NVME-20-DELL-ZEN4

MISSION CRITICAL

The NVME-20-DELL-ZEN4 is a high-performance storage system backed by top-tier hardware engineering and support. Whether you need ultra-low latency for enterprise virtualization, extreme performance for AI, or dense efficiency for hosting, this system won’t let you down.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Up to 40GB/s Throughput

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Up to 4 Million Random 4K IOPS

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Up To 153TB Usable

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Transparent High Availability
Self-Healing Recovery
Incremental Capacity Expansion
Non-Disruptive Upgrades
Secure Multi-Tenancy & Encryption
iSCSI/TCP & NVMe/TCP Storage Protocols

Processor

AMD EPYC ZEN4 processors offer generational improvements vs. ZEN3 including DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen5 connectivity. We’ve identified the best core configurations and developed Zen4-specific features in our storage software to achieve performance gains exceeding 30%.

Recommended SKUs

Epyc 9124Epyc 9334Epyc 9554P
Cores163264
Layout4×44×88×8
GHz3.0 / 3.72.7 / 3.93.1 / 3.75
PCIe Lanes128128128
TDP (Watts)200210380
CPU Price$1,083$2,990$7,104

Memory Configuration

Epyc 9124Epyc 9334Epyc 9554P
TypeDDR5DDR5DDR5
Speed4800 MT/s4800 MT/s4800 MT/s
ECCYesYesYes
Population12 x 16GiB12 x 16GiB12 x 32GiB
Capacity192GiB192GiB384GiB

Performance Guidance

Epyc 9124Epyc 9334Epyc 9554P
Engines224
Peak IOPS1.2 M2 M4 M
Peak BW15 GB/s20  GB/s40 GB/s
EncryptionYesYesYes
ReductionN/AOptionalOptional

Networking

UNPRECEDENTED FLEXIBILITY

The NVME20-DELL-ZEN4 offers extensive network flexibility with 2 PCIe Gen5 x16 slots, 1 PCI Gen4 x16 slot, and an x8 OCP3 port. The improved connectivity in the R6615 enables higher port density without sacrificing line-rate performance.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE
200G / 100G / 50G / 25G / 10G Connectivity Options
Multi-Tenant Data & Management Isolation
MLAG, MC-LAG, vLAG & vPC Compatibility
802.1Q VLAN Tagging
802.3AD Link Aggregation
Single & Multiple Subnet Multi-pathing
Jumbo Frames
Optional Transport Encryption

RAS Optimized

RAS optimized configurations offer enhanced reliability, availability, and serviceability. 200G QSFP112 options are perfect for high-speed switches and are backward compatible with 100G, 50G, and 40G.

200/100/40G100/40G50G/25G
200G-QSFP112-2P-R2x QSFP112
100G-QSFP56-2P-R2x QSFP56
50G-SFP56-2P-R2x SFP56
50G-SFP56-6P-R6x SFP56

Density Optimized

Density optimized configuration give you more ports for connecting isolated networks. The eight-port 50G SFP56 configuration is a universal option that’s backward compatible with legacy 10G/25G networks.

100/40G50G/25G10G
100G-QSFP56-4P-D4x QSFP56
50G-SFP56-4P-D8x SFP56
50G-SFP56-4P-D4x SFP56
10G-RJ45-8P-D8x RJ45

Storage

The NVME20-DELL-ZEN4 offers PCIe Gen5 NVMe and hot-swap NVMe. You can add capacity and performance incrementally and non-disruptively, one drive at a time. There’s no custom firmware or lock-in. For balanced performance and power efficiency, we recommend PCIe Gen4 NVMe devices.

Recommended Drives

VendorModelCapacityForm Factor
Micron7450 Pro7.6TU.2 15mm
Micron7450 Pro15.2TU.2 15mm
SamsungPM9A37.6TU.2 7mm
SamsungPM9A315.2TU.2 7mm
KioxiaCM67.6TU.2 15mm
KioxiaCM615.2TU.2 15mm

Chassis

The NVME20-DELL-ZEN4 high-availability storage cluster leverages Dell’s 16th generation PowerEdge R6615 servers, released in early 2023. Notable improvements include PCIe Gen5 connectivity, BOSS integration, additional PCIe slots, and improved airflow.

Server Overview

ComponentDescription
ManufacturerDell
ServerPowerEdge R6615
Generation16th Generation
CPUSingle Socket SP5

Platform Reliability

ElementDescription
PowerRedundant (1+1) 800W, Mixed Mode, NAF
BootRedundant (1+1) NVMe
MemoryECC Single bit correction, Double bit detection
Cooling4 “very high performance” fans

Rack Details

DimensionMeasurement
Rack Units1RU
Height1.685″ (42.8mm)
Width17.08″ (434mm)
Depth28.99″ (736.3mm)