Unmatched reliability, customer satisfaction and engineering innovation for x86 servers
Lenovo has announced 42 new world record benchmarks for the ThinkSystem server portfolio, integrated with the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, according to industry leading benchmark organizations. The ThinkSystem portfolio of solutions is engineered to help customers reduce complexity and tackle their most challenging workloads.
The new ThinkSystem portfolio, brings the gold-standard for the industry under a single unified brand spanning servers, storage and networking systems. The ThinkSystem portfolio can adapt to changing IT needs while reducing complexity and cost. Lenovo’s latest server portfolio includes 14 highly configurable servers across rack and tower, mission critical, dense and blade platforms, as well as new hyperscale system designs, all of which streamline IT infrastructure and lead to increased service levels in the data center that tie directly to business growth. Additionally, customers can choose between different technologies and scale technology as workloads change. Lenovo engineered the ThinkSystem portfolio to work seamlessly with an organization’s previous investments, without the need to completely re-architect the data center.
Lenovo has added seven new solutions covering cloud, big data, analytics and database that are supported on the new ThinkSystem servers, as well as introducing two new Intel solutions. These enterprise solutions are designed to deliver value to customers by utilizing Lenovo’s innovations in server performance and reliability as well as collaboration with industry-leading software partners.
Performance Unlocked: ThinkSystem Achieves 42 #1 Performance Benchmarks
In addition to reducing complexity and streamlining operations, today’s customers are increasingly looking for more from their investments and require confidence in their technology partner to deliver the type of performance and availability necessary to run demanding and evolving workloads like Microsoft SQL Server. Building on its longstanding recognition as the #1 x86 server vendor for reliability and customer satisfaction1, Lenovo’s new ThinkSystem servers have achieved 42 #1 performance world records.
Lenovo has also demonstrated success to aid financial market customers, delivering 26 STAC-M3 world record benchmarks on the ThinkSystem SR950 and ThinkSystem SR650. The STAC-M3 benchmarks measure challenging workloads in time-series analytics. The ThinkSystem SR950 set world records in 9 of the 15 required, and two of the optional STAC-M3 ‘big-memory’ Shasta benchmarks. One of these results was over 2x higher than prior scores in the STAC-M3 Shasta benchmark4.
The ThinkSystem SR650 also set world records in 15 of 17 mean response-time benchmarks when running the STAC-M3 Antuco benchmark suite, compared to previous publicly reported results for single-node 2 socket servers running the Kx Systems kdb+ database7. The STAC-M3 benchmark reports for the SR950 and SR650 are publicly available. The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 has set a new single node 2-socket performance world record with the SPECmpiM_base2007 metric from the MPI M2007 suite of the SPEC MPI 2007 Benchmark9.
In addition, Lenovo set world record world records in SPECvirt_sc20135 in 2 socket server, and SPECjbb20156 benchmarks on 1, 2, 4, and 8 socket servers. These new world record benchmark results demonstrate Lenovo’s commitment in delivering the performance our customers expect from their server investments, in addition to providing customers flexible systems that are highly reliable.
“Today’s announcement reconfirms Lenovo’s commitment to disrupting the legacy status quo and providing unprecedented investment protection for customers,” said Kirk Skaugen, President of Lenovo Data Center Group. “Lenovo’s 42 new world breaking benchmarks for our new ThinkSystem servers utilizes the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors, combined with third parties rating Lenovo as the #1 x86 server system reliability and customer satisfaction, showcases Lenovo’s engineering strength and more importantly our global commitment to exceed customer expectations.”
Lenovo Collaborates with Intel to Delivery Intel Select Solutions
Lenovo also announced today support for Intel Select Solutions, a new set of optimized solutions based on the Intel Xeon Scalable processors targeting today’s complex data center workloads. These solutions offer customers an industry-standard solution while simplifying and accelerating the process of selecting, deploying, and optimizing data center infrastructure to run specific workloads. The Lenovo Validated Design for VMWare vSAN and Lenovo Database Validated Designs for High Performance Microsoft SQL Server OLTP will be available starting in October 2017.