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Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Supermicro Showcases FatTwin and Energy Efficient Server Solutions
Super Micro Computer is exhibiting its latest technologies in
server and storage technologies at CeBIT 2013 in Hannover, Germany
At the center of focus is Supermicro's 4U FatTwin compute and storage platform. The company claims that the 4U 8-node
SYS-F617R3-FT provides $500 per node savings over 4 years from its
energy efficient design while the 4-node 8x 3.5" hot-swap HDD per
node SYS-F627R3-RTB+/R72B+ provides 33% increased data bandwidth
and storage capacity.
High storage capacity is also featured in the new 4U Double-Sided
Storage server SSG-6047R-E1R72L which supports 72x hot-swappable
3.5" SAS/SATA HDDs in 36x drive bays plus 2x internal fixed 2.5"
HDD bays for OS and applications.
For Hadoop/Big Data, Supermicro's new 4x dual processor (DP) node
front I/O SYS-F617H6-FT+/FTL+ features up to 12x 3.5" SAS/SATA HDDs
per U with hardware/software RAID support. Optimized for Data
Center and Cloud Computing, the SYS-F627R3-F73/-FT features 4x
hot-plug DP nodes with 4x hot-swap 3.5" SAS/SATA HDD bays per node
or 8x hot-swap 2.5" SAS HDD bays per node in the SYS-F627R2-F73
with front I/O for ease of maintenance in hot /cold aisle
For HPC applications in engineering and scientific research, the 4x
node GPU FatTwin SYS-F627G3-FT+/F73+/F73PT+ supports up to 12x
NVIDIA (Kepler) K10, K20M, K20X GPUs or Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
and 2x 3.5" hot-swap HDD bays per node with 10GBase-T. 6x 2.5"
hot-swap HDD bay models are also available
Supermicro's optimized air channel FatTwin architecture
incorporates power efficient motherboard designs and heavy duty 8cm
fans for optimal cooling. Combined with Platinum level, high
efficiency (95%) digital switching power supplies and reduced
cabling these platforms enable operation at higher ambient
temperatures (up to 47°C) lowering overall power consumption by up
to 16% and improving overall energy efficiency.
Supermicro also has an array of standard and proprietary form
factor motherboards at the show. Available in multi (MP), dual (DP)
and single, uni (UP) processor configurations for both Intel and
AMD CPUs, these boards cover the spectrum from low-power, compact
embedded applications to workstations and mission critical
enterprise-class rack mount server and high-capacity storage
systems. Highlights include the UP X9SBAA-F Mini-ITX embedded
motherboard featuring a low-power Intel Atom processor, 8GB of DDR3
ECC memory and remote management via IPMI ideal for use in
Supermicro's new compact CSE-101i Box PC. The UP X9SRA ATX
motherboard supports an Intel Xeon E5-2600/1600 processor, up to
256GB DDR3 memory and 4x PCI-E expansion slots, ideal for a cost
effective entry level workstation (SYS-5037A-i). The DP X9DRX+-F is
Supermicro's proprietary 15.2" x 13.2" motherboard supporting dual
Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors, up to 135W TDP and a 11x PCI-E
expansion slot solution. For maximum performance per dollar,
Supermicro's MP H8QG7-LN4F supports up to 4x 16-core AMD Opteron
6000 series processors, 1TB DDR3 1600 MHz ECC memory, full hardware
RAID and 4x PCI-E 2.0 expansion slots.
Additional exhibits include SuperBlade solutions, available in
dual-node DP TwinBlade (SBI-7227R-T2 and SBA-7222G-T2), 64-core AMD
G34 4-way MP Blade (SBA-7142G-T4), 3 TFlops GPU Blade (SBI-7127RG),
9.6TB Storage Blade with HW RAID & BBU (SBI-7127R-S6) and PCI-E 3.0
x16 Expansion Workstation Blade (SBI-7127R-SH). The all-in-one
SuperBlade features 94%+ power efficiency and high bandwidth
connectivity through optional network switch modules, including
56Gb/s FDR IB (SBM-IBS-F3616M), FCoE (SBM-XEM-F8X4SM), 10GbE
(SBM-XEM-X10SM) and 1/10GbE (SBM-GEM-X3S+).
A high-availability 1U mainstream SuperServer SYS-5017R-MTRF
featuring Supermicro's patent pending BBP battery backup power
module technology provides mission critical server and storage
operation and eliminates the need for costly UPS infrastructure.
The 3U MicroCloud (SYS-5037MC-H12TRF) features 12 independent nodes
each supporting an Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 processor, up to 32 GB
DDR3 VLP ECC memory, 2x 3.5" or 4x 2.5" SATA HDD bays for high
density web hosting services.
The 4U/Tower SYS-7047GR-TRF features support for dual Intel Xeon
E5-2600 series processors (up to 150W TDP) and is NVIDIA Maximus
certified for maximum acceleration and productivity for
simultaneous design, visualization and compute-intensive simulation
and rendering on a single workstation.
Ultimate performance with lowest latency for High Frequency Trading
(HFT) is solved by the Hyper-Speed 2U SYS-6027AX-TRF supporting the
highest performance Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors (up to 150W TDP)
and hardware/BIOS enhancements delivering application performance
improvements up to 30%.
Rounding out total server building block solutions, Supermicro will
demo systems in SuperRack enclosures with high bandwidth 10-Gigabit
Ethernet top-of-rack switches, 24-port SSE-X24S and new 48-port
SSE-X3348T 10GBASE-T switch for RJ45 connections over copper CAT6
cable. Complete system monitoring and management is provided by
Supermicro's Data Center Management software, NMView.