The Next Generation Servers (and Memory) Have Arrived

~written by Jeff Goldenbaum, Dataram Memory Blog Team Member

Last week Intel announced their long anticipated Xeon E5-2600 processors, also known as Sandy Bridge-EP, for dual-socket servers.  In turn, all of the major OEMs released details for their next generation systems that will use these processors.  In addition to the new processors and servers come new memory technologies, specifically DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) as my associate Paul Henke blogged about earlier this month.

Hewlett-Packard debuted their next generation of HP ProLiant servers (Generation 8)  including the server blade BL460c G8 (16 DIMM slots; 512GB max), rack-optimized DL360p G8 and DL380p G8 (24 DIMM slots; 768GB max), expansion-optimized ML350p G8 (24 DIMM slots; 384GB max), and scalable systems SL230s G8 and SL250s G8 (16 DIMM slots; 256GB max).

IBM is touting new x86 servers with their System x3500 M4 tower server (24 DIMM slots; 768GB max), x3550 M4 and x3650 M4 rack servers (24 DIMM slots; 768GB max), iDataPlex dx360 M4 scale-out server (16 DIMM slots; 256GB max), and HS23 blade server (16 DIMM slots; 256GB max).

Dell is keeping pace with their new 12th generation PowerEdge R620 and R720/R720XD rack servers, M620 blade server, and T620 tower server—all with 24 DIMM slots and up to 768GB of memory.

Cisco offers up their 3rd generation UCS servers with the B200 M3 blade server (24 DIMM slots; 384GB max), C220 M3 (16 DIMM slots; 256GB max) and C240 M3 (24 DIMM slots; 384GB max) rack servers.

And Fujitsu announced new Xeon E5-2600-based systems in desktop, rack and blade with their Primergy RX200 S7, RX300 S7, RX350 S7, BX924 S3, and TX300 G7 servers.  All feature 24 DIMM slots and accept up to 768GB of memory.

Dataram is supporting all of the new systems I mentioned with a full complement of DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600) and DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) memory options.  Additionally, Dataram is providing a new 32GB DDR3-1333 (PC3L-10600) LRDIMM (Load Reduced DIMM) which is required for these servers to achieve a maximum memory capacity of 768GB.

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