Fresh on the heel of Intel launching its second generation of Xeon Scalable Processors, server manufacturers have updated their portfolios.
The refreshed product lines include variants of Intel's Cascade Lake CPUs, Optane DC Persistent Memory, and other new announcements, which we covered in detail yesterday.
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Lenovo: 15 ThinkSystem servers and five ThinkAgile appliances will now come with Cascade Lake. Of note is a large eight-socket implementation with up to 448 threads and 24 TB of Optane DC Persistent Memory. Lenovo will also offer the systems through Lenovo TruScale, its new subscription based compute-as-a-service product.
Dell EMC: The company's PowerEdge servers, which it claims are the world's top selling server portfolio, will offer Cascade Lake, as well as Intel Optane DC persistent memory and Intel Optane DC SSDs. Dell says that PowerEdge servers with the new processors offer up to a 40 percent increase in performance for core business applications, but actual results will probably vary.
Supermicro: All of the company's X11 servers, storage systems and Server Building Block Solutions will be upgraded, totaling some 100 system types. Among those are BigTwin, FatTwin, SuperBlade and Ultra SuperServers systems.
Fujitsu: The company's entire x86 server portfolio under the PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST server product names will offer Cascade Lake and Optane DC persistent memory.
HPE: The company will support Cascade Lake on Apollo, ProLiant, Superdome Flex and Synergy, and support Optane DC Persistent Memory across Apollo, ProLiant and Superdome Flex servers.
Cisco: The company's UCS servers will offer Cascade Lake, Optane DC persistent memory with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB module capacities, and support for 256GB DIMMs DDR4 2933-MHz memory.
Wiwynn: Its 19”, OCP and Project Olympus servers - SV300G3, SV302G3 and SV5100G3 -now support Cascade Lake, as does the 21" SV7220G3 OCP server.
Cray: The supercomputing company now offers Xeon Gold 6200 processors and Xeon Platinum 8200 processors in its CS500 and XC50 HPC systems.
Penguin Computing: The Relion family of Linux-based servers now offer Cascade Lake, including the high-end Xeon Platinum 9200 processor. Optane DC persistent memory modules are also available.
TYAN: The MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation subsidiary's full line of HPC, cloud computing and storage server platforms will offer Cascade Lake.
Mercury Systems: The defense, aerospace and intelligence industry-focused Mercury unveiled the EnsembleSeries HDS6605 blade server featuring 22 core, 1.9 GHz Cascade Lakes.
Colfax International: HPC and AI solutions provider Colfax has upgraded its whole line-up of ServEdge servers with Cascade Lake and Optane DC persistent memory. Refreshed CX-1260i/1265i/2260i/2265i servers are available starting today.
Advanced Clustering Technologies: The custom HPC solutions provider will offer the Xeons to customers, with a particular eye to the higher-end chips that provide up to 4.4 GHz.
XTREME-D: The caps-lock loving Japanese cloud HPC company has unveiled the XTREME-Stargate G2 with the new Cascade Lakes.
We expect a few more OEMs will detail their upgrades in the coming days and will update this list accordingly.