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Ampere Specification
Christopher Brooks, 11 Aug 2011
Last updated: 14 Aug 2014

From the Dell site:

System summary
Service Tag
2NYKV12
Computer Model
PowerEdge R720
Shipping Date
6/21/2014
Country
United States
Components
Part Number
Quantity
Description
JD509
1
LABEL, REGULATORY, SIDE, UNIVERSAL, BLANK , V2
T845M
1
INSTRUCTION, TRIGGER, SVC TAG
23503
1
Label, Barcode, Track, System, Generic
3P3DF
3
HARD DRIVE, 900GB, SAS6, 10K, 2.5, S-IM, E/C
23501
1
LABEL, BARCODE, SYS BOX, GENERIC
J894K
1
GUIDE, PRODUCT, INFORMATION, SERI, DAO/BCC
M0X89
1
ASSEMBLY, COVER, BACK, PLASTIC, 8 PIN PHONE CONNECTOR
FM833
3
Label, Print On Demand, Hard Drive, RECTANGULAR
GR6M9
1
ASSEMBLY, CHASSIS, 2.5HD, 2U, V2, PER720
C4MPX
1
ASSEMBLY, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, 8, 12.7, Serial ATA, ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS GROUP, PLDS
FM487
1
PRINTED WIRING ASSY, PLANAR (MOTHERBOARD), 12G, RNDC, BROADCOM CORPORATION, QP, 1G, COPPER
TW13J
8
ASSEMBLY, CARRIER, MOUNTING, BLANK , HARD DRIVE, 2.5, V3
K09CJ
1
Printed Wiring Assy, Controller, Serial Attached Scsi, H310, Minicard
R4JR0
1
KIT, MEDIA, DIGITAL VIDEO DISK DRIVE, DOCUMENT OBJECT MODEL, 7.4.0, Q1FY15
221MW
1
ASSEMBLY, LABEL, REGULATORY, FCC1, 750W, V2
X3D66
1
ASSEMBLY, PRINTED WIRING ASSY, PLANAR (MOTHERBOARD), R720, TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE, WISTRON, V6
N7KYP
1
GUIDE, GETTING STARTED, R720, DAO/BCC
39F57
1
ASSEMBLY, LABEL, REGULATORY, FCC2, R720, DELL AMERICAS ORGANIZATION, V2
VHRMN
1
ASSEMBLY, LABEL, REGULATORY, ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS GROUP, PACKAGE, PACKAGING, INMETRO
22FYP
1
ASSEMBLY, CARD (CIRCUIT), BACKPLANE, 8X2.5, BAY1/2, V2
5NF18
1
ASSEMBLY, POWER SUPPLY, 750WP, REDUNDANT, DELTA PRODUCTS
FT55X
1
FILLER, PWRSPLY, 12G
794M9
1
ASSEMBLY, LABEL, REGULATORY, BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, PACKAGE, PACKAGING, SERVER, SERVER CHASSIS, JSD2
R9445
12
SCREW, M3X.05X4.5MM, FLAT HEAD, MACHINE SCREW, ZINC PLATED STEEL
KG7NR
3
ASSEMBLY, CARRIER, HARD DRIVE, SAS-SATAU, 2.5, V3
T8T13
1
KIT, SHIPPING MATERIAL, , R720/720XD, HOT SWAP CONTROLLER
R139X
1
ASSEMBLY, FILLER, RIGHT, 2.5X8, PER720
5JW7M
2
ASSEMBLY, HEATSINK, CENTRAL PROCESSOR UNIT, 2U, PER720
52P2C
22
FILLER, BLANK , DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, PLASTIC, 12G
25RV3
12
DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 8GB, 1866, 2RX8, 4G, DDR3, R
YTYVY
1
SHIPPING MATERIAL, OPTION, TRAY, 1/2U, 4.13H
VKRHF
1
ASSEMBLY, CARD (CIRCUIT), EXPANSION, EXPAND, RISER, LFT, PER720
D218Y
1
Processor, E52643V2, 3.5, 25M, IVY, M1 Video Cable
D218Y
1
Processor, E52643V2, 3.5, 25M, IVY, M1 Video Cable
H4X6X
1
KIT, RDYRL, 2U, SLDN, SLIM FORM FACTOR, APCIS
95DYN
1
Cord, Power, 12A, 2F, C13/C14, United States
P071K
1
GUIDE, PRODUCT, INFORMATION, WSI, PE/PV
MJCP4
1
ASSEMBLY, CABLE, MOTHERBOARD, CNT-BAY, 2.5X8, R720
94682
2
SCREW, M3X.5X5MM, HEXHEAD, PHILLIPS HEAD, THREAD FORMED, ZINC PLATED STEEL
Old below here
Joule seems slow for high performance activities, see Compilation Performance.

So, we are specifying a new machine.

We need:

Schubert is an IBM 3550 M3, Xeon(R) CPU X5690 @ 3.47GHz 24 Cores / 96 Gig, SSD

/proc/cpuinfo says 24 cores which is because this machine has two chips with 6 cores with 2 threads each. See https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+question/187310.


Below here is from August, 2011 HP ProLiant DL380 G7 High Performance Server

CPU

Joule has two 12-Core AMD Opteron Processor Model 6174 (2.2GHz) The proposal is for: 2 Six-Core Intel Processors X5690 (3.46GHz, 12M L3 Cache, 130 Watts) Note that Wikipedia says there is Xeon X5698 4.40Ghz. CPU World says a $43,842. This machine has 2 2 core chips.

Memory

Memory is confusing, there are many options.
  • Proliant Servers White Papers
    • HP ProLiant Intel-based 300 series G6 and G7 servers
      • HP Memory Configurator
        • RDIMM vs UDIMM
          "RDIMM or Registered - Highest maximum capacity Larger capacities and include address parity protection & advanced memory protection. Less electrical load on the memory controller; allows systems to remain stable with more memory modules. Used for applications requiring scalability and stability."

          "UDIMM or Unbuffered - Limited capacity. Lower power consumption, limited in capacity but generally lower in price."

          This says we want RDIMM.
        • The configurator says to get 144Mb, we want
          Qty 6 x HP Option Part# 500662-B21 HP 8GB 2Rx4 PC3-10600R-9 Kit (HP Module Part# 500205-071) STD
          Qty 6 x HP Option Part# 627812-B21 HP 16GB 2Rx4 PC3L-10600R-9 Kit (HP Module Part# 628974-081) LV
  • Intel DDR3 Memory suggests 1333Mhz memory with 1dimm/channel (X5690 has three channels). This points to 8gig of 16gig dimms

Disk

15k SAS 3.5" so we have larger capacity. This means a LFF (Large Form Factor) disk.

Machines

HP ProLiant DL360 G7
X5690 3.46Ghz, 2.5" disk
HP ProLiant DL370 G6 LFF Rack Server
X5690 3.46Ghz, 3.5" disk. Rack Server?
HP ProLiant DL380 G7 High Performance Server
X5690 3.46Ghz, 3.5" disk.
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