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HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10

HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 22 September 2022

IT systems in small companies often require server hardware that has high performance and provides room for improvement and change of components, but offered by the supplier at an affordable price.

These servers include the HPE ProLiant ML product line.

About the ML line

The servers of the presented line have good expandability resources, are distinguished by reliability, speed, good parallelization and large memory. They are also distinguished by the compactness of the Tower-case, which allows you to place such equipment in small rooms.

What applications is the ML350 Gen10 suitable for?

Due to its high technical and operational capabilities, the ML350 Gen10 server is optimally suited for work in remote offices of enterprises and scalable data centers. With its help, management of mail systems, group chats, and other IT components is implemented.

Provides server versatility with support for up to two Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum families, expandable from 4 to 28 cores) and up to 24 DIMM slots (which boost HPE DDR4 SmartMemory 3 memory performance to 2933M transactions /With).This server also includes online disaster recovery, which reduces the risk of data loss and reduces downtime and inefficient power consumption.

GPU scalability allows up to four modules to increase performance for virtual desktop (VDI) and system machine learning applications. So, support for NVIDIA Tesla T4 and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000/6000/4000 GPUs allows you to transform the ML350 Gen10 server into a more powerful AI Tower - a system with artificial intelligence.

In addition, the ML350 Gen10 is compatible not only with conventional operating systems, but also with solutions ranging from Azure to Docker.

Specifications

The HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server has the following specifications:

Характеристика Description
Processor Type Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, 1st and 2nd generations
Processor family 1st generation: Intel® Xeon® Scalable 8100 series, Intel® Xeon® Scalable 6100 series, Intel® Xeon® Scalable 5100 series, Intel® Xeon® Scalable 4100 series, Intel® Xeon® Scalable 3100 series;
2nd generation: Intel® Xeon® Scalable 8200 series, Intel® Xeon® Scalable 6200 series, Intel® Xeon® Scalable 5200 series, Intel® Xeon® Scalable 4200 series, Intel® Xeon® Scalable 3200 series
Maximum memory 3.0 TB with 128 GB DDR4 DIMM
Memory slots 24 DIMM slots
Memory protection features Advanced ECC Memory Online Spare Mode Memory Lock Step Mode
Drives supported 24 SFF SAS/SATA HDD/SSD, or 16 SFF SAS/SATA HDD/SSD and 8 SFF NVMe SSD.
12 LFF SAS/SATA HDD/SSD or 12 LFF NHP SATA HDD, depending on model.
Upgrade option kits are available.
Processor core available from 4 to 28 cores, depending on model
Processor cache 38.50 MB L3 - 8.25 MB L3, depending on model
Power supply type HPE Flexible Slot Redundant Power Supply modules 500W / 800W / 1600W, depending on model SKU, or HPE Standard 500W Non-Hot-Plug/non-RPS Power Supply (ordering limited to non-EU/EMEA countries/regions)
Expansion slots 8-slots (x16, x8, x16, x8, x16, x8, x16, x8) as standard in 2P model
Network controller HPE Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 369i Adapter
Storage controller HPE Smart Array S100i and/or 1 HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10 and/or 1 HPE Smart Array E208i-a Gen10, depending on model
Form factor 4U tower with rack conversion capability

In the initial version, the server is equipped with an Intel Xeon Scalable Bronze 3104 processor (clocked at 1.6 GHz), has 8 GB of DDR4 and an integrated S100i SATA controller. The base package is equipped with an Intel Xeon Scalable Silver 4110 processor with a clock speed of 2.1 GHz and has 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. Also included in the basic configuration is a Smart Array P408i RAID controller that supports SAS 3 at 12 Gb / s

About performance

For HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 servers, one or two Intel Scalable family servers are available, with processors with the M marking (1.5 TB per processor) being the best option to ensure full utilization of memory resources with a capacity of 3 TB. Some processor models do not support Turbo Boost and Intel Hyper-Threading modes.

A 500W, 800W, or 1600W PSU has a flexible connector, and redundancy or redundancy depends on the server configuration.

Memory of ML350 Gen10

The HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 server is equipped with DDR4 SmartMemory modules, with 12 memory modules per processor (based on 2 modules per 6 memory channels).

To keep the RAM at the level of the maximum allowable amount of 3 TB, it is recommended to use memory modules of the LRDIMM type, the volume of which is 128 GB. If the server uses RDIMM modules (32 GB), then the total amount of RAM will be up to 768 GB, and the speed will be up to 2400 MHz. Therefore, it is unacceptable to combine LRDIMM and RDIMM in one server.

Data store

The storage capabilities of the HPE ML350 Gen10 platform are:

  • 2.5" chassis configured to support up to 24 SFF SAS and SATA SSD HDDs or up to 16 SFF SAS and SATA SSD HDDs + 8 SFF NVMe PCIe (two additional drive bays provided).
    An optional Express Bay is available for NVMe drives;
  • 3.5-inch chassis designed to accommodate a total of 12 LFF-format drives (SAS and SATA SSD HDD).

Hard drives are managed using the HPE Smart Array S100i SR Gen10 embedded RAID. The server supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, ADM/10.

Support for M.2 drives is provided by a universal set of adapter cards, but it is limited to PCIe 1-4 slots, so M.2 only supports software RAID.

The storage system of the presented server also includes two USB 3.0 ports and a microSD card slot.

About extension

Connecting multiple devices to ensure the full working load of the server is carried out through 8 PCIe 3.0 slots. In this case, the slots are distributed as follows - support for PCIe slots 1-4 is provided by the first processor, and slots 1 and 3 can be equipped with additional graphics processors. Once a second processor is installed, PCIe slots 5-8 become active and support for additional GPUs (up to four double-wide modules) becomes possible.

The server also has four built-in 1GbE ports and a large number of technical solutions for network communications with QSFP 1GbE, 10GbE, 10/25GbE and 100GbE and for Smart Array HD/RAID controllers.

Easy of use

The HPE ML350 Gen10 platform comes with a set of management tools, such as Lights Out (iLO) Advanced Integrated Out-of-Band Management Appliance, HPE OneView Converged Infrastructure Appliance, Runtime Firmware Validation security technology, and secure firmware recovery to the latest saved compromised version.

Advantages and disadvantages

The ML350 Gen10 server has a number of advantages - great potential for upgrading and scaling, good power and reliability, easy management and a wide range of storage options.

However, this equipment also has disadvantages - server scaling may require the installation of additional coolers, and the server itself is only suitable for floor mounting.

If you are interested in such equipment and want to buy an ML350 Gen10 at an affordable price, please contact our company. We will help you choose a server in any of the possible configurations and advise on all questions.