AMD EPYC powers new Dell EMC PowerEdge servers
There are three new EPYC 7000-series powered servers added
Single socketSpecially tuned for edge computingUp to 32 high performance Zen coresUp to 2TB memory capacityUp to 10 NVMe drives128 PCIe lanesSimplify and speed deployments with VMware vSAN and ScaleIO Ready Nodes
Single socket 2U serverNo compromise scale-up efficiency for software defined storageUp to 32 high performance Zen coresUp to 2TB memory capacityUp to 24 NVMe drives128 lanes of PCIe
Dual-socket 2U serverScale-up efficiency for high-performance computingOutstanding TCO for data analytics, HPC, and scale-up software defined developmentsUp to 64 high performance Zen coresUp to 4TB memory capacityUp to 24 NVMe drives128 lanes of PCIe
There are a couple of firsts here for @AMD ‘s @EPYC silicon. Not only are these the first single-socket enterprise-class EPYC servers, but they are also the first @Dell EMC PowerEdge servers to be launched in China.
The importance of single-socket servers is hard to underestimate. Fully 90 percent of the server market falls into the sub-$4000 price point, with 65 percent falling into the sub-$2500 price point. So being able to do more with less thanks to no compromise single-socket servers puts a painful squeeze on Intel, whose market revolves around pushing dual-socket systems, even when they’re not the best fit.
And the single-socket performance is exceptional. The single-socket configurations in the PowerEdge R6415 and R7415 offer a 32-core count optimized for high performance and multithreaded architecture workloads, and deliver up to 20 percent lower total cost of ownership in a single-socket, four-node VSAN-ready configuration.
In all price points, across single-and dual-socket EPYC systems, from >$4,000 to $500, these systems offer significantly better performance per dollar than corresponding Intel Xeon systems, with that performance gap ranging from 29 percent to a whopping 74 percent.
“We are proudly showcasing our AMD EPYC processors in the newest wave of Dell EMC 14G PowerEdge servers. AMD EPYC processors offer tremendous performance and reliability, along with innovative configuration, I/O, and security features that PowerEdge customers can enjoy in these new servers,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager, Database and Embedded Solutions Business Group, AMD. “The ground-breaking capabilities of EPYC in single-socket configurations allow Dell EMC to create single-socket servers that can handle the demands of most customers’ workloads, while offering real Total Cost of Ownership advantages. The Dell EMC portfolio of AMD EPYC systems excel in a wide range of workloads, including dense virtualization, hybrid-cloud applications, software-defined storage, CAD/CAM, and other memory and I/O dependent applications.”