Dell Technologies has tested and fully validated the following PowerEdge server options for an OpenShift Container Platform 4.6 deployment:
The PowerEdge R650 server, which is powered by the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is the optimal rack server to address application performance and acceleration. The PowerEdge R650 is a two-socket/1U rack server that delivers outstanding performance for the most demanding workloads. The PowerEdge R650 supports eight channels of memory per CPU, and up to 32 DDR4 DIMMs at 3200 MT/s speeds. To address substantial throughput improvements, the PowerEdge R650 model supports PCIe Gen 4 and up to 10 NVMe drives with improved air-cooling features plus optional Direct Liquid Cooling to support increasing power and thermal requirements. This makes the PowerEdge R650 an ideal server for data center standardization on a wide range of workloads.
The PowerEdge R750 server, which is powered by the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, is a rack server to address application performance and acceleration. The PowerEdge R750 is a dual-socket/2U rack server that delivers outstanding performance for the most demanding workloads. The PowerEdge R750 supports eight channels of memory per CPU and up to 32 DDR4 DIMMs at 3200 MT/s speeds. To address substantial throughput improvements, the PowerEdge R750 supports PCIe Gen 4 and up to 24 NVMe drives with improved air-cooling features plus optional Direct Liquid Cooling to support increasing power and thermal requirements. The PowerEdge R750 is therefore an ideal server for data center standardization on a wide range of workloads requiring performance, extensive storage, and GPU support.
The PowerEdge R640 server is the ideal two-socket, 1U platform for dense scale-out cloud computing. The scalable business architecture of the PowerEdge R640 platform is designed to maximize application performance and provide you with the flexibility to optimize configurations based on the application and use case. With the PowerEdge R640, you can use up to eight NVMe drives, or use either 2.5” or 3.5” drives for data storage. Combined with up to 24 DIMMs, 12 of which can be NVDIMMs, you have the resources to create the optimum configuration to maximize application performance in only a 1U chassis.
The PowerEdge R740xd server delivers a perfect balance between storage scalability and performance. The 2U two-socket platform is ideal for software-defined storage (SDS), supporting up to 24 NVMe, or 32 x 2.5”, or 18 x 3.5” drives. The versatility of the R740xd model is shown by its ability to mix any drive type to create the optimum configuration of NVMe, SATA SSD, and hard drive for performance, capacity, or both.
The PowerEdge XE2420 server is a configurable, two-socket, 2U rack server that delivers powerful 2S performance in a short-depth form-factor. With a scalable rack option, the XE2420t model is ideal for low-latency, large storage edge applications. Its performance can be further enhanced by its support of up to four accelerators. A wide and flexible range of storage options (both SSD and NVMe) and a large capacity, of up to 132 TB, gives it the flexibility to tackle a diverse set of demanding workloads at the edge. The PowerEdge XE2420 is a specialty edge server that is engineered to deliver powerful performance for harsh environments with its ability to perform under extended operating temperatures from 5°C to 45°C. It is a front-accessible server that is designed to support demanding edge applications such as streaming analytics, manufacturing logistics, and 5G cell processing.