Dell PowerEdge R920

Javier Pezúa
Server Solutions Brand Manager
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Unleash the beast
Tear up your competition with
Dell’s most powerful server -
the PowerEdge R920 with the
Intel Xeon processor E7 family
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- BROOKS BENNETT, CIO
of City of Round Rock,

“The R920 is a beast in terms of
performance, onboard storage and all
of the workloads that you can push
through that machine.”
MEMORY
6TB
LESS
MORE
databases
Trans
actions
Power
use
VIRTUAL
Faster in-memory
databases
Consolidate large
databases
71% Better!
The R920
beats the
similar,
previous
generation
IBM Intel E7
4 socket server
150,000 concurrent users
ULTRA fast
ULTRA low-latency
High-performance NVMe
Express Flash SSDs
DOUBLE
DOUBLE
BENCHMARK
PERFORMANCE
The R920 more than
doubles many industry
standard performance
benchmarks
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Introducing the PowerEdge R920 server
Unleashing scalable performance for growing enterprises
• Get faster results and more transactions
with system-wide performance
improvements

• Grow your business easily with wide-
ranging component expandability

• Operate your data center confidently with
greater overall reliability
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More data
integrity
More
transactions
More room to
grow
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• Perform more transactions in less time with the
R920’s massive memory footprint and
tremendous caching capacity
• Boost business-critical application effectiveness
based on better database performance
• Consolidate corporate-wide workloads efficiently
with large scale virtualization capabilities
Get faster results for enterprise applications
Bring more performance to your IT infrastructure
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More data
integrity
More room to
grow
More
transactions
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Grow your business easily and quickly
Extensive expandability gives you more flexibility and headroom
• React at the speed of business with highly
scalable memory, I/O and storage components
• Build out your SAN capacity incrementally as
demand grows with extensive IO and caching
• Scale your virtualization environment for
corporate-wide applications and in-memory
databases
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More data
integrity
More
transactions
More room to
grow
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• Add to an already rich reliability environment with
the new built-in RAS processor features of Intel
Run Sure technology
• Safely accelerate data access for corporate
environments with high performance dual path
RAID (H730P) capability
• Preserve data integrity while accelerating
enterprise applications with Fluid Cache using up
to 8 Express Flash drives*
Operate confidently with more reliability
Enjoy enterprise class levels of built-in RAS and redundancy
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More data
integrity
More
transactions
More room to
grow
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R920

• Intel Xeon processor E7 family
• Top of the line enterprise performance
• Richest Xeon RAS feature set to support mission
critical applications
• Highest memory capacity
R820

• Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 family
• Optimized for higher density
• Lower system price points
• Excellent performance per watt (PPW)

Best for enterprise apps
(database, BI,
virtualization, etc)
needing large, scale-up
servers
Best for dense 4-socket
designs, 4-socket HPC
apps, and entry 4-socket
servers
Comparing Two 4S Platforms for Different Customer Needs

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PowerEdge R920 feature details


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Massive memory footprint
Enable more powerful applications
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The R920 has 96 DDR3 DIMM slots for a total of 6TB of RAM
The R920’s tremendous memory capacity enables running large centralized
applications like CRM, business intelligence, ERP and databases. It is also well
suited for large-scale application virtualization.
Removable R920 memory riser.
Each riser holds 12 DIMMs.
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Highly scalable internal storage
Accelerate your applications’ data access
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Up to 24 drives

• Optional 12Gb/s SAS drives (twice as fast!)
• Up to 8 PCIe Express Flash drives
The combination of high spindle count, high speed SAS drives, PCIe
Express Flash drives and Dell Fluid Cache capability give the R920
unprecedented options for high performance storage access.
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Flexible storage for workload specific needs
3 available drive configurations
• X24 backplane with up to 24 drives and dual PERC9 capability



• X4 backplane with 4 SSDs



• X16+8 backplane with up to 16 HDDs and 8 PCIe SSDs (gen3)


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Introducing 12Gb/s SAS drives
Get faster data access with higher performance drives
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With the R920, Dell is introducing support for high-speed 12Gb SAS
drives. These drives are double the previous speed of available SAS
drives.
Applications using these drives, in
combination with other R920
features like high performance
PERC and high spindle count
configurations will see impressive
performance improvements from
previous generation systems and
configurations.
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H730P High Performance PERC option
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The H730P PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) is a high performance RAID
controller for Direct Attached Storage. It supports 3Gb/s, 6Gb/s & 12Gb/s
SAS and SATA hard disk drives (HDD) and solid state devices (SSD) and
leverages 2GB NV Cache for optimal RAID performance.
• 12Gb/s SAS throughput
• Up to 100% more IOPS performance than previous generation
• Workload optimized performance
• Agentless management through iDRAC7. Configure, deploy, update and
monitor PERC via GUI or Command Line Interface (Racadm)
• Premium RAID6 & RAID60 as standard features
Benefits
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Unprecedented Express Flash capacity
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The R920 supports up to 8 (eight!) Express Flash PCIe-SSD Gen3 devices
that greatly accelerate application performance and offers industry leading
low latency in PCIe storage. Our new NVME Express Flash devices give
customers a choice of 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB capacities.
• Unprecedented performance (IOPS)
• Front loading, hot-swappable for maximum RAS and ease-of-use
features
• Standards Driven – 2.5” FF & NVM Express interface

• No competitor offers as large a set of 2.5” PCIe-
SSD devices in a similar 4 socket server
• No competitor offers Fluid Cache capabilities
with a high-speed intra-server network.
Competitive Differentiators
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Dell Fluid Cache capability*
Accelerate application performance with high speed cache

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• No competitor offers as large a set of Flash drives in a similar 4 socket server
• No competitor offers Fluid Cache capabilities with a high-speed intra-server
network.
Competitive Differentiators

FC for SAN caches the most
critical application data at the
server tier, and allows it to be
shared among servers across a
high-speed private network. It can
double the number of transactions
for OLTP applications and doubles
the speed of write-backs to disk.
Fluid Cache for SAN produces unprecedented I/O performance with faster
application response time in a highly available, scalable, low-latency SAN
environment.

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* Available post-RTS
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The R920 provides 10 PCI slots that let businesses create large enterprise
SAN environments and opens up the ability to adapt their infrastructure as
demands change. The R920 PCIe connections support:

• Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) to connect to a SAN network
• PowerEdge Raid Cards (PERC) to accelerate storage performance and
add redundancy.
– supports dual PERCs on a x24 backplane
– supports the new H730p high performance PERC
• Mellanox cards to support the high-speed networking for Dell Fluid
Cache for SAN
• PCIe risers to expand to the full 10 slots.


Extensive PCIe Gen3 connectivity*
Adapt and expand your business with greater flexibility
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* PCIe slots on the PCIe riser are Gen2
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Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family
Highlights


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Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family
Up to 50% more
cores and up to
25% more cache
for up to 2x
average
performance
increase
Performance
Increase
New reliability features
for improved system
uptime and data
integrity, which is
especially critical in
mission-critical
situations

Reliability
Features
Highest memory capacity
for data-demanding,
transaction-intensive
workloads, such as ERP,
CRM, HPC, and in-
memory DB systems

Highest Memory
Capacity
In-Memory
+
r eliability and u p time
scalability
+99.99%
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25%
50%
Intel’s processor performance leadership
UP TO 25%
MORE CACHE

2x
UP TO 2X
PERFORMANCE
INCREASE
UP TO 50% MORE
CORES/THREADS
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• Uses 2 or 4 processors
• Up to 15 cores in each processor
• 60 cores/4S
• Eight (8) DDR3 channels per socket
• Up to 24 DDR3 DIMMs per socket
• Supports up to 64GB DDR3 LR-DIMM
• Up to 6TB of memory in a 4S platform
• Up to 1600MHz DDR3 speeds
• Memory Controller can support 2 modes
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Up to 6TB
Bigger Memory, More Opportunities
Increase in
Memory
Capacity
3x
(E7 v2 Memory Capacity Increase) On a 4-socket natively-connected platform: Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family supports 64DIMMS, max memory per DIMM of 32GB RDIMM; Intel® Xeon®
processor E7 v2 family supports 96DIMMs, max memory per DIMM of 64GB RDIMM. This enables a 3x increase in memory.
In- memory database allows
• Cost Savings +
• Enhanced Efficiency+
• Greater Visibility
In-Memory
+
r eliability and u p time
scalability
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Intel® Xeon® E7-8800/4800/2800 v2 processors include more
than 40 features designed to reduce frequency and cost of
downtime while protecting data integrity
Introducing Intel
®
Run Sure Technology:
40 Reliability Features
INTEL CONFIDENTIAL Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured
using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and
performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.
Technology Uses
Resilient
Memory Technologies
Ensures data integrity & enables systems to
keep running reliably over a longer period of
time, reducing the need for immediate service
calls.
Resilient
System Technologies
Standardized technology integrating
processor, firmware, and software layers that
allow the system to diagnose and/ or recover
from previously fatal errors
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4-Socket: Xeon E7-2800/4800/8800 (IVB)
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E7 -4870 130W
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All Nehalem-EX &
Westmere-EX processors
(including GSP’s) will EOL
with the R910 platform in
September, 2014
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R920 Enterprise Application Use Cases
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Optimum R920 Workloads/Environments
• Accelerate your large corporate-wide applications (ERP,
CRM, Business Intelligence)
• Efficiently support large corporate SAN environments
• Implement in-memory databases (i.e., SAP HANA)
• Consolidate enterprise workloads with large-scale
virtualization
• Migrate from an outdated RISC environment to a future-
ready data center




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The R920 and SAP HANA
Enterprise features enable in-memory database and analytics
Unprecedented performance delivers real-time response for
business planning and simulation applications
• Execute customer transactions faster

• Enable new applications using real-time capability

• Identify supply chain changes and respond immediately

• Identify market trends customer needs instantly

• Track your sales pipeline continuously

96 DIMMs
6TB RAM
High
Performance
PERC
24 drives
12Gb SAS
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Save real money with real-time results
The R920 excels at powerful SAP HANA in-memory processing




R720 running
SAP Business suite (i.e, ERP)
Compellent
Storage Center
SANs
R920s running
SAP HANA in-memory
R520 running
Web services
Phone Tablet Laptop
Take the time saved on
transactions to spend on
analysis of results
Raise your business to a
higher level of thinking
Application layer
Presentation layer
Data Access layer
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The R920 and Oracle
Transform your business running Oracle on the R920
Base your business on the solid foundation of best-in-class hardware
and industry leading software
• Automate customer interactions through custom
online transaction processing (OLTP)

• Gain valuable insights from up-to-the-second data
collected into a reliable, high-performance data
warehouse

• Keep your finger on the pulse of your business
operations with an enterprise resource planning
(ERP) system

• Simplify deployment with tested and validated Dell
| Oracle configurations

Base your
business on the
solid foundation
of best-in-class
hardware and
industry leading
software
The R920 delivers the rapid responsiveness and rock-solid reliability
Oracle needs to help your business excel

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The R920 with Fluid Cache for SAN
Produce unprecedented I/O performance with faster application
response time in a highly available, low-latency SAN environment.
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Storage Network (FC or iSCSI)
Dell Compellent SC 8000 and storage array
Flash cache pool up to 21TB
Private Network (10/40 GbE)
• Deliver critical results by boosting transactional
performance and reducing response time

• Scale database and virtualization performance on
the fly with the addition of Express Flash drives or
nodes

• Ensure data integrity with write-back SAN caching
technology and full coherency to Compellent
backend storage tiering
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• Upgrade IT systems to comply with government or industry regulations
• Take advantage of emerging technologies (i.e., virtualization, mobile, big
data)
• Eliminate dependency on proprietary platforms
• Migrate to more cost effective systems that can improve efficiency and
agility
• Achieve lower total cost of ownership
• Gain flexible IT infrastructure that scales with growth

Third party applications that are suitable for migration:
• SAP Business Suite
• Oracle Peoplesoft
• Oracle E-Business Suite
• Oracle Siebel CRM

Benefits of migrating from Unix/RISC
Move your IT into the future
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VRTX update
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VRTX 1.3 Release Mar 11 : What’s New?
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 Additional server node choices
 Drive Tier 1, back-end workloads with 4-socket, full height
M820 server node featuring huge memory capacity, wide
network bandwidth, and low latency Express Flash storage
 More networking flexibility (post-RTS)
 Existing 1GbE options for cost-sensitive users, and now
10GbE quad port internal NIC and 10GbE network switch
for applications requiring higher bandwidth and
performance
 Next-level data protection inside the chassis
 Optional redundant PERC provides high availability RAID
controller failover inside the chassis
 Enhanced system management
 Continued feature set parity between CMC in the data
center and CMC on VRTX ensures system management
consistency and simplicity
 Expanded support for VDI
 Support for optional GPGPU enables VDI in ROBO
PowerEdge M820
full height, 4-socket
server node
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VRTX 1.3 Launch Strategy
• Global RTS March 11 (Mar 12 APJ) with a VRTX Customer Momentum
release planned in early April to coincide with the latest updates to
VRTX.
• This release is an opportunity to push on the complete VRTX
solution while highlighting the new capabilities
• Actions
– Renew VRTX momentum in the field and with customers
– Refresh key VRTX assets from the June 2013 RTS
– Use as a push for the ‘Office IT Redefined’ campaign in ESG Marketing
– Push in key verticals and regions where customers have been waiting for
the 1.3 technologies
Gracias!
Twitter: @JavierPAtDell

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