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Intel Xeon D-1500 Series Discussion

Discussion in 'Processors and Motherboards' started by Patrick, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Patrick

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    Intel released the Intel Xeon D-1500 series (codename Broadwell-DE) today. Frankly, this is a huge release in the microserver segment.

    Vendor Coverage
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    Also my Tom's IT Pro article: http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/intel-xeon-processor-soc-server,1-2490.html


    More to come this week.
     
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    Curious if these will be socketed or embedded only, definitely exciting times ahead though!
     
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    Oh $!#@$%! wow. That is awesome. Anandtech has a really good piece on the C2750 today but nothing on this. I wonder why they didn't benchmark this.

    Are you going to be testing these?
     
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    The usual early-stock "bandit" sites are listing the X10SDV for delivery in 10 days @ $1388(!) or 1,083 euros (ex vat). Since these guys usually go with a 40+% markup over list you can expect this board to come to real active markets at about $899. Steep - but as Patrick points out by the time you outfit a similar E5 system is probably a deal.
     
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    @chinesetunna

    There's a high chance that they're embedded only.
     
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    What he didn't point out is that 45w TDP and they are 14nm so the idle is probably better than the E3 and the top end power is too, even before the 10g adapter. Smaller space and smaller power footprint.

    I want to see integrated SAS + 2-4 PCIe SSD slots. Codenamed: Nerdvana-DE
     
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    Thanks everyone. If you want, feel free to share with friends and colleagues.

    The Supermciro X10SDV-TLN4F and X10SDV-F piece is up now. Hoping to get ASRock out by the end of the day too.
     
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    With LN4 only $80-100 more and the vanilla version lacking the 2 10Gbps ports, getting LN4 seems like a no-brainer.
    Although one thing to note is that the ports on the back of LN4 is RJ-45 so the 10Gbps ports aren't as flexible as other solutions with SFP+ ports
     
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    Very awesome, thanks Patrick :D
    Going to be an extremely popular platform. Especially with the increased RAM support. I would of gone this route instead of E3 Xeons in my VM servers for example.

    Moving to mATX or even ATX giving more free slots these would make a very compelling storage platform as well (2-3 8x slots).

    One question though, why 10GBase-T ? I mean that is awesome and all but switches still suck. Was kinda hoping to see a SFP+ version.. Maybe on mATX/ATX.
     
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    gigatexal I'm here to learn

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    WANT, WANT, WANT!!!! 16-cores at 2ghz in an mATX or mITX platform, are you kidding me!?! Now if it only took 16GB dimms.

    Also, working TSX is huge.

    edit: I should read closer. 128GB capacity on 4 dimm slots? Whoa, 32GB dimms. Spendy!
     
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    I was waiting for this. a small VMware host for a lab with 64-128GB of ram will be awesome. Using a full rack is sometimes impossible for some, so it'll help many people with their labs.
     
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    Given the pricing rationale, does this mean we'll soon be seeing a D15xx release without the 10gigabit ethernet at a substantially lower price? Or is the thinking that the people who might want that should go buy an E5 or E3, or maybe a Broadwell E5 or a Broadwell E3, instead? i.e. is 10gigabit an intrinsic characteristic of this new product family, or is it just coincidence?
     
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    I see the price rational... but at the same time an integrated component acts much like a forced hand. The value is only there if that is what you wanted to be included.
    You can have other nics for less... and SFP+
    >32GB is soo good.

    Overall I likey, but it is priced a touch high.
     
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    @NeverDie - I saw the non-10g board on supermicro. I think it's on the SoC. The only reason to get an E3 now other than you can actually buy them, is if you can deal with lower memory and fewer cores but want higher clock speeds. I'm loving this platform but I hope Supermicro announces SFP+ too. I'd also like to see a 3x 8 and x4 2.0 port too. Perfect mATX motherboard there.

    I'm wondering how much the ASPEED BMC idle/ max takes versus the SoC.
     
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    Well priced high but if you can cram more in a rack or even 1A for hosting that's a big win dollar wise. If it saves me $15/mo that's $180/ year.
     
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    I would be fine with a version that had no 10Gbe at a reduced price but I wonder how much it would matter. 10$, 100$ , 200$?

    45W or less is also a nice target for 2-4 of these in 2U without needing a silly amount of cooling.
     
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    Personally, I like the 10GbE built-in. If you want to use it, you can. If you do not, and have RJ-45 ports you can always run at 1G and have an upgrade path for later. Being on 14nm and since NICs can run 1G at lower power, speculating a bit but it is a nice to have.

    Updated the first post with details from Supermicro, ASRock Rack, Tyan and Gigabyte. More coming.

    @Entz @chinesestunna @Jeggs101 check out the ASRock Rack board. Apparently there will be more forthcoming at CeBIT soon.

    I also am getting the sense this is similar to the 2013 "launch" of the Atom C2750 where it will be a few months until we see volume shipments.
     
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    Perfect for a Helmer based storage/render farm.

    Chris
     
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