Dell Showcases Three AMD EPYC Servers Now for Sale

FrgMstr

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A long time ago, every word you read on HardOCP was served up to you by several dual Opteron servers. That was a long time ago. We have seen a lot of coverage about AMD getting back in the game with its new EPYC processors in the datacenter, and it looks like now, mere mortals can get a taste of that new EPYC goodness. Three PowerEdge SKUs are now available on Dells website, the R7452 (2U), R6415 (1U), and R7415 (2U). All are showing shipping towards the end of the month. Dell does have options to move up to the EPYC 7351 24C/48T 64MB L3 dual processors should you wish to. And 1TB of RAM (32x32GB)? Sure! Only $29,245. Put your money where your mouth is?


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I will get one in 10 years on eBay just for the fun of it. The current pricing, especially RAM, is simply insane.

My workstation that is over 2 years old now has gone up in value since I built it.
 

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$698 per stick for RAM... there are no words.





I wonder if they have Layaway...
 

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To kill a cat here - what's HF running on and whether if there's any planned upgrades to EPYC-NESS or as it stands, you're good where it's at now?
 

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$698 per stick for RAM... there are no words.

Which is why I decided to upgrade some of my existing servers at the office instead of buying new ones.

I can get 128GB (8x16GB) of DDR3 memory (used/tested) for $560
I can also upgrade from a pair of 2Ghz 6 core CPUs to a pair of 2.8 Ghz 10 core CPU's for $460.

Like getting a new server with double the speed and memory for $1,100 including tax & shipping :D
 

FrgMstr

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Both the 16GB and 32GB DDR4 ECC sticks used to be half the current price.
Really?

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Here's hoping they sell. And what I really mean with that is 'here's hoping they play well with VMware and other Type-1 hyper-visors'.
 

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That R6415 looks wonderful for a VM host, especially using a 7551 or 7601 processor. A single socket with 1TB of memory and 32 cores. Saves a TON on VMWare licensing. So many VMs...
 

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I saw this earlier today.. Now if they can produce EPYC or TR workstations that are available on dell.com so I can order for work since Dell.com is the only approved vendor.
 

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Mentioned this in a thread where someone was looking for a workstation the other day, not sure if this is concerning the same model servers though. unfortunately no actual epyc workstations from dell yet, but this is a good start.
 

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Any Epyc blade servers in the works?
Dell's R7425 (dual-socket) and R6415/R7415 (single socket) use epyc processors. not sure about others. Edit: it's in the OP even. Did you mean something else when you said blade servers?
 
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Wonder if they'd take a 1080Ti in trade for two or three of them?
 

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This is pretty exciting news...as Dell provides a LOT of server hardware to the data farms out there. For those complaining about the price of RAM (or the pricing on these in general)...THESE ARE NOT FOR YOU! These are for data centers and corporations, and the pricing comes down to how well they perform under load compared to Xeon at similar price points. I think AMD is going to take the ball here and run with it!
 

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Just FYI in Jan I have gotten quotes from Dell for 2U rack servers with 32 core EPYC CPU's in them. Also dual 16 core EPYC's.

Current setup if you use Dual EPYC CPU's you give up half of your PCIe lanes for CPU to CPU communications.
 

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Just FYI in Jan I have gotten quotes from Dell for 2U rack servers with 32 core EPYC CPU's in them. Also dual 16 core EPYC's.

Current setup if you use Dual EPYC CPU's you give up half of your PCIe lanes for CPU to CPU communications.

You'd be better off with a single socket rather than dual sockets of lower core counts. There's less latency between the CCXes within a socket than to an external socket, and it decreases the complexity of the board and cooling solutions. There is a disadvantage of fewer PCIe lanes, but that would be a rare use case to need that many.
 

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You'd be better off with a single socket rather than dual sockets of lower core counts. There's less latency between the CCXes within a socket than to an external socket, and it decreases the complexity of the board and cooling solutions. There is a disadvantage of fewer PCIe lanes, but that would be a rare use case to need that many.

What I was trying to say and apparently failed to do so.

When you run dual EPYC Sockets you loose 50% of your total PCIE lane count in Socket to Socket communication. So if you need 32 cores (64 threads)... a single chip is the better solution. If you need more then look to dual Socket solutions.
 

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What I was trying to say and apparently failed to do so.

When you run dual EPYC Sockets you loose 50% of your total PCIE lane count in Socket to Socket communication. So if you need 32 cores (64 threads)... a single chip is the better solution. If you need more then look to dual Socket solutions.
So, essentially, we're on the same page, if not for exactly the same reason.
 

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So this is why AMD increased guidance. (At least I hope why, AMD better not be relying on crypto too much). Servethehome says he's seen a pallet of Epyc R7415s in a data center, "tangible instead of vaporware", let's all hope there's plenty more to come.
 
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