Lenovo launches new data centre servers
Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) has announced the launch of the ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 two-socket servers featuring enhanced performance and I/O connectivity for higher performance workloads. This announcement follows the release of the ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 single-socket servers and expands Lenovo’s server portfolio powered by AMD EPYC 7002 Series processors.
Many industries, such as financial services, retail, and manufacturing need faster transaction processing, improved data analytics, and greater grid-computing capacity, while still improving efficiency and total cost of ownership (TCO). To address these needs, Lenovo focuses on delivering open, reliable, and secure infrastructure solutions comprising industry-leading servers, storage, and software. With the addition of the new ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 servers featuring more CPU cores and a larger memory footprint, Lenovo can help customers accelerate higher performance workloads and improve efficiency.
“Our new Lenovo ThinkSystem servers are designed for workloads such as in-memory databases, advanced analytics, virtualization, and AI,” said Kamran Amini, Vice President and General Manager of Server, Storage and Software Defined Infrastructure, Lenovo Data Center Group. “With the exceptional power, speed and onboard storage of these new servers, our customers have the ability to handle the increasing data requirements of today’s workloads with the scalability to grow with their business.”
The features of the ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 servers include: Next-generation technologies, including PCIe 4 support, which doubles I/O bandwidth eliminating potential bottlenecks found in previous-generation servers increase networking capabilities essential for I/O intensive applications; increased GPU support (up to 8x 75W NVidia T4s) allowing customers to efficiently implement video analytics and inference solutions for artificial intelligence; and increased onboard storage up to 40 2.5” drives or up to 32 NVMe drives allowing for dense software-defined storage solutions
The high core counts allow customers to buy fewer servers, saving them rack space and power, in addition to obtaining results faster. Lenovo claims these benefits are material in multiple industries including the financial services industry, where typically, servers are in a premium space located near the exchanges so saving rack space is paramount, and also in retail environments, where faster video analytics results can identify high-traffic areas in stores to strategically place products.
All products are secured by Lenovo ThinkShield and available through Lenovo TruScale, the pay-for-what-you-use data center.