The largest vendor of server equipment, HPE, produces the Proliant RL300 Gen11 model based on Ampere Altra (Max) processors. These are 1-socket 1-unit servers, delivered both according to the traditional purchase model and according to a relatively new type of subscription sales (Server-as-a-service). The new machines are designed for Cloud environments, that is, for companies providing application hosting services using container and hardware virtualization, as well as for Web hosting and related applications.
Icy Dock company is the most famous manufacturer of disk cages for HDD and SSD, widely known for its series of metal cases for hard drives ToughArmor, which could drive a car without damaging the drives. Today, when it seems that the world has already completely switched to SSD, and Name M.2 boards are replacing SATA SSDs, there are still reasons for choosing 2.5-inch hard drives. This is a relatively inexpensive volume, which is provided by SATA models with a capacity of 4 TB, and high reliability of hybrid Enterprise HDD, such as the Seagate Exos 10E2400. In particular, SAS SSDs with a thickness of 15 mm are quite common.
Hyperconverged systems are rapidly gaining popularity and are already becoming the standard for building virtualization platforms in the corporate environment. Lenovo has released a special series of servers for installing and running VMware vSAN with tools for simplified administration and deployment at the customer's facility.< / p>
These are universal computers that can simultaneously be used in production, at peripheral facilities, and are equally well suited for PC-controlled equipment, for building control rooms, laboratories, and engineering workplaces. No moving parts concept, 4G/LTE support with eSIM, DIN rail mount and RS232 ports.
A very interesting server with a price of $ 1M, created for SAP HANA and applications with high RAM consumption. Here, the processors are located one above the other, there are 3 TB of memory, 4 power supplies, monitoring with predictive analysis of breakdowns and 48 storage slots.
The main question we are looking for an answer to is whether memory speed will affect the performance of tasks, and if so, to what extent. To answer it, we will use real-world application tasks that require large-scale calculations of 32 cores.