Huawei introduces servers with Intel Cascade Lake Refresh compatibility
Intel refreshed its Cascade Lake silicon in an effort to compete with AMD's EPYC Rome server-grade processors. It consists of high-end models such as the Xeon Gold 6258R (which corresponds to the 6258), mid-range Gold and Silver chipsets (such as the Gold 6246R as opposed to the 6246) and some Bronze-class products (the 3206R, and so on).
The upper tier started at competitive prices relative to comparable Rome-series CPUs, although the AMD options often still delivered a better cost-per-core, have much higher caches and a higher TDP. The mid-range Gold and Silver refreshes also offer 4 to 6 more cores than original Cascade Lake silicon. Huawei has announced that its FusionServer Pro servers have been adapted to use these newer Intel processors.
This line comprises high-density, blade and rack servers. The 1288H V5 and 2288H V5 variants are examples of the latter. Huawei claims that they offer intelligent data and power-consumption management features. In terms of memory and storage, the 2288H V5 exhibits 24 DDR4 DIMM slots as well as 10 PCIe expansion slots, and support 28 NVMe SSDs, 20 3.5-inch drives, or 31 2.5-inch drives.
These servers also boast in-house technologies such as Huawei Fault Diagnosis & Management (FDM) and Dynamic Energy Management Technology (DEMT). The OEM claims that they function to maximize return on investment while reducing costs.