The first ever Intel Xeon SoCs, the D-1520 and D-1540, are now in production. These processors provided up to 3.4X the performance of an Intel Atom C2750 in a dynamic web serving platform test undertaken by Intel. The new Xeons are said to boast up to 1.7X better performance per watt in the same example task. The Supermicro X10SDV-F/TLN4F are some of the first motherboards to use the new chip. 

The Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F utilizes the new Broadwell-DE SoC. Specifically, the Intel Xeon D-1540 which is an 8 core 16 thread SoC that runs at 2.0GHz base frequency and can turbo up to 2.5GHz. The SoC incorporates a PCH that appears largly based on the Intel C200 series PCH as well as dual 10Gbase-T Ethernet. Supermicro is the first vendor to make the Xeon D’s 10GbE available in quantities. We have already looked at the performance of the Intel Xeon D-1540. We were able to test the setup with 128GB of RAM which was great as that configuration opens up many more possibilities.

                                               X10SDV-TLN4F

These 64-bit SoCs have the following key configurations:

  • Intel Xeon D-1520: 4 cores / 8 threads, 2.2GHz, 45W
  • Intel Xeon D-1540: 8 cores / 16 threads, 2GHz, 45W
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    Further specs the two new Xeon SoCs have in common include:

  • Up to 5X network bandwidth thanks to integrated 2 x 10GbE Intel Ethernet
  • Integrated I/O such as 24x PCIe 3, 8x PCIe 2, 6x SATA3, 4x USB etc
  • Memory architecture based upon DDR4 DIMMs with up to 12MB L3 cache
  • Up to 128GB of addressable memory

  •                                    Xeon-D

    So one of advantages of the SoC Xeon D processor's is they can be installed on form factor mini-ITX boards, like the Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F you can see below, It is perhaps the most powerful mITX form factor server platform available today. The X10SDV-TLN4F has an active cooler which we saw in some of the pre-production shots. For those looking to build a quiet SMB desk side server, the fan is quiet but not silent. Another big feature of this board is the On-Board 10Gbase-T Ethernet ports while also still having room for 2 Gigabit ports aswell. Overall the hardware packed on this small motherboard is impressive. One can build a very complete and expandable system all in small desktop chassis or short depth 1U chassis. 

                                                   X10SDV-TLN4F

    Full Details as follows:

  • X10SDV-F/-TLN4F – Mini-ITX Motherboard (6.7” x 6.7”) 
  • Intel® Xeon® processor D-1540 SoC (8 core, 45W), VT-d/x, TXT, AES-NI, SR-IOV, Xeon RAS, 
  • built in 10GbE. 
  • 128GB 2133MHz DDR4 RDIMM or 64GB UDIMM in 4x DIMMs, 
  • 6x SATA 3.0, 
  • 1x M.2 slot (M key for SSD, 2242/2280, PCIe3.0 x4), 
  • 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 
  • 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 
  • Quad LAN ports with SoC dual 10GbE and I350-AM2 dual GbE (-F with dual GbE only), 
  • IPMI 2.0 with KVM and dedicated port, 
  • 0-60°C operating temperature, 
  • 4 pin 12V DC and ATX power source
  • X10SDV-TLN4F

    Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F Rear IO and Network   

    X10SDV-TLN4F

    Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F SATA Ports, PCI-e 3.0 slot and M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slot

    Conclusion

    Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F certainly lives up to our expectations. The Xeon D-1540 packs quite a punch with its 8 cores, 128GB configuration along with 10Gbase-T Ethernet is excellent. The Intel Atom C2000 series was a step in the right direction for an all-in-one mITX platform, the Intel Xeon D finally enables a significantly higher-end and usable configuration while still maintaining low power consumption. The Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F pricing starts at around £598.00

     
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