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What's New in April - 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, Optane DC Persistent Memory and Server Options


16 Apr 2019
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This month, Lenovo announced a refresh of our ThinkSystem servers:

  • New second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors
  • New Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory
  • New 2933 MHz memory options

We also expanded server support in our option portfolio:

  • New M.2 drive option
  • Additional server support for various SSDs
  • Additional server support for GPUs
  • Additional server support for Flash storage adapters
  • Added 25GbE support to the ST550
  • Added LTO8 support to the ST250

Find out all the materials Lenovo Press created to support the announcements.

Change History

Changes in the April 16 update:

New servers with Gen 2 processors

Announcing the new Lenovo ThinkSystem servers, based on the second generation of the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family (Xeon SP Gen 2). The links below take you to the Lenovo Press materials where you can learn about the new systems.

4S-8S rack servers

2S rack servers

Density optimized server

Compute nodes for Flex System

Tower servers


In addition, we have published these three materials to support the launch of the new servers:

New Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory is an innovative technology that delivers a unique combination of affordable large memory capacity and persistence (non-volatility). Persistent Memory is supported on most ThinkSystem servers with second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

Learn more about this new offering from Lenovo:

DCPMMs installed in an SR950 system board
Figure: DCPMMs installed in an SR950 system board

New Benchmark Results

The following performance benchmark reports have been published, highlighting the leadership performance of our ThinkSystem SR950 and SR650 servers:

ThinkSystem SR950 performance benchmark reports:

ThinkSystem SR650 performance benchmark reports:

HPC offerings

The following documents were updated in support of our updated HPC offerings:





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