Intel Xeon D-1500 Series Discussion

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  1. Patrick

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    I was more saying that the AST2400 is basically a mini ARM based computer that runs the BMC system. The GPUs in those are super old and the ARM chips are not the fastest. I just think today, a Raspberry Pi is a better ARM chip and platform but it does take a lot of design work to get a BMC going.
     
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    Do we have a list of all Xeon-D mobo's that have been released? (i.e. available to purchase through standard retail channels)
     
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  3. JimPhreak

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    I don't think so but we should!
     
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  4. Patrick

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    Announced, released and available are three different items. What about the Juniper NFX250? Does that get counted?
     
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  5. nitrobass24

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    I was thinking more of list of Motherboards that I could buy to build my own server opposed to pre-built equipment using Xeon-D.
     
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  6. Patrick

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    OK - it is a bit fluid right now just because there are so many (e.g. ASRock, Gigabyte and new SM) that will be hitting the market in the next 30-45 days.) Maybe after the dust settles a bit, I will make one.
     
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  7. PigLover

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    @Patrick, its a catch-22. Once the market has settled enough to make such a list possible nobody will need it anymore. :)
     
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  8. JimPhreak

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    Yea maybe we should just have a thread created where people can post links once they are made available. Then a mod (@Patrick?) can add these links to the OP. We can even have links to STH reviews on specific boards that are published.
     
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  9. PigLover

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    Pretty sure the list of available motherboards you can buy will exist shortly after the boards start shipping. The people who maintain these lists will be highly motivated to ensure they are kept up to date as availability changes, etc. Several places will provide it. They'll include prices and a simple click-box to order one right there. The sites that will maintain these lists will be found at places like Amazon, Provantage, Superbiiz, Newegg, and even fleabay, among many others. :)

    It is a self-solving problem.

    OTOH, people's commentaries, experiences and such can be posted in threads on this site. These threads will have creative titles like "Intel Xeon D-1500 Discussion". (hey - that's the name of this very thread...go figure).
     
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    @PigLover are you insinuating that I am not very creative with titles or just stating the obvious fact ;)

    BTW for those waiting on the D-1567 and some of the Pentium D-1500 FlexATX boards I did send another note and phone conversation on the topic.
     
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    Every word of that post needs to be read with a wry smile and a deeply sarcastic tone. I don't know if I'm grouchy today or what...but I think I need a vacation (hey, my owncloud calendar app says I'm going on one next week - yippy!).
     
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    Any eagerly awaiting the reply, I guess not in time for my next trip to USA in a couple of week but should be general availability for my May trip I hope. (Assuming I don't get desperate and willing to pay shipping and taxes before then)
     
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  13. Remko

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    @Patrick: could and would you elaborate a bit on the Juniper NFX250?

    I've read the information on their website, but can't seem to really understand what it exactly is/meant for. What can you do with it? Are prices known? "PFSense" on steroids?
     
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    This is an E5-2600 platform version of that error:
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    Think we're ever going to see a D-1531 Supermicro board? The slightly-higher clock 6-core storage-enhanced part sounds more up my alley when comparing against the D-1528, but I'll take either I think.

    Considering I am looking to build an ESXi server with FreeNAS, Sophos XG, and Windows Server (and more to play around with, though the Windows Server will be a light-load as I just want to utilize some basic domain features and to play around with it as a lab-type server).
    I figure with the relative load of each going to be light except for when I may need the NAS to provide DVR recording and media transcoding functionality, I figure a 6 core Xeon D should be perfect. I thought about a quad-core but figured that's cutting it too close in the event I want to more heavily utilize ESXi.

    I certainly don't need a beast of a system, as the primary purpose of it is specifically for FreeNAS and Sophos XG, everything else is gravy.


    In general, what I am trying to figure out, if the D-1531 doesn't become available or I am better served elsewhere, will it be really be worth springing for the D-1537 FlexATX board? Or would the D-1528 suffice for my purposes? I figure I need to be equally concerned with core count and clock speed, based on different tasks and how threaded they are.
     
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    Assuming SM even make a D-1531 board it usually takes a few months from announcing to retail channel.
    We are still all waiting for the last lot of announcement to be available to purchase and even just to find the price.
     
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    What @Evan mentions is correct. I do not think we will see SM boards with every Xeon D Intel has released.
     
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    Yeah that much I figured. I do wonder if any manufacturer will use the D-1531, I'd have to entertain an Asrock Rack board if they made one.

    Thoughts of whether the D-1528 or D-1537 is best for me, then? I don't think the lack of storage accelerator libraries will hurt that much, as come to think of it, I don't think they've even been adapted by FreeBSD yet.

    And one thing I forgot to ask: in the event I'd be focusing on the D-1537, can the on-board LSI HBA be passed through to FreeNAS from ESXi? Or would I still have to utilize a dedicated HBA card?
     
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    I'm an hoping @Patrick will managed to some time get some more info of the real differences between the chips.
    For example is DPDK disabled on non-network chips ?
    What is the special storage optimisation ?
    From Intel ark they all just look the same and don't really seems do have different purposes in life except different TDP and core count/speed.

    I would just go with whatever you can get when you buy it. 6 or 8 core won't make too much difference.
    As a general rule mostly less but faster cores are better than more slower core. (Eg 4x3.5ghz over 8x2ghz) but the speed differences in Xeon-D are not that much (except the 1.3ghz high core count ones) so core count more.
     
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    I still think it is marketing, longer product lifetimes and etc. Nobody at Intel has convinced me otherwise.
     
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