Intel Optane DC Persistent MemoryArticle

Updated
17 Apr 2019
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LP1015
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A New Class of Memory Technology

Lenovo and Intel have a robust history of innovation forged through a partnership that goes back 25 years. Together we have tackled the world's most demanding IT challenges.

Intel's latest breakthrough reengineers the storage/memory hierarchy for even greater productivity. Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory is now available. This technology is a significant advancement for the Intel Xeon® Scalable Platform and is included with the second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors included in Lenovo ThinkSystem servers.

Intel Optane DC persistent memory represents a new class of memory and storage technology explicitly architected for data center usage. It offers three main benefits:

  • Significantly lower latency than fetching data from system storage
  • High capacities
  • Affordable cost

Using Lenovo ThinkSystem servers running applications that are tuned for Intel Optane DC Persistent memory will result in lower data latency compared to solid-state drive technology. When data is stored closer to the processor on nonvolatile media, applications can see significant overall improvement in performance. 

Lenovo supports Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory in the recent refreshes of our high-performance ThinkSystem servers where customers are most likely to implement solutions with this new offering. This includes our 8-socket, 4-socket, and many of our 2-socket servers.

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Server Support

Lenovo supports Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory in key ThinkSystem servers where customers are most likely to implement solutions with this new offering. Support is with servers that have second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The following table lists support.

Table 1. Lenovo support for Optane DC Persistent Memory
Servers with second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors Support for Optane DC Persistent Memory
4-Socket and 8-Socket High Performance Servers
ThinkSystem SR950 Supported
ThinkSystem SR860 Supported
ThinkSystem SR850 Supported
2-Socket GPU Rich Server
ThinkSystem SR670 No current plans to support
2-Socket Dense
ThinkSystem SD650 Direct Water Cooled Supported
ThinkSystem SD530 Supported
2-Socket Mainstream Servers
ThinkSystem SR650 Supported
ThinkSystem SR630 Supported
2-Socket Value Servers
ThinkSystem SR590 Supported
ThinkSystem SR570 Supported
ThinkSystem SR550 No current plans to support
ThinkSystem SR530 No current plans to support
2-Socket Tower Server
ThinkSystem ST550 No current plans to support
Blade Servers
ThinkSystem SN850 Supported
ThinkSystem SN550 Supported
1-Socket Servers
ThinkSystem SR250 No current plans to support
ThinkSystem SR150 No current plans to support
ThinkSystem ST250 No current plans to support
ThinkSystem ST50 No current plans to support

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