Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure (LeSI) SolutionsProduct Guide

Abstract

Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure (LeSI) is a framework for designing, manufacturing, integrating and delivering data center solutions, with a focus on High Performance Computing (HPC), Technical Computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) environments.

This product guide provides essential pre-sales information to understand the key features and components of LeSI. The paper is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure.

Change History

Changes in the June 24, 2022 update:

Introduction

Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure (LeSI) is a framework for designing, manufacturing, integrating and delivering data center solutions, with a focus on High Performance Computing (HPC), Technical Computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) environments.

Benefits

Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure provides Best Recipe guides to warrant interoperability of hardware, software and firmware among a variety of Lenovo and third-party components.

Addressing specific needs in the data center, while also optimizing the solution design for application performance requires a significant level of effort and expertise. Customers need to choose the right hardware and software components, solve interoperability challenges across multiple vendors, and determine optimal firmware levels across the entire solution to ensure operational excellence, maximize performance, and drive best total cost of ownership.

LeSI reduces this burden on the customer by pre-testing and validating a large selection of Lenovo and third-party components, to create a “Best Recipe” of components and firmware levels that work seamlessly together as a solution. From this testing, customers can be confident that such a best practice solution will run optimally for their workloads, tailored to the client’s needs.

In addition to interoperability testing, LeSI hardware is pre-integrated, pre-cabled, pre-loaded with the best recipe and optionally an OS-image and tested at the rack level in manufacturing, to ensure a reliable delivery and minimize installation time in the customer data center.

With LeSI, customers can focus their efforts on maximizing their business value, instead of consuming valuable resources to design, optimize, install, and support the infrastructure required to meet business demands. Whether the need is for a small AI training solution, a mid-sized HPC cluster, or the world’s largest supercomputers, customers can take advantage of the decades of Lenovo experience, innovation, and expertise in solution deployment with Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure. LeSI delivers optimized IT solutions to the customer pre-integrated, pre-loaded, and tested, and ready to install, increasing time-to-value and reducing deployment risk.

LeSI solutions are based on:

  • Industry-leading Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and storage
  • Open source and OEM software
  • Best-of-breed third-party components especially in high performance networking and acceleration.

Lenovo thoroughly tests and optimizes all LeSI components for reliability, interoperability and maximum performance, so clients can quickly deploy the system and get to work achieving their business goals.

Hardware components

Servers

Servers with Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors

  • ThinkSystem SD630 V2

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD630 V2 is a dense and economical two-socket server in a 0.5U rack form factor. Combining the efficiency and density of blades with the value and simplicity of rack-based servers, the SD630 V2 delivers a cost-efficient scale-out platform that is thermally designed to deliver maximum performance in the smallest footprint. The solution consists of a 2U ThinkSystem DA240 Enclosure containing up to four front-access SD630 V2 servers (nodes). Each node incorporates two third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. For more information, see the SD630 V2 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SD650 V2

    The ThinkSystem SD650 V2 server is the next-generation high-performance server based on Lenovo's fourth generation Lenovo Neptune™ direct water cooling platform. With two third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the ThinkSystem SD650 V2 server combines the latest Intel processors and Lenovo's market-leading water cooling solution, which results in extreme performance in an extreme dense packaging, supporting your application From Exascale to Everyscale™. For more information, see the SD650 V2 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SD650-N V2

    The ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 server is the next-generation high-performance GPU-rich server based on Lenovo's fourth generation Lenovo Neptune™ direct water cooling platform. With four NVIDIA A100 SXM4 GPUs and two third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 server combines advanced NVIDIA acceleration technology with the latest Intel processors and Lenovo's market-leading water cooling solution, which results in extreme performance in an extreme dense packaging supporting your accelerated application From Exascale to Everyscale™. For more information, see the SD650-N V2 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SR630 V2

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR630 V2 is an ideal 2-socket 1U rack server designed to take full advantage of the features of the 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, such as the full performance of 270W 40-core processors, support for 3200 MHz memory and PCIe Gen 4.0 support. The server also offers onboard NVMe PCIe ports that allow direct connections to 12x NVMe SSDs, which results in faster access to store and access data to handle a wide range of workloads. For more information, see the SR630 V2 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SR650 V2

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 V2 is an ideal 2-socket 2U rack server for small businesses up to large enterprises that need industry-leading reliability, management, and security, as well as maximizing performance and flexibility for future growth. The SR650 V2 is a very configuration-rich offering, supporting 28 different drive bay configurations in the front, middle and rear of the server and 5 different slot configurations at the rear of the server. This level of flexibility ensures that you can configure the server to meet the needs of your workload. For more information, see the SR650 V2 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SR670 V2

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR670 V2 is a versatile GPU-rich 3U rack server that supports eight double-wide GPUs including the new NVIDIA A100 and A40 Tensor Core GPUs, or the NVIDIA HGX A100 4-GPU offering with NVLink and Lenovo Neptune hybrid liquid-to-air cooling. The server is based on the new third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family (formerly codenamed "Ice Lake"). The server delivers optimal performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI), High Performance Computing (HPC) and graphical workloads across an array of industries. For more information, see the SR670 V2 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SR850 V2

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR850 V2 is a 4-socket server that is densely packed into a 2U rack design. The server offers technology advances, including third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with support for Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series, and scale-up capacity with up to 12TB of system memory, up to 7x PCIe slots, and up to 24x 2.5-inch drive bays. It is ideally suited for mission-critical scaling up from 2S systems such as enterprise virtualization, CRM, ERP, SQL databases, VDI and small-mid sized SAP HANA computing environments. For more information, see the SR850 V2 product guide.

Servers with AMD 2nd and 3rd Gen EPYC processors

  • ThinkSystem SR635

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR635 is a 1-socket 1U server that features the AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" and AMD EPYC 7003 "Milan" families of processors. With up to 64 cores per processor and support for the PCIe 4.0 standard for I/O, the SR635 offers the ultimate in single-socket server performance in a space-saving 1U form factor. For more information, see the SR635 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SR645

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645 is a 2-socket 1U server that features the AMD EPYC 7002/3 family of processors. With up to 64 cores per processor and support for the new PCIe 4.0 standard for I/O, the SR645 offers the ultimate in two-socket server performance in a space saving 1U form factor. For more information, see the SR645 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SR655

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 is a 1-socket 2U server that features the new AMD EPYC 7002/3 family of processors. With up to 64 cores per processor and support for the new PCIe 4.0 standard for I/O, the SR655 offers the ultimate in single-socket server performance. For more information, see the SR655 product guide.

  • ThinkSystem SR665

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR665 is a 2-socket 2U server that features the AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" and AMD EPYC 7003 "Milan" families of processors. With up to 64 cores per processor and support for the new PCIe 4.0 standard for I/O, the SR665 offers the ultimate in two-socket server performance in a 2U form factor. For more information, see the SR665 product guide.

The following table lists all the Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers that are supported by LeSI.

Table 1. Lenovo Server Selection
Description Machine Type-Model Feature code Summary
Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processor Generation
ThinkSystem DA240 Enclosure 7D1JCTOLWW BAF9 2U4N chassis for SD630 V2
ThinkSystem DW612 Enclosure 7D1LCTO1WW B950 6U12N / 6U6N chassis for SD650 V2 and SD650-N V2
ThinkSystem SD630 V2 7D1KCTOLWW BAFQ 2-Socket half-wide 1U dense server
ThinkSystem SD650 V2 7D1MCTO1WW B94Y (DW612)
BQQL (DW612S)
Tray with two 2-Socket Direct Water Cooled 1U Intel server
ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 7D1NCTO1WW B94Z (DW612)
BQQN (DW612S)
Tray with 2-Socket Direct Water Cooled Accelerated 1U Intel server
ThinkSystem SR630 V2 7Z71CTOLWW B8N6 (LFF)
B8N5 (SFF)
2-Socket Mainstream Intel 1U rack server
ThinkSystem SR650 V2 7Z73CTOLWW BH8G (LFF)
BH8H (SFF)
2-Socket Mainstream Intel 2U rack server
ThinkSystem SR670 V2 7Z23CTOLWW BFCV (SXM model)
BFCX (4-DW GPU)
BFCW (8-DW GPU)
2-Socket GPU-rich Intel 3U rack server
ThinkSystem SR850 V2 7D32CTOLWW BCPH 4-Socket High-End Intel 2U rack server
AMD EPYC 7002 / 7003 Processor Generation
ThinkSystem SR635 7Y99CTOLWW B5VL (10 SFF)
B5VM (4 LFF)
1-Socket Mainstream AMD 1U rack server
ThinkSystem SR645 7D2XCTOLWW B8N6 (8/10 SFF)
B8N5 (4 LFF)
2-Socket Mainstream AMD 1U rack server
ThinkSystem SR655 7Z01CTOLWW B5VK (12 LFF)
B5VJ (24 SFF)
1-Socket Mainstream AMD 2U rack server
ThinkSystem SR665 7D2VCTOLWW B8M0 (12 LFF)
B8LZ (24 SFF)
2-Socket Mainstream AMD 2U rack server

Ethernet Networking

Lenovo partners with NVIDIA Networking (formerly Mellanox) to provide Ethernet switches from the Spectrum Ethernet portfolio for LeSI. The Spectrum Ethernet switches are the most advanced on the market and are optimized for high-performance enterprise-class systems and storage. They offer a fully shared buffer to support fair bandwidth allocation and predictably low latency, as well as traffic flow prioritization and optimization technology. LeSI offers the NVIDIA Networking switches pre-installed with the NVIDIA Cumulus Linux Network Operating System, which provides rich routing and automation functionality for large scale applications.

  • 1 Gb Ethernet

    The AS4610-54T is a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch family featuring 54 ports; with 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, 4 x 10G SFP+ uplink ports, and 2 x 20G QSFP+ stacking ports (Stacking capability subject to NOS implementations. The AS4610-54T is ideal as a data center top-of-rack switch or IPMI switch. For more information, see the AS4610-54T datasheet.

  • 10 Gb Ethernet

    The NVIDIA Networking SN2410B Spectrum Ethernet switch is a high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch family featuring 56 ports; with 48 x SFP28 ports running at 10Gb/s and 8 x QSFP28 ports running at 100Gb/s.The SN2410B is an ideal top-of-rack solution, allowing for maximum flexibility and predictable, high performance Ethernet switching. For more information, see the SN2000 series datasheet.

  • 25 Gb Ethernet

    The NVIDIA Networking Spectrum Ethernet portfolio is an ideal top-of-rack solution for HPC, hyperconverged, and storage fabric deployments. LeSI offers two 25GbE switches from this family: the SN2410, with 48 x QSFP28 ports running at 25Gb/s and 8 x QSFP28 ports running at 100Gb/s, and the half-wide SN2010, with 18 x QSFP28 ports running at 25Gb/s and 4 x QSFP28 ports running at 100Gb/s. The SN2410 is ideal for 25GbE fabrics and larger aggregation scenarios, while the SN2010 is more suited for storage and hyperconverged use cases, as well as small aggregation for HPC deployments. For more information, see the SN2000 series datasheet.

  • 100 Gb Ethernet

    The NVIDIA Networking SN3700C Spectrum-2 Ethernet Switch is a high performance 100 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch family featuring 32 ports; with 32 x QSFP28 ports running at 100Gb/s. The SN3700C also fully supports 4-to-1 breakout cables, enabling 128 ports running at 25Gb/s. The 3700C is ideal for high-performance Ethernet fabrics as well as 100G aggregation scenarios. For more information, see the SN3700 series datasheet.

  • 200 Gb Ethernet

    The NVIDIA Networking SN3700V offers 32 ports of 200GbE in a compact 1U form factor. It enables connectivity to endpoints at different speeds and carries a throughput of 12.8Tb/s, with a landmark 8.33Bpps processing capacity. As an ideal spine solution, the SN3700 allows maximum flexibility, with port speeds spanning from 10GbE to 200GbE per port. For more information, see the SN3700 series datasheet.

    The NVIDIA Spectrum-3 SN4600V Ethernet switch offers 64 ports of 200GbE in a 2U form factor doubling the networking capacity over the SN3700.

    The NVIDIA ConnectX-6 DX 200GbE QSFP56 1-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter is the industry’s most secure and advanced datacenter network interface card to accelerate mission-critical applications, such as security, virtualization, SDN/NFV, big data, machine learning, and storage. Its Advanced Timing and Synchronization capabilities with PTP hardware clock, PTP-based packet pacing, and nanosecond-level accuracy make it the ideal choice for OVX real-time accurate Digital Twin simulation. The ConnectX-6 Dx 1-port 200GbE PCIe Adapter provides a single-port of 200Gb/s Ethernet connectivity.

The following table summarizes all the Lenovo Ethernet Switches that are supported by LeSI.

Table 2. NVIDIA Networking Ethernet Switch Selection
Description Orientation MTM Summary
Mellanox AS4610 1GbE Managed Switch with Cumulus* Rear to Front (PSE) 7D5FCTO1WW 1U ToR L2/3 1Gbit Switch with 48 GBASE-T RJ45 and 4 10Gbit SFP+ ports
Front to Rear (oPSE) 7D5FCTO2WW
Mellanox SN2410B 10GbE Managed Switch with Cumulus Rear to Front (PSE) 7D5FCTO5WW 1U ToR L2/3 10Gbit Switch with 48 10Gbit SFP28 and 8 100Gbit QSFP28 ports
Front to Rear (oPSE) 7D5FCTO6WW
Mellanox SN2010 25GbE Managed Switch with Cumulus Rear to Front (PSE) 7D5FCTO3WW 1U “half-wide” 25Gbit Switch with 18 25Gbit QSFP28 and 4 100Gbit QSFP28 ports
Front to Rear (oPSE) 7D5FCTO4WW
Mellanox SN2410 25GbE Managed Switch with Cumulus Rear to Front (PSE) 7D5FCTO7WW 1U 25Gbit Switch with 48 25Gbit QSFP28 and 8 100Gbit QSFP28 ports
Front to Rear (oPSE) 7D5FCTO8WW
Mellanox SN3700C 100GbE Managed Switch with Cumulus Rear to Front (PSE) 7D5FCTO9WW 1U 100Gbit Switch with 32 100Gbit QSFP28 ports
Front to Rear (oPSE) 7D5FCTOAWW
Mellanox SN3700V 200GbE
Managed Switch with Cumulus
Rear to Front (PSE) 7D5FCTOBWW 1U 200Gbit Switch with 32 200Gbit QSFP56 ports
Front to Rear (oPSE) 7D5FCTOCWW
Mellanox SN4600V 200GbE Managed Switch with Cumulus** Rear to Front (PSE) 7D5FCTOHWW 1U 200Gbit Switch with 32 200Gbit QSFP56 ports
Front to Rear (oPSE) 7D5FCTOJWW

* Note: Mellanox AS4610 have a long lead time and are only available for fully racked LeSI solutions.
** Note: SN4600V 200GbE switch is planned to be available for ordering after LeSI 22B phase 2 in August 2022.

The InfiniBand and Ethernet Adapters table summarizes all the Lenovo high-performance Ethernet adapters that are supported by LeSI.

For 200 GbE cables, LeSI also leverages the HDR InfiniBand cables found in the InfiniBand section below.

Note: Generally, Mellanox InfiniBand cables and transceivers work in NVIDIA end-to-end Ethernet systems, however, NVIDIA Ethernet cables and transceivers do NOT work in InfiniBand systems.

The following table lists cables for the 10 GbE and 1 GbE RJ-45 adapters.

Table 3. Cables for 10 GbE and 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
Description Part number Feature code
UTP Category 5e cables (Blue) for 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
0.6m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K5679 3801
0.75m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE111 AVFT
1.0m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE114 AVFU
1.25m Blue Cat5e Cable 00WE119 AVFV
1.5m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8785 3802
3m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K5581 3803
10m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8927 3804
25m Blue Cat5e Cable 40K8930 3805
UTP Category 5e cables (Green) for 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
0.6m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5563 3796
0.75m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE099 AVFQ
1.0m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE103 AVFR
1.25m Green Cat5e Cable 00WE107 AVFS
1.5m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5643 3797
3m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5793 3798
10m Green Cat5e Cable 40K5794 3799
25m Green Cat5e Cable 40K8869 3800
UTP Category 5e cables (Yellow) for 1 GbE RJ-45 ports
0.6m Yellow Cat5e Cable 40K8933 3791
1.5m Yellow Cat5e Cable 40K8951 3792
3m Yellow Cat5e Cable 40K8957 3793
10m Yellow Cat5e Cable 40K8801 3794
25m Yellow Cat5e Cable 40K8807 3795

The following table lists cables for 10 GbE SFP+ port connection.

Table 4. Cables for 10 GbE SFP+ ports
Description Part number Feature code
SFP+ passive direct-attach cables - 10 GbE
Lenovo 0.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6288 A3RG
Lenovo 1m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9427 A1PH
Lenovo 1.5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY764 A51N
Lenovo 2m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00AY765 A51P
Lenovo 3m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9430 A1PJ
Lenovo 5m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 90Y9433 A1PK
Lenovo 7m Passive SFP+ DAC Cable 00D6151 A3RH
SFP+ active direct-attach cables - 10 GbE
Lenovo 1m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX111 AT2R
Lenovo 3m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX114 AT2S
Lenovo 5m Active DAC SFP+ Cable 00VX117 AT2T
SFP+ active optical cables - 10 GbE
Lenovo 1m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL634 ATYX
Lenovo 3m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL637 ATYY
Lenovo 5m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL640 ATYZ
Lenovo 7m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL643 ATZ0
Lenovo 15m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL646 ATZ1
Lenovo 20m SFP+ to SFP+ Active Optical Cable 00YL649 ATZ2

The following table lists cables for 25 GbE SFP28 port connection.

Table 5. Cables for 25 GbE SFP28 ports
Description Part number Feature code
SFP28 passive direct-attach copper cables - 25 GbE
Lenovo 1m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03557 AV1W
Lenovo 3m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03558 AV1X
Lenovo 5m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03559 AV1Y
SFP28 active optical cables - 25 GbE
Lenovo 3m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03541 AV1F
Lenovo 10m 25G SFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03543 AV1H

The following table lists cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 port connection.

Table 6. Cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 ports
Description Part number Feature code
QSFP28 passive direct-attach copper cables - 100 GbE
Lenovo 1m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03561 AV1Z
Lenovo 3m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03562 AV20
Lenovo 5m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 7Z57A03563 AV21
QSFP28 active optical cables - 100 GbE
Lenovo 1m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 4Z57A10844 B2UZ
Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03546 AV1L
Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03547 AV1M
Lenovo 10m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03548 AV1N
Lenovo 15m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03549 AV1P
Lenovo 20m 100G QSFP28 Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03550 AV1Q
QSFP28 direct attach copper breakout cables - 100 GbE to 4x 25 GbE
Lenovo 1m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03564 AV22
Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03565 AV23
Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 7Z57A03566 AV24
QSFP28 active optical breakout cables - 100 GbE to 4x 25 GbE
Lenovo 3m 100G to 4x25G Breakout Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03551 AV1R
Lenovo 5m 100G to 4x25G Breakout Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03552 AV1S
Lenovo 15m 100G to 4x25G Breakout Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03554 AV1U
Lenovo 20m 100G to 4x25G Breakout Active Optical Cable 7Z57A03555 AV1V

The following table lists cables for 200 GbE QSFP56 port connection.

HDR Cables can be used for 200 GbE: See the list of passive direct-attach copper cables in the InfiniBand cables table.

Table 7. Cables for 200 GbE QSFP56 ports
Description Part number Feature code
QSFP56 passive direct-attach copper cables - 200 GbE
Lenovo 1m Passive 200G QSFP56 Ethernet DAC Cable 4X97A11113 BF6W
Lenovo 3m Passive 200G QSFP56 Ethernet DAC Cable 4X97A12613 BF92

The following table lists support transceivers.

Table 8. Network transceivers
Description Part number Feature code
Transceivers
SFP 1000Base-T (RJ-45) Transceiver 00FE333 A5DL
Lenovo Dual Rate 1G/10GB SFP Transceiver for MMF 00MY034 ATTJ
Brocade 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver 49Y4216 0069
QLogic 10Gb SFP+ SR Optical Transceiver 49Y4218 0064
ThinkSystem Accelink 10G SR SFP+ Ethernet transceiver 4TC7A78615 BNDR
SFP+ SR Transceiver (10Gb) 46C3447 5053
10GBASE-LR SFP+Transceiver 00FE331 B0RJ
Lenovo Dual Rate 10G/25G SFP28 85C Transceiver 4TC7A69045 BF10
Lenovo 25GBase-SR SFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03537 AV1B
Lenovo 25Gb SR SFP28 Ethernet Transceiver 4M27A67041 BFH2
Lenovo 100GBase-SR4 QSFP28 Transceiver 7G17A03539 AV1D
Lenovo 100Gb SR4 QSFP28 Ethernet Transceiver 4M27A67042 BFH1
Mellanox 100GBase-LR4 QSFP28 transceiver (LC-LC, 1310nm, upto 10km) 7G17A03540 AV1E

The following table lists cables for 10 GbE SR SFP+, 25Gbit SR SFP28, 40Gb SR QSFP+ and 100Gb SR QSFP28 transceiver connections.

Table 9. Cables for network transceiver ports
Description Part number Feature code
OM3 optical cables for 10 GbE SR SFP+ and 25 GbE SR SFP28 transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520 ASRC
OM3 Optical breakout cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 1m MPO-4xLC Breakout OM3 MMF Cable 00FM412 A5UA
Lenovo 3m MPO-4xLC Breakout OM3 MMF Cable 00FM413 A5UB
Lenovo 5m MPO-4xLC Breakout OM3 MMF Cable 00FM414 A5UC
OM4 optical cables for 10 GbE SR SFP+ and 25 GbE SR SFP28 transceivers
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 4Z57A10845 B2P9
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 4Z57A10846 B2PA
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 4Z57A10847 B2PB
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 4Z57A10848 B2PC
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 4Z57A10849 B2PD
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 4Z57A10850 B2PE
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 4Z57A10851 B2PF
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 4Z57A10852 B2PG
OM4 Optical cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 5m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03567 AV25
Lenovo 7m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03568 AV26
Lenovo 10m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03569 AV27
Lenovo 15m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03570 AV28
Lenovo 20m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03571 AV29
Lenovo 30m MPO-MPO OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03572 AV2A
OM4 Optical breakout cables for 100 GbE QSFP28 SR4 transceivers
Lenovo 1m MPO-4xLC Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03573 AV2B
Lenovo 3m MPO-4xLC Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03574 AV2C
Lenovo 5m MPO-4xLC Breakout OM4 MMF Cable 7Z57A03575 AV2D

Storage Expansion Units and Arrays

The Lenovo Expansion Units are designed to provide simplicity, speed, scalability, security, and high availability for small to large businesses. For more information on these products, see the product guides.

  • Lenovo Storage D1224 Drive Enclosure

    The Lenovo Storage D1224 delivers enterprise-class storage technology in a cost-effective solution with flexible drive configurations and RAID or JBOD (non-RAID) host connectivity. For more information, see the D1224 product guide.

  • Lenovo Storage D3284 External High Density Drive Expansion Enclosure

    The Lenovo Storage D3284 High Density Expansion Enclosure delivers enterprise-class storage technology in a cost-effective dense solution with flexible drive configurations of up to 84 drives in 5U and RAID or JBOD (non-RAID) host connectivity or Lenovo ThinkSystem DS Series storage area network (SAN) array expansion. For more information, see the D3284 product guide.

The following table lists all the Lenovo Storage Enclosures that are supported by LeSI.

Table 10. Lenovo Storage Enclosure selection
Description Machine Type - Model Feature Code Summary
Lenovo Storage D1224 Drive Enclosure 4587-LC2 AU15 12Gb SAS 2U Enclosure for up to 24x 2.5-inch SFF SAS drives
Lenovo Storage D3284 External High Density Drive Expansion Enclosure 6413-LC1 AUDV 12G SAS 5U enclosure for up to 84x 3.5-inch LFF NL-SAS drives

In addition to the storage enclosures listed above, LeSI clusters may leverage the Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage arrays.

  • ThinkSystem DE Series All-Flash Storage Array

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series All-Flash Storage Arrays are designed to provide performance, simplicity, capacity, security, and high availability for customers. These storage arrays deliver enterprise-class storage management capabilities with a wide choice of host connectivity options, flexible drive configurations, and enhanced data management features. For more information, see the DE Series All-Flash Storage Array datasheet.

  • ThinkSystem DE Series Hybrid Storage Array

    The Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Hybrid Storage Arrays are designed to provide high performance, simplicity, capacity security, and high availability for customers. These storage arrays deliver enterprise-class storage management capabilities in a performance-optimized system with a wide choice of host connectivity options, flexible drive configurations, and enhanced data management features. For more information, see the DE Series Hybrid Flash Array datasheet.

The following table lists the DE Series Storage arrays for use with LeSI. These arrays are not fully tested within LeSI and are not part of the Best Recipe but may be used in conjunction with LeSI deployments.

Table 11. Lenovo ThinkSystem DE Series Storage Array selection
Description Machine Type Model Summary
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000F All Flash Storage Array 7Y76CTOLWW (2U24 SFF) 2U form factor storage systems supporting up to 192 SSDs
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000F All Flash Storage Array 7Y79CTOLWW (2U24 SFF) 2U form factor storage systems supporting up to 192 SSDs (higher IOPS, throughput)
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE2000H Hybrid Storage Array 7Y70CTOLWW (2U12 LFF)
7Y71CTOLWW (2U24 SFF)
2U form factor storage systems supporting up to 96 HDDs/SSDs
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H Hybrid Storage Array 7Y74CTOLWW (2U12 LFF)
7Y75CTOLWW (2U24 SFF)
7Y77CTOLWW (4U60 LFF)
2U/4U form factor storage systems supporting up to 192 HDDs/120 SSDs
Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H Hybrid Storage Array 7Y78CTOLWW (2U24 SFF)
7Y80CTOLWW (4U60 LFF)
2U/4U form factor storage systems supporting up to 480 HDDs/120 SSDs

Rack Cabinets and Options

The Lenovo rack cabinets are industry-standard 19-inch server cabinets that are designed for high availability server environments. They are optimized to help maximize floor space, expedite installation, simplify cable management, and increase accessibility for improved serviceability. Lenovo also offers rack options, including accessories like a front extension to the rack, heat exchangers and console kits and a rear door heat exchanger, which is part of Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling technologies. These options improve thermal performance and simplify rack management.

The following table lists all the rack cabinets and rack options that are supported by LeSI.

Table 12. Rack Cabinets and Options
Description MTM / PN Feature Code Summary
Rack cabinets
EveryScale Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet - the new rack cabinet for LeSI Solutions 1410-O42 BHC4 Black 42U 1200mm rack
1410-P42 BJ5W White 42U 1200mm rack
1410-O48 BHCH Black 48U 1200mm rack
1410-P48 BJ64 White 48U 1200mm rack
Client Site Integration Kit 7X74-CTO1WW B59Y Lenovo EveryScale 42U Client Site Integration Kit
B5PP Lenovo EveryScale 48U Client Site Integration Kit
PDUs
1U 12 C19/C13 switched and monitored 80A 3P Delta PDU 1410 BLC4* 3 Phase 12 Port PDU
1U 12 C19/C13 switched and monitored 32A 3P WYE PDU 1410 BLC5* 3 Phase 12 Port PDU
1U 12 C19/C13 switched and monitored 60A 3P Delta PDU 1410 BLC6* 3 Phase 12 Port PDU
1U 18 C19/C13 switched and monitored 48A 3P WYE PDU - UL 1410 BNDV* 3 Phase 18 Port PDU
1U 18 C19/C13 Switched and monitored 48A 3P WYE PDU - CE 1410 BNDW* 3 Phase 18 Port PDU
Other
Local 1X8 Console Manager (LCM8) 1754-HC3/A1X 0725 8-port analog KVM switch
Local 2X16 Console Manager (LCM16) 1754-HC4/A2X 0725 16-port analog KVM switch
Global 2X2X16 Console Manager (GCM16) 1754-HC1/D1X 6694 16-port KVM supporting 2 remote users
Global 4X2X16 Console Manager (GCM32) 1754-HC2/D2X 6695 16-port KVM supporting 4 remote users
Rack Lift Tool 7D5Y None Genie Lift GL-8 material lift

* Early Order Process available now with shipping coming later in 2022

Other Lenovo ThinkSystem hardware

While LeSI maintains a set of best recipe configurations guaranteeing interoperability, this does not mean that other ThinkSystem hardware is never used. Other Lenovo ThinkSystem hardware system and configurations outside of the defined stack may be compatible with LeSI, though not formally covered by interoperability warranty/support.

For example, the ThinkSystem DM Series Unified Storage Arrays may be part of the optimal hardware choices for a client use case. Because LeSI strives to offer the optimal data center solution to every client, a special bid process is available for incorporating these hardware options. For more information, please check with your Lenovo sales representative.

GPUs

LeSI solutions include GPUs from NVIDIA. For a summary of GPU features, see the Lenovo ThinkSystem GPU Summary.

Click the links below to read the product briefs:

The following table lists all the graphics processing units (GPU) acceleration options that are supported by LeSI.

Table 13. GPU adapters
Description Part
Number
Feature
Code
SD630 V2
SD650 V2
SD650-N V2
SR630 V2
SR650 V2
SR670 V2
SR850 V2
SR635
SR645
SR655
SR665
NVIDIA GPUs
ThinkSystem NVIDIA H100 80GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 4X67A82257* BR9U* N N N N N 8 N N N N N
ThinkSystem NVIDIA HGX A100 80GB 500W 4-GPU Board CTO only BHT3 N N 1 N N 1 N N N N N
ThinkSystem NVIDIA HGX A100 40GB 400W 4-GPU Board CTO only BCSL N N 1 N N 1 N N N N N
ThinkSystem NVIDIA A100 80GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 4X67A76715 BLK1, BQZP N N N N 3 8 N N N 2 3
ThinkSystem NVIDIA A100 40GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 4X67A13135 BEL5 N N N N 3 8 N N N 2 3
ThinkSystem NVIDIA A40 48GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 4X67A72593 BEL4, BQZQ N N N N 3 8 N N N N N
ThinkSystem NVIDIA A30 24GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 4X67A76581 BJHG, BQZR N N N N 3 8 N N N N 3
ThinkSystem NVIDIA T4 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 4X67A14926 B4YB N N N 3 8 N 2 N 3 8 N
AMD GPUs
ThinkSystem AMD Instinct MI210 PCIe Gen4 Passive Accelerator 4X67A81102 BP04 N N N N 3 8 N N N 2 3
Supporting Options
ThinkSystem NVIDIA Ampere NVLink 2-Slot Bridge 4X67A71309 BG3F N N N N N 12 N N N N N

* NVIDIA H100 GPU is planned to be available for ordering after LeSI 22B phase 2 in August 2022.

InfiniBand Interconnects

  • Mellanox QM8700 Series

    Built with NVIDIA Networking’s Quantum InfiniBand switch device, the QM8700 series provides up to 200Gb/s full bi-directional bandwidth per port. QM8700 is the world’s smartest network switch, designed to enable in-network computing through the Co-Design Scalable Hierarchical Aggregation Protocol (SHARP) technology. The Co-Design architecture enables the usage of all active data center devices to accelerate the communications frameworks using embedded hardware, result in order of magnitude applications performance improvements. For more information, see the product briefs below:

    • Mellanox QM8700 – 40-port Non-blocking Managed HDR 200Gb InfiniBand Smart Switch
    • Mellanox QM8790 – 40-port Non-blocking Externally-managed HDR 200Gb InfiniBand Smart Switch
  • Mellanox InfiniBand Adapters

    Data centers, high scale storage systems and cloud computing require I/O services such as bandwidth, consolidation and unification, and flexibility. NVIDIA Networking InfiniBand adapters provide advanced levels of data center IT performance, efficiency and scalability. In addition, NVIDIA Networking's InfiniBand adapters support traffic consolidation and provides hardware acceleration for server virtualization as well as functioning as both InfiniBand and Ethernet adapters. For more information, see the product briefs below:

The following table lists all the InfiniBand switches that are supported by LeSI.

Table 14. InfiniBand switches
Description Orientation Part Number Machine Type - Model Feature Code Summary
InfiniBand Switches
Mellanox QM8700 HDR InfiniBand Switch PSE None 0724-HD7 B4RH 1U 40 Port Managed 200Gb/s Quantum InfiniBand Switch
oPSE None 0724-HD8 B4RJ
Mellanox QM8790 HDR InfiniBand Switch PSE None 0724-HD9 B4RK 1U 40 Port Unmanaged 200Gb/s Quantum InfiniBand Switch
oPSE None 0724-HEA B4RL
InfiniBand Switch Options
Mellanox QM87xx RMK w/ Air Duct PSE 4M27A16331 None B5RV Mounting kit with air duct for 1U HDR InfiniBand Switches
Mellanox QM87xx RMK for Recessed Mounting oPSE 4M27A16332 None B5RW Recessed Mounting kit for 1U HDR InfiniBand Switches

InfiniBand and Ethernet adapters

The following table lists all InfiniBand and Ethernet adapters that are supported by LeSI.

Table 15. InfiniBand and Ethernet adapters
Description Part
Number
Feature
Code
SD630 V2
SD650 V2
SD650-N V2
SR630 V2
SR650 V2
SR670 V2
SR850 V2
SR635
SR645
SR655
SR665
HDR Adapters
ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100/100GbE QSFP56 1-port PCIe VPI Adapter 4C57A14177 B4R9 1 N N 3 6 4 2 N 3 Y N
ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR100/100GbE QSFP56 2-port PCIe VPI Adapter 4C57A14178 B4RA N N N 3 6 4 2 N 3 Y N
ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR/200GbE QSFP56 1-port PCIe 4 VPI Adapter 4C57A15326 B4RC 1 Y N 3 3 4 2 Y 3 Y Y
ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR/200GbE QSFP56 1-Port PCIe 4 VPI Adapter DWC CTO only B952 N 2 2 N N N N N N N N
ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-6 HDR/200GbE QSFP56 1-Port PCIe 4 VPI Adapter (SharedIO) DWC CTO only B951 N 1 N N N N N N N N N
ThinkSystem Mellanox HDR IB 2x PCIe Aux Kit 4C57A14179 B4RB N 1 N 1 3 N 2 N 1 N N
Ethernet-only Adapters
ThinkSystem NVIDIA ConnectX-6 DX 200GbE QSFP56 1-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 4XC7A83773 BQX9 N N N N N 4 N N N N N

The following table lists all the InfiniBand cables that are supported by LeSI.

Table 16. InfiniBand cables
Description Part number Feature code
QSFP56 HDR InfiniBand Passive Copper Cables
0.5m Mellanox HDR IB Passive Copper QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14182 B4QQ
1m Mellanox HDR IB Passive Copper QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14183 B4QR
1.5m Mellanox HDR IB Passive Copper QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14184 B4QS
2m Mellanox HDR IB Passive Copper QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14185 B4QT
QSFP56 HDR to 2x HDR100 InfiniBand Passive Copper Splitter Cables
1m Mellanox HDR IB Passive Copper Splitter QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14193 B4R1
1.5m Mellanox HDR IB Passive Copper Splitter QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14194 B4R2
2m Mellanox HDR IB Passive Copper Splitter QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A11477 B68L
QSFP56 HDR InfiniBand Active Optical Cables
3m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14188 B4QW
5m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14189 B4QX
10m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14190 B4QY
15m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14191 B4QZ
20m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14192 B4R0
30m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A16016 B68P
50m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A16017 B68N
QSFP56 HDR to 2x HDR100 InfiniBand Active Optical Splitter Cables
3m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical Splitter QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14196 B4R4
5m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical Splitter QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14197 B4R5
10m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical Splitter QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14198 B4R6
15m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical Splitter QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14199 B4R7
20m Mellanox HDR IB Active Optical Splitter QSFP56 Cable 4Z57A14214 B4R8

Omni-Path Architecture

Cornelis Networks: Intel has spun out the Omni-Path business to Cornelis Networks, an independent Intel Capital portfolio company. Cornelis Networks will continue to serve and sell to existing and new customers by delivering leading purpose-built high-performance network products for high performance computing and artificial intelligence.

  • Cornelis Omni-Path Express Edge Switch

    Cornelis Omni-Path Express Edge Switches deliver 100Gb port bandwidth with low latency at scale. They cost-effectively deliver high bandwidth and use advanced technologies to meet the key challenges to application performance, maximizing message rate while minimizing average and tail latency. For more information, see the product brief:

  • OPA Adapters

    Omni-Path Express adapters cost-effectively deliver high bandwidth and use advanced technologies to meet the key challenges to application performance, maximizing cluster scalability and message rate while minimizing average and tail latency. For more information, see the product brief:

The following table lists all the Omni-Path switches that are supported by LeSI.

Table 17. OPA switches
Description Orientation Part Number Machine Type - Model Feature Code Summary
OPA Switches
Intel OPA 100 Series 48-port Unmanaged Edge Switch PSE None 0449-HCR AU08 1U 48 Port Unmanaged 100Gb/s OPA Switch
oPSE None 0449-HCS AU09
OPA Switch Options
Intel OPA 100 Series Edge Switch Management Card Not applicable 00WE075 None AU0C Management Card for 1U 48P OPA Switch
Intel 1U Switch Air Duct Kit for Enterprise Racks Not applicable 00WE079 None AU0D Air duct for recessed 1U 48P OPA Switch

The following table lists all Omni-Path adapters that are supported by LeSI.

Table 18. OPA adapters
Description Part
Number
Feature
Code
SD630 V2
SD650 V2
SD650-N V2
SR630 V2
SR650 V2
SR670 V2
SR850 V2
SR635
SR645
SR655
SR665
Intel OPA 100 Series Single-port PCIe 3.0 x16 HFA 00WE027 AU0B 1 1 2 3 6 4 N N N N N

The following table lists all the Omni-Path cables that are supported by LeSI.

Table 19. OPA cables
Description Part number Feature code
QSFP28 OPA Passive Copper Cables
0.5m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE031 AU0E
1m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE039 AU0G
1.5m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE047 AU0J
2m Intel OPA 100 Series Passive Copper QSFP28 Cable 00WE051 AU0K
QSFP28 OPA Active Optical Low Power Cables
5m Intel OPA 100 Series Active Optical QSFP28 Low Power Cable 4X97A11034 B22J
10m Intel OPA 100 Series Active Optical QSFP28 Low Power Cable 4X97A11035 B22K
15m Intel OPA 100 Series Active Optical QSFP28 Low Power Cable 4X97A11036 B22L
20m Intel OPA 100 Series Active Optical QSFP28 Low Power Cable 4X97A11037 B22M

Software components

LeSI best recipe supports the following software components. The licenses are usually packaged with 3 years subscription and/or support, with the option to extend the license coverage to 5 years. For additional years or renewal of existing licenses bought through Lenovo, please contact your Lenovo Services sales representative.

Operating systems

The following operating systems software is available with LeSI:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (Best Recipe interoperability)

    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is a world-class, secure open source server operating system, built to power physical, virtual and cloud-based mission-critical workloads. The operating system further raises the bar in helping organizations to accelerate innovation, enhance system reliability, meet tough security requirements and adapt to new technologies. For more information, see the SLES Product Features web page.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (Best Recipe interoperability)

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (RHEL) is the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server orchestrates the hardware resources that fulfill the infrastructure’s basic computing requirements such as CPU, memory, networking, and storage. For more information, see the RHEL product page.

The following table lists the HPC versions of all the commercial operating systems that are supported by LeSI. Other versions are supported as well, but would exceed the limits of documentation here.

Table 20. Commercial Operating Systems
Description Part number Feature code
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) – Single Server and HPC only listed, others available
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Standard Support 1 Year 7S0G003JWW S6RN
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Standard Support 3 Year 7S0G003KWW S6RP
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Standard Support 5 Year 7S0G003LWW S6RQ
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Priority Support 1 Year 7S0G003FWW S6RK
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Priority Support 3 Year 7S0G003GWW S6RL
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Priority Support 5 Year 7S0G003HWW S6RM
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Standard Support 1 Year 7S0G004KWW S6SP
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Standard Support 3 Year 7S0G004LWW S6SQ
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Standard Support 5 Year 7S0G004MWW S6SR
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Priority Support 1 Year 7S0G004GWW S6SL
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Priority Support 3 Year 7S0G004HWW S6SM
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing, 1-2 Sockets or 1-2 Virtual Machines, Lenovo Priority Support 5 Year 7S0G004JWW S6SN
High Performance Computing Long Term Service Pack Support, 1-2 Sockets with Inherited Virtualization per Code Stream, Inherited Subscription, 1 Year 7S0G003WWW S6S0
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) – Single Server and HPC only listed, others available
RHEL Server Physical or Virtual Node, 2 Skt Std Sub w/ Lenovo Sup 1Yr 7S0F0001WW S0N5
RHEL Server Physical or Virtual Node, 2 Skt Std Sub w/ Lenovo Sup 3Yr 7S0F0002WW S0N6
RHEL Server Physical or Virtual Node, 2 Skt Std Sub w/ Lenovo Sup 5Yr 7S0F0003WW S0N7
RHEL Server Physical or Virtual Node, 2 Skt Prem Sub w/ Lenovo Sup 1Yr 7S0F0004WW S0N8
RHEL Server Physical or Virtual Node, 2 Skt Prem Sub w/ Lenovo Sup 3Yr 7S0F0005WW S0N9
RHEL Server Physical or Virtual Node, 2 Skt Prem Sub w/ Lenovo Sup 5Yr 7S0F0006WW S0NA
RHEL for HPC Head Node Sub w/ Lenovo Std Sup 1Yr 7S0F002AWW S4ML
RHEL for HPC Head Node Sub w/ Lenovo Std Sup 3Yr 7S0F002BWW S4MM
RHEL for HPC Head Node Sub w/ Lenovo Std Sup 5Yr 7S0F002CWW S4MN
RHEL for HPC Head Node Sub w/ Lenovo Prem Sup 1Yr 7S0F0027WW S4MH
RHEL for HPC Head Node Sub w/ Lenovo Prem Sup 3Yr 7S0F0028WW S4MJ
RHEL for HPC Head Node Sub w/ Lenovo Prem Sup 5Yr 7S0F0029WW S4MK
RHEL for HPC Head Node w/ Smart Mgmt Sub w/ Lenovo Std Sup 1Yr 7S0F000RWW S0NV
RHEL for HPC Head Node w/ Smart Mgmt Sub w/ Lenovo Std Sup 3Yr 7S0F000SWW S0NW
RHEL for HPC Head Node w/ Smart Mgmt Sub w/ Lenovo Std Sup 5Yr 7S0F000TWW S0NX
RHEL for HPC Head Node w/ Smart Mgmt Sub w/ Lenovo Prem Sup 1Yr 7S0F000UWW S0NY
RHEL for HPC Head Node w/ Smart Mgmt Sub w/ Lenovo Prem Sup 3Yr 7S0F000VWW S0NZ
RHEL for HPC Head Node w/ Smart Mgmt Sub w/ Lenovo Prem Sup 5Yr 7S0F000WWW S0P0
RHEL for HPC Compute Node Sub w/ RedHat L3 only Sup 1Yr 7S0F002DWW S4MP
RHEL for HPC Compute Node Sub w/ RedHat L3 only Sup 3Yr 7S0F002EWW S4MQ
RHEL for HPC Compute Node Sub w/ RedHat L3 only Sup 5Yr 7S0F002FWW S4MR

Orchestration and management

The following orchestration software is available with LeSI:

  • Confluent (Best Recipe interoperability)

    Confluent is Lenovo-developed open source software designed to discover, provision, and manage HPC clusters and the nodes that comprise them. Confluent provides powerful tooling to deploy and update software and firmware to multiple nodes simultaneously, with simple and readable modern software syntax. Additionally, Confluent’s performance scales seamlessly from small workstation clusters to thousand-plus node supercomputers. For more information, see the Confluent documentation.

    Note: Confluent is the validated cluster management software for LeSI solutions and optimized for LeSI cluster environments beyond what Lenovo OneCLI as the standalone system management software can provide. We strongly recommend customers leverage Confluent for all LeSI system management.

  • Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (Best Recipe interoperability)

    Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO) is a Lenovo-developed software solution that simplifies the management and use of distributed clusters for High Performance Computing (HPC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) environments. LiCO provides a consolidated Graphical User Interface (GUI) for monitoring and usage of LeSI cluster resources, allowing you to easily run both HPC and AI workloads across a choice of Lenovo infrastructure, including both CPU and GPU solutions to suit varying application requirements. For more information, see the LiCO product guide.

  • NVIDIA Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) (ISV supported)

    NVIDIA Unified Fabric Manager (UFM) is InfiniBand networking management software that combines enhanced, real-time network telemetry with fabric visibility and control to support scale-out InfiniBand data centers. For more information, see the NVIDIA UFM product page.

    The two offerings available from Lenovo are as follows:

    • UFM Telemetry for Real-Time Monitoring

      The UFM Telemetry platform provides network validation tools to monitor network performance and conditions, capturing and streaming rich real-time network telemetry information, application workload usage, and system configuration to an on-premises or cloud-based database for further analysis.

    • UFM Enterprise for Fabric Visibility and Control

      The UFM Enterprise platform combines the benefits of UFM Telemetry with enhanced network monitoring and management. It performs automated network discovery and provisioning, traffic monitoring, and congestion discovery. It also enables job schedule provisioning and integrates with industry-leading job schedulers and cloud and cluster managers, including Slurm and Platform Load Sharing Facility (LSF).

    The following table lists all Orchestration software available with LeSI. Only LiCO is being fully tested within LeSI and part of the Best Recipe. The other packages are supported by the respective software vendor for use within LeSI.

    Table 21. Orchestration Software
    Description Part number Feature code
    Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO) HPC AI version
    Lenovo HPC AI LiCO Software 90 Day Evaluation License 7S090004WW B1YC
    Lenovo HPC AI LiCO Software w/1 yr S&S 7S090001WW B1Y9
    Lenovo HPC AI LiCO Software w/3 yr S&S 7S090002WW B1YA
    Lenovo HPC AI LiCO Software w/5 yr S&S 7S090003WW B1YB
    Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO) Kubernetes version
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software Evaluation License (90 days) 7S090006WW S21M
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 4GPU w/1Yr S&S 7S090007WW S21N
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 4GPU w/3Yr S&S 7S090008WW S21P
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 4GPU w/5Yr S&S 7S090009WW S21Q
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 16GPU upgrade w/1Yr S&S 7S09000AWW S21R
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 16GPU upgrade w/3Yr S&S 7S09000BWW S21S
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 16GPU upgrade w/5Yr S&S 7S09000CWW S21T
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 64GPU upgrade w/1Yr S&S 7S09000DWW S21U
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 64GPU upgrade w/3Yr S&S 7S09000EWW S21V
    Lenovo K8S AI LiCO Software 64GPU upgrade w/5Yr S&S 7S09000FWW S21W
    IBM Spectrum LSF (not tested within LeSI / no Solution Interoperability Support)
    Spectrum LSF Suite for HPC per Inst w/1Yr S&S 7S0A0001WW B1YW
    Spectrum LSF Suite for HPC per Inst w/3Yr S&S 7S0A0002WW B1YX
    Spectrum LSF Suite for HPC per Inst w/4Yr S&S 7S0A0003WW B1YY
    Spectrum LSF Suite for HPC per Inst w/5Yr S&S 7S0A0004WW B1YZ
    Spectrum LSF Suite for Enterprise per Inst w/1Yr S&S 7S0A0005WW B1Z0
    Spectrum LSF Suite for Enterprise per Inst w/3Yr S&S 7S0A0006WW B1Z1
    Spectrum LSF Suite for Enterprise per Inst w/4Yr S&S 7S0A0007WW B1Z2
    Spectrum LSF Suite for Enterprise per Inst w/5Yr S&S 7S0A0008WW B1Z3
    Spectrum LSF Suite for Workgroup per Inst w/1Yr S&S 7S0A0009WW B1Z4
    Spectrum LSF Suite for Workgroup per Inst w/3Yr S&S 7S0A000AWW B1Z5
    Spectrum LSF Suite for Workgroup per Inst w/4Yr S&S 7S0A000BWW B1Z6
    Spectrum LSF Suite for Workgroup per Inst w/5Yr S&S 7S0A000CWW B1Z7
    Spectrum LSF Suite per Server w/1Yr S&S 7S0A000HWW B1ZC
    Spectrum LSF Suite per Server w/3Yr S&S 7S0A000JWW B1ZD
    Spectrum LSF Suite per Server w/4Yr S&S 7S0A000KWW B1ZE
    Spectrum LSF Suite per Server w/5Yr S&S 7S0A000LWW B1ZF
    Spectrum LSF Suite per User w/1Yr S&S 7S0A000DWW B1Z8
    Spectrum LSF Suite per User w/3Yr S&S 7S0A000EWW B1Z9
    Spectrum LSF Suite per User w/4Yr S&S 7S0A000FWW B1ZA
    Spectrum LSF Suite per User w/5Yr S&S 7S0A000GWW B1ZB
    UFM Telemetry
    UFM Telemetry 1-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node. 7S02003HWW S88D
    UFM Telemetry 3-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node. 7S02003JWW S88E
    UFM Telemetry 5-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node. 7S02003KWW S88F
    UFM Enterprise
    UFM Enterprise 1-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node. 7S02003LWW S88G
    UFM Enterprise 3-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node. 7S02003MWW S88H
    UFM Enterprise 5-year License and Gold-Support for Lenovo clusters. Per node. 7S02003NWW S88J

Programming environment

The following programming software is available with LeSI:

  • NVIDIA CUDA

    NVIDIA CUDA is a parallel computing platform and programming model for general computing on graphical processing units (GPUs). With CUDA, developers are able to dramatically speed up computing applications by harnessing the power of GPUs. When using CUDA, developers program in popular languages such as C, C++, Fortran, Python and MATLAB and express parallelism through extensions in the form of a few basic keywords. For more information, see the NVIDIA CUDA Zone.

  • NVIDIA HPC Software Development Kit

    The NVIDIA HPC SDK C, C++, and Fortran compilers support GPU acceleration of HPC modeling and simulation applications with standard C++ and Fortran, OpenACC directives, and CUDA. GPU-accelerated math libraries maximize performance on common HPC algorithms, and optimized communications libraries enable standards-based multi-GPU and scalable systems programming. Performance profiling and debugging tools simplify porting and optimization of HPC applications, and containerization tools enable easy deployment on-premises or in the cloud. For more information, see the NVIDIA HPC SDK.

The following table lists the relevant ordering part numbers.

Table 22. NVIDIA CUDA and NVIDIA HPC SDK part numbers
Description Part number
NVIDIA CUDA
CUDA Support and Maintenance (up to 200 GPUs), 1 Year 7S02002KWW
CUDA Support and Maintenance (up to 500 GPUs), 1 Year 7S02002LWW
NVIDIA HPC SDK
HPC Compiler Support Services, 1 Year 7S020029WW
HPC Compiler Support Services, 3 Years 7S02002AWW
HPC Compiler Support Services, EDU, 1 Year 7S02002BWW
HPC Compiler Support Services, EDU, 3 Years 7S02002CWW
HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, 1 Year 7S02002DWW
HPC Compiler Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 1 Year 7S02002EWW
HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, 1 Year 7S02002FWW
HPC Compiler Premier Support Services, EDU, 1 Year 7S02002GWW
HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, 1 Year 7S02002HWW
HPC Compiler Premier Support Services - Additional Contact, EDU, 1 Year 7S02002JWW

Storage Software / File Systems

The following storage software and file systems are available with LeSI:

  • IBM Spectrum Scale (Best Recipe interoperability)

    IBM Spectrum Scale is a cluster file system that provides concurrent access to a single file system or a set of file systems from multiple nodes. The nodes can be SAN attached, network attached, a mixture of SAN and network attached, or in a shared nothing cluster configuration. This enables high performance access to this common set of data to support a scale-out solution or to provide a high availability platform. For more information, see the IBM Spectrum Scale product documentation.

  • BeeGFS (Tested for Best Recipe interoperability)

    BeeGFS is a hardware-independent POSIX-compliant parallel file system (a.k.a Software-defined Parallel Storage) developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for ease of use, simple installation, and management. BeeGFS is created on an Available Source development model (source code is publicly available), offering a self-supported Community Edition and a fully supported Enterprise Edition with additional features and functionalities. BeeGFS is designed for all performance-oriented environments including HPC, AI and Deep Learning, Life Sciences, and Oil & Gas (to name a few). For more information, see the BeeGFS website and documentation.

  • Excelero (ISV supported)

    Excelero delivers low-latency distributed block storage for web-scale applications. NVMesh enables shared NVMe network and supports any local or distributed file systems. The solution features an intelligent management layer that abstracts underlying hardware with CPU offload, creates logical volumes with redundancy, and provides centralized intelligent management and monitoring. Applications can enjoy the latency, throughput, and IOPs of a local NVMe device with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO. For more information, see the Excelero NVMesh2 datasheet.

  • WekaIO (ISV supported)

    WekaIO Matrix software is the industry’s first flash-native parallel file system that delivers unmatched performance to the most demanding applications, scaling to massive amounts of data in a single namespace. The software-only solution is an NVMe-native, fully parallel and distributed, POSIX compliant file system designed from the ground up to scale to thousands of compute nodes and petabytes of storage. For more information, see the WekaIO file system datasheet.

The following table lists the storage software available with LeSI. Only IBM Spectrum Scale and BeeGFS file system software is being fully tested within LeSI and part of the Best Recipe. The other packages are supported by the respective software vendor for use within LeSI.

Table 23. File System Software
Description Part number Feature code
IBM Spectrum Scale
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per Disk Drive w/1Yr S&S None AVZ7
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per Disk Drive w/3Yr S&S None AVZ8
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per Disk Drive w/4Yr S&S None AVZ9
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per Disk Drive w/5Yr S&S None AVZA
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per Flash Drive w/1Yr S&S None AVZB
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per Flash Drive w/3Yr S&S None AVZC
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per Flash Drive w/4Yr S&S None AVZD
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per Flash Drive w/5Yr S&S None AVZE
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per TiB w/1Yr S&S None AVZ3
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per TiB w/3Yr S&S None AVZ4
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per TiB w/4Yr S&S None AVZ5
Spectrum Scale Data Management Edition per TiB w/5Yr S&S None AVZ6
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per Disk Drive w/1Yr S&S None S189
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per Disk Drive w/3Yr S&S None S18A
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per Disk Drive w/4Yr S&S None S18B
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per Disk Drive w/5Yr S&S None S18C
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per Flash Drive w/1Yr S&S None S18D
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per Flash Drive w/3Yr S&S None S18E
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per Flash Drive w/4Yr S&S None S18F
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per Flash Drive w/5Yr S&S None S18G
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per TiB w/1Yr S&S None S185
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per TiB w/3Yr S&S None S186
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per TiB w/4Yr S&S None S187
Spectrum Scale Data Access Edition per TiB w/5Yr S&S None S188
Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition per TiB w/1Yr S&S None S2D0
Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition per TiB w/3Yr S&S None S2D1
Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition per TiB w/4Yr S&S None S2D2
Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition per TiB w/5Yr S&S None S2D3
BeeGFS and and BeeOND Enterprise Support*
BeeGFS Single Target Server Support per node w/3Yr S&S None S4XR
BeeGFS Single Target Server Support per node w/4Yr S&S None S5EB
BeeGFS Single Target Server Support per node w/5Yr S&S None S4XX
BeeGFS Multi Target Server Support per node w/3Yr S&S None S4XS
BeeGFS Multi Target Server Support per node w/4Yr S&S None S5EC
BeeGFS Multi Target Server Support per node w/5Yr S&S None S4XY
BeeGFS Unlimited Target Server Support per node w/3Yr S&S None S4XT
BeeGFS Unlimited Target Server Support per node w/4Yr S&S None S5ED
BeeGFS Unlimited Target Server Support per node w/5Yr S&S None S4XZ
ThinkParq BeeGFS Remote Consulting and Training (per Day) None S4Y3

* Note: BeeGFS and BeeOND support requires Lenovo Premier Support both on the Server and Storage systems. For Storage components that are part of the BeeGFS system, the BeeGFS Solution Feature Code BHNM.

The following table lists the available Excelero block storage software.

Table 24. Excelero Block Storage Software
Description Part number Feature
code
Excelero NVMesh (not tested within LeSI / no solution interoperability support)
Excelero NVMesh, Per User w/1Yr Premium Support 7S0H0001WW S0EF
Excelero NVMesh, Per User w/3Yr Premium Support 7S0H0002WW S0EG
Excelero NVMesh, Per User w/4Yr Premium Support 7S0H0003WW S0EH
Excelero NVMesh, Per User w/5Yr Premium Support 7S0H0004WW S0EJ
Excelero NVMesh, Per User w/1Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H0005WW S0EK
Excelero NVMesh, Per User w/3Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H0006WW S0EL
Excelero NVMesh, Per User w/4Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H0007WW S0EM
Excelero NVMesh, Per User w/5Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H0008WW S0EN
Excelero NVMesh, Per NVMe Drive w/1Yr Premium Support 7S0H0009WW S0EP
Excelero NVMesh, Per NVMe Drive w/3Yr Premium Support 7S0H000AWW S0EQ
Excelero NVMesh, Per NVMe Drive w/4Yr Premium Support 7S0H000BWW S0ER
Excelero NVMesh, Per NVMe Drive w/5Yr Premium Support 7S0H000CWW S0ES
Excelero NVMesh, Per NVMe Drive w/1Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H000DWW S0ET
Excelero NVMesh, Per NVMe Drive w/3Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H000EWW S0EU
Excelero NVMesh, Per NVMe Drive w/4Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H000FWW S0EV
Excelero NVMesh, Per NVMe Drive w/5Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H000GWW S0EW
Excelero NVMesh, Client Inclusive, Per NVMe Drive w/1Yr Premium Support 7S0H000HWW S0EX
Excelero NVMesh, Client Inclusive, Per NVMe Drive w/3Yr Premium Support 7S0H000JWW S0EY
Excelero NVMesh, Client Inclusive, Per NVMe Drive w/4Yr Premium Support 7S0H000KWW S0EZ
Excelero NVMesh, Client Inclusive, Per NVMe Drive w/5Yr Premium Support 7S0H000LWW S0F0
Excelero NVMesh, Client Inclusive, Per NVMe Drive w/1Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H000MWW S0F1
Excelero NVMesh, Client Inclusive, Per NVMe Drive w/3Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H000NWW S0F2
Excelero NVMesh, Client Inclusive, Per NVMe Drive w/4Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H000PWW S0F3
Excelero NVMesh, Client Inclusive, Per NVMe Drive w/5Yr Mission Critical Support 7S0H000QWW S0F4
Excelero Remote,NVMesh General Professional Services , Per Day 7S0H000RWW S0F5
Excelero Remote, Webinar-based, NVMesh Training Services, Per Day 7S0H000SWW S0F6

For more information about Excelero NVMesh, see the datasheet:
https://www.excelero.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NVMesh2-Data-Sheet.pdf

The following table lists the available WekaIO MatrixFS software.

Table 25. WekaIO MatrixFS software
Description Part Number Feature Code
Weka MatrixFS (not tested within LeSI / no solution interoperability support)
WekaIO Matrix SW License for Flash SSD Tier Per TB, 1Yr 7SZZ101589 V27G
WekaIO Matrix SW License for Flash SSD Tier Per TB, 3Yr 7SZZ101590 V27H
WekaIO Matrix SW License for Flash SSD Tier Per TB, 5Yr 7SZZ101591 V27J
WekaIO Matrix SW License for Object Tier Per TB Usable, 1Yr 7SZZ101592 V27K
WekaIO Matrix SW License for Object Tier Per TB Usable, 3Yr 7SZZ101593 V27L
WekaIO Matrix SW License for Object Tier Per TB Usable, 5Yr 7SZZ101594 V27M

LeSI factory integration

Lenovo manufacturing implements a robust testing and integration program to insure LeSI components are fully operational when shipped out of the factory. In addition to the standard component level validation performed on all hardware components produced by Lenovo, LeSI performs rack level testing to verify that the LeSI cluster operates as a solution. The rack level testing and validation includes the following:

  • Performing a power on test. Assure device power is present, with no error indicators
  • Set up RAID (when required)
  • Set up storage devices and verify functionality
  • Validate network connectivity and functionality
  • Verify functionality of server hardware, network infrastructure, and server configuration correctness. Verify health of components
  • Configure all devices per Best Recipe software settings
  • Perform stress testing of server CPU and memory via software and power cycling
  • Data collection for quality records and test results

LeSI onsite installation

Lenovo experts will manage the physical installation of your pre-integrated Racks so you can quickly benefit from your investment. Working at a time convenient to you, the technician will unpack and inspect the systems at your site, finalize the cabling, verify operation, and dispose of the packaging at the on-site location. Any racked LeSI solution is eligible for this basic Lenovo Hardware Installation services through a “Code 20” Hardware Install call based on the 1410 rack machine type and serial number. Customized installation services beyond the basic Lenovo Hardware Installation services are also available to meet the specific needs of the client and for solutions with Client Site Integration Kit.

Before installation, the client should complete the following steps to ensure the hardware will be successfully installed:

  • Backing up the data being migrated to the new hardware
  • Ensuring the new hardware is available and in place
  • Assign a technical lead to act as liaison with LENOVO, who can coordinate access to other resources if required
  • Designated data center location has the required power and cooling in place to support purchased solution
  • Providing a safe workspace and appropriate access for the technician

Once the client is ready, an expert technician will perform the basic Lenovo Hardware Installation services. This process will include the following:

  • Verify receipt and condition of all rack(s) and components
  • Verify the client environment is ready for consequent installation
  • Unpack and visually inspect hardware for damage
  • Place rack(s) and complete installation and inter-rack cabling as specified by the solution configuration
  • Connect the equipment to customer-supplied power
  • Ensure the equipment is operational: Power on equipment, check for green lights and obvious issues
  • Remove packaging and other waste materials to the customer designated dumpster
  • Provide completion form for customer to authorize
  • If a hardware failure occurs during the installation, service call will be opened.

Additional client requirements beyond the basic Lenovo Hardware Installation services scope, can be offered with customized installation services sized specifically to the client’s needs.

To get operational a final onsite software installation and configuration for the specific environment is required. Lenovo can also provide comprehensive onsite configuration of software, including integration and validation for operating systems and software, virtualization and high-availability configurations.

For additional information, see the Services section.

Client Site Integration Kit onsite installation

Besides shipping fully integrated into the Lenovo 1410 rack cabinet, LeSI solution gives clients the choice of shipping with the Lenovo Client Site Integration Kit (7X74) which allows clients to contract Lenovo or a business partner to install the solution in a rack of their own choosing. The Lenovo Client Site Integration Kit enables clients to gain the interoperability warranty benefit of a LeSI solution while also providing them flexibility in custom-fitting into the client datacenter.

With the Lenovo Client Site Integration Kit, the LeSI solution is built and tested at the rack level in Lenovo manufacturing just like described for factory integration above. Afterwards it is disassembled again, and Servers, switches and other items are packaged in individual boxes with a ship group box for cables, publications, labeling, and other rack documentation. Clients are required to purchase installation services from Lenovo or a business partner for the physical setup. The installation team will install the solution at the customer site into the customer provided rack per racking diagrams and point-to-point instructions.

Operating environment

Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure does fully comply with ASHRAE class A2 specifications for the air-cooled data center, with ASHRAE class W4 for direct to node water cooling for the LeSI exclusive Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650 V2 and SD650-N V2.

Depending on the hardware configuration, some server models comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications, however the server performance might be impacted when the operating temperature is outside the ASHRAE A2 specifications. Please find more details in the product guides of the individual components.

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating: ASHRAE Class A2: 10 °C - 35 °C (50 °F - 95 °F); for altitudes above 900 m (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 300-m (984-ft) increase in altitude
    • Non-operating: 5 °C - 45 °C (41 °F - 113 °F)
    • Storage: -40 °C - +60 °C (-40 °F - 140 °F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating: ASHRAE Class A2: 8% - 80% (non-condensing); maximum dew point: 21 °C (70 °F)
    • Storage: 8% - 90% (non-condensing)
  • Electrical:
    • 100 - 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    • 200 - 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
    • 180 - 300 V DC (HVDC; supported in China only)

Regulatory compliance

Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure adopts the conformity of its individual components to international standards, as minimum however

  • UL/IEC / CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
  • United States FCC Part 15, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, Class A
  • Europe CE Mark (EN55032 Class A, EN60950-1, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
  • New Zealand/Australia CISPR 22, Class A
  • Russia/GOST ME01; IEC-60950-1; GOST R 51318.22, 51317.3.2, and 51317.3.3
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • China CCC Class A
  • CISPR 22, Class A

Please find more details on the regulatory compliance for the individual components in their respective product guides.

Warranty and Support

LeSI exclusive components (Machine Types 1410, 7X74, 0724, 0449, 7D5F; for the other Hardware and Software components configured within LeSI their respective warranty terms apply) have a three-year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited (for field-replaceable units (FRUs) only) warranty with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered.

Some countries might have different warranty terms and conditions than the standard warranty. This is due to local business practices or laws in the specific country. Local service teams can assist in explaining country-specific terms when needed. Examples of country-specific warranty terms are second or longer business day parts delivery or parts-only base warranty.

If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs). Parts that are determined to be customer-replaceable units (CRUs) do not include onsite labor under base warranty.

If warranty terms include parts-only base warranty, Lenovo is responsible for delivering only replacement parts that are under base warranty (including FRUs) that will be sent to a requested location for self-service. Parts-only service does not include a service technician being dispatched onsite. Parts must be changed at customer’s own cost and labor and defective parts must be returned following the instructions supplied with the spares parts.

Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for your data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide. Available offerings include:

  • Premier Support

    Premier Support provides a Lenovo-owned customer experience and delivers direct access to technicians skilled in hardware, software, and advanced troubleshooting, in addition to the following:

    • Direct technician-to-technician access through a dedicated phone line
    • 24x7x365 remote support
    • Single point of contact service
    • End to end case management
    • Third-party collaborative software support
    • Online case tools and live chat support
    • On-demand remote system analysis
  • Warranty Upgrade (Preconfigured Support)

    Services are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of your systems.

    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage
    • 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response. YourDrive YourData is an optional extra (see below).
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select markets). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select markets). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

    Lenovo Managed Services provides continuous 24x7 remote monitoring (plus 24x7 call center availability) and proactive management of your data center using state-of-the-art tools, systems, and practices by a team of highly skilled and experienced Lenovo services professionals.

    Quarterly reviews check error logs, verify firmware & OS device driver levels, and software as needed. We’ll also maintain records of latest patches, critical updates, and firmware levels, to ensure you systems are providing business value through optimized performance.

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

    A Lenovo Technical Account Manager helps you optimize the operation of your data center based on a deep understanding of your business. You gain direct access to your Lenovo TAM, who serves as your single point of contact to expedite service requests, provide status updates, and furnish reports to track incidents over time. In addition, your TAM will help proactively make service recommendations and manage your service relationship with Lenovo to make certain your needs are met.

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

    Enterprise Software Support is an additional support service providing customers with software support on Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, and VMware applications and systems. Around the clock availability for critical problems plus unlimited calls and incidents helps customers address challenges fast, without incremental costs. Support staff can answer troubleshooting and diagnostic questions, address product comparability and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData is a multi-drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of drives that are installed in your Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a drive failure, you retain possession of your drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. The YourDrive YourData service can be purchased in convenient bundles and is optional with Foundation Service. It is bundled with Essential Service and Advanced Service.

  • Health Check

    Having a trusted partner who can perform regular and detailed health checks is central to maintaining efficiency and ensuring that your systems and business are always running at their best. Health Check supports Lenovo-branded server, storage, and networking devices, as well as select Lenovo-supported products from other vendors that are sold by Lenovo or a Lenovo-Authorized Reseller.

Examples of region-specific warranty terms are second or longer business day parts delivery or parts-only base warranty.

If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs). Parts that are determined to be customer-replaceable units (CRUs) do not include onsite labor under base warranty.

If warranty terms include parts-only base warranty, Lenovo is responsible for delivering only replacement parts that are under base warranty (including FRUs) that will be sent to a requested location for self-service. Parts-only service does not include a service technician being dispatched onsite. Parts must be changed at customer’s own cost and labor and defective parts must be returned following the instructions supplied with the spare parts.

Lenovo Service offerings are region-specific. Not all preconfigured support and upgrade options are available in every region. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, refer to the following resources:

For service definitions, region-specific details, and service limitations, please refer to the following documents:

The Warranty Upgrades that are available for LeSI are listed in the following tables.

Table 26. Warranty upgrade part numbers – 7X74 Integration Kit
Description Option Part Number
Standard Support Premier Support
Client Side Integration Kit (7X74)
Premier Support Service - 3Yr Integration Kit Not available 5WS7A35451
Premier Support Service - 4Yr Integration Kit Not available 5WS7A35452
Premier Support Service - 5Yr Integration Kit Not available 5WS7A35453
Table 27. Warranty upgrade part numbers – Mellanox Ethernet Switches
Description Option Part Number
Standard Support Premier Support
Mellanox AS4610 1GbE Managed Switch (7D5F-CTO1WW, -CTO2WW)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A87780 5WS7A87830
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A87782 5WS7A87832
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A87784 5WS7A87834
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A87795 5WS7A87845
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A87797 5WS7A87847
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A87799 5WS7A87849
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A87810 5WS7A87860
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A87812 5WS7A87862
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A87814 5WS7A87864
Mellanox SN2410B 10GbE Managed Switch (7D5F-CTO5WW, -CTO6WW)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88480 5WS7A88330
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88482 5WS7A88332
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88484 5WS7A88334
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88495 5WS7A88345
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88497 5WS7A88347
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88499 5WS7A88349
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88510 5WS7A88360
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88512 5WS7A88362
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88514 5WS7A88364
Mellanox SN2010 25GbE Managed Switch (7D5F-CTO3WW, -CTO4WW)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88080 5WS7A88130
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88082 5WS7A88132
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88084 5WS7A88134
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88095 5WS7A88145
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88097 5WS7A88147
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88099 5WS7A88149
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88110 5WS7A88160
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88112 5WS7A88162
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88114 5WS7A88164
Mellanox SN2410 25GbE Managed Switch (7D5F-CTO7WW, -CTO8WW)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88580 5WS7A88630
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88582 5WS7A88632
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88584 5WS7A88634
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88595 5WS7A88645
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88597 5WS7A88647
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88599 5WS7A88649
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88610 5WS7A88660
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88612 5WS7A88662
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88614 5WS7A88664
Mellanox SN3700C 100GbE Managed Switch (7D5F-CTO9WW, -CTOAWW)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88880 5WS7A88930
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88882 5WS7A88932
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88884 5WS7A88934
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88895 5WS7A88945
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88897 5WS7A88947
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88899 5WS7A88949
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A88910 5WS7A88960
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A88912 5WS7A88962
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A88914 5WS7A88964
Mellanox SN3700V 200GbE Managed Switch (7D5F-CTOBWW, -CTOCWW)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A98953 5WS7A98998
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A98955 5WS7A99000
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A98957 5WS7A99002
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A98968 5WS7A99013
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A98970 5WS7A99015
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A98972 5WS7A99017
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A98983 5WS7A99028
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A98985 5WS7A99030
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A98987 5WS7A99032
Mellanox SN4600V 200GbE Managed Switch (7D5F-CTOHWW, -CTOJWW)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 3Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 4Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 5Yr Not Available Yet Not Available Yet
Table 28. Warranty upgrade part numbers – Mellanox InfiniBand Switches
Description Option Part Number
Standard Support Premier Support
Mellanox QM8700 HDR InfiniBand Switch (0724-HD7, -HD8)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A30560 5WS7A30564
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A30574 5WS7A30578
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A30588 5WS7A30592
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A30568 5WS7A30571
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A30582 5WS7A30585
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A30596 5WS7A30599
Mellanox QM8790 HDR InfiniBand Switch (0724-HD9, -HEA)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A30700 5WS7A30704
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A30714 5WS7A30718
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A30728 5WS7A30732
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A30708 5WS7A30711
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A30722 5WS7A30725
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A30736 5WS7A30739
Table 29. Warranty upgrade part numbers – Intel Omni-Path Switches
Description Option Part Number
Standard Support Premier Support
Intel OPA 100 Series 48-port Edge Switch (0449-HCR, -HCS)
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 3Yr 5WS7A17483 5WS7A69179
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 4Yr 5WS7A17487 5WS7A69183
Foundation Service w/Next Business Day Response, 5Yr 5WS7A17491 5WS7A69187
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A17503 5WS7A69199
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A17506 5WS7A69202
Essential Service w/24x7 4Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A17509 5WS7A69205
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 3Yr 5WS7A17518 5WS7A69214
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 4Yr 5WS7A17521 5WS7A69217
Advanced Service w/24x7 2Hr Response, 5Yr 5WS7A17524 5WS7A69220

Solution Interoperability Support

On top of their individual warranty and maintenance scope or support entitlement, LeSI offers solution-level interoperability support for HPC and AI configurations based on the above selection of Lenovo ThinkSystem portfolio and OEM components.

The extensive testing results in a “Best Recipe” release of software and firmware levels Lenovo warrants to work seamlessly together as a fully integrated data center solution instead of a collection of individual components at the time of implementation.

To see the latest Best Recipe for Scalable Infrastructure at Lenovo, see the following link:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT505184#5

The Solution Support is engaged by opening a hardware ticket based on the LeSI Rack (Model 1410) or LeSI Client Site Integration Kit (Model 7X74). The LeSI Support team then will triage the issue and recommend next steps for you, including potentially to open tickets with other components of the solution.

For issues that require debugging beyond hardware and firmware (Driver, UEFI, IMM/XCC) an additional ticket will have to be opened with the software vendor (e.g. Lenovo SW Support or 3rd party SW vendor) to assist working towards a fix. The LeSI Support team will then work with the SW Support team in isolating root cause and fixing the defect.

For more information about opening tickets, as well as the scope of support for different LeSI components, see the Lenovo Scalable Infrastructure Support Plan information page.

When a cluster ships the most recent Best Recipe is its compliant version, which is always defined exactly for that specific Scalable Infrastructure release and the cluster is delivered as a solution of that specific release. Using a Support call clients can request a review if their solution is also compatible with a newer Best Recipe release and if it is, are able to upgrade to that while maintaining solution interoperability support.

As long as a cluster (Model 1410, 7X74) is under Lenovo warranty or maintenance entitlement, full solution interoperability support will be provided for the original Best Recipes. Even when newer Best Recipes are available the previous Recipe will remain valid and supported.

Of course, any client is free to choose to not adhere to the Best Recipe and instead deploy different software and firmware versions or integrate other components that were not tested for interoperability. While Lenovo cannot warrant interoperability with those deviations from the tested scope, a client continues to receive full break & fix support for the components based on the individual warranty and maintenance entitlement of the components. This is comparable to the level of support clients will receive when not buying it as a LeSI solution, but building the solution from individual components – so-called “roll your own” (RYO).

In those cases, to minimize risk we suggest still staying as close as possible to the Best Recipe even when deviating. We also suggest when deviating first to test it on a small portion of the cluster and only roll it out completely if this test was stable.

For clients who need to upgrade the firmware or software of a component – for example due to OS entitlement support issues or Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) fixes – that is part of the best recipe, a support call should be placed on the 1410/7X74 rack and serial number. Lenovo product engineering will review the proposed changes, and advise the client on the viability of an upgrade path. If an upgrade can be supported and is performed, LeSI will note the change in the support records for the solution.

Services

Lenovo Services is a dedicated partner to your success. Our goal is to reduce your capital outlays, mitigate your IT risks, and accelerate your time to productivity.

Note: Some service options may not be available in all countries. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, contact your local Lenovo sales representative or business partner.

Here’s a more in-depth look at what we can do for you:

  • Asset Recovery Services

    Asset Recovery Services (ARS) helps customers recover the maximum value from their end-of-life equipment in a cost-effective and secure way. On top of simplifying the transition from old to new equipment, ARS mitigates environmental and data security risks associated with data center equipment disposal. Lenovo ARS is a cash-back solution for equipment based on its remaining market value, yielding maximum value from aging assets and lowering total cost of ownership for your customers. For more information, see the article, Reduce E-Waste and Grow Your Bottom Line with Lenovo Asset Recovery Services.

  • Assessment Services

    An Assessment helps solve your IT challenges through an onsite, multi-day session with a Lenovo technology expert. We perform a tools-based assessment which provides a comprehensive and thorough review of a company's environment and technology systems. In addition to the technology based functional requirements, the consultant also discusses and records the non-functional business requirements, challenges, and constraints. Assessments help organizations like yours, no matter how large or small, get a better return on your IT investment and overcome challenges in the ever-changing technology landscape.

  • Design Services

    Professional Services consultants perform infrastructure design and implementation planning to support your strategy. The high-level architectures provided by the assessment service are turned into low level designs and wiring diagrams, which are reviewed and approved prior to implementation. The implementation plan will demonstrate an outcome-based proposal to provide business capabilities through infrastructure with a risk-mitigated project plan.

  • Basic Hardware Installation

    Lenovo experts can seamlessly manage the physical installation of your server, storage, or networking hardware. Working at a time convenient for you (business hours or off shift), the technician will unpack and inspect the systems on your site, install options, mount in a rack cabinet, connect to power and network, check and update firmware to the latest levels, verify operation, and dispose of the packaging, allowing your team to focus on other priorities.

  • Deployment Services

    When investing in new IT infrastructures, you need to ensure your business will see quick time to value with little to no disruption. Lenovo deployments are designed by development and engineering teams who know our Products & Solutions better than anyone else, and our technicians own the process from delivery to completion. Lenovo will conduct remote preparation and planning, configure & integrate systems, validate systems, verify and update appliance firmware, train on administrative tasks, and provide post-deployment documentation. Customer’s IT teams leverage our skills to enable IT staff to transform with higher level roles and tasks.

  • Integration, Migration, and Expansion Services

    Move existing physical & virtual workloads easily, or determine technical requirements to support increased workloads while maximizing performance. Includes tuning, validation, and documenting ongoing run processes. Leverage migration assessment planning documents to perform necessary migrations.

  • Data Center Power and Cooling Services

    The Data Center Infrastructure team will provide solution design and implementation services to support the power and cooling needs of the multi-node chassis and multi-rack solutions. This includes designing for various levels of power redundancy and integration into the customer power infrastructure. The Infrastructure team will work with site engineers to design an effective cooling strategy based on facility constraints or customer goals and optimize a cooling solution to ensure high efficiency and availability. The Infrastructure team will provide the detailed solution design and complete integration of the cooling solution into the customer data center. In addition, the Infrastructure team will provide rack and chassis level commissioning and stand-up of the water-cooled solution which includes setting and tuning of the flow rates based on water temperature and heat recovery targets. Lastly, the Infrastructure team will provide cooling solution optimization and performance validation to ensure the highest overall operational efficiency of the solution.

Table 30. HPC Professional Services part numbers
Description Part number Feature code
Lenovo Professional Services
HPC Technical Consultant Hourly Unit (Remote) 5MS7A85671 None
HPC Technical Consultant Labor Unit (Remote) 5MS7A85672 None
HPC Technical Consultant Hourly Unit (Onsite) 5MS7A85673 None
HPC Technical Consultant Labor Unit (Onsite) 5MS7A85674 None
HPC Principal Consultant Hourly Unit (Remote) 5MS7A85675 None
HPC Principal Consultant Labor Unit (Remote) 5MS7A85676 None
HPC Principal Consultant Hourly Unit (Onsite) 5MS7A85677 None
HPC Principal Consultant Labor Unit (Onsite) 5MS7A85678 None
HPC Technical Consultant Services Bundle (Small) 5MS7A85679 None
HPC Technical Consultant Services Bundle (Medium) 5MS7A85680 None
HPC Technical Consultant Services Bundle (Large) 5MS7A85681 None
HPC Technical Consultant Services Bundle (Extra Large) 5MS7A85682 None

Lenovo Financial Services

Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.

We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.

We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing customers with a positive experience.

We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.

Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.

For your region-specific offers, please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/lenovo-financial-services/

LeSI solution - DSS-G

Lenovo Distributed Storage Solution for IBM Spectrum Scale (DSS-G) is a software-defined storage (SDS) solution for dense scalable file and object storage suitable for high-performance and data-intensive environments. Enterprises or organizations running HPC, Big Data or cloud workloads will benefit the most from the DSS-G implementation.

DSS-G combines the performance of the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 servers, Lenovo D1224 and D3284 storage enclosures, and industry leading IBM Spectrum Scale software to offer a high performance, scalable building block approach to modern storage needs.

For more information, see the DSS-G product guide.

LeSI solution – NVIDIA Certified OVX Solution

Before you can deploy any new device or autonomous agent in a real-world environment, organizations need to understand how they will behave in the physical world. This can be achieved through first simulating the change in a digital twin. Digital twins must be physically accurate representations of their real-world counterparts. True-to-life simulations require precision timing, ensuring synchronization across the physical and digital worlds with interactions occurring within the same real-time space for all actors in the simulation.

Lenovo and NVIDIA have worked together to deliver real-time remote work and Digital Twin capabilities through the Lenovo EveryScale OVX solution enabled by NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise software and Lenovo ThinkSystem™ platforms leveraging the latest NVIDIA GPU accelerators and networking.

For more information, see the OVX Solution Brief.

Case studies and references

These customers have already implemented LeSI solutions. Click the links to review the customer case studies.

Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Research Computing
Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Research Computing

  • Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Research Computing

    Learn how Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Research Computing accelerates ground-breaking research with a new high-performance computing cluster based on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers, 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, and Lenovo Neptune™ liquid cooling technology.

  • University of Florida

    As a prominent academic institution on the cutting edge of research, The University of Florida is continually working to meet the needs of researchers with its powerful HiPerGator supercomputer. The latest version, HiPerGator 3.0, will be supported by Lenovo’s ThinkSystem servers with AMD EPYC™ processors.

  • Vienna Scientific Cluster

    To push the boundaries of science, researchers need access to high-performance computing (HPC) resources. Supporting academics of all disciplines, the Vienna Scientific Cluster strengthened its HPC infrastructure with a next-generation supercomputer built on Lenovo ThinkSystem servers.

  • Leibniz Supercomputing Centre

    The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre supports trailblazing scientific research with an energy-efficient, next-generation HPC cluster from Lenovo. As scientific research advances, the need for computation power increases. With a new HPC cluster based on Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650 servers with Lenovo Neptune liquid cooling technologies and Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the Leibniz Supercomputing Center is supporting ground-breaking new research. Learn more with this YouTube video.

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