Servers come in several different configurations. In the data center, decisions about blade server vs. rack server vs. tower server will affect performance, data center space, budgets, and scalability. This article is a quick start guide to rack servers, blade servers, tower servers: how to understand their advantages and shortcomings, and how each type fits into your server requirements.
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Huawei Technologies, the world’s biggest telecom equipment maker, launched a new core processor chipset on Monday for use in data center servers, a move to provide an alternative for the market to Intel’s products.
Source: Huawei launches new chipset as Intel alternative – Nikkei Asian Review
16 and 32-core SKUs
3.0GHz base clock, 3.3GHz Turbo
256KB L2 per pair of cores.
32MB global shared L3 cache
8x DDR4-2667 memory channels (170.7GB/s memory bandwidth)
16 DIMMs, up to 1TB DRAM per socket (most Intel Xeons top out at 768GB)
42 lanes of PCIe 3.0 connectivity
Source: Ampere eMag 64-bit ARM Server Platform Targets Intel Data Centers – ExtremeTech