“We’ve been very fortunate at Intel to collaborate with QCT over about the last decade, to bring about innovations to market very quickly. One of the latest successes has been the partnership from early design through early ship on the Intel Xeon Scalable platform [as part of the] Intel Select Solutions brand”

- Jason Waxman, Corporate Vice President General Manager, Data Center Solutions, Intel.
Pre-configured for quick deployment

Simplify Data Center Modernization

Developed and delivered by QCT and Intel and based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, an Intel® Select Solution enables Enterprises, Cloud Service Providers, and Communication Service Providers to make confident choices in deploying data center infrastructure that is pre-defined and purpose-built for key workloads.

Efficiency

Workload-optimized Performance

Selecting and optimizing the right mix of hardware, software, tools, settings, and optimizations to best address a specific data center workload can be a daunting proposition for even the most seasoned technicians. QCT and Intel have combined efforts to ensure that our offerings blend seamlessly to deliver reliable, workload-optimized performance.

Manageability

System-level Benchmarking and Verification

QCT and Intel employ well-known third party and industry benchmarking tools that simulate real-world loads and help us to identify and eliminate pressure points. All designed to ensure that every Intel® Select Solution is delivered on a balanced platform that achieves the optimal mix of performance, agility, security, and reliability.

  • QCT 2nd GENERATION QxStor-vSAN ReadyNode™
  • QCT QxStack for NFVI on Ubuntu
  • QCT SQL Server 2016 Appliance with New Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
QCT Premier Intel Select Solutions

ENHANCE PERFORMANCE

Adopt QCT’s 2nd generation server platform with Intel’s latest technology to ensure the best ever performance.

IMPROVED AGILITY

Scale out and update your datacenter infrastructure based on your business demands.

COST EFFICIENT

Lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) in both CapEx and OpEx by QCT’s optimized architecture.

QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) is a leading data center solution provider. QCT has a comprehensive product line with a wide variety of server, storage, switches, and rack products to meet a variety of needs.

QxStor VMware Edition-vSAN Ready Node™ series contain a complete product line of pre-validated solution by integrating various kinds of QCT servers with VMware leading virtualization software to meet the demands from different use cases and scenarios. Under the trend of digital transformation, traditional data center had faced the challenge of scalability, multi-vendor integration within solution, lacking manageability, needless to say optimizing cost and performance. QxStor VMware Edition- vSAN Ready Node™ series solutions are here to help you fully utilize your resources and overcome the challenges.

QCT now launched the 2nd GERNARTION of QxStor VMware Edition-vSAN Ready Node™. Designed with the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform and the latest NVMe SSDs in QuantaGrid D52B system, this solution provides sufficient I/O throughput to ensure no scaling bottlenecks to support fast-growing business demands. In addition, with QCT’s auto deployment tool, users can dramatically minimize the time up and running the system. By adopting these industry-leading technologies, QCT QxStor VMware Edition-vSAN Ready Node™ series provide users efficient, secured, agile, simplified management solution for your private cloud environment.

DescriptionQTY
PlatformQCT D52B-1U 1
CPUIntel® Xeon® Gold 6138 CPU @ 2.00GHz / 20C/40T2
Memory384GB (32GB 2666MHz DDR4 DIMM)12
Boot DriveSATADOM 32GB1
Cache TierIntel SSD DC P4800X 375GB2
Capacity Tier Intel® SSD DC P4500 Series SSDPE2KX020T7 (2 TB, 2.5-inch)12
Data NetworkIntel Ethernet Converged Network Connection OCP X527-DA41
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QCT Premier Intel Select Solutions

NETWORK PERFORMANCE ON OPENSSL/ DPDK

VALIDATION ON QCT'S HARDWARE

COVERAGE ALL THE HARDWARE/ SOFTWARE SETTING AND RECOMMENDATIONs

Network service providers and telecommunications service providers are looking for ways to deliver services faster and more cost-effectively in the Telco business. To fulfill these customers’ requirements and workloads, QCT collaborates with Intel on validating NFVI-optimized hardware stack, and it is tuned to take advantage of Intel latest technologies. QCT’s reference solution is validated based on high performance Intel® Xeon® Gold processor, Intel’s network and storage solutions and Quick Assist Technology for carrier-class use cases that require long life, high reliability and telco-case capabilities.

In the reference design, QCT tuned parameters and setting including BIOS and software versions. With Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and Quick Assist Technology (QAT) for increasing the network performance, QCT tested the solution to ensure the Bulk Crypto Performance on the QCT latest platform with Ubuntu as host.

DescriptionQTY
SystemQuanta D52BQ-2U Server1
CPUIntel® Xeon® Gold 6152 Processor (30.25M Cache, 2.10 GHz)2
RAM384GB (12 * 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 RDIMM)12
SSD-NVMeIntel® SSD DC P4500 SERIES 2TB4
SSD-SATAIntel® SSD S4600 SERIES 960GB2
NIC cardIntel® PCIe 25G 2 port-low profile XXV710DA2G1P52
QATIntel® QuickAssist Adapter 89701
QCT Premier Intel Select Solutions

Reliable, secure, and workload-optimized stack backed by QCT and Intel architecture

Intel Select Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 can help minimize the time, cost, and complexity required for an enterprise to evaluate hardware and software integrations. QCT SQL Server 2016 Appliance includes a hardware and software stack that has been verified following organized procedures and intensive testing efforts by QCT and Intel. QCT uses the HammerDB benchmark to validate the configuration for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP). Furthermore, based on the Transactions Per Minute (TPM) metric, QCT SQL Server 2016 Appliance has considerably outperformed Intel standards on both base and plus configuration.

IngredientPlus Configuration Base Configuration
PlatformQuanta D52B-1U Server Quanta D52BQ-2U Server
Processor2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6152 CPU @ 2.10GHz / 22C / 44T2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6136 CPU @ 3.00GHz / 12C / 24T
Memory384GB (12 * 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 RDIMM)384GB (12 * 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 RDIMM)
Boot Drive2 x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD2 x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
Log Drive2 x Intel SSD DC P4600 Series, 1.6 TB NVMe 4 x Intel SSD DC P4600 Series, 1.6 TB NVMe
Data Drive4 x Intel SSD DC P4500 Series, 2 TB NVMe 4 x Intel SSD DC S4500 Series, 1.9 TB SATA SSD
Data Network40 GbE Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL71010 GbE Intel Ethernet Network Connection OCP X527-DA4 / 40 GbE Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710
Management NetworkIntegrated 1 GbEIntegrated 1 GbE
SoftwareWindows Server 2016 Datacenter edition / SQL Server 2016 Enterprise edition Windows Server 2016 Datacenter edition / SQL Server 2016 Enterprise edition
TPMTrusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0

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