Tyan Transport SX TS65A-B8036 Power Consumption
For this, we wanted to get some sense of how much power the system is using with a 64 core CPU and 256GB of memory. We thought it would be important to give a range.
- Idle: 0.11kW
- STH 70% CPU Load: 0.31kW
- 100% Load: 0.35kW
- Maximum Recorded: 0.42kW
That is a great overall showing and is in-line with a midrange dual Intel Xeon server with fewer combined cores. It is now possible to run three to four of these servers per kW for most virtualization workloads. That is excellent.
Note these results were taken using a 208V Schneider Electric / APC PDU at 17.5C and 71% RH. Our testing window shown here had a +/- 0.3C and +/- 2% RH variance.
STH Server Spider: Tyan Transport SX TS65A-B8036
In the second half of 2018, we introduced the STH Server Spider as a quick reference to where a server system’s aptitude lies. Our goal is to start giving a quick visual depiction of the types of parameters that a server is targeted at.
The Tyan Transport SX TS65A-B8036 is not the densest server as a single socket 2U platform. At the same time, using AMD EPYC, it is a very well rounded server with an emphasis on high-performance storage and expansion for networking and accelerators. Some platforms emphasize a single area while this is a platform that has a lot to offer across a number of different vectors.
Overall, we found the Tyan Transport SX TS65A-B8036 to work well. The system powered on, installed OSes, and everything worked out of the box. Tyan has done a great job on smaller elements of chassis design such as using tool-less drive trays and even M.2 configuration to make their platforms significantly easier to configure and service.
The overall management interface has seen a major uplift since the last version we tested and the performance, as well as the overall user experience, is much improved. We hope Tyan continues to invest in the solution adding next-level features such as reboot to BIOS and BIOS configuration options. We also hope that Tyan servers come standard with tool-less rails in the box. Make sure you check with your sales rep that the server you order has these included. Some organizations do not want to pay the marginal cost for tool-less rails, but we have been pushing all vendors to offer them standard as they are a major time saver in the data center.
What is clear is that the Tyan Transport SX TS65A-B8036 has an enormous amount of flexibility in a relatively compact 2U form factor. Taking advantage of the single-socket AMD EPYC design allows Tyan to make an expandable system with lots of configuration possibilities.
Where to Buy
We have gotten a lot of questions asking where one can buy these servers. That is pretty common since some of the gear is harder to find online. ThinkMate has these servers on their configurator, so we are going to point folks there:
Let us know if you find this helpful and we can include in future reviews as well.