Lenovo Introduces Single-Socket Servers, Designed Specifically for Edge and Data-Intensive Workloads

  • Lenovo’s new Think­Sys­tem SR635 and SR655 sin­gle-socket ser­ver plat­forms are spe­ci­fi­cal­ly built to har­ness the full poten­ti­al of AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series pro­ces­sors
  • Enhan­ce video secu­ri­ty and other cri­ti­cal app­li­ca­ti­ons for edge and vir­tua­li­zed envi­ron­ments with grea­ter sto­rage, pro­ces­sing and gra­phics capa­bi­li­ties
  • Enab­le orga­ni­za­ti­ons to accom­plish more with less, redu­cing TCO by up to 46 per­cent and redu­cing soft­ware licen­sing costs by up to 73 per­cent
  • Dri­ve advan­ced net­work intel­li­gence and ana­ly­tics by deli­vering new levels of workload effi­ci­en­cy and per­for­mance to address gro­wing pain points for our telecom­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons custo­mers

SAN FRANCISCO, August 7, 2019 – Leno­vo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), a tech­no­lo­gy lea­der in Intel­li­gent Trans­for­ma­ti­on, today intro­du­ced the Leno­vo Think­Sys­tem SR635 and SR655 ser­ver plat­forms, two of the industry’s most power­ful sin­gle-socket ser­vers. As busi­nes­ses are tas­ked with doing more with less, the new Leno­vo solu­ti­ons pro­vi­de the per­for­mance of a dual-socket ser­ver at the cost of a sin­gle-socket. The­se new addi­ti­ons to Lenovo’s expan­si­ve ser­ver port­fo­lio are powe­red by next-genera­ti­on AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series pro­ces­sors and were desi­gned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly to hand­le custo­mers’ evol­ving, data-inten­si­ve workloads such as video secu­ri­ty, soft­ware-defi­ned sto­rage and net­work intel­li­gence, as well as sup­port for vir­tua­li­zed and edge envi­ron­ments. The result is a solu­ti­on that packs power along with effi­ci­en­cy for custo­mers who place a pre­mi­um on balan­cing through­put and secu­ri­ty with easy sca­la­bi­li­ty.

Lenovo’s end­less pur­su­it of inno­va­tions to acce­le­ra­te our custo­mers’ intel­li­gent trans­for­ma­ti­on has been para­mount in our rise to beco­me one of the fas­test gro­wing data cen­ter OEMs in the world,” said Doug Fisher, Chief Ope­ra­ting Offi­cer and Seni­or Vice Pre­si­dent of Busi­ness Units, Leno­vo Data Cen­ter Group. “Today Leno­vo is expan­ding our AMD rela­ti­ons­hip with new, ful­ly opti­mi­zed solu­ti­ons to help our joint custo­mers address com­plex and data-inten­si­ve workloads, enab­ling them to do more with less while still pro­vi­ding uncom­pro­mi­sed end-to-end secu­ri­ty.”

Orga­ni­za­ti­ons are juggling busi­ness prio­ri­ties with tight bud­gets. Lenovo’s new Think­Sys­tem SR635 and SR655 ser­ver plat­forms not only allow custo­mers to run more workloads on fewer ser­vers, but also offer up to 73 per­cent savings on poten­ti­al soft­ware licensing1, empowering users to acce­le­ra­te emer­ging workloads more effi­ci­ent­ly. Addi­tio­nal­ly, custo­mers can rea­li­ze a reduc­tion in total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 46 percent2. Fur­ther sup­por­ting the­se advan­ces in workload effi­ci­en­cy and TCO savings are the Think­Sys­tem SR635 and SR655 ser­vers’ 16 world records, inclu­ding two for ener­gy efficiency3. The net result of all the­se enhan­ce­ments is bet­ter pri­ce for per­for­mance.

The Leno­vo Think­Sys­tem SR635 and SR655 pro­vi­de more through­put, lower laten­cy and hig­her core den­si­ty, as well as the lar­gest NVMe dri­ve capa­ci­ty of any sin­gle-socket on the mar­ket. Bey­ond that, the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sor based sys­tems also pro­vi­de a solid oppor­tu­ni­ty for the ena­b­le­ment of addi­tio­nal hyper­con­ver­ged infra­st­ruc­tu­re solu­ti­ons. This gives leno­vo the abi­li­ty to offer custo­mers vSAN and other cer­ti­fied nodes and future Thin­kA­gi­le soft­ware-defi­ned app­li­an­ces for simp­le deploy­ment, manage­ment, and sca­la­bi­li­ty. 


Enab­ling Smart Cities

A new fore­cast from IDC esti­ma­tes the­re will be 41.6 bil­li­on con­nec­ted Inter­net of Things (IoT) devices, gene­ra­ting 79.4 zetta­bytes of data by 20254. Much of the growth will be dri­ven by IoT and video secu­ri­ty tech­no­lo­gy. Lenovo’s new solu­ti­ons are espe­ci­al­ly ide­al for use cases whe­re more com­pu­ting power is nee­ded in con­fi­ned spaces, using less ener­gy; an examp­le of this is video secu­ri­ty for public safe­ty in smart city, cam­pus and mass tran­sit envi­ron­ments. Governments and other public safe­ty orga­ni­za­ti­ons are tas­ked with moni­to­ring the­se envi­ron­ments, swift­ly and accu­rate­ly iden­ti­fy­ing poten­ti­al thre­ats and respon­ding quick­ly. The Leno­vo Think­Sys­tem SR655 cou­pled with Pivot3’s soft­ware pro­vi­des an edge com­pu­ting video secu­ri­ty solu­ti­on capa­ble of sup­por­ting up to 33 per­cent more video came­ras per node5 than simi­lar solu­ti­ons. With the increa­sed band­width of PCIe® 4.0, sup­por­ted by the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors, custo­mers get fas­ter data trans­fer from the edge to the core and grea­ter sto­rage capa­ci­ty per­mit­ting quicker recall of video for reco­gni­ti­on and ana­ly­sis.

The ultra-den­se NVMe con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons of the­se new Leno­vo solu­ti­ons with AMD pro­ces­sors allow users to store and access huge amounts of data. Sup­por­ting up to six sin­gle-width or three dou­ble-width gra­phics pro­ces­sing units (GPUs), the­se new sys­tems pro­vi­de the abi­li­ty to pro­cess and ana­ly­ze high-defi­ni­ti­on video much quicker and more effi­ci­ent­ly. The GPUs cou­pled with the new AMD pro­ces­sor deli­ver fas­ter video ingest rates, enhan­ced video ana­ly­sis and impro­ved machi­ne lear­ning, hel­ping governments and other orga­ni­za­ti­ons bet­ter pro­tect the peop­le they ser­ve.

The com­bi­na­ti­on of Lenovo’s qua­li­ty and resi­li­en­ce and the bre­akth­rough per­for­mance of the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor deli­ver what our custo­mers need to sup­port their mis­si­on cri­ti­cal deploy­ments,” said Bruce Mil­ne, Pivot3 Vice Pre­si­dent, Chief Mar­ke­ting Offi­cer and Gene­ral Mana­ger. “As Pivot3 custo­mers expand their use of intel­li­gent infra­st­ruc­tu­re for safe air­port, cam­pus, hos­pi­ta­li­ty and trans­por­ta­ti­on use cases, secu­ri­ty, resi­li­en­ce and manage­ment sim­pli­ci­ty at sca­le are cri­ti­cal­ly important. AMD and Leno­vo allow us to deli­ver all of that and to delight our custo­mers.”


Maxi­mi­zing the Value of Vir­tua­li­za­ti­on

In vir­tua­li­zed envi­ron­ments, orga­ni­za­ti­ons often have to deci­de bet­ween maxi­mum per­for­mance and secu­ri­ty. The hard­ware-assisted VM and memo­ry encryp­ti­on secu­ri­ty fea­tures of the AMD EPYC 7002 Series pro­ces­sors com­bi­ned with Leno­vo ThinkS­hield solu­ti­ons sol­ve for this dilem­ma uti­li­zing an extra lay­er of secu­ri­ty for vir­tua­li­za­ti­on that iso­la­tes and mini­mi­zes thre­ats in the data cen­ter. Moreo­ver, becau­se the VM encryp­ti­on resi­des in the hard­ware as oppo­sed to the soft­ware or hyper­vi­sor, they do so wit­hout com­pro­mi­sing on sys­tem per­for­mance. Secu­ri­ty is also of the utmost impor­t­an­ce in video ana­ly­sis and public safe­ty sce­n­a­ri­os. New fea­tures like a phy­si­cal intrusi­on switch can detect and pre­vent tam­pe­ring, allo­wing orga­ni­za­ti­ons to con­fi­dent­ly run their secu­ri­ty sys­tems on Lenovo’s secu­re plat­forms. With up to 64 cores per socket and increa­sed per­for­mance, the­se new Leno­vo solu­ti­ons allow orga­ni­za­ti­ons to host more vir­tu­al machi­nes per ser­ver, pro­vi­ding grea­ter dis­tri­bu­t­ed com­pu­ting capa­bi­li­ty and impro­ved workload effi­ci­en­cy.


Unlea­shing Smar­ter Net­works with Data Intel­li­gence

Many custo­mers have been eager­ly anti­ci­pa­ting the­se sys­tems due to their abi­li­ty to hand­le data-inten­si­ve workloads, inclu­ding Allot, a lea­ding glo­bal pro­vi­der of inno­va­ti­ve net­work intel­li­gence and secu­ri­ty solu­ti­ons for com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons ser­vice pro­vi­ders (CSPs) and enter­pri­ses. They requi­re solu­ti­ons that can turn net­work, app­li­ca­ti­on, usa­ge and secu­ri­ty data into action­ab­le intel­li­gence that make their custo­mers’ net­works smar­ter and their users more secu­re. The mar­ket dic­ta­tes that tho­se solu­ti­ons be able to match their ever-evol­ving needs and help them to address new pain points that sur­face as IT demands con­ti­nue to chan­ge.

Lenovo’s inte­gra­ti­on of next genera­ti­on I/O and pro­ces­sing tech­no­lo­gy gives Allot the abi­li­ty to mana­ge more net­work band­width at hig­her speeds, allo­wing us to pull action­ab­le insights from increa­singly hea­vy traf­fic wit­hout any degra­da­ti­on in per­for­mance,” said Mark Sht­ei­man, AVP of Pro­duct Manage­ment with Allot. “The com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on ser­vice pro­vi­ders and enter­pri­ses we sup­port need to see and react to their net­work needs in real time. We eva­lua­ted Lenovo’s Think­Sys­tem SR635 and SR655 ser­ver plat­form pro­to­ty­pes and were imme­dia­te­ly impres­sed.”

The new Leno­vo Think­Sys­tem SR635 and SR655 solu­ti­ons are now avail­ab­le through Leno­vo sales rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ves and chan­nel part­ners across the glo­be.

For more infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se visit https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/single-socket-innovation

1 Soft­ware licen­sing:

(a.) 9x x3650 M5 ser­vers ‑18 sockets VMware vSphe­re 6 w/ 5 years sup­port ($9,390.48 per socket) =$169,020

(b.) 5x SR655 ser­vers – 5 sockets VMware vSphe­re 6 w/ 5 years sup­port = $46,950 **soft­ware licen­sing costs taken from DCSC (https://dcsc.lenovo.com/#/) on 6.2.19

TCO Cal­cu­la­ti­on: Retrie­ved 6.9.2019: https://amd.valuestoryapp.com/epyc/sales;  https://dcsc.lenovo.com/#/ | VMware vSphe­re 6 w/ 5 years sup­port ($9,390.48 per socket) | 9x x3650 M5 ser­vers (Xeon E5-2699 v3 2.3GHz) – 2 CPUs x 18 cores = 320 VMs | Total TCO: $389,908 | 5x SR655 (AMD EPYC 7002 @ 2.2GHz (225W) – 1 CPU x 64 cores = 320 VMs  | Total TCO: $179,822



5 Pivot3 Pro­of Point –65 came­ras on one node (cur­rent sup­port) –SR655 inte­gra­ti­on AMD con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on –86 came­ras on one node (1080p 30fps video streams)


About Leno­vo

Leno­vo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 bil­li­on For­tu­ne Glo­bal 500 com­pa­ny, with 57,000 employees and ope­ra­ting in 180 mar­kets around the world. Focu­sed on a bold visi­on to deli­ver smar­ter tech­no­lo­gy for all, we are deve­lo­ping world-chan­ging tech­no­lo­gies that crea­te a more inclu­si­ve, trust­worthy and sustainab­le digi­tal socie­ty. By desi­gning, engi­nee­ring and buil­ding the world’s most com­ple­te port­fo­lio of smart devices and infra­st­ruc­tu­re, we are also lea­ding an Intel­li­gent Trans­for­ma­ti­on – to crea­te bet­ter expe­ri­en­ces and oppor­tu­nities for mil­li­ons of custo­mers around the world. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, fol­low us on Lin­kedInFace­bookTwit­terYou­TubeInsta­gramWei­bo and read about the latest news via ourSto­ry­Hub.