What's New - May 2022Article

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24 May 2022
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LP1598
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Abstract

The article summarizes the new offerings announced in May 2022.

New AMD processors

The ThinkSystem SR645 server now supports the new AMD EPYC 7003 Series Processors with AMD 3D V-Cache ("Milan-X"). These are high-performance processors which have 768MB of L3 cache. These processors are best suited for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) workloads.

These new processors can now be configured with the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645 now support Milan-X processors
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645 now support "Milan-X" processors

For more information about the new Milan-X processors see the Lenovo Press article available at
https://lenovopress.com/lp1593-amd-epyc-7003-processors-with-3d-v-cache

For SR645 configuration information, see the SR645 product guide:
https://lenovopress.lenovo.com/lp1280-thinksystem-sr645-server

New server options

The following new server options have been announced:

Drives

For more information see these resources:

Storage controllers for internal drives

For more information, see this resource:

ThinkSystem RAID 9350-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Internal Adapter
Figure 2. ThinkSystem RAID 9350-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Internal Adapter

Storage controller for external drives

GPUs

  • New feature codes for existing GPU models without the CEC secondary RoT chip:
    • ThinkSystem NVIDIA A10 24GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC
    • ThinkSystem NVIDIA A100 80GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC
    • ThinkSystem NVIDIA A30 24GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC
    • ThinkSystem NVIDIA A40 48GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC

For details see the following resource:

Extending support of existing options

The following exist server options now have additional server support:

Network adapters

Drives

For more information see this resource:

ThinkSystem P5800X Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
Figure 3. ThinkSystem P5800X Write Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD

Storage adapters

  • X350 RAID adapters and HBAs - added ST650 V2, SR630 V2, SR650 V2, SR670 V2, SR850 V2 and SR860 V2 support
    • ThinkSystem 4350-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
    • ThinkSystem 4350-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
    • ThinkSystem RAID 5350-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter
    • ThinkSystem RAID 9350-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
    • ThinkSystem RAID 9350-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
  • ThinkSystem RAID 540-16i PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter
    • Added SR570, SR590, SR630, SR650 support
  • ThinkSystem 4-Port PCIe Gen4 NVMe Retimer Adapter
    • Added SR645, SR850 V2, SR860 V2

For more information, see this resource:

GPUs

  • ThinkSystem NVIDIA A100 80GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU
    • Added SR670, SR655, SR860 V2 support
  • ThinkSystem AMD Instinct MI210 PCIe Gen4 Passive Accelerator
    • Added SR650 V2 support
  • ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU
    • Added multiple systems

For details see the following resource:

ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU
Figure 4. ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU

ESXi Preload

  • VMware ESXi 7.0 U3 is now available as a factory preload in most ThinkSystem servers

 

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