Lenovo has introduced its new generation of ThinkSystem servers, dedicated to high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence, modeling and simulation, cloud, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI), and advanced analytics.
The new Lenovo ThinkSystems promise a unique balance of performance, security, and efficiency, with the foundation of third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and the industry’s most advanced interface, PCI-Express 4.0. The goal is to solve real-world challenges as businesses of all sizes continue to work and require powerful infrastructure solutions that help them get information faster and stay competitive.
“Our next-generation ThinkSystem server platform provides a unique balance of performance, security, and efficiency,” said Kamran Amini, vice president and general manager of infrastructure solutions platforms for Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group. “With the combination of Lenovo’s innovation in security, water-cooling technology, and economics-as-a-service, we help customers accelerate and secure a wide number of real-world workloads with third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.”
New Lenovo ThinkSystem servers
Lenovo has introduced four new servers, model SR650 V2, SR630 V2, ST650 V2, and SN550 V2, which promise the best performance, reliability, flexibility, and security to meet the mission-critical demands of businesses by leveraging the performance and necessary configuration freedom offered by Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
- ThinkSystem SR650 V2: Perfect scalability for everyone from SMBs to large corporations and managed cloud service providers. This 2U two-socket server is designed for speed and expansion, with flexible storage and I/O for business-critical workloads. It provides Intel Optane 200 series persistent memory to bring increased performance and capacity for databases and virtual machine deployments, with fourth-generation PCIe network management support that helps reduce data bottlenecks.
- ThinkSystem SR630 V2: This 1U, the two-socket server brings business-critical versatility with performance and density optimized for hybrid data center workloads such as cloud, virtualization, analytics, compute, and online gaming.
- ThinkSystem ST650 V2: Designed for performance and maximum scalability the new two-socket mainstream tower server includes the latest industry technology in a thinner (4U) chassis for highly configurable tower systems that support remote or branch office (ROBO), technology and retail while optimizing workloads.
- ThinkSystem SN550 V2: Designed for enterprise performance and flexibility in a compact size, the latest member of the Flex System family, this blade server node is optimized for performance, efficiency and security and designed to solve business-critical workloads such as cloud, server virtualization, database, and VDI.
With an eye on the Edge, Lenovo will expand its compute portfolio later this year with the introduction of a new rugged edge server to handle the extreme performance and environmental conditions required by telecom, manufacturing, and smart city use cases.
Servers for data centers
Lenovo also introduced four new servers that deliver high computing power in a very small physical footprint and with minimal power consumption. The new models are the SD650 V2, SD650-N V2, SD630 V2, and SR670 V2. This generation has been designed to fully exploit the fourth generation of PCI-Express which doubles the I/O bandwidth for network cards, NVMe devices, and GPU/accelerators providing balanced system performance between CPU and I/O.
All systems use Lenovo Neptune cooling for higher performance and energy efficiency. Lenovo offers a wide variety of air and water cooling technologies to meet customer deployment needs.
The Lenovo ThinkSystem server portfolio includes enterprise security capabilities, leveraging Lenovo ThinkShield standards, a comprehensive approach to improving security across all end-to-end products, including manufacturing and supply chain processes. With this, customers can be confident that they have a strong security foundation.