Supermicro Debuts New HPC Optimized 100Gbps Top-of-Rack Network Switch and TwinPro² SuperServer Solutions at SC’15

At SC’15, global provider of server and storage solutions, Supermicro, has debuted a new 100Gbps HPC cluster solution that leverages the Intel Scalable System Framework (SSF) to address evolving demands across high performance data analytics, machine learning, visualization, traditional modeling and simulation workloads.

Supermicro’s 2U TwinPro² SuperServer and new 1U 48-port top-of-rack network switch support the 100Gbps Intel Omni-Path Architecture (OPA). This would provide a unique HPC cluster solution offering “excellent” bandwidth, latency and message rate that is highly scalable and easily serviceable. 

“Supermicro’s robust and versatile 100Gbps enabled 2U TwinPro2 with Intel Xeon and Xeon Phi x200 processors combined with our 100Gbps 48-port top-of-rack Omni-Path based network switch is exactly the best solution for HPC applications that require maximum performance, scalability, compatibility and sustainability,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our end-to-end high performance computing clusters that leverage Intel processor technologies, Omni-Path Architecture and SSF are now available for SDV, HPC and enterprise/cloud scale applications and will help drive the next generation of supercomputing.”

Key features of the Supermicro 1U 48-Port 100Gbps Top-of-Rack Switch and 2U TwinPro² solutions include:

  • hpc-sc15Supermicro 1U 48-Port 100Gbps top-of-pack network switch (SSH-C48Q) – based on Intel(R) Omni-Path Architecture.
  • Supermicro 2U TwinPro² SuperServer Series – Quad hot-swap nodes each node supporting dual Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2670 v3, 512GB DDR4 memory in 16x DIMMs and 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) slots supporting Intel Omni-Path (Chippewa Forest) 100Gbps add-on-card.
  • Supermicro 2U TwinPro² SuperServer (SYS-2028TPK-HTR) – Quad hot-swap nodes, each node supporting an Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) x200 Processor, 384GB DDR4 Memory in 6x DIMMs per node and 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) supporting Intel(R) Omni-Path 100Gbps add-on-card.

“Intel Omni-Path Architecture offers a scalable high-performance fabric solution that addresses the growing needs of HPC and data center applications,” said Hugo Saleh, Director of HPC Marketing and Industry Development at Intel. “Our ongoing collaboration with Supermicro leverages Intel best-in-class technologies to develop high performance end-to-end computing solutions that help customers reduce power consumption and cost inherent in extremely large scale HPC deployments.” 

supermicro-serversAt the same time, Supermicro has debuted its new 4U SuperStorage server (SSG 6048R-E1CR60N) featuring 60x top-load, hot-swap 3.5″ SATA3/SAS3 12Gb/s bays or 6x optional NVMe bays, and 2x rear 2.5″ hot-swap SATA3 drive bays. This new storage server supports dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 (145W/165W) for highest processing power, up to 1.5TB ECC LRDIMM in 24x DIMMs, 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) + 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x8) expansion options, H/W RAID (0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60) with optional SuperCap, SIOM flexible networking options, IPMI 2.0, front 3.5″ LCD status display and redundant 2000W Titanium Level high efficiency (96%+) power supplies.