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Dell PowerEdge R720 12G Review Discussion


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#1 Kevin OBrien

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:13 AM

The Dell PowerEdge R720 12th Generation is a 2-socket, 2U server that features the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor family and supports up to 768GB of DDR3 memory. Dell offers the R720 in various backplane configurations with up to 16 2.5-inch internal hard drives or 8 3.5-inch drives. A new optional feature though, designed to take the performance compute server market by storm, are 4 hot-plug front-access 2.5-inch Express Flash PCIe SSDs geared for high throughput and incredibly low latency. The PowerEdge R720ís Express Flash connectivity makes it unique among servers of its class, and is one of the reasons we have added two R720 units to the lab.


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#2 kristofferjon

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

Great review, I'm looking forward to the second part, do you know when this will be available? Particularly interested in the PCI-e Express Flash SSD's.

#3 Kevin OBrien

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Aiming for the next couple of weeks. Since there are many areas to attack for measuring performance, its collecting a lot of data.

#4 kristofferjon

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:12 PM

Great, we have several of these with the PCI-E SSD slots, just no PCI-E SSD's to fill them with :(

Particularly interested in compatibility with Oracle Solaris 11.1 and ZFS if you are able to spend any time on that aspect.

#5 ServerStation668

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:38 PM

These Z1 benchmark scores might be useful:



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