Aligned with the building-block approach to scaling out a database-as-a-service hosting environment and designed to handle the concurrent, variable workloads of business users running OLTP, EDW, or both. Built on 2nd gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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Base and Plus Configurations for Version 2 of the Intel® Select Solutions for SQL Server* on Windows Server*

Ingredient
Intel® Select Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server* on Windows Server* Base Configuration
Intel® Select Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server* on Windows Server* Plus Configuration
Platform
Intel® Server Board S2600WFT Qual
Intel® Server Board S2600WFT Qual
Processor
2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218 processor at 2.30 GHz (16 cores, 32 threads), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor
2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6248 processor at 2.60 GHz (20 cores, 40 threads), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor
Memory
384 GB or higher (12 x 32 GB 2,933 MHz 288-pin DDR4 RDIMM)

384 GB (12 x 32 GB 2,933 MHz 288-pin DDR4 RDIMM) and

1.0 TB Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory (8 x 128 GB) or

768 GB (24 x 32 GB 2,933 MHz 288-pin DDR4 RDIMM)

Persistent-Memory-to-DRAM Ratio 
N/A
2.67:1 (or lower) (1,024 GB:384 GB)
Boot Drive**
1 x 240 GB Intel® Solid State Drive (SSD) D3-S4510 (2.5-in. SATA 6 gigabits per second [Gb/s], 3D2, TLC) or more
2 x 240 GB Intel® SSD D3-S4510 Series (2.5-in. SATA 6 Gb/s, 3D2, TLC) or more (mirrored)
Log Drive
2 x 1.6 TB Intel® SSD DC P4610 (NVM Express* [NVMe*])
2 x 750 GB Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X (NVMe*)
Data Drive
6 x 2 TB Intel® SSD DC P4510 (NVMe*)
6 x 4 TB Intel® SSD DC P4510 (NVMe*)
Data Network
10Gb Intel® C620 Series Chipset with integrated Intel® Ethernet Network Connection X722
10Gb Intel® C620 Series Chipset with integrated Intel® Ethernet Network Connection X722
Management Network 
Integrated 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Integrated 1 GbE
Software
Windows Server* 2016 Standard edition or higher SQL Server 2017 or higher
Windows Server* 2019 Standard edition or higher SQL Server 2017 or higher
TPM
TPM 2.0 discrete or firmware TPM (Intel® Platform Trust Technology [Intel® PTT])
TPM 2.0 discrete or firmware TPM (Intel® PTT)
Firmware and Software Optimizations

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled

Intel® Speed Shift technology, hardware P-states (HWP) native

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel® RSTe) for SATA**

Intel NVMe drivers**

C-states disabled

Operating system power management plan set for performance

Intel® HT Technology enabled

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled

Intel® Speed Shift technology, HWP native

Intel® RSTe for SATA**

C-states disabled

Operating system power management plan set for performance

Minimum Performance Standards

Verified to meet or exceed the following minimum performance capabilities:

**Recommended, not required