Brand new Cisco UCS M5 B-Series

Last week, Cisco announced the brand new Cisco M5 blades and services. In this post a brief summary about the technical details.

New Technologies and features

  • Support for the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and later, drop- in compatible follow-on processor
  • Support for 2666-MHz (and future faster) DDR4 memory and 3D XPoint DIMMs (when available from Intel CY18)
  • Support for additional PCIe NVMe storage offerings
  • Additional GPU support
  • Support for 1400 series VIC when available
  • Support for M.2 (“gum stick” form factor) bootable mirrored SATA drives (post-FCS PCIe NVMe)

What about M4??

There is a overlap between selling and supporting M4 and M5, this overlap is at least 12 months. End of Sale of UCS M4 is not before calender year 2023:

And now… Specs and pictures!

Cisco UCS B200 M5 Blade Server

  • Support for Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Support for 2666 MHz DDR4 DIMMS with new capacity point of 128GB
  • Up to 2 NVIDIA® P6 GPU
  • Modular Internal FlexStorage Option: Mirrored SD Card or M.2 SATA with SW RAID
  • New SSD and NVMe Options
  • Post FCS: 3D XPoint Memory, M.2 NVMe

Cisco B480 M5 4S Blade Server

  • Designed for a wide range of compute-intensive and memory-intensive enterprise workloads
    including virtualization and database applications
  • Balanced high performance platform with industry leading compute density, I/O bandwidth, and memory footprint

In the next blog post, everything new about the UCS M5 C series (rack servers) and GPU’s!