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Infographic – memory buying guide for Romley 2-socket servers

For servers based on the Intel plan of record

UPDATE: 06/30/2012: v1.21 – added 1333MHz/1600MHz speed info
UPDATE: 06/30/2012: v1.21_ibmsys_1_0 – IBM System x memory
UPDATE: 07/01/2012: v1.21_ibmsys_1_1 – IBM System x memory
UPDATE: 07/06/2012 – non-viability of LRDIMMs
UPDATE: 07/06/2012 – viability of HyperCloud

Here is a graphical illustration of how to choose memory for 2-socket Romley servers.

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Memory buying guide – when to use RDIMMs on Romley ?

“above 256GB requires HyperCloud” is a universal limit

256GB seems to be a magical number.

Below that feel free to use RDIMMs.

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Memory options for the IBM System x3650 M4 server – 32GB memory modules

For 32GB memory modules – the problem with 32GB RDIMMs

32GB RDIMM will only be available in 4-rank (4-rank).

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Memory options for the IBM System x3650 M4 server – 16GB memory modules

For 16GB memory modules use at 1 DPC and 2 DPC

If the memory you need is going to require 1 DPC, or 2 DPC, you are better off buying the IBM RDIMMs.

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Memory options for the HP DL360p and DL380p servers – 32GB memory modules

For 32GB memory modules – the problem with 32GB RDIMMs

Currently HP does not list a 32GB RDIMM in the docs (although it may still offer it).

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/14225_na/14225_na.html
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HP SmartMemory

The reason is that the 32GB RDIMM will only be available in 4-rank (4-rank).

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Memory options for the HP DL360p and DL380p servers – 16GB memory modules

For 16GB memory modules use at 1 DPC and 2 DPC

If the memory you need is going to require 1 DPC, or 2 DPC, you are better off buying the HP Smart Memory RDIMMs.

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Installing memory on 2-socket servers – memory mathematics

Background – 2-sockets, memory channels and DPC

On a 2-socket server (2 processors on the motherboard), each Romley processor has 4 memory channels (up from 3 of pre-Romley). On each memory channel if you use 3 DPC (3 DIMMs per channel) you have:

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