Ultradense 2U four-node platform for distributed enterprise and hyperconverged workloads
In this era of the “software-defined” data center, customers are looking for platforms with greater density and easier scalability, along with better economics. Density, to get as much compute power per square foot as possible; calability to accommodate the tsunami of data created every day; better economics because budgets have been flat forever. Enter the 2U four-node system (2U4N).
2U4N systems have gained popularity in a variety of data centers, from large enterprises to service providers, because their small footprint and inherent density make them ideal for building solution-based appliances at a low cost. They are also a great fit for distributed enterprises with remote offices because of their compact size and ease of serviceability. The combination of the Lenovo ThinkServer sd350 and n400 Enclosure is built to deliver these types of solutions.
Optimized for distributed enterprise, hyperconverged and infrastructure solutions, the sd350, using today’s fastest Intel processors, offers the optimal amount of memory and storage to deliver high performance and scalability at a low cost.
This dense offering fits four hot-pluggable sd350 servers into an n400 enclosure that takes up only 2U (0.5U per server) and includes room for plenty of internal storage. The overall design makes the solution extremely affordable, with a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Incorporating the latest technologies, the sd350 offers the new Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors v4 series (up to 135W, 20 cores), up to 512GB RDIMM memory, and a choice of solid state drives (SSDs) and 15,000rpm hard disk drives, for blazingly fast performance. Fast processing demands fast I/O, so the sd350 also provides three PCIe 3.0 adapter slots, two USB 3.0 ports, and support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE). One dual-port 10GbE controller per server equals 80Gbps total throughput per 2U of rack space. Fourteen Data Rate (FDR) 40Gb InfiniBand (ConnectX-3) is also supported.