1Intel Xeon E5-2400
The giant chip maker unveiled nine chips for the E5-2400 lineup, which is designed for two-socket servers and aimed at small businesses looking for big computing power. The chips—with three times the performance and more memory and I/O than comparable offerings—feature a balance of performance and energy efficiency, and give businesses a path for moving their workloads from single-socket to two-socket servers.
2HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8
The DL360e Gen8, a 1U(1.75-inch) rack server that can be used by enterprises and small and midsized businesses (SMBs) alike, was one of several new servers to HP’s ProLiant Gen8 family that not only includes Xeon-based systems, but ones running on Advanced Micro Devices’ Opteron 6200 Interlagos processors.
3HP ProLiant BL420c Gen8
4Dell PowerEdge R820
5Dell PowerEdge C5220
6IBM System x3750 M4
IBM’s System x3750 is an entry-level four-socket rack system aimed at technical computing and other floating-point intensive workloads, according to company officials. The system offers organizations that are outgrowing their two-socket systems to move into the four-socket space for faster database performance and other applications. The server offers up to 25 percent more memory than competitive systems, according to IBM.
7IBM System x3630 M4
8Lenovo Thinkserver RD530
Lenovo unveiled two new rack servers—the Thinkserver RD530 and the ThinkServer RD630—armed with the new Xeon chips. The servers are designed to integrate into existing IT infrastructures and handle complex workloads, according to company officials. With intelligent power-consumption features, they also offer a 160 percent improvement in performance per watt.
9Lenovo ThinkStation E31
SGI officials announced that Intel’s Xeon E5-4600 and E5-2400 chips will be supported in future shared memory platforms, and that the E5-2400 is not available in the company’s Rackable product line. The SGI UV, pictured, which will be the next-generation coherent shared memory platform for high-speed, data-intensive computing, will be based on the E5-4600 chip family.
Supermicro is rolling out a host of single-, two- and four-socket systems and motherboards that will be powered by Intel’s new Xeon chips. The system pictured is the 4U (7-inch) 8047R-7-JRF5 four-socket server.