The Intel S2600GZ board

Our Intel R2208GZ4GSSPP had the Intel S2600GZ "Grizzly Pass" board inside. The board has been qualified for all major virtualization solutions: Citrix Xenserver, Hyper-V, SLES 11, Oracle's VM server, RHEL and VMware vSphere of course. It can also be used as basis for almost every independent storage software vendor: DataCore, Falconstore, Gluster, Microsoft's iSCSI target, Nexenta, Open-E and Stormagic.

The board has a cooling and power-friendly spread core design: the airflow of one heatsink does not get used to cool another heatsink. The board features up to 24 DIMMs, which support Low Power, Unregistered and Registered DDR3 (up to 1600 MHz) and LR-DIMMs. Four GBe interfaces are on board and an optional I/O module can add dual 10 GBe (Base-T or optical) or QDR infiniband. Meanwhile the C600 chipset offers 8 SAS/SATA ports (2x 6G) and a PCIe 3.0 x8 module slot for stroage purposes. This slot can be used for setups such as the LSI 2208 dual core ROC controller based RAID card with two 8087 SAS connectors and 1 GB of 1033 MHz DDR3 cache.

Last but not least: the board has two PCIe x24 "super slots" which allows for the use of two risers. Each riser contains 3 PCIe 3.0 x8 slots: two half height slots and a full height slot. Finally, powering the system is a small 750 Watt PSU rated for 80 PLUS Platinum.

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  • dilidolo - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    Link not working on first page - THE SPECS AND THE SKUS Reply
  • yvizel - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    For some reason I cannot go beyond the first page... Reply
  • yvizel - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    Second page, in the Intel table, the 2630 is listed as an eight core CPU.
    But then: "...Based on the paper specs, AMD's 6276, 6274 and Intel's 2640 and 2630 are in a neck-and-neck race. AMD offers 16 smaller integer clusters, while Intel offers 6 heavy, slightly higher clocked cores with SMT..."
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  • JohanAnandtech - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    Fixed, thanks for letting me know!

    -Johan
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  • Assimilator87 - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    Ah man, the 2630L error totally got my hopes up. 8 cores for $662 would be very reasonable. Reply
  • Kjella - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    ...just got bulldozed. And this isn't even on the 22nm 3D transistors they're launching next month, it's like they just got a dizzying punch and know the KO punch is coming. Reply
  • A5 - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    It'll probably be awhile before the Ivy Bridge Xeons are out. Reply
  • Kjella - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    Of course, I'm guessing Q1 2013 before we'll see those but we already know from all the leaked SB -> IB details roughly what SB-Xeon to IB-Xeon will be like. All AMD has on their roadmap for 2013 is the "Abu Dhabi" with the "Piledriver" core promising 10-15% performance boost but still on 32nm. So you can see the punch coming a year away, but I don't think AMD has the capability to do anything about it. Reply
  • BSMonitor - Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - link

    My question as well.

    What is the Intel roadmap for Ivy Bridge in this arena. Would be the same timeframe as IVB-E I would guess.

    Wondering if my Intel dividends will pile up enough for me to afford one! Haha
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  • fredisdead - Saturday, April 07, 2012 - link

    From the 'article' .....

    'The Opteron might also have a role in the low end, price sensitive HPC market, where it still performs very well. It won't have much of chance in the high end clustered one as Intel has the faster and more power efficient PCIe interface'

    Well, if that's the case, why exactly would AMD be scoring so many design wins with Interlagos. Including this one ...

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2394515,00.as...

    http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Infrastructure/Cray-Ti...

    U think those guys at Cray were going for low performance ? In fact, seems like AMD has being rather cleaning up in the HPC market since the arrival of Interlagos. And the markets have picked up on it, AMD stock is thru the roof since the start of the year. Or just see how many Intel processors occupy the the top 10 supercomputers on the planet. Nuff said ...
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