ThinkSystem SD650-N powered by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon®
Scalable processors

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 Nodes is a dual-socket 6U rackmount server enclosure that supports the 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with NVIDIA HGX™ A100 4-GPU acceleration and NVIDIA HDR InfiniBand networking.

Designed to tackle big data centre workloads such as video content creation and rendering, databases, big data and analytics, virtualisation, VDI, HCI, HPC and AI solutions.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 Nodes supports up to 28 cores and 56 threads per processor with core speeds of up to 4.0GHz, and a TDP ratings up to 205W.  With support for the new PCIe 4.0 Gen 4 I/O standard with 2x x16 PCIe LP per tray.

With a wide choice of storage storage configurations the Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 servers provides support for high capacity HDDs to lightning-quick NVMe drives to maximise both data capacity and throughput performance.

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 provides the expandability, networking scalability, and speed necessary to ensure that I/O intensive workloads such as HPC, and grid computing and AI do not encounter bottlenecks that reduce full enterprise efficiency.

Unprecedented Data Acceleration

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 server is the industry’s first Direct-to-Node (DTN) liquid-cooled server for GPUs in a 1U system, delivering up to 3PFLOPS of compute performance in a single rack1. Lenovo Neptune™ liquid cooling reduces energy consumption by up to 40 degrees while maintaining unprecedented compute power and density.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 rear with water connections

“Our intense focus on HPC innovation stems from our commitment to our customers, who are working to save human lives and helping solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges,” said Scott Tease, General Manager, HPC and AI at Lenovo Data Center Group. “As a result, Lenovo has been recognized as the #1 TOP 500 supercomputer provider*, reflecting our commitment to ground breaking innovation in HPC, Analytics and AI for businesses of any size.”

Versatile Design

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650’s versatility addresses a wide range of data management solutions. Support for multiple GPUs in 6U streamlines performance for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments, providing the technical resources to aid in scale-out VDI instances for a growing enterprise workforce.

ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 internals

These new Lenovo servers can also take advantage of the extensive software catalogue available from NVIDIA NGC, which includes containerized frameworks, applications, pre-trained models, scripts and Helm charts, all of which are freely downloadable. Today, the NVIDIA data centre platform accelerates over 700 HPC applications.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 Key Features

  • World renowned for server reliability 1st 7 years in a row!
  • Support for up to 2TB of system memory per server tray
  • NVIDIA HGX™ A100 4-GPU with 4x NVLink connected SXM4 GPUs
  • 2x 2.5-inch slim SATA / NVMe U.2 SSD and 2x M.2 SATA SSD

Accelerating your applications

ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 has 4 NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs that are interconnected through NVLink delivering notable HPC performance improvements, AI training, and inference workloads. With NVIDIA® CUDA®, you can accelerate 700+ supported HPC applications and every major deep learning framework:

  • Chemistry like Gaussian and GROMACS
  • Finite Elements like LS-DYNA and Simulia Abaqus
  • Fluid Dynamics like OpenFOAM and ANSYS Fluent
  • Molecular Dynamics like NAMD and AMBER
  • Weather and Climate like WRF and ICON
ThinkSystem SD650-N racked

Innovative Management

The ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 features Lenovo’s lauded XClarity system management suite. The XClarity management controller supports an easy-to-use application with industry standard Redfish-compliant REST APIs that provide streamlined hardware provisioning and maintenance, enabling a data-driven, centralised view of data centre operations.

Enabled with Lenovo intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO), you can support multiple users and scaling within a single cluster environment. LiCO is a powerful platform that manages cluster resources for HPC and AI applications. LiCO provides workflows for both AI and HPC, and supports multiple AI frameworks, allowing you to leverage a single cluster for diverse workload requirements

ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 3D Tour

Why Lenovo

Lenovo is the leading provider of x86 systems for the data centre. The portfolio includes rack, tower, blade, dense and converged systems, and supports enterprise class performance, reliability and security.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 Specifications

Form Factor6U rack housing up to 12 SD650-N V2 servers
ProcessorsUp to two 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with 28 cores and 56 threads
MemoryUp to 2.0TB using 16x 128GB 3200MHz TruDDR4 RDIMMs per tray
Drive Bays2x 2.5-inch slim SATA / NVMe U.2 SSD and 2x M.2 SATA SSD SW RAID and Intel VROC for Intel drives only
NIC1x SFP28 25Gb LOM, NCSI
1x RJ45 1GbE, NCSI
Expansion Slots2x x16 PCIe Gen4 LP per tray
GPUNVIDIA HGX™ A100 4-GPU with 4x NVLink connected SXM4 GPUs
Power6/9 N+1 redundant hot-swap PSUs (up to 2400W Platinum)
CoolingDirect Water Cooling with up to 50°C inlet water temperature
Systems ManagementLenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) and Lenovo Intelligent Computing Orchestration (LiCO)
OS SupportRed Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Tested on CentOS
Limited Warranty1- and 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite services, next business day 9×5, optional service upgrades

Lenovo ThinkSystem SD650-N V2 Datasheet

What now?

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