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Platinum DXG Release (Haswell-EP)
30 September 2014

For the past two and half years (and counting) we have been well served by the Platinum DXR platform (Dual Xeon Romley). This month marks the start of a transition to the latest platform, Platinum DXG, based on the Intel Grantley platform for dual socket Xeon servers and workstations. The Platinum DXG consists of the Haswell-EP processor (the Intel E5-2600 V3 series introduced in July) and the Wellsburg chipset (Intel C612 platform controller hub).

The new motherboard will take the new LGA 2011-3 socket Xeon E5-26xx V3 processors and provide Quad Channel interleaved DDR4-2133 memory performance per CPU via 16 DIMM sockets. The new processors scale to 18-cores per socket (that is, up to 72 logical CPUs per system) and will support up to 1TB of main ECC memory. Overall the improvements are more processing power, faster memory, support for native USB 3.0 and 10 SATA 6Gbps ports onboard.

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Motherboard feature comparison:

  Platinum DXG
Platinum DXR
Sockets
Dual R3 (LGA2011-3)
Dual R (LGA 2011)
Chipset
C612 (QPI 9.6GT/s)
C602 (QPI 8.0GT/s)
Memory
Up to 1TB DDR4 2133
Up to 512GB DDR3 1600
PCI-Express
Gen 3.0 x16 (3) and x8 (3)
Gen 3.0 x16 (3) and x8 (3)
Networking
Dual GbE (Intel i350)
Dual GbE (Intel i350)
SATA Controller
10x 6Gbps ports (RAID 0, 1, 5, 10) 2x 6Gbps & 8 x 3Gbps ports
Management
Integrated IPMI 2.0
KVM with Dedicated LAN
Integrated IPMI 2.0
KVM with Dedicated LAN
USB Controller
5x USB 3.0 and 6x USB 2.0 ports
(4 rear, 6 via header, 1 Type A)
11x USB 2.0 ports
(4 rear, 6 via header, 1 Type A)

As always the new platform is available for all form factors to suit your applications - 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U or 5U/Full Tower. Please contact us if you need more information or assistance with your planning.

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