The Huawei FusionServer X6800 Data Center Server is a server focused on the data center that has been optimized to implement all commercial aspects in a single solution. Thus, it provides organizations with a broad portfolio of server nodes with different specifications and one objective: to provide service applications for IT resources, storage and input / output solutions in a flexible manner.
Huawei FusionServer X6800 addresses, for example, the business of big data and cloud computing, and is also an alternative to consider for the ICT infrastructure of a data center in the cloud. Entering in a more detailed manner in its characteristics, we discovered that it is a state-of-the-art server that responds to high-performance computing applications and that it supports SSD technologies. It also places a large local storage capacity at the disposal of businesses that require it.
Huawei FusionServer X6800: Efficient and Safe Processors
From the technical point of view, it has integrated Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, which will facilitate a flexible deployment that is backed by the following concepts: reliability, stability and energy efficiency. At the time of its launch, the Chinese firm said that the arrival of this new generation to the market responded to the increasing increase in the infrastructures defined by software, the key piece of cloud computing.
What benefits does this type of processors provide? You can improve the performance at a lower cost of some of the applications of firms such as Oracle, Microsoft or IBM with greater security. In addition, telecommunications companies and cloud providers improve both their end-user experiences and the cost models of their data centers, including computing, storage and network infrastructure.
In the field of finance, this class of processors allows not only optimized cost models, but also a greater number of faster transactions per server with smarter risk management. Likewise, they are prepared to be used not only in servers but also in network infrastructures, work stations and storage for other workloads such as the so-called Internet of Things, data analysis, telecommunications or high-performance computing, among others. .
The Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors were provided with innovative features such as cache monitoring for administrators to determine and distribute workloads in the best possible way; The incorporation of logging systems for telemetry indicators and sensors would be useful for monitoring and tracking some components such as memory or CPU. Efficiency and energy consumption are also key, and what has been done is to enhance the response of the transistors and reduce electrical consumption through a highly efficient work process (22 nanometer technology).
Huawei FusionServer X6800: Cooling Technology
With dimensions of 170 mm x 447 mm x 898 mm, the Huawei FusionServer X6800 equipment supports several high-density server nodes in a 4U chassis and accepts both centralized power and high-voltage direct current with little internal wiring.
Its technical data sheet reveals the presence of eight internal PCIe slots and five ventilation modules in N + 1 redundancy mode. The fact of opting for this modality is useful and beneficial in the event that a power failure occurs, because if there is the possibility of replacing hot modules, what is being avoided is that the work processes are interrupted and cannot be continue.
On the other hand, Huawei FusionServer X6800 allows the flexible configuration of GPU acceleration nodes, storage and computation that satisfy different service requirements. In addition, it provides two or four GE ports or two 10 GE ports and promises to reduce power consumption at the load level with an optimal heat dissipation design. In this sense, the team of engineers of the company has opted for two solutions: use a two-sided cellular card and allow the separation of air flows between the server nodes and PSUs also known as power supply; customers have four PSUs (750 or 1,200 watts) or 800 watts DC in redundancy mode 2 + 2 or N + 1 available.
Regarding the management part, the machine uses HMM and iBMC for the administration of servers and complies with version 2.0 of the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). This interface plays a fundamental role in the management of the systems and allows a user to access the management functions of the platform when the system is not turned on. Likewise, it has been developed for integrated controls and autonomous functions of monitoring, surveillance, registration, recovery management functions, and so on.
Server administration includes booting, shutdown and remote restart, as well as record management, hardware monitoring, SOL, KVM over IP, virtual media, and monitoring of power supplies and fan status.