Supermicro Debuts Servers, Storage Bay Bridge

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2010-04-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Supermicro bills its dual-processor Storage Bridge Bay system as the world's first and also demonstrated its Twin architecture server solutions, optimized for cloud computing and high-performance computing, at IDF Beijing.

Super Micro Computer, a provider of application-optimized server solutions, is demonstrating its new Twin architecture server solutions optimized for cloud computing. Based on the SBI-7226T-T2 blade, the company's TwinBlade server supports up to 20 dual-socket server blades per 7U enclosure. The hardware is combined with dual 40G bps InfiniBand, FCoE or 10GbE switches and dual 1/10GbE switches in one 7U enclosure. Supermicro said the solution is ideal for for HPC ( high-performance computing), data center, enterprise and cloud computing environments, especially when powered by the new generation six-core or eight-core Xeon processors.

The DP and UP server and workstation systems support the entire range of new six-core Intel Xeon Processor 5600/3600 Series, including the high performance 130-watt SKUs. In keeping with the company's commitment to green computing, these solutions also support low-voltage 1.35V DDR3 memory modules as well as standard 1.5V modules. Supermicro's own 94 percent plus Platinum-level power supplies with PM-Bus come standard on most of these systems, the company noted In addition, the company offers high flexiblity in storage and networking through its Universal I/O (UIO) interface, which allows customers to choose from a host of I/O cards including SAS 2.0, 10 Gb Ethernet, Fiber Channel and QDR/DDR InfiniBand subsystems.

These platforms also offer onboard IPMI 2.0 with media and KVM-over-LAN support as well as 10Gb Ethernet, high-performance 40Gb/s QDR and cost-effective DDR onboard InfiniBand versions for many of its serverboards, including the X8DTT series for its popular multi-node 1U Twin, 2U Twin and 2U Twin2 servers.

"Featuring our Platinum Level power supplies, advanced cooling subsystems and serverboard designs, these latest SuperServers deliver the best performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "With Supermicro's innovative architecture and resource sharing, our TwinBlade doubles the number of dual-processor (DP) compute nodes to 20 per 7U, for an incredibly dense and cost-effective 0.35U per node. This breakthrough blade design leverages our successful Twin architecture to provide optimal performance, density and value."

Earlier in the week the company also announced a dual-processor (DP) Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) system optimized for enterprise-level storage applications. The Supermicro system is a superset of the new SBB standard. The 3U Super SBB supports sixteen 3.5" hot-swap HDDs (SAS1, SAS2 or Enterprise SATA) with the option to expand beyond sixteen HDDs by using Supermicro's SBB JBOD system. Each of the two serverboard canisters supports dual-Xeon 5500/5600 series processors, six DIMM slots, three PCI-E Gen2 slots and 6G bps SAS (SAS 2.0) connections.

 
 
 
 
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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