Lenovo refreshes x86 servers, Flex systems

Lenovo updates the server lineup acquired in the IBM deal with the latest Intel Xeon chips and precertifications for workloads such as analytics.

Lenovo on Monday updated its x86 server lineup and launched systems prequalified for analytics and enterprise applications such as SAP HANA.

The refresh, which comes as Lenovo has finished digesting the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business. A bevy of hardware makers are planning to announce new servers revolving around Intel's latest Xeon processors.

As for the new server lineup, Lenovo is rolling out two Flex System X6 Computer Nodes and a pair of System x rack servers. The hardware is managed by Lenovo's systems management software dubbed XClarity.

Lenovo is launching:

  • A four-socket Lenovo System x3850 X6 and an eight-socket x3950 X6. Both systems are designed to be modular and run on Intel's Xeon E7-4800 v3 chips. The two rack servers also support DDR memory and up to 192 DIMM slots.
  • Flex System X6 Computer nodes including a x480 X6 system with up to four sockets and an eight-socket x880 Intel Xeon blade server. Each node can have up to 144 cores.

Lenovo has said that it will continue to update both the acquired IBM x86 server line and its ThinkServer products.