Today’s IT organizations must deliver game-changing cloud, big data and analytics capabilities. But they’re also expected to drive innovation with declining budgets. In addition, missioncritical applications are required to do more as businesses increase mobile and cloud deployments. Despite these challenges, IT solutions must be able to scale performance, manage large data and reliably make information available in real-time.
The Lenovo Flex System X6 Compute Node family consists of three servers from the Lenovo Flex System portfolio. The Lenovo Flex System x280 X6 is a two-socket scale-out server optimized for workloads that require large memory footprint and virtualization performance. The Lenovo Flex System x480 X6 is scalable to a 4-socket system optimized for applications that require more processor cores and memory for larger virtual machines and databases. The Lenovo Flex System x880 X6, the first scalable 8-socket blade server featuring powerful Intel® Xeon® processors E7-8800 v3 series, is ideal for workloadsb that demand the highest levels of capacity, performance, and
resiliency, such as analytics and large databases.
With the Flex System x480 X6 and x880 X6 Compute Nodes, adding more x86 compute horsepower is fast and simple. Thanks to scalability connectors in the Flex System x480 X6 Compute Node, you can easily go from two sockets to four by adding another 2-socket x480 X6 compute node and connecting them using the front scalability connector. For even more demanding workloads, customers can scale with the Flex System x880 X6 Compute Node from a 2-socket compute node to a 4-socket compute node then to an 8-socket compute node. This turns the x880 X6 into an x86 powerhouse that can access up to 12 TB of memory.