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Lenovo Data Center Group Expands Server Portfolio

The latest ThinkSystem servers handle peak workloads without adding capacity.

Lynn Haber

May 7, 2020

2 Min Read
Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645
Lenovo

Lenovo Data Center Group is offering two new two-socket ThinkSystem servers powered by AMD EPYC 7002 series processors.

The new ThinkSystem SR645 and SR665 servers follow the announcement of two single-socket servers, SR635 and SR655, last August. The devices are available through partners.

“Our new Lenovo ThinkSystem servers are designed for workloads such as in-memory databases, advanced analytics, virtualization and AI,” said Kamran Amini, vice president and general manager of server, storage and software defined infrastructure, Lenovo Data Center Group. “With the exceptional power, speed and onboard storage of these new servers, our customers have the ability to handle the increasing data requirements of today’s workloads with the scalability to grow with their business.”

New Server Specs

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Lenovo’s Kamran Amini

The SR645 is a 2-socket 1U rack server that features the AMD EPYC 7002 family of processors. The 2nd generation AMD EPYC server processors feature up to 64 cores and PCIe 4 support. The new hardware offers the flexibility to handle critical hybrid data center workloads such as virtualization, database and analytics.

The ThinkSystem SR665 rack server equipped with dual AMD EPYC 7002 series CPUs features performance and configuration capabilities to handle data center workloads such as database, big data and analytics, virtualization, VDI and HPC/AI solutions.

Both devices also feature 32 DDR4 memory slots, maximum 4TB using 128GB RDIMMs, up to 1DPC at 3200MHz, 2DPC at 2933MHz. In addition, the two new servers feature increase GPU support (up to 8x 75W NVidia T4s). This allows users to implement video analytics and inference solutions for artificial intelligence. There’s also increased onboard storage up to 40 2.5” drives or up to 32 NVMe drives. This allows for dense software-defined storage solutions.

Lenovo ThinkShield secures the products. They are available through Lenovo TruScale, the company’s flexible IT consumption data center payment option.

Lenovo this year made big changes to its partner program, demonstrating a channel-first strategy. The vendor also put Steve Biondi at the helm of the Lenovo Data Center Group channel in North America.

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Lynn Haber

Content Director Lynn Haber follows channel news from partners, vendors, distributors and industry watchers. If I miss some coverage, don’t hesitate to email me and pass it along. Always up for chatting with partners. Say hi if you see me at a conference!

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