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Designed to over perform in all kind of mission critical applications, whether they are computing and memory intensive, highly parallel, relying on storage or depending on expansions, the GA-7PESH4 is a versatile and highly reliable solution for your business.
Deployable through a simple BIOS update, the support of the Intel Xeon processors E5-2600 V2 product family delivers the benefits of the 22nm tri-gate process technology to the high end server industry. Those benefits include, among others, higher frequencies, higher core counts (up to 12 cores / 24 threads) and larger last-level caches, but especially a much more varied mix of core/frequencies with notably the introduction of a new dual socket workstation segment. This new die shrink also allows for overall energy efficiency increase, with up to 30% average decrease in idle power consumption.
Finally, virtualization applications will benefit from increased performance thanks to the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC) technology, and more security features are included in the mix as well, such as the Intel® Platform Protection Technology with OS Guard, and Intel® Data Protection Technology with Secure Key.
Built with the latest generation of network controller, optimized for virtualization, iSCSI and management related traffic, the GA-7PESH4 is designed to free the processors as much as possible from the network transfer loadings. Intense transfers will typically occupy up to 30% less computing resources compared to traditional LAN solutions. Also consumes less energy thanks to EEE and DMA coordination. Supports OS2BMC and MCTP.
Always eager to go beyond the industry standards, GIGABYTE’s engineering has enabled through its capabilities in design, PCB layout and BIOS fine-tuning the support of 1866MHz memory frequency running at higher DIMM population (eight DIMMs per socket) where Intel’s standard and the rest of the market’s products will typically operate memory speed downgrade and support 1866MHz at lower DIMM population only (four DIMMs per socket). GIGABYTE therefore offers at launch on its 2011 socket based products this unique feature which will benefit to high density and memory intensive applications, such as high frequency trading, telecommunication networks, mobile data transfers, and so on.
The GA-7PESH4 includes GIGABYTE’s digital PWM controllers, guaranteeing a dynamic power supply to the processors and memory with an ultra-fast response time. Built with advanced calibration tools, they allow to get the purest and most efficient electrical supply to date. When the CPU workloads vary in function of the applications running, the Intel Turbo Boost Technology will do a dynamic overclock of the CPU cores. This is where the digital PWMs outshine the previous analog solutions. This way the CPUs operations are much more stable, and the overall reliability of the system is greatly improved.
With the support of the latest PCI Express Gen.3.0 technology directly on the CPU, the GA-7PESH4 is fully configured to provide users with dramatically reduced latency and improved data bandwidth to get the most out of its expansion accessories. Moreover, it is built with a comprehensive variety of PCIe connectors to provide the most flexible expansion platform to the user.
With the Aspeed AST2300 board management controller (BMC) and a separate management LAN port, this board offers comprehensive remote control options:
The VMware Ready program allows customers to quickly identify products and solutions from VMware's partners, which are optimized for VMware vSphere.
The VMware Ready logo certifies that this product addresses VMware's specific criteria in terms of integration and compatibility, and that it is ready to execute mission-critical applications and operations.
GIGABYTE certifies its server hardware with Red Hat Enterprise Linux to provide its customers with the confidence of knowing that their hardware systems are supported by Red Hat when they run Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
This review is from: GIGABYTE 7PESH4 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602 DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Pros: Lots of features for low price, Quad NICs + onboard Management make for good virtual host.
Cons: While the specs list supported CPUs as "E5-2600" family if you were unlucky like I was, and get a board without an updated BIOS, Ivy Bridge CPUs will NOT boot on this board. Now I have to find a Sandy Bridge CPU just to boot and update the BIOS before it will be usable.
Other Thoughts: Wishing IPMI allowed you to update the motherboard bios, since IPMI is working fine.
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