ThinkSystem SN850 in Dubai, UAE – Highly composable blade architecture

ThinkSystem SN850

  • Simplified deployment and orchestration
  • Increased density with flexible growth
  • Automated power management
  • XClarity systems management


Infrastructure made simple

The SN850 is a highly capable compute node that is part of Lenovo’s Flex System blade server architecture. Blade server systems allow for the pooling of system resources: power, cabling, management, networking, and cooling resources are all shared as a function of the blade chassis (see Lenovo Flex System Enterprise Chassis). The blade architecture saves on OPEX costs and allows for optimal server density, positioning Flex System well for both resource- and space-constrained environments.


Next-generation memory technology

Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory delivers a new, flexible tier of memory designed specifically for data center workloads that offers an unprecedented combination of high capacity, affordability and persistence. This technology will have a significant impact on real-world data center operations: reduction of restart times from minutes down to seconds, 1.2x virtual machine density, dramatically improved data replication with 14x lower latency and 14x higher IOPS, and greater security for persistent data built into hardware.


Workload optimized support

New second-generation Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family CPUs offer increased performance of 36% over the previous generation,* support for faster 2933MHz TruDDR4 memory, and Intel’s Vector Neural Network Instruction (VNNI) which accelerates processor performance on Deep Learning and AI workloads. Up to 6% increases in per-core performance and hardware security mitigations round out the enhanced capabilities featured in this next-generation processor technology from Intel.


Empowering IT management

Lenovo XClarity Controller is the embedded management engine in all ThinkSystem servers that is designed to standardize, simplify, and automate foundation server management tasks. Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a virtualized application that centrally manages ThinkSystem servers, storage, and networking, which can reduce provisioning time up to 95% versus manual operation. Running XClarity Integrator helps you streamline IT management, speed provisioning, and contain costs by seamlessly integrating XClarity into an existing IT environment.


Form Factor: Double-wide blade for Flex System Enterprise Chassis

Processor: Up to 4 second-generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors, up to 165W

Memory: Up to 6TB in 48x slots, using 128GB DIMMs; 2666MHz / 2933MHz TruDDR4; supports Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory

Expansion Slots: Up to 4x PCIe x16 mezzanine adapters

Internal Storage: Up to 4x 2.5″ storage bays supporting SAS/SATA HDDs/SSDs or U.2 NVMe SSDs; plus up to 2x mirrored M.2 boot drives (optional RAID 1)

Network Interface: 4x 10GbE LOM with fabric connector; or 2x 10GbE, 4x 10GbE, converged network mezzanine adapters, or 4x 25GbE or 2x 50GbE network mezzanine adapters

Power Supply: Contained in the chassis

Security and Availability Features: Lenovo ThinkShield, hot-swap 2.5″ SAS/SATA/U.2 drives; operating temperature up to 40°C (with limitations)

RAID Support: SW RAID standard (6Gbps SATA); optional HW basic RAID (12Gbps SAS/SATA); optional HW advanced RAID (12Gbps SAS/SATA 2GB flash-backed cache)

Operating Systems Supported: Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat, SUSE, VMware vSphere.

Limited Warranty: 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9×5; optional service upgrades