Seagate’s Software Platform (AP) sequence of servers have focused the market segments requiring tightly coupled storage and compute capabilities. The at present accessible SKUs – The Exos AP sequence with HDDs, and Nytro AP sequence with SSDs – are all primarily based on Intel CPUs. That’s altering right this moment with the introduction of the Seagate Exos AP 5U84 primarily based on the AMD EPYC Embedded 7292P processor.
The Exos AP 5U84 geared up with the 2nd Gen. AMD EPYC platform permits a high-density constructing block for personal clouds and on-premises gear, with 84 3.5″ HDD bays able to storing as much as 1.344PB (utilizing Exos X16 HDDs) in a 5U form-factor. Capability can additional be expanded with EXOS E SAS growth items. The platform contains redundancy choices and all the opposite enterprise reliability capabilities anticipated in a storage / compute server. Networking with different rack parts is enabled by twin port 25GbE controllers. The server processor may be configured for core counts of 8, 12, or 16 relying on required software compute necessities. The EPYC Embedded 7292P processor additionally embrace PCIe 4 lanes able to delivering 200GbE community connectivity, if required.
Total, the core depend benefit and per-core energy effectivity delivered by EPYC processors make it a perfect addition to Seagate’s AP sequence. Given AMD’s regular capturing of the server market, it does not come as a shock to see the AMD EPYC Embedded 7292P getting adopted within the storage market.