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Primeur weekly 2017-09-25

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The rise of Machine Intelligence ...

Focus

ARM/Allinea alliance is building a community with promising HPC tools ...

Mont-Blanc prototypes form excellent testbeds for ARM-based but also other platforms ...

Exascale supercomputing

Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) names Doug Kothe as Director ...

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announces High Performance Computing for Materials Programme to help industry develop new, improved materials for severe environments ...

Quantum computing

Cost-effective quantum moves a step closer ...

Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of light ...

Focus on Europe

DeepL anchors neural machine translator at Verne Global's HPC-optimised data centre ...

Intel awards Paderborn University a cluster fueled by Xeon processors and Intel Arria 10 FPGAs ...

A new way to enhance the capacity of memory devices ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces support for Ubuntu ...

Altair extends its strategic relationship with HPE ...

Hardware

Mellanox appoints Shlomit Weiss to Senior Vice President of Silicon Engineering ...

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology puts Cray XC40 supercomputer into production ...

MemComputing compute engine rivals supercomputer processing speeds ...

Japan's Yokohama City University selects Cray XC50-AC supercomputer for life sciences research ...

Preferred Networks launches one of Japan's most powerful private sector supercomputers ...

Cray awarded $48 million contract from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information ...

Supermicro launches new 6U SuperBlade disaggregated server systems supporting rack scale design and free air cooling ...

Applications

Berkeley Lab cosmology software scales up to 658,784 Knights Landing cores ...

Multiscale simulations help predict unruly plasma behaviour ...

The Cloud

Oracle's new SPARC systems deliver 2-7x better performance, security capabilities, and efficiency than Intel-based systems ...

Supermicro launches new 6U SuperBlade disaggregated server systems supporting rack scale design and free air cooling


22 Sep 2017 San Jose - Super Micro Computer Inc., a global expert in enterprise computing, storage, and networking solutions and green computing technology, has made available its new 6U SuperBlade solutions designed to support the latest generation processors as well as future generation processors.

The new SuperBlade system combines compute, networking, and storage into a 6U enclosure with either 10 or 14 blade servers, up to 28 U.2 NVMe or 42 SAS SSDs, and up to four 25G/10G Ethernet switches with support for 50G and 100G networking solutions coming. The blade servers support Intel Xeon Scalable processors (up to 205 watts) with 24 DIMM slots (2-socket blade) and 12 DIMM slots (1-socket blade), maximizing performance and efficiency. In addition, the servers support M.2 NVMe, Intel Optane and Apache Pass. The enclosures use the same Ethernet switches, chassis management modules, and software as 8U/4U SuperBlade and 6U/3U MicroBlade systems for improved reliability, serviceability, and affordability.

"Our new 6U SuperBlade design builds upon the success of our 8U/4U SuperBlade, which was launched earlier this year", stated Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "With up to 14 Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based blade servers with maximum memory, NVMe, BBP, and 25G Ethernet switch support, our enterprise, Cloud and data centre customers can benefit from this high-performance and high-density solution. The disaggregated architecture unlocks the interdependence between the major server subsystems enabling the independent upgrade of the CPU and Memory, I/O, Storage as well as Power and Cooling. Now each component can be refreshed on-time to maximize Moore's Law improvements in performance and efficiency instead of waiting for a single monolithic server refresh cycle."

"A disaggregated server architecture enables the independent upgrades of the compute modules without replacing the rest of the enclosure including networking, storage, fans and power supplies, which refresh at a slower rate", stated Shesha Krishnapura, Intel Fellow and Intel IT CTO. "By disaggregating CPU and memory, each resource can be refreshed independently allowing data centers to reduce refresh cycle costs. When viewed over a three to five year refresh cycle, a SuperBlade with Intel's Rack Scale Design disaggregated server architecture will deliver, on-average, higher-performing and more-efficient servers at lower costs than traditional rip-and-replace models by allowing data centres to independently optimize adoption of new and improved technologies."

Supermicro SuperBlade systems provide the perfect building blocks for a Rack Scale Design (RSD) data centre solution. With up to 90% cabling reduction compared to 1U server solutions, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lowered and airflow is significantly improved, which in turn reduces the load on the cooling fans, resulting in even lower OPEX. Up to 54% percent cooling fan power efficiency improvement is achieved by sharing eight cooling fans and integrated power modules across all 14 SuperBlade servers. Free from vendor lock-in, these solutions ship with open industry standard IPMI 2.0 and Redfish APIs designed to lower management overhead in large scale data centres.

With up to 98 dual or single-socket blade servers with 25G or 10G Ethernet switches per 42U rack, the new 6U SuperBlade systems are perfect for wide range of enterprise, Cloud, and data centre applications including:

  • Virtualization
  • Simulation, CAE, EDA
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Big Data / Business Intelligence
  • ERP / CRM
  • HPC
A unique optional Battery Backup Power (BBP) Module provides adequate power to the enclosure in case of power trip or failure. This adds to the reliability of the system as it prevents data corruption or loss during transit due to power failure. The use of an expensive UPS solution also becomes optional with the available BBP Module.
Source: Super Micro Computer

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-09-25

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: The rise of Machine Intelligence ...

Focus

ARM/Allinea alliance is building a community with promising HPC tools ...

Mont-Blanc prototypes form excellent testbeds for ARM-based but also other platforms ...

Exascale supercomputing

Department of Energy's Exascale Computing Project (ECP) names Doug Kothe as Director ...

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announces High Performance Computing for Materials Programme to help industry develop new, improved materials for severe environments ...

Quantum computing

Cost-effective quantum moves a step closer ...

Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of light ...

Focus on Europe

DeepL anchors neural machine translator at Verne Global's HPC-optimised data centre ...

Intel awards Paderborn University a cluster fueled by Xeon processors and Intel Arria 10 FPGAs ...

A new way to enhance the capacity of memory devices ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces support for Ubuntu ...

Altair extends its strategic relationship with HPE ...

Hardware

Mellanox appoints Shlomit Weiss to Senior Vice President of Silicon Engineering ...

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology puts Cray XC40 supercomputer into production ...

MemComputing compute engine rivals supercomputer processing speeds ...

Japan's Yokohama City University selects Cray XC50-AC supercomputer for life sciences research ...

Preferred Networks launches one of Japan's most powerful private sector supercomputers ...

Cray awarded $48 million contract from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information ...

Supermicro launches new 6U SuperBlade disaggregated server systems supporting rack scale design and free air cooling ...

Applications

Berkeley Lab cosmology software scales up to 658,784 Knights Landing cores ...

Multiscale simulations help predict unruly plasma behaviour ...

The Cloud

Oracle's new SPARC systems deliver 2-7x better performance, security capabilities, and efficiency than Intel-based systems ...