balanced, optimized for growth
Growth is Inevitable
ThinkSystem SR850 is built to deliver the performance and reliability you
require today, with the scalability and versatility you’ll need as you advance
toward the “future-defined” data center.
flexible 2U SR850 can scale from two to four powerful second-generation Intel®
Xeon® Processor Scalable family CPUs delivering up to 36% total performance
improvement over the first generation.* The SR850 also delivers up to 233% more
cores and 400% more memory than the previous-generation server**, achieving up
to 76% faster performance.
standard workloads like general business applications and server consolidation,
it can also accommodate high-growth areas such as databases and virtualization.
The agile design of ThinkSystem SR850 provides rapid upgrades for processors
and memory, and its large, flexible storage capacity helps you keep pace with
Designed for Value
expansion is inevitable, systems have to respond quickly. However, if that
response is beyond your budget, system capabilities don’t really
matter. If you are locked into an inflexible proprietary ecosystem that
makes growth painfully expensive, you could face daunting choices between
progress and budget. ThinkSystem SR850 is smartly designed to deliver
affordable scalability in a standard x86 platform.
data-critical world, customers are looking for additional storage that’s both
high performing and flexible. SR850 provides the ultimate flexibility in
processor, memory, and storage selection, to meet your workload requirements:
- Easy upgrade
using a mezzanine design that snaps into place and adds two CPUs and 24
more DIMM slots
- Large memory
capacity with 4 CPUs, ideal for a wide range of applications
- Lenovo AnyBay
drive bays accommodate SAS, SATA, and NVMe storage devices in the same bays
NVMe ports—Four direct motherboard connections for NVMe storage provide
ultra-fast read/writes and reduce costs by eliminating PCIe switch
adapters. Plus, storage can be tiered for faster application performance,
to provide the most cost-effective solution.
of the latest Intel® Xeon® processors installed, SR850 can support up to
6TB of memory and 112 processing cores in only 2U of rack space. This enables
you to run a wide variety of applications, from databases to client
virtualization, to server consolidation projects. The SR850 design allows for
drive configuration flexibility, as well as providing tremendous memory
density, in the same 2U as many 2-socket servers.
merely a few of the incorporated technologies that create the exceptional
performance, scalability, and value needed for enterprise-class workloads, both
today and into the future.
The Confidence to
your business depends on your systems, you need servers built for reliability.
The ThinkSystem SR850 delivers multiple layers of reliability from the
processors up, so you can have the confidence that you’re running your
workloads on a platform built to stay up.
CPU reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features
- Light path
diagnostics—Onboard component LEDs to instantly identify components
needing replacement, for faster serviceability and reduced downtime
- TPM 2.0—Secures
and authenticates the system to prevent unauthorized intrusion
Failure Analysis—Identifies a failing component prior to failure, to
enable scheduled parts replacement—rather than reacting after a
failure—and minimizes or avoids downtime.
reliability and security designed into the system, SR850 builds on
industry-standard technologies to deliver an economical, dependable platform
for the most demanding users and applications.
Optimized with the
Future in Mind
capability to expand your system goes beyond just putting more existing
components inside. You must be able to take advantage of emerging technologies
to increase performance and capabilities for competitive advantage. SR850 has
multiple features that enable you to take advantage of tomorrow’s technologies:
- Unique dense
scalability—from two CPUs and 24 DIMMs to four CPUs and 48 DIMMs, in a 2U
- Up to eight NVMe
storage bays for ultrafast read/write storage that can be tiered for
greater application performance.
- Easy expansion
with up to nine PCIe slots (including two x16), one LOM slot, and one ML2
- M.2 storage for
rapid OS boot, faster than either USB keys or SD cards; frees up drive
bays for data storage
Optane™ DC Persistent Memory delivers a new, flexible tier of memory
designed specifically for data center workloads that offers an unprecedented
combination of high-capacity, affordability and persistence. This technology
will have a significant impact on real-world data center
operations: reduction of restart times from minutes down to seconds,
1.2x virtual machine density, dramatically improved data replication with
14x lower latency and 14x higher IOPS, and greater security for persistent data
built into hardware.*
Deployment, Management and Security
XClarity Controller is the embedded management engine in all ThinkSystem
servers that is designed to standardize, simplify, and automate foundation
server management tasks.
XClarity Administrator is a virtualized application that centrally manages
ThinkSystem servers, storage, and networking, which can reduce provisioning
time up to 95% versus manual operation. Running XClarity Integrator helps
you streamline IT management, speed provisioning, and contain costs by
seamlessly integrating XClarity into an existing IT environment.
is a comprehensive approach to security designed to secure the data center, from the foundation of your infrastructure to
the network's edge and guard against a security breach. ThinkShield protects
your business with each offering, from development through disposal.
2 or 4
second-generation Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family CPUs, up to 165W
Up to 6TB in
48x slots using 128GB DIMMs; 2666MHz / 2933MHz TruDDR4
Up to 9x
PCIe plus 1x LOM; optional 1x ML2 slot
Up to 16x
2.5" storage bays supporting SAS/SATA HDD and SSDs or up to 8x 2.5"
NVMe SSD; plus up to 2x mirrored M.2 boot
options with 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 32GbE, 40GbE or InfiniBand PCIe adapters;
one (2-/4-port) 1GbE or 10GbE LOM card
hot-swap/redundant: 750W/1100W/1600W AC 80 PLUS Platinum
ThinkShield, TPM 1.2/2.0; PFA; hot-swap/redundant drives, fans, and
PSUs; internal light path diagnostic LEDs; front-access diagnostics via
dedicated USB port; diagnostic LCD panel
HW RAID (up
to 16 ports) with flash cache; up to 16-port HBAs
Controller embedded management, XClarity Administrator centralized
infrastructure delivery, XClarity Integrator plugins, and XClarity Energy
Manager centralized server power management
Windows Server, RHEL, SLES, VMware vSphere. Visit lenovopress.com/osig for
3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5;
optional service upgrades