Intel Purley Platform
Standardizing on the type of server platform a reseller should provide to their clients involves far more than just a detailed analysis of the processor. Like any system, engineering a server requires an entire ecosystem of technologies and services that are combined together to create solutions that deliver the performance, reliability and security that customers need for these high level products.
For generations Intel has been delivering industry leading processor technologies combined with complete families of server boards, server building blocks, and complete turnkey server systems all designed, validated, supported, and warrantied by Intel.
Why Intel Servers – Advantages of Ecosystem Ownership
Intel not only designs and manufactures all their own processors, but they also design as well as manufacture the other key technologies which include the server chipset, server motherboard, and complete server turnkey solutions. Engineering these building blocks ensures the highest levels of quality and compatibility across the entire platform giving Intel servers higher platform functionality as well as industry leading performance.
Manageability is a key consideration for servers, which is why Intel has engineered diagnostic capability in to their server boards and platforms. By including over 100 board level sensors which report errors to an event log, VARs can be alerted to a problem before it occurs as well as quickly diagnose an issue which ensures greater system stability and increases uptime.
Certification with critical applications is essential. Intel invests thousands of hours validating their products on numerous applications including VMWare Virtual SAN, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, ONAPP Private Cloud, Openstack, Redhat and more to make sure their servers have the highest levels of compatibility.
Intel offers the best warranty support in the business by not only providing 24x7 technical support, but also by including AWR (Advanced Warranty Replacement) for Intel Technology Partners as well as backing their server building blocks with a three year parts and labor warranty.
The Intel Purley Server Platform includes the Intel C620 series chipset (Lewisburg) and supports the Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (Skylake-SP) to bring about servers that deliver new levels of breakthrough performance. The Purley platform is based on cutting-edge technology such as 1.5X more memory bandwidth, integrated network/fabric for Intel Omni-Path, and other integrated accelerators that provide significant benefits across a broad variety of usage models including big data, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, enterprise-class IT, cloud, storage, communication, and Internet of Things (IoT).
- Up to 28 CPU Cores
- Up to 3.6 GHz non-AVX base CPU frequency
- Multi Socket support (2,4,8 CPU)
- Up to 3 UPI channels per CPU
- 6 channels DDR4 per CPU with 2133-2666MHz DDR4
- 768 GB to 1.5TB memory capacity per CPU
- Integrated Intel Ethernet Connection X722
- 48 lanes of PCIe 3.0 per CPU
- Up to 14 SATA3 and 10 USB3