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Huawei's Latest Generation FusionServer 2288H V5 Shatters SPECpower World Records

Huawei’s latest-generation FusionServer 2288H V5 has shattered world records for performance, according to the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), whose benchmark test suite measures the power and performance characteristics of server-class computer equipment. SPECpower’s ssj® 2008 test results showed Huawei’s FusionServer 2288H V5 scored 13,398 to rank number 1 among servers running on the same type of processor.

SPECpower_ssj® 2008 is a performance-specific, power-based benchmark test that uses the standard Java Development Kit (JDK) to calculate 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. 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 key components, such as CPU/DIMM/hard disk, the technology dynamically adjusts 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’s 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 capabilities of Huawei servers in terms of energy conservation.

Huawei FusionServer 2288H V5

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 also 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 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.

"The new-generation FusionServer V5 represents Huawei's tireless pursuit of continuous innovation,” said Qiu Long, President, IT Server Product Line, at Huawei. “It provides five smart features, namely, Smart Computing, Storage, Network, Management, and Energy Conservation. The record-breaking results of the 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 statistics1, as of Q1 2017, Huawei server shipments ranked among the top three global vendors. Huawei servers are in use at more than 5,000 customer locations around the world in different industries, including the public sector, Internet, telecom, energy, finance, transport, healthcare, education, media and information, and manufacturing.

For detailed SPECpower_ssj® 2008 results, visit: http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/

For detailed SPECpower_ssj® 2008 test results for the FusionServer 2288H V5 released by SPEC on 2017.07.11, visit: http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2017q3/power_ssj2008-20170621-00763.html

For details of Huawei FusionServer 2288H V5, visit: http://e.huawei.com/topic/fusion-server-2017-en/index.html

Source 1: Gartner "Market Share: Servers, Worldwide, 1Q17 Update", June 6, 2017

*SPEC and SPECpower_ssj® 2008 are registered trademarks of SPEC.