Lenovo expands its server line with two new rack servers, the ThinkServer RD530 in 1U form factor and the 2U ThinkServer RD630. They feature the new Intelligent power consumption features that, according to Lenovo, help deliver a 160 percent improvement in performance per watt compared to previous generation Lenovo servers. The built-in full redundancy reduces 90 percent of server downtime due to single point system failure. They also include Smart Grid power management technology that leverages Intel Node Manager to scale power management to the data center level.
The RD530 and RD630 are powered by choices of Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor with up to 8 cores and up to 320GB of RAM deployable in 20 DIMM slots. They feature hardware and advanced RAID (redundant array of independent disks) controller options, with the RS530 supports up to 8 hot-swappable hard drives and RS630 supports up to 16 drives. SAS hard drives and SSDs are available as options. The two new ThinkServers have a new chassis design that improves thermal efficiency 30 percent.
The ThinkServer RD530 and ThinkServer RD630 will be released in Mid-June starting at $2399 and $2699 respectively.