Tower Server Comparison: HPE ML350 Gen10 vs. Dell T640 vs. Lenovo ST550

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As we all know, both of HPE and Dell provide the first-class rack servers and tower servers, but Lenovo also offer some good tower servers.

If you don’t know which tower server should you choose, you may read this comparison chart for reference.

Table 1. HPE Server vs. Dell Server vs. Lenovo Server

Brand Dell HPE Lenovo
Server Model T640 ProLiant ML350 G10 ThinkSystem ST550
CPU Model Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor 1-2 Intel Xeon processors
8100/6100/5100/4100/3100 series
Intel Xeon Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum processors
High-level CPU Model 8180M 8080/8010M Intel Xeon Platinum 8156 4C
Chipset Model Intel C621 Intel C622 Intel C624
RAM Model 24 × 64GB/2667MHz/LRDIMM 24 × 128GB/2667MHz/LRDIMM
32GB/2667MHZ/RDIMM
12 × DDR4 DIMM Slots, Up to 2666MT/s
Total capacity 1.5TB 3TB Supports up to 1.5TB 2666Mhz TruDDR4 (single use 128GB DIMM)
Persistent memory 12 × NVDIMM, Up to 192GB No No
Storage controller Model 6Gbps SATA Controller:  onbord SW RAID S140
12Gbps RAID Controller:
RAID Controller H730P, 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA , 2GB DDR3 NV SDRAM, PCIe, support SAS/SATA/SSD;
RAID Controller H740P, 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA , 8GB DDR4-2133 NV DRAM, PCIe, support SAS/SATA/SSD;
RAID Controller H330, 12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA, support SAS/SATA/SSD, no cache, PCIe
Internal Controller: HBA330
12Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA, No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
External PERC (RAID): RAID Controller H840
RAID Controller H840, 2Gb/s SAS, 6Gb/s SATA, 8GB NV, PCIe, support SAS/SATA/SSD, 0/1/5/6/10/50/60
External HBA (Not RAID): 12 Gbps SAS HBA
No Cache, No RAID, Pass through only
1 S100i
1 E208i-a/E208e-p
1 P408i-a/P408e-p
1 P816i-a
12Gbps RAID Controller:
ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter
ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 1GB Cache PCIe 12Gb Adapter
ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter
ThinkSystem RAID 930-24i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter12Gbps non-RAID HBA Card:
ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

NVMe PCIe interfaces  (non-RAID)
ThinkSystem 1610-4P NVMe Switch Adapter

Cache size / maximum 8GB 4GB None, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
Cache protection type / / None (530-8i, 730-8i), Flash backup (930-8i, 930-16i, 930-24i)
Battery or capacitor Battery Battery Capacitance
Main technical characteristics Controller Chip: H730P (LSISAS 3108), H740P (LSISAS 3508), H330 (LSI SAS3008)
RAID Support: H730P (0/1/5/6/10/50/60), H740P (0/1/5/6/10/50/60), H330 (0/1/5/10/50), S140 (0/1/5/10)
12Gb SAS, Up to 240 pieces Controller Chip: SAS3408 (530-8i), SAS3108 (730-8i), SAS3508 (930-8i, 930-24i), SAS3516 (930-16i), SAS3408 (430-8i), SAS3416 (430-16i)
RAID Support: 530-8i (0\1\10\5\50), 730-8i (0\1\10\5\50), 930-8i (0\1\10\5\50\6\60), 930-16i (0\1\10\5\50\6\60), 930-24i (0\1\10\5\50\6\60)
SD Card Number of SD cards 2 1 N/A
SD card capacity 64GB 8/32GB N/A
SD cards can form RAID levels 1 N/A N/A
M.2 M.2 Quantity 2 >2 2
M. 2 single chip capacity 480GB 1.92TB ThinkSystem M.2 CV1 32GB
ThinkSystem M.2 CV3 128GB
M.2 RAID levels 1 SoftRaid 0/1/5/10 RAID0, RAID1
Network card Daughter Card  (LOM) 2 × 10GE Default 4x1Gb (FlexibleLOM)
Optional 2x10Gb / 4x10Gb / 2x25Gb
Standard with 2 1Gb ports
PCIe (occupies a standard slot) Yes No (embedded, not occupying slots) Optional 1GbE, 10Gb Base-T or SFP +. One dedicated 1GbE management port
Gigabit Ethernet
ThinkSystem NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter By Broadcom
ThinkSystem NetXtreme PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter By Broadcom
ThinkSystem I350-F1 PCIe 1Gb 1-Port SFP Ethernet Adapter By Intel
ThinkSystem I350-T2 PCIe 1Gb 2-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter By Intel
ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter By Intel
10 Gb Ethernet
Intel X550-T1 Single Port 10GBase-T Adapter
Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter
ThinkSystem Broadcom NX-E PCIe 10Gb 2-Port Base-T Ethernet Adapter
ThinkSystem X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter
GPU Max Supported GPU 4 full-width 300W or 8 single-width 150W 4 Support 2 GPUs, up to 250W per single
GPU Model Nvidia Tesla V100/P100, K80M, M60, M10, P40, AMD S7150, S7150X2 PE NVIDIA Quadro P6000

HPE NVIDIA Tesla M10 Quad
HPE NVIDIA Tesla P40 24 GB

NVIDIA Quadro P2000 5GB
NVIDIA Quadro P6000 24GB
FPGA Max Supported FPGA N/A N/A N/A
FPGA Model POST RTS N/A N/A
Hard drive backplane Type (including the maximum number of supported hard disks) 32*2.5”/18*3.5”/24*2.5” (include 8*NVMe) 24SFF SAS/SATA HDD/SSD
16 SFF SAS/SATA HDD/SSD and 8 SFF NVMe SSD
12LFF SAS/SATA HDD/SSD
12 LFF NHP SATA HDD
2.5-inch hot-swap hard drive configuration
a. Eight 2.5 ” SAS / SATA
b. Eight 2.5 ” SAS / SATA (4 slots support NVMe)
c. 16 x 2.5 ” SAS / SATA
d. 16 2.5 ” SAS / SATA (4 slots support NVMe)
e. 20 2.5 ” SAS / SATA
f. 20 2.5 ” SAS / SATA (4 slots support NVMe)
3.5-inch hot-swap hard drive configuration
a. 4 x 3.5 ” SAS / SATA
b. Eight 3.5 ” SAS / SATA
c. 8 x 3.5 ” SAS / SATA + 4 x 2.5 ” SAS / SATA
3.5-inch simple-swap hard drive configuration
a. 4 x 3.5 ” SATA
b. Eight 3.5 ” SATA
Support hard disk hot swap Yes Yes Yes
Hard disk configuration Model and quantity SAS/SATA; 32*2.5”/18*3.5” 24 SFF SAS / SATA Hard Drives / Solid State Drives
16 SFF SAS / SATA hard drives / solid state drives and 8 SFFNVMe solid state drives
12 LFF SAS / SATA hard drives / solid state drives
12 LFF non-hot-plug SATA hard drives
2.5-inch 12Gbps SAS Hard Drive:
300GB 15K, 600GB 15K, 900GB 15K
300GB 10K, 600GB 10K, 900GB 10K, 1.2TB 10K, 1.8TB 10K
3.5-inch 12Gbps SAS hard drive:
300GB 15K, 600GB 15K
2.5-inch 12Gbps NL-SAS hard drive:
1TB 7.2K, 2TB 7.2
3.5-inch 12Gbps NL-SAS hard drive:
1TB 7.2K, 2TB 7.2K, 4TB 7.2K, 6TB 7.2K, 10TB 7.2K
3.5-inch 6Gbps SATA hard drive:
1TB 7.2K, 2TB 7.2K, 4TB 7.2K, 6TB 7.2K, 8TB 7.2K, 10TB 7.2K
2.5-inch 6Gbps SATA hard drive:
1TB 7.2K, 2TB 7.2K
2.5-inch SSD hard drive:
SAS interface: PM1635a 400GB, PM1635a 800GB, PM1633a 3.84TB
SATA interface: PM863a 240GB, PM863a 480GB, Intel S3520 240GB, Intel S3520 480GB,
NVMe PCIe interface: U.2 PM963 1.92TB, U.2 PM963 3.84TB
Chassis Dimension (mm) 5U rack mountable
Height: 443.23 mm
Width: 217.7 mm
Depth: 707.8 mm
4U Tower or 5U Rack
46.25 (height) × 64.8 (depth) × 17.4 (width) cm
Tower:
Height: 438 mm (17.2 in)
Width (with stabilizer feet extended): 272 mm (10.7 in)
Width (with stabilizer feet retracted): 176 mm (6.9 in)
Depth: 670 mm (26.4 in)
Rack Conversion Kit:
Height: 176 mm (6.9 in)
Width: 482 mm (18.97 in)
Depth: 670 mm (26.4 in)
Ventilation method Air-cooled Air-cooled Front and rear ventilation
Temperature operating temperature range (Celsius) 10°C to 35°C 10° to 35°C ASHRAE Class A4:  5 °C – 45 °C  (41 °F – 113 °F); for altitudes above 900 m  (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 125-m  (410-ft) increase in altitude
ASHRAE Class A3:  5 °C – 40 °C  (41 °F – 104 °F); for altitudes above 900 m  (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 175-m  (574-ft) increase in altitude
ASHRAE Class A2:  10 °C – 35 °C  (50 °F – 95 °F); for altitudes above 900 m  (2,953 ft), decrease the maximum ambient temperature by 1 °C for every 300-m  (984-ft) increase in altitude
Humidity range 10% to 80% 8% to 90% ASHRAE Class A4:  8% – 90%  (non-condensing); maximum dew point:  24 °C  (75 °F)
ASHRAE Class A3:  8% – 85%  (non-condensing); maximum dew point:  24 °C  (75 °F)
ASHRAE Class A2:  8% – 80%  (non-condensing); maximum dew point:  21 °C  (70 °F)
Hot-swappable power supplies Nominal power of single power supply (W) Titanium 750W,
Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W, 2000W and 2400W
240V HVDC 750W
-48V DC 1100W
HPE Universal Slot Redundant Power Module 500W / 800W / 1600W, or HPE Standard 500W Non-Hot Swap / Non-Redundant Power One 450W (230V / 115V) 80plus Gold fixed power supply,
Two hot-swappable 550W / 750W / 1100W platinum power supplies
Two hot-swappable 750W titanium power supplies
Quantity 2 2 2 (The server supports either a single fixed power supply or one or two hot-swap power supplies)
Dual power mode Redundancy Redundancy N+N
input method 220V AC/-48VDC/240HVDC 220VVAC/48VDC/380VDC/ 100 – 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
200 – 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz / 60 Hz
PCI-E (I/O) Quantity Up to 8 PCIE 3.0 slots
Slot‐1:  x16 PCIe Gen3 for FL/FH card from CPU1
Slot‐2:  x8 PCIe Gen3 for FL/FH card from CPU1  (x4 lanes)
Slot‐3:  x16 PCIe Gen3 for FL/FH card from CPU1
Slot‐4:  x8 PCIe Gen3 for HL/FH card from CPU2
Slot‐5:  x8 PCIe Gen3 for FL/FH card from CPU2  (DMI x4 lanes)
Slot‐6:  x16 PCIe Gen3 for FL/FH card from CPU2
Slot‐7:  x8 PCIe Gen3 for FL/FH card from CPU2
Slot‐8:  x16 PCIe Gen3 for FL/FH card from CPU2
8 ((x16, x8, x16, x8, x16, x8, x16, x8)) Up to 6 PCIE 3.0 slots
Slot 1:  PCIe 3.0 x8  (25W); full-height, half-length
Slot 2:  PCIe 3.0 x16  (75W); full-height, half-length
Slot 3:  PCIe 3.0 x16  (75W); full-height, full-length
Slot 4:  PCIe 3.0 x16  (x8 wired)  (25W); full-height, full-length  (requires second processor)
Slot 5:  PCIe 3.0 x16  (75W); full-height, full-length  (requires second processor)
Slot 6:  PCIe 3.0 x8  (x4 wired)  (25W); full-height, full-length
USB Quantity 8 6 Total 7 USB ports
Front panel: Two USB ports (one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0 port
Rear panel: Four USB ports (four USB 2.0, two USB 3.0)
Internal: One internal USB 3.0 port for RDX drive
Out-of-band management Yes or No Yes Yes Yes
Main Functions Compliant with IPMI 2.0
IDRAC9 (Express Edition, Enterprise Edition) with Lifecycle Controller
Optional Quick Sync 2 wireless module
HPE iLO Standard with Smart Configuration (Embedded), HPE OneView Standard (download required) (standard), HPE iLO Advanced,
HPE iLO Advanced Premium Security Edition and HPE OneView Advanced (optional)
XClarity Controller (XCC) Standard, Advanced, Enterprise
Standard features are included by default and can be upgraded to Advanced or Enterprise via Features on Demand (FoD)
Support mobile management function (Xclarity Mobile App + front USB interface connection), Mobile App supports Android or iOS
Energy management Yes or No Yes Yes Yes, Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager
System cooling fan Air baffle, vector heat dissipation Standard 2 fans, non-hot-swappable, optional 4 additional fans, hot-swappable and N + 1 redundancy 4 hot-swappable fans, 2 with 1 CPU, 3 with 2 CPUs, 4 fans for N + 1 redundancy
LCD Screen Yes or No Optional LED N / A, using Light path diagnostics
Host front panel with keyhole and key Yes or No Yes Yes Support, optional lock panel (ThinkSystem 1U Security Bezel)

Want to check the price of these 3 series, welcome to visit:

HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Servers

Dell PowerEdge T640 Servers

Lenovo ThinkSystem ST550 Servers

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