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New Storage Server Options in Spectrum Fusion HCI 2.4

By Joe Wigglesworth posted Fri December 23, 2022 11:31 AM

On December 15, the new 2.4 version of IBM Spectrum Fusion HCI was released.  From a system hardware perspective, the most significant change in this release is the availability of powerful new storage servers.  The new storage servers have a total of 64 cores (128 threads) of processing power that comes from two AMD EPYC 3 7543 processors.  To support the applications using all these cores, there is 1024GB of RAM in each server, which works out to be 16GB/core.  While it's true that such 64-core servers were already available for Spectrum Fusion HCI, what is different now is that these servers come with a minimum of two Samsung 7.68TB PM1733 PCIe Gen 4 NVMe drives.  And they can be expanded to have up to 10 of these drives.