Dell has decided to evict Intel’s Xeon Scalable Processor family from its 1S (single-socket) server portfolio and rely exclusively on AMD’s 4th Gen Epyc Genoa lineup for the same. At the time of writing, the OEM leverages a wide range of Xeon and Epyc platforms to power its server systems, including the newly released 4th Gen Sapphire Rapids-SP family.
The single-sockets (1S) segment is the one exception to this policy which the 4th Gen Epyc Genoa CPUs will solely power. The 5nm Zen 4 lineup features up to 96 cores and a TDP of 360W in the high-density segment. The single-core performance section features up to 48 core designs with a TDP of 360W. These chips have single-core boost clocks of 3.6GHz. The balanced group features up to 32 cores with large chunks of L3 cache across various CCDs.
The PowerEdge R6615 accommodates 14 2.5″ SSDs, R7615 with 32 SSDs. The 2S systems include the R6625 and the R7625. On the Intel side, the R660 with a 4th Gen Xeon Scalable CPU features space for 32 DDR5-4800 DIMMs and twelve 2.5″ NVMe SSDs. In addition, three PCIe connections, 2x PCIe 5.0 x16 connections, and an OCP 3.0 network adapter are also included.
In addition to AMD’s Epyc processors, Intel must contend with NVIDIA’s Bluefield-2 DPUs (Data Processing Units). These ARM-based network cards replace the x86 CPUs by taking over the compute-intensive workloads, including compression, encryption, decryption, and conversion.