HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Specs As Tested
We had a fairly standard configuration sent from HPE.
- Server: HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10, single PSU configuration
- CPU: Intel Xeon E-2136 (6 core/ 12 thread)
- Memory: 1x 8GB DDR4-2666 ECC UDIMM and 4x 16GB ECC UDIMMs
- Storage: 1TB 7.2K RPM hard drive and Samsung 960GB SATA SSD
- Management: HPE iLO 5 Advanced
These types of servers are often ordered with single DIMMs for cost-sensitive segments of the market. We added 4x 16GB DIMMs to match the higher-end CPU. We also cycled several CPUs through to get performance figures at different ends of the market. Given that we pushed our normal timetable to get this review completed for launch, we ran through only the 6 core/ 12 thread Intel Xeon E-2100 options. One can configure the HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 with other processor options so we will have data for the Core i3-8000 series as well to represent lower cost configurations.
Our performance testing is all done with 4x 16GB DDR4-2666 memory. For the power consumption figures, we are utilizing the Intel Xeon E-2136 that HPE provided with the single 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM module. Power consumption will increase going up in the SKU stack and adding more memory.
Next, we are going to look at the HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 system topology.
HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 Topology
One area that we are keenly aware of today, and will be increasingly so with future multi-chip packages, is system topology. Luckily, the Intel Xeon E-2100 series has an extremely simple system topology.
As one can see, the HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen10 is a straightforward design with a single CPU. With dual CPU servers, populating a single CPU may mean that PCIe slots and devices are not available. With the HPE ProLiant DL20, every feature is available with a single CPU. This portion of our reviews is more pertinent to AMD EPYC and dual socket Intel Xeon Scalable servers, but we wanted to include it for consistency.
Next, we are going to look at the performance of the server before moving to power consumption and our final thoughts.