Yesterday HP announced retail availability of two ARM based servers, the ProLiant m400 and m800. Each are offered in a server cartridge as part of the Moonshot System. A single 4.3U Moonshot chassis can hold 45 server cartridges. Usually higher numbers mean better, but in this case the m400 and m800 are so significantly different I wouldn’t consider them competitors. The m800 is focused on parallel compute and DSP, while the m400 is focused on compute, memory bandwidth, IO bandwidth and features the first 64-bit ARM processor to reach retail server availability. HP ProLiant ARM Servers m400 m800 Processors 1 4 Processor AppliedMicro X-Gene Custom 64-bit ARMv8 TI KeyStone II 66AK2H Cortex-A15 ARMv7A + DSP Compute cores per processor 8 CPU 4 CPU 8 DSP Clock Speed 2.4 GHz 1.0 GHz Cache Memory Each core: 32KB L1 D$ and I$ Each pair: 256KB L2 All...

Behind the Scenes of AnandTech's Server Tests [Video]

We've been quietly testing doing more video content on the site over the past year. I've done a few reviews over at our YouTube channel, and we also host...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/18/2012

Updating the 2012 AnandTech SMB / SOHO NAS Testbed

In early September, we published a piece detailing our SMB / SOHO NAS testbed. Subsequently, we received extensive feedback from readers regarding the testbed as well as the proposed...

24 by Ganesh T S on 11/29/2012

AnandTech/Intel S3700 Roundtable Discussion & Webcast Videos Live

Intel invited me to attend SC12 and participate in a webcast for the launch of its new DC S3700 SSD. I joined Roger Peene from Intel's SSD Solutions and...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/16/2012

The Xeon Phi at work at TACC

The Xeon Phi family of co-processors was announced in June, but Intel finally disclosed additional details about the first shipping implementation of Larrabee. In this short article we'll go...

47 by Johan De Gelas on 11/14/2012

Synology Launches SAS-Enabled Flagship 10-bay 2U RS10613xs+ NAS and RX1213sas Expander

Synology is a well respected brand in the low to mid-range NAS market. However, they missed a high-end flagship in their lineup to compete against products such as the...

3 by Ganesh T S on 11/13/2012

Titan Takes #1 Spot on Top500 List with 17.59 Petaflops in LINPACK

Last month I took a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and visited the final stages of the assembly of the Titan supercomputer. Titan brings together 18,688 compute nodes...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/12/2012

The Intel SSD DC S3700 (200GB) Review

When Intel arrived on the scene with its first SSD, it touted superiority in controller, firmware and NAND as the reason it was able to so significantly outperform the...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/9/2012

The Intel SSD DC S3700: Intel's 3rd Generation Controller Analyzed

Today Intel is announcing its first SSD based on its own custom 6Gbps SATA controller. This new controller completely abandons the architecture of the old X25-M/320/710 SSDs and adopts...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/5/2012

AMD Launches Opteron 6300 series with "Piledriver" cores

Today AMD unveiled its new Opteron 6300 series server processors, code name "Abu Dhabi". The Opteron 6300 contains the new Piledriver cores, an evolutionary improvement of the Bulldozer cores. We...

22 by Johan De Gelas on 11/5/2012

Inside the Titan Supercomputer: 299K AMD x86 Cores and 18.6K NVIDIA GPUs

Earlier this month I drove out to Oak Ridge, Tennessee to pay a visit to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). I'd never been to a national lab before...

130 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/31/2012

ARM's Cortex A57 and Cortex A53: The First 64-bit ARMv8 CPU Cores

Yesterday AMD revealed that in 2014 it would begin production of its first ARMv8 based 64-bit Opteron CPUs. At the time we didn't know what core AMD would use...

117 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/30/2012

AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014

Last year AMD officially became an ARM licensee, although the deal wasn't publicized at the time. Fast forward to June 2012 and we saw the first fruits of that...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/29/2012

Iomega StorCenter NAS Lineup Refresh: 2-bay px2-300d and 4-bay ix4-300d

Iomega's network storage family consists of three lineups: ARM-based EZ single-bay network attached hard disk for home users ARM-based ix series for value-focused consumers x86-based px series for performance-focused consumers (These come...

16 by Ganesh T S on 10/18/2012

Boston Viridis ARM Server Gets x86 Binary Translation Support

We covered the launch of the Calxeda-based Boston Viridis ARM server back in July. The server is makings its appearance at the UK IP EXPO 2012. Boston has been...

12 by Ganesh T S & Johan De Gelas on 10/18/2012

Synology Launches 12-bay DS2413+ and Wi-Fi Enabled 2-bay DS213air

Synology has been on a tear lately, with product launches happening in quick succession. Approximately a month back, we had the launch of the 2013 2-bay lineup (DS213 and...

13 by Ganesh T S on 10/2/2012

Making Sense of the Intel Haswell Transactional Synchronization eXtensions

Intel has released additional information regarding the Transactional Synchronization technology (TSX) inside their upcoming Haswell processor; it's basically an instruction set architecture (ISA) extension to make hardware accelerated transactional...

29 by Johan De Gelas on 9/20/2012

ioSafe N2: A Disaster Proof NAS with Synology DSM

ioSafe used to manufacture disaster proof NAS solutions / backup appliances such as the ioSafe R4. The R4s used to cost upwards of $10K, weighed more than 120 lbs...

14 by Ganesh T S on 9/18/2012

Synology Launches DS413 and DS413j 4-Bay NAS Units

A couple of weeks back, we covered Synology's launch of the 2013 2-bay NAS lineup, the DS213 and the DS213+. The most interesting aspect of the launch was the...

7 by Ganesh T S on 9/18/2012

Breaking the SATA Barrier: SATA Express and SFF-8639 Connectors

Pretty much all high-end client SSDs have no issues saturating the current 6Gbps SATA interface. We've talked about a move to PCIe based SSDs but these are the connectors...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

Intel Developer Forum 2012 - Justin Rattner Keynote Live Blog

The last day of IDF is always reserved for the Intel technology research keynote. This keynote has nothing to do with product announcements, or roadmap updates for the next...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

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