These new 2 socket (Sandy Bridge-EP) servers are built on Intel’s much anticipated E5-2600 processors and Patsburg chipsets, as well as lots of enhancements throughout the server architecture.
This new range will also have LAN on board (mLOM) a VIC 1240 (PALO 2) it provides 2 x 20Gb traces per server with an upgrade module which will take it upto 2 x 40Gb, but still be able to take a standard MEZ card (Should finally silence those who complained that a single MEZ card in a half width blade is a single point of failure despite the immense MTBF)
More Grunt, now with 8 cores per EP CPU, which will compliment the additional bandwidth features of the UCS Gen 2 Hardware nicely.
Maximum memory capacity is 384 GB (with 16 GB DIMMs) capable or running at upto 1600MHz
Also announced was Multi-UCS Manager which alows the management of multiple UCS domains, even spread across geographical areas.
The full spec sheet can be found at