Supermicro Introduces New 2U Twin Architecture Servers For HPC And Cloud Hosting

Supermicro builds on its award winning Twin architecture with new 2U TwinPro and TwinPro² servers that will unleash I/O and network performance with 12Gbs SAS3, NVMe, 10GbE/40GbE and 56Gbs FDR InfiniBand.

supermicro-twin-serversThese 2U Twin architecture servers are available in 2-node (TwinPro) and 4-node (TwinPro²) configurations that are optimized for high-end, high-density data center, cloud hosting, enterprise, HPC and big data applications.

The TwinPro series servers are performance enhanced with LSI 3108/3008 12Gbs SAS 3.0 controllers to maximized storage I/O, NVM Express (NVMe) for secure, accelerated PCI-E SSD performance and onboard 10GbE or InfiniBand 56Gbs FDR/40Gbs QDR options for maximum network bandwidth.

Energy efficiency

Additional features of the TwinPro servers include support for dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors (up to 130W TDP), greater memory capacity up to 1TB ECC DDR3 1866MHz memory in 16x DIMMs, additional PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots, up to 12x 2.5″ or 6x 3.5″ hot-swap HDD/SSD trays per node and support for a full-length, double-width GPU (2x SXM GPU option available) or Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor per node in the 2U TwinPro models.

Inherent to the Supermicro Twin architecture would be the energy efficiency achieved with airflow optimized motherboard and chassis designs, shared 80mm fans with intelligent speed control and redundant, hot-swappable Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital switching power supplies (Titanium Level >96% option). In addition, these systems would be easily serviceable with hot-swap nodes, reduced cabling and secure, remote server management through IPMI.

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