Recently, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) released the latest SPECpower_ssj 2008 test results. Huawei’s latest-generation FusionServer 2288H V5 scored 13,398 in the test and ranked No. 1 by shattering the world records previously set by all types of servers.
SPECpower_ssj 2008 is a performance-specific, power-based benchmark test that uses the standard Java Development Kit (JDK) to calculate the overall server performance and derive the server’s workload/power ratio based on the power consumption of the different workload area segments. The significance of the test is to establish a performance and power consumption benchmark that is close to the actual IT working environment.
It is a very objective evaluation standard of server energy consumption. The test results are directly adopted by ENERGY STAR, ATIS and other mainstream certification bodies for rating the energy efficiency of servers. Huawei’s latest-generation FusionServer V5 provides five smart features: Smart Computing (supporting heterogeneous computing capabilities of CPU/GPU/FPGA that are transparent to applications), Smart Storage (hybrid installation of SAS/SATA/NVMe), Smart Network (various LOMs and CNAs), Smart Management (FDM, Fault Diagnosis & Management for in-depth diagnostics), and Smart Energy Conservation (DEMT, Dynamic Energy Management Technology).
In this test, the DEMT technology plays a key role. Based on the service load and ambient temperature of the server’s the key components, such as CPU/DIMM/hard disk, the technology dynamically adjusts the standby power consumption of the PSUs, the CPU/DIMM operating status and electrical frequency, the fan speeds based on the proportional integral and differential (PID) algorithm, and standby spin-down.
In addition, it also supports the 80 Plus Titanium PSUs and HVDC, which reduces the power conversion times and improves power efficiency. Finally, Huawei FusionServer 2288H V5 scored as high as 13,398 and ranked No. 1 among servers running on the same type of processors. (The previous-generation Huawei FusionServer 2288H V3 was also ranked first in this test). It is a perfect testimony to the outstanding capabilities of Huawei servers in terms of energy conservation.
FusionServer 2288H V5 is ideal for complex workloads such as core IT service applications, cloud computing virtualization, high-performance databases, and big data processing. It supports two full-series Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, 24 DDR4 DIMM slots and 10 PCIe expansion slots. It supports up to 20 3.5-inch or 31 2.5-inch hard drives for local storage (configurable with 4/8/12/24/28 NVMe SSD hard drives; the 8-NVMe model supports hardware RAID).
FusionServer 2288H V5 also comes with features such as DEMT for smart energy conservation and entire-lifecycle smart O&M, thereby helping customers effectively drive down OPEX and improve ROI.
Qiu Long, President, IT Server Product Line, Huawei, noted, “The new-generation FusionServer V5 represents Huawei’s tireless pursuit of continuous innovation. They provide five smart features, namely, Smart Computing, Storage, Network, Management, and Energy Conservation. The record-breaking result of FusionServer 2288H V5 in SPECPower_ssj 2008 testing further proves its intelligent energy feature and Huawei’s leading technical strength and expertise in the server business.”
According to Gartner’s statistics, as of Q1 2017, Huawei server shipments have ranked top 3 in the world. Huawei servers are in use at more than 5,000 customer locations across the world in different industries, including the public sector, Internet, telecom, energy, finance, transport, healthcare, education, media and information, and manufacturing.