU enhanced customer service satisfaction while reducing the time needed for IT management at a cost-efficient rate.

“The converged infrastructure is a hit with the IT team as it helps them reduce the management burden, is simpler to scale, and supports growth,” said Li Kechen, R&D and IT Director at MEIZU. “With the FX2 solution, MEIZU expects developers will gain faster and more reliable access to their testing environments while delivering significant savings that can be reinvested in other areas of the organisation. The Dell ProSupport Plus agreement helps maximise reliability over the long term.”

Qbao.com,
a micro commerce site in China, was looking for a highly scalable infrastructure to support the organisation’s rapid growth. At the center of its marketplace infrastructure, the company deployed the Dell PowerEdge FX2 converged architecture powered by Intel technology, as well as Dell Storage PS Series arrays, Dell Storage NAS technology and Dell Networking switches.

The company reduced total cost of ownership by 9 percent for its micro commerce online marketplace compared with other micro commerce sites that it controls. Compared with other sites, IT efficiency also improved by 30 times. Through the support of the Dell end-to-end solution, Qbao.com has guaranteed an environment for the micro commerce marketplace to continue to grow and flourish.

Liaocheng University,
in China, wanted to improve desktop services to the China Smart City Research Institute, located in the university’s central lab building. Its goal was to devise Smart City solutions with commercial potential to export to the rest of the world as well as support China’s own development. To maximise the creative potential of the 120 institute staff and focus its attention on enhancing the desktop experience, the university implemented a converged VDI from Dell, featuring Dell PowerEdge FX architecture. It also deployed Dell Storage with Intel Xeon processors and Dell Networking at the back end, as well as a SonicWall next-generation firewall and Wyse endpoints.

As a result, there was enhanced innovation with 30 percent faster mathematical modelling, energy consumption was down by 40 percent, and IT management time was halved. “Because the design was based on the Dell FX2 converged architecture instead of rack servers, we increased the density of our IT by 300 percent. We estimate the savings to be RMB 1.6 million (US$245,000),” said Yu Bo, Information Center director, China Smart City Research Institute. “In essence, we have created a platform to really drive our Smart City research, so I think our relationship with Dell will be a long one.”

Rising Sun Pictures, in Australia, wanted to have a future-ready IT environment to stay at the forefront of the movie industry with cutting-edge movie visual effects. By teaming up with Dell partner Vlnet Solutions, Rising Sun Pictures deployed a compact, high-density and high-performance computing solution with 40 Dell PowerEdge FC630 servers across 10 Dell PowerEdge FX2 chassis with Dell ProSupport for Enterprise. These artists now have the tools they need to focus on visual effects innovation.

“The Dell PowerEdge FX2 solution was a great fit because the technology is modular and very flexible, which allowed us to protect our investment with the option of changing the server modules down the line as Dell brings new servers on stream,” said Mark Day, director of engineering at Rising Sun Pictures. “Now we can play a greater role in the storytelling process because our artists have reliable Dell technology that opens up new opportunities for movie visual effects.”

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Dell PowerEdge R930 & R830 4-Socket Servers Announced

7 June 2016Dell today announced performance and capability updates to its 13th generation PowerEdge four-socket server portfolio, engineered for enterprise customers with large scale server deployments to solutions requirements for remote and branch offices. Designed to optimize performance for big data and real-time analytics and dense virtualization deployments the updated PowerEdge servers enable the flexibility, scalability and manageability of customers’ demand for the future-ready enterprise.

“Customers today are looking for highly virtualized data centers that can easily manage evolving workloads; this coupled with a growing demand for big data analytics will drive the growth of the four-socket server market.” said William Tan, head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia. “Dell’s customer-inspired four-socket servers are designed to offer world-class performance that accelerate core enterprise application performance while increasing density and workload consolidation.”

 

Drive faster business results with the Dell PowerEdge R930

Shipping today and utilizing the power and unique hardware-enhanced capabilities of the new Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4 family like Intel Run Sure Technology, the Dell PowerEdge R930 server helps customers quickly deploy database intensive applications, easily scale up and better manage infrastructure and mission-critical workload delivery.

The PowerEdge R930 enables customers :

  • Industry-leading in-memory database performance: The Dell PowerEdge R930 with Intel Xeon E7-8890 V4 processors recently set three new world-record benchmarks:
    • A world-record result on the standard benchmark for the SAP HANA platform, SAP BW advanced mixed load (BW-AML) with 2 billion records. This new record is a 24.77 percent improvement over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
    •  A world-record result on the standard benchmark for SAP HANA platform, SAP BW advanced mixed load (BW-AML) with 4 billion records. This new world record is a 23.06 percent improvement over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
    • A new world record result on the SAP sales and distribution (SD) standard application benchmark. This new world record is a 33.09 percent increase over the previous 4-socket world record, which was set by the Dell PowerEdge R930 with E7v3 processors
  • Optimized data base performance: The PowerEdge R930 with MSFT SQL Server 2016, as well as its built-in high performing data warehouse, have processing power required for virtualization and memory-intensive application workloads for database. PowerEdge R930 with the Dell Compellent SC9000 All Flash Array, MS SQL Server 2016 data-warehousing and Emulex’s latest fiber channel 16G Gen 6 delivered 99.4 percent greater storage throughput and 44% faster IOPs than the legacy Emulex 8G Gen 5 fiber channel solution
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Greater flexibility and scalability with the new Dell PowerEdge R830

PowerEdge R830 is a foundational four-socket rack server designed for database applications, scale-out virtualization and VDI environments. With a 2U rack server form factor it is ideal for mainstream and mid-market customers standardized on a rack form factor. The Dell PowerEdge four-socket server portfolio is now the company’s most comprehensive with the addition of the PowerEdge R830 featuring Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v4 product family.

With four processors and up to 48 DIMMS the PowerEdge R830 provides:

  • An optimum combination of scalability, flexibility and density for both scale-out virtualization deployments as well as VDI deployments
  • A great balance across compute, memory and overall cost for customers running computational or transactional Microsoft SQL or Oracle databases standardized on rack form factors

This four-socket extension of the Intel Xeon processor E5 family gives customers more options and greater flexibility for scaling their infrastructure and growing business in a hardware-enhanced security environment.

 

Dell PowerEdge modular four-socket servers

Dell’s four-socket server portfolio is engineered to provide customers with platform choice to best support their data center density, scalability, manageability and flexibility needs. In addition to the PowerEdge R930 and R830 rack servers, Dell is updating its PowerEdge FX2 and PowerEdge M1000e converged platforms with the PowerEdge FC830 and the PowerEdge M830 blade servers featuring the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v4 family.

The PowerEdge FC830 is a full-width, four-socket compute node for the PowerEdge FX architecture that helps organizations quickly configure complete workloads using modular building blocks of IT resources. This converged platform provides twice the four-socket density of any solution in the industry, making it ideal for Oracle RAC or dense four-socket deployments .

The PowerEdge M830 blade server is a full-height, four-socket blade server that offers maximized data-center consolidation delivering vast amounts of compute.

 

Availability

The PowerEdge R930, 4S/4U rack server is available today, with the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4 family. The PowerEdge R830 rack server and PowerEdge FC830 and M830 blade servers will be aligned to Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v4 availability later in June.

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Chenbro 4U High-Density Storage Server Chassis Launched

April 20th 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – Enterprises are losing an average of $2,500 to $5,600 per minute when their data centers and networks go down, according to recent research reports, from Gartner and Veeam – and the high cost of hardware failures is rising, as the world’s insatiable demand for data forces companies to pack more storage, computing power and network bandwidth into their full server racks.

The first step in minimizing expensive downtime is choosing a server chassis from an experienced manufacturer. Well-designed rackmount servers are much less likely to suffer component failure, of course. But more importantly – with every minute of downtime potentially costing thousands – a well-designed server is much easier to keep online during an incident.

Chenbro, a rackmount server designer and manufacturer with more than 33 years of server and PC chassis experience, has learned to avoid the pitfalls that less-experienced and less-conscientious vendors fall into.

 

Chenbro 4U High-Density Storage Server Chassis

Performance, flexibility, and reliability

The Chenbro 4U RM43260, RM43348, and RM43160 rackmount chassis provide state-of-the-art features that ensure optimum performance in server storage applications, with multiple redundancy for ultimate data protection. SAS3 at 12 Gb/s offers ample capacity for today’s fastest drives – as well as tomorrow’s. SAS Expanders fully utilize the controllers’ throughput and reduce external cabling.

DataBolt gets the most from 12Gb/s SAS, allowing it to run at maximum speed, even with slower drives. T-10 zoning offers greater efficiency, flexibility and security. Full LED status indicators and Enclosure Management allow you to monitor the system and respond to potential problems before a crisis can develop.

These Chenbro 4U systems offer a variety of options to suit different needs, including a choice of space-saving ATX or more expandable EATX motherboards, either 48 drive bays (RM43348) or 60 drive bays (RM43260 and RM43160), optional external drive bays, and chassis depths from 818mm to 916mm to suit most cabinet sizes.

Other options include internal or backplane-mounted expander controllers to suit various maintenance access scenarios. The RM43260 is certified by Microsoft for Windows Server 2012 x64 and 2012 R2 x64.

Chenbro’s balanced design

Today’s managers are demanding high-density servers, aiming to provide the highest capacity in a limited space. At the same time there is constant pressure to cut costs. This inevitably brings special challenges for rackmount systems – thermal control, power consumption, vibration, ease-of-access, and structural integrity. It’s here that an experienced manufacturer counts. A key fact to remember is that upgrading to a higher-performance server is pointless if downtime cancels out all the gains it achieves.

So the Chenbro 4U chassis design focuses on reliability just as much as performance, with a host of features designed to minimize component failures and ensure rapid and seamless recovery when incidents do occur. These features include modular design, tool-less installation, smart thermal design and vibration control.

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Fast, tool-less access

Tool-less hard drive trays, top covers, and motherboard trays allow engineers to install hot-swappable drives and other components in seconds, providing rapid system setup and zero-downtime incident recovery.

Fans and power: smart, redundant, hot-swappable

The redundant, hot-swappable, fan modules enable high performance cooling with a vibration isolation mechanism to protect drives and reduce noise. Even mild fan vibration can severely impact hard drive performance, cutting transfer rates in half, and shortening drive lifespan. The fan controllers’ hysteresis algorithm ensures smooth speed transitions and even temperatures. Built-in dual redundant power supply units with auto power-on ensure minimal interruption in the event of a server power supply failure.

Free from sag and bow issues

Chenbro does not skimp on materials, and designs with intelligence, so you can be sure your Chenbro 4U chassis will not suffer sagging or bowing. This ensures hot-swappable components can be exchanged smoothly and rapidly during a crisis – complemented by the standard tool-less features, removable side handles, and optional cable management on slide rails. Competing products are prone to jamming and mechanical failure, due to unwanted twisting or flexing of the chassis.

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WD Gold Datacenter Hard Drives Launched

20 April 2016 — Western Digital Corporation today announced the expansion of its award-winning color portfolio with a new line; WD Gold datacenter hard drives. WD Gold datacenter hard drives are designed for a broad range of applications – including small- to medium-scale enterprise servers and storage, and rack-mount datacenter servers and storage enclosures.

With purpose-driven designs for the datacenter, WD Gold datacenter hard drives are launching with a new, high-capacity configuration of up to 8TB that offers HelioSeal helium-technology for performance, ideal capacity per square foot, power efficiency and low power consumption for datacenter environments.

WD Gold datacenter hard drives feature an optimized design with an 8TB option that helps reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of servers and storage systems, benefiting IT administrators challenged with growing storage capacity needs on limited budgets. WD Gold hard drives will also include a premium dedicated support line for customers worldwide.

“Western Digital has a proven history of providing award-winning purpose-driven products for unique requirements of each application environment, like WD Red, WD Purple and WD Blue drives,” said Brendan Collins vice president of product marketing, Western Digital Corporation. “WD Gold is a pinnacle part of the color portfolio strategy and another step in creating optimized drives for the markets we serve. Our continued goal is to deliver the most competitive and reliable solutions on the market.”

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WD Gold Datacenter Key Features

  • Improved power efficiency – New electronics enhance power efficiency up to 15 percent.
  • HelioSeal technology enables up to 26 percent lower power consumption .
  • Better performance – Up to 18 percent sequential performance improvement over previous generation WD Re 4TB datacenter drives, and up to 30 percent improvement in random write performance over previous generation WD Re 6TB datacenter drives through media-based cache, and up to 3x improvement over competitive offerings
  • High reliability – WD Gold incorporates best-of-breed design, manufacturing and test processes to achieve one of the highest reliability ratings in the industry – 2.5 million hours MTBF (8TB offering)
  • Dedicated Premium Support Line and WD Gold Model Numbers – Western Digital offers a 24/7 premium support line for WD Gold customers and can be reached at U.S.: (855) 559-3733; International: +80055593733.

 

WD Gold Datacenter Models

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QNAP Double Server TDS-16489U Launched

Taipei, Taiwan, March 21, 2016 – QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the powerful Double Server TDS-16489U that integrates an application server and storage server into one chassis. Distinguishably powered by dual Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 1TB RAM, the server-grade TDS-16489U supports Qtier Technology, 12Gb/s SAS and 10GbE/40GbE networks to provide unrivaled performance for Big Data computing and to assist enterprises in mission-critical tasks as a one-device solution for applications, storage and virtualization.

“The TDS-16489U resolves the difficulty of building virtualization environment infrastructures for businesses,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP. “Its unrivaled power from its dual processors also facilitates Big Data computing to process the data deluge created by Internet of Things applications.”

 

The Double Server TDS-16489U

With its server-grade hardware design, the TDS-16489U features two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors (with 4-core, 6-core and 8-core configurations), up to 1TB DDR4 2133MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM RAM (16 DIMM) and three independent SAS 12Gb/s controllers that deliver outstanding performance for data transmission and applications.

The four PCIe slots allows diversified expansion: PCIe Gen.3×16 supports AMD Radeon  R7 and R9 Series graphics cards for GPU passthrough to virtualization applications; and the other slots can be used for a 40GbE card, a 12Gb/s SAS HBA for connecting 12Gb/s SAS-enabled expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP) for up to 1PB total capacity, and a PCIe SSD NVMe for cache acceleration.

The TDS-16489U supports IPMI, offers an extra four 2.5” disk trays at the rear to provide SSD caching, and has four built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports, all of which can further optimize system performance and increase productivity.

The TDS-16489U combines outstanding virtualization and storage technologies as an all-around Double Server. With Virtualization Station and Container Station, computation and data from the guest OS and apps can be directly stored on the TDS-16489U through the internal 12Gb/s SAS interface, saving more money and space as a one-device solution with exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage.

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Coupled with Double-Take Availability to provide comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery, backup virtual machines can support failover for the primary systems on the TDS-16489U whenever needed to enable data protection and continuous services.

QNAP Virtualization Station is a virtualization platform based on KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) infrastructure. By sharing the Linux kernel, GPU passthrough, virtual switches, VM import/export, snapshot, backup & restoration, SSD cache acceleration and tiered storage: Virtualization Station empowers the TDS-16489U to utilize its utmost potential and to create virtualization environments suitable for server computing.

“Software frameworks for Big Data management and analysis like Apache Hadoop® or Apache Spark can be easily operated on the TDS-16489U using virtual machines or containerized apps, and with Qtier Technology for Auto Tiering the TDS-16489U empowers Big Data computing and provides efficient storage in one box to help businesses gain further insights, opportunities and values,” added Tsao.

The Double Server TDS-16489U features the latest QTS 4.2 operating system, and provides comprehensive virtualization applications:

  • Users can run multiple applications on Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android based virtual machines on the NAS with the Virtualization Station.
  • Operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry by using the Container Station which integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies.
  • Simplify storage management for VMware, Microsoft and Citrix virtualization solutions.

The Double Server TDS-16489U is also compliant with DataCore SANsymphony-V software-defined storage infrastructures.

The Double Server TDS-16489U includes rich business applications and is ideal for enterprises and organizations to build a secure private cloud. The cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX users makes the TDS-16489U an excellent centralized storage solution for organizations with a large number of users. The support for Windows AD, LDAP directory services and Windows ACL improves the efficiency of permission settings. It also acts as a domain controller for Windows, and offers flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac and disaster recovery solutions with RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup.

QNAP provides numerous apps to improve work productivity, including QPulse for discovering, mapping, monitoring and managing every critical computing device (servers/PCs/thin clients etc) on the network as a Centralized Remote Server Management solution; Q’center for centrally managing multiple QNAP NAS units; Qsync for improving team collaboration with cross-device file synchronization; and Gmail Backup for archiving important business and personal emails in the NAS.

 

Key Specifications

Double Server TDS-16489U : 16-bay, 3U rackmount unit; 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Family processor (with 4-core, 6-core and 8-core configurations), 64GB~1TB DDR4 2133MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM RAM (16 DIMM); 4 x SFP+ 10GbE ports; hot-swappable 16 x 3.5” SAS (12Gbps/6Gbps)/SATA (6Gbps/3Gbps) HDD or 2.5” SAS/SATA SSD, and 4 x 2.5” SAS (12Gbps) SSD or SAS/SATA (6Gbps/3Gbps) SSD; 4 x PCle slots; 4 x USB 3.0 port

 

Availability

The new Double Server TDS-16489U is now available.

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Chenbro RM23624 Server/Storage Launched

March 9th, 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan – Chenbro today announced its new high performance 2U server/storage chassis – the Chenbro RM23624. Features 24 hot swappable 2.5” drive bays for HDDs or SSDs and a 12Gb/s SAS expander that provides higher performance and reliability that data centers demand.

Chenbro RM23624

The Chenbro RM23624 provides a high density storage solution that achieves superior IOPS performance with the on-board 12Gb/s SAS expander to meet the growing demands of high speed storage solutions.

“Cooling challenges encountered by placing this many hard drives in a 2U chassis are countered through a strong thermal design by experts from Chenbro, we’ve established the RM23624 as a reliable and high performing chassis for enterprise storage, online transaction processing, database servers, and other I/O constrained applications.” said ST Kuo, VP of Product Development of Chenbro.

12Gb/s SAS Expander with LSI DataBolt

With the 12Gb/s SAS expander the RM23624 allows system integrators and OEMs to build high-performance server/storage solutions to achieve high IOPS performance for the most demanding enterprise applications. Also adapting LSI Databolt technology that enables bandwidth enhancement to 12Gb/s from existing 6Gb/s SAS structure for performance-intensive enterprise storage environments.

24-Bay Hard Disk /SDD Capacity

The Chenbro RM23624 maximizes storage capacity in a 2U form factor by offering 24 hot swappable drive bays for HDDs or SSDs. Plus, an additional HDD cage that supports two internal 2.5” drive bays to provide flexibility for OS and system software deployment.

Reliable Thermal Design and Power Supply

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Designed with optimal airflow and heat ventilation which provides a reliable thermal structure with up to four patented anti-vibration fans with smart speed control configuration, in addition, two optional 40mm rear fans are also available to achieve maximum thermal performance.

Power supply options include a choice of a single power supply for budget-savvy load outs or 1+1 redundant power supplies are available to prevent system failure and downtime risks.

Easy Maintenance

The Chenbro RM23624 is easy to maintain with hot swappable drives, cooling fans, and redundant power supplies and tool-less installation of the backplane. Optional 3 (Full height) or 7 (low profile) PCIe expansion slots provide flexibility for expansion needs.

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New 2016 Dell Data Protection Solutions Announced

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, February 29, 2016 – Dell today announced a series of new data protection solutions to help organizations better protect business-critical systems, applications, and data – either on premises or in the cloud. Offerings include:

  • the general availability of Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery;
  • three new data deduplication appliances models;
  • new Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery – Free Edition; and
  • the new Dell Data Protection | NetVault Backup 11.

These updates to the data protection product portfolio reinforce Dell’s commitment to driving innovation and giving customers the choice and flexibility they need to quickly address evolving backup and recovery needs as they move data and applications to the cloud.

 

Instant Recovery For The Cloud Era With Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery, Now Available

Generally available today, Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery integrates proven and familiar features of AppAssure and other leading Dell IP to help eliminate downtime for customer environments. Customers can attain ZeroImpact recovery of systems, applications and data across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Rapid Snap for Applications technology takes snapshots of entire physical or virtual environments up to every five minutes.

This gives users immediate access to data in the event of an incident and the power to restore in real time as if nothing ever happened. In addition, Rapid Snap for Virtual technology offers agentless protection of VMware VMs.

 

Backup More And Store Less With New DR Series Deduplication Appliances

New releases to the award-winning Dell DR series of deduplication appliances include the new Dell DR4300e, DR4300 and DR6300. The new Dell DR appliances deliver increased capacity, speed and performance, enabling customers to backup more data and store less. Dell DR appliances leverage the industry’s first, free source-side deduplication capabilities to relieve network bandwidth congestion and boost ingest performance, ensuring that backups get completed on time, every time.

  • An ideal fit for mid-market organizations, the DR4300 delivers up to 108TB of usable capacity while ingesting up to 23TB of data per hour. The entry-level DR4300e is a smaller scale, low-cost appliance that can scale up to 27TB while offering all the features of the DR Series. With these offerings, small and mid-market organizations can now easily adopt enterprise-grade data deduplication capabilities that have traditionally been out of reach.
  • The DR6300 is a larger midmarket and small enterprise solution that delivers up to 360TB of usable capacity while ingesting up to 29TB of data per hour, delivering the scalability needed to support growing environments.

Built on the latest 13th generation Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell DR appliances support 16 of the industry’s leading backup applications and can easily be added to an existing data protection environment. Combining deduplication ratios from 15:1 up to 30:1 with a flexible, all-inclusive licensing model, Dell DR appliances deliver better performance at a lower cost than competing offerings.

 

Freemium Protection And Recovery For Windows Clients

To help companies protect the growing volumes of data created by endpoint devices, Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery – Free Edition will be available in a light-weight, easy-to-use software offering that gives customers a robust endpoint protection and recovery solution for Windows clients.

A no-cost, set-and-forget client protection solution designed for a single user, the freemium offering provides file deduplication and compression to reduce storage costs and enables fast recovery of lost data.

 

Increase Scalability And Performance With Dell Data Protection | NetVault Backup v11

Dell NetVault Backup is a cross-platform, enterprise backup and recovery solution that offers one of the broadest spectrums of OS, application, and backup target support in the industry. Version 11 delivers the increased scalability and improved performance needed to simplify backup in even the most diverse and rapidly growing IT environments.

New features of Dell Data Protection | NetVault Backup 11 include:

  • Enterprise Windows client deployment manager that allows customers to target up to 1,000 clients for automated installation, increasing both efficiency and scalability.
  • High-performance file system multi-streaming capability that allows customers to break up backups into smaller, simultaneously executed chunks to increase performance.
  • Restartable VMware backups so users pick up where a job left off.

 

Strengthening A Powerhouse Portfolio

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Dell Data Protection solutions deliver an unmatched depth and breadth of capabilities to help customers instantly restore the critical systems, data, and applications that power their businesses, even before the business knows they are down. More than 70,000 customers worldwide use Dell Data Protection solutions to protect everything from laptops, desktops, and tablets, to physical and virtual servers, to public and private cloud environments.

All Dell Data Protection solutions are developed with a mid-market design point and are scalable, easy to use, and cost-effective. This allows organizations to spend less time worrying about whether their apps and data will be available, and more time focused on using them to innovate and transform the business.

 

Dell Data Protection Availability:

  • Dell Data Protection | Rapid Recovery is available now worldwide. A free upgrade for current AppAssure license holders is also available.
  • The Dell DR4300e, DR4300 and DR6300 are available now worldwide.
  • Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Recovery – Free Edition will be available worldwide beginning in early March.
  • Dell NetVault Backup 11 is available now worldwide.

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Tech ARP Server Upgrade In Progress

We apologise for the recent server issues. Even though we migrated Tech ARP to its own server last month, it looks like we have already outgrown it! We will have to temporarily put our galactic conquest on hold until our server upgrade is complete. 😀

Over the last 3 months, we have seen a 25% increase in Tech ARP’s readership and a 19% boost in our Alexa rankings. Thank you for supporting our work! 😀

[adrotate banner=”4″]Our new SSD-cached server originally served both Tech ARP and The Rojak Pot, but the massive traffic on both websites caused our new server ran out of memory and crashed several times. So on January 3, 2016, we gave each site its own server.

Now, it’s time to upgrade Tech ARP to a new faster server with full SSD storage. However, this will mean we have to take Tech ARP out of commission for an hour or so.

We apologise for the inconvenience while we get both Tech ARP and The Rojak Pot faster servers. Then we can resume our galactic conquest! 😀

 

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Dell OS10 Disaggregates The Network OS Stack

January 22, 2016 – Dell today extended its reach in Open Networking with the announcement of the Dell OS10 (Operating System 10) from Dell Networking. This next-generation networking software is designed to introduce new levels of software flexibility and programmability in large-scale data center environments.

 

Dell OS10 Disaggregates The Network OS Stack

The Dell OS10 software environment advances the functionality of modern data centers by disaggregating network software, so customers have more choice in how software is used throughout IT operations.

Disaggregating the Network OS Stack

The Dell OS10 platform is designed around new benchmarks for open software modularity so users can create the most efficient and flexible paths across networked systems. OS10 is comprised of a base module and various optional application modules. Now, what had formerly been bundled into tightly-integrated, vendor-specific stacks, has been separated to enhance customer choice, control and programmability.

  • OS10 Base Module – The Dell OS10 Base Module is available for free and runs a fully-open, unmodified Linux distribution. Linux is one of the most widely-used operating systems and can provide a common language across multiple IT layers including networking, storage and compute. The OS10 Base Module can leverage the Linux community-based benefits which can help enhance its programmability, portability, and flexibility for the application layer above it.

Below it, the Dell OS 10 Base Module employs the Open Compute Project Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) that enables a common, programmer-friendly language between vendor network operating systems and the particular silicon residing on the physical switch. Today, SAI helps web-scale companies and cloud providers take advantage of the latest silicon innovation by enabling them to program the switches more granularly.

  • Dell OS10 Application Modules – On top of the base module, OS10 can support traditional networking functions (L2/L3 protocols) from Dell as well as numerous third-party, native Linux, and open source applications such as IP, fabric and security services combined with management and automation tools. This allows customers to tailor IT operations for different use case and operational processes.

 

From Network Operations to Development Operations

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Dell OS10’s unmodified Linux base provides distinct advantages as customers increasingly look to design applications and data centers across server, storage and networking – not just one silo.

While OS10 will have appeal for traditional network operators seeking conventional programming means, the software will also appeal to DevOps communities seeking a consistent, common development environment across server, storage and networking elements.

 

Dell OS10 Availability

In March, Dell expects OS10 base module will begin shipping and Dell-developed application modules will enter beta testing for release later in the year.

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The AMD Opteron A1100 Technology Report

AMD today officially launched the AMD Opteron A1100 System-on-Chip (SoC). Formerly codenamed “Seattle“, the AMD Opteron A1100 is the first AMD device to use the 64-bit ARMv8-A processor microarchitecture, instead of the usual x86 microarchitecture.

The ARMv8-A microarchitecture allows for a more energy-efficient device, but their unfamiliarity with it may have been the reason why the Opteron A1100 was delayed almost 18 months.Today’s launch marks the end of that protracted development process.

 

The AMD Opteron A1100 Revealed

The AMD Opteron A1100 was designed around the ARM Cortex-A57 processor cores to deliver better power efficiency and lower costs. Coupled with enterprise-class features, AMD is hoping that it will allow them to penetrate the datacenter or hyperscale computing market.

The AMD Opteron A1100 processor will feature up to 8 ARM Cortex-A57 processor cores, backed by up to 4 MB of shared L2 cache and a large 8 MB L3 cache. Its dual-channel memory controller supports up to 128 GB of DDR3 or DDR4 memory.

Connectivity-wise, it supports two 1o Gb Ethernet ports, a single PCI Express 3.0 slot and up to 14 SATA3 devices. Take a look at the Opteron A1100 chip diagram

Here are the market segments that AMD plans to target with the Opteron A1100 SoC. Basically anyone who wants a cheap, efficient SoC for massive deployments.

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To support those solutions, AMD has already prepared a complete solution stack. This is what probably took them so long to qualify the Opteron A1100 for the enterprise market.

In the next page, we will take a look at the three new Opteron A1100 models AMD launched today… Click here!

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AMD Opteron A1100 Model & Package Details

AMD will initially offer 3 models – the AMD Opteron A1170, the AMD Opteron A1150 and the AMD Opteron A1120. Here are their key specifications :

Whether they come with 4 or 8 processor cores, all Opteron A1100 processors will have the same SP1 package, because they are all the same chip. The quad-core models will just have half the cores disabled.

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AMD Opteron A1100 Memory Support

To cater to the enterprise market, the AMD Opteron A1100 will support both DDR3 and DDR4 memory in three different interfaces – UDIMM, RDIMM and SO-DIMM.

Basically, the AMD Opteron A1100 will support memory speeds up to 1866 MHz for DDR4 memory, and 1600 MHz for DDR3 memory. You can run them in single- or dual-channel modes using up to 4 memory modules.

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New 13th Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers Launched

Today, we were privileged to be invited to the Dell’s media appreciation lunch where Dell launched its latest generation of Dell PowerEdge servers. KT Ong, the General Manager of the Commercial Business at Dell Malaysia was there to give the media some insights into some of the developments within Dell Malaysia as it ends the challenging financial year.

Let’s begin with the new PowerEdge servers. Dell is introducing several new servers including the PowerEdge R330, R230 rack servers and the PowerEdge T330 and T130 tower servers.

The theme of the presentation today was all about Dell’s commitment to be an enabler of SMB and alot was shared on Dell’s initiative to support the SMB in today’s challenging economic condition. For the first time, Dell’s entry-level server T130 feature’s Dell’s leading OpenManage systems portfolio which according to a report by Principled Technologies can boost the deployment speed by up to 40%.

 

The 13th Generation Dell PowerEdge Servers

  • Dell PowerEdge R330 – a versatile rack server ideal for small businesses, remote offices of large institutions and OEM customers who are seeking enhanced hardware availability and serviceability. The PowerEdge R330 provides up to 56 percent more internal storage capacity than the previous generation server.
  • Dell PowerEdge R230 – a powerful and efficient rack server excellent for distributed applications in SMBs, hosting companies and OEM customers. This server has 100 percent more memory capacity, three times the maximum internal storage capacity and two times the I/O expansion compared to the previous generation server
  • Dell PowerEdge T330 – an expandable, rack able tower server for SMBs and departments and remote offices of large corporations that need greater internal storage. The PowerEdge T330 is designed for future growth, with up to four DDR4 memory slots and up to eight 3.5-inch hard drives.
  • Dell PowerEdge T130 – a powerful and reliable tower servers for driving collaboration and productivity applications in small offices/home offices (SOHO). The PowerEdge T130 provides two times the memory capacity compared to the previous generation server.

All of the Dell PowerEdge servers above are available worldwide today.

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Developments Within Dell Malaysia

KT Ong shed some light into its journey as it embarked towards the end of its 2nd year since the privatisation of Dell. It’s recorded a relatively better performance owing to spike in purchases pre-GST. However the weakening of the MYR has resulted in many corporations holding back on its purchases.

Citing an example, KT shared that some organisations had to hold back on its IT expenses as the price of the servers has increased. Among the temporary measures introduced by Dell to assist the SMBs were the offering of an additional year of warranty for 3 year old PCs which would allow the SMBs to delay IT equipment upgrade for another year, which hopefully would allow them sufficient time to manage their cash flows.

Next, William Tan, Head of Enterprise Solutions, Dell Malaysia shared some light into its market position in the server segment. According to data obtained from IDC, it remains the market leader in the 1-socket rack server segment with an 11 point advantage over the closest competitor. In the 1-socket tower server unit share, Dell is closely trailing the market leader being just 1.6 points below the market leader from a 12 point gap 3 years ago.

He also pointed out that there are more than 600,000 SMEs in Malaysia which contributes to 35.9% of the nation’s GDP. This number is estimated to grow to 42% by 2020. As SMEs contribute more towards the GDP, their growth will need to be supported by the usage of ICT as a tool to support its strategic direction. On that note, Dell sees huge opportunity in this segment.

During lunch, I discussed with KT Ong about the impact of cloud solutions on the traditional server solutions. He shared that some organisations which migrated to the cloud platform finds that it is not as cost effective as the organisations grow larger. Then, there is also the issue with data sovereignty with data that are hosted on overseas cloud servers.

Furthermore, if an organisation decides to host with a cloud solutions provider which houses its datacenters locally, these servers would probably come from Dell as well so as far as he is concerned, the emergence of cloud does not pose a great threat to Dell Malaysia. In fact, Dell has embraced the cloud system recently as evident by the introduction of Dell’s industry first Hybrid Cloud Solution.

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