Dell Announces 17 PowerEdge Servers–Equipped with 3rd Generation “Xeon SP” and “EPYC”

On March 18, Dell Technologies announced the next-generation model of the server product “Dell EMC PowerEdge”. It is designed for workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI) and edges, which are in high demand.

(From left) Dell Technologies Executive Vice President Data Center Compute & Solutions Business Manager Mitsuyoshi Matsumoto, Dell Technologies Asia Pacific / Japan Data Center & Compute Vice President Chris Kelly, Dell Technologies Product Management & Product Marketing Ravi Pendekanti, Senior Vice President of Server Solutions, Dell Mitsuyoshi Matsumoto, Executive Vice President, Data Center Compute & Solutions Business Unit, said at an online briefing that “the simultaneous announcement of 17 models is the largest and unprecedented scale in PowerEdge history.” And appeal. It was positioned as “a product realized by technology that captures various social needs.” Chris Kelly, vice president of data centers and compute at Dell Technologies Asia Pacific / Japan, said, “By 2025, 75% of enterprise data will be in traditional centralized data centers and locations other than the cloud. Introducing the prediction that “it will be processed”. He acknowledged that “the current data center-centric computing will be shifted to edge-centric computing.” Based on this, it is assumed that a new server product group is configured. In addition, based on the survey results that “data privacy and cyber security” is a barrier in digital transformation (DX), he said that the new model will have security and resiliency (elasticity, recovery from obstacles and troubles). He also emphasized that the design emphasizes (often used in the sense of ability). “We are clearly aware that hardware is still a vital part of our customers’ business,” Kelly said. “Three, which are the core principles of that hardware design.” “Adaptive Compute,” “Autonomous Compute Infrastructure,” and “Proactive Resilience” were mentioned as “pillars.”

“Three Pillars” of PowerEdge Servers Next, Ravi Pendekanti, Senior Vice President of Server Solutions, Product Management & Product Marketing Division, Dell Technologies, Inc., gave an overview of the new server product line and elemental technologies. First, he introduced the idea of ​​adaptive compute as “achieving predictable and highly profitable results by optimally using cutting-edge technology.” As a specific example, in addition to utilizing new accelerator devices such as GPU and FPGA, “If you want to run an on-memory database like SAP HANA, non-volatile memory like Intel OPTANE Persistent Memory is effective.” He pointed out that the basic idea is that “different technologies are required to run different workloads”, that is, it is important to select the optimum hardware configuration according to the characteristics of the workload.

Overview of Adaptive Compute. The idea of ​​providing a server optimized for the characteristics of the workload Furthermore, regarding how this idea is specifically reflected in the product, the new products “PowerEdge R750” and “PowerEdge R6515” Introduced while comparing the specifications. The PowerEdge R750 has announced that it will be equipped with the upcoming 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor (Xeon SP), which “massively parallel linear equations with up to 43% processing performance. Supporting environments that improve and demand the highest computing workloads. ” Meanwhile, the PowerEdge R6515 is equipped with AMD’s 3rd generation AMD EPYC processor (Milan), which was just announced on March 15th, and “hadoop processing power is improved by up to 60%”, so data collection and data collection It is said to be suitable for analysis. Regarding “creating servers according to the characteristics of the workload,” he said, “Our goal is not just to’provide the latest CPU on the server’, but to combine various technologies in the optimal balance. It’s about building an architecture based on our own intellectual assets. ” In addition, Intel has not announced the 3rd generation Xeon scalable processor yet, and AMD has just announced it, so there is a part where detailed information has not been announced.

An example of what happens when the concept of adaptive compute is reflected in a concrete product. The R750 is computing-oriented by taking advantage of the processing performance of the Intel processor, and the R6515 equipped with the 3rd generation AMD EPYC clarifies the workload that is good at data processing-oriented by taking advantage of the large number of cores of the processor. Regarding the autonomous computing infrastructure that is being used, the company aims to be a “self-managed” server that highly automates operation work, considering that the number of servers operated by customers is increasing. The third pillar, proactive resilience, refers to the company’s security efforts. The basis is what the company calls “Cyber ​​Resilient Architecture”, which is the basis for the design of all server products.

An overview of the autonomous compute infrastructure. Combined with the ever-evolving efforts to achieve autonomous driving in the automotive space, Pendekanti said that while not yet fully automated at this point, significant progress should be made in the next few years.

Overview of Proactive Resilience The availability of the product has been announced as follows.”Dell EMC PowerEdge C6525″ “R7525” “R6525” “R7515” “R6515” equipped with 3rd generation AMD EPYC will be available on the same day “Dell EMC PowerEdge XE8545” equipped with 3rd generation AMD EPYC and NVIDIA A100 GPU Scheduled to be available on March 29, 2021 “Dell EMC PowerEdge C6520”, “MX750c”, “R750”, “R750xa” and “R650” equipped with the 3rd generation Xeon SP will be available in May 2021 “Dell EMC PowerEdge R750xs” “R650xs” “R550” “R450” and highly durable servers “PowerEdge XR11” “XR12” will be available worldwide in the second quarter of 2021

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