Supermicro Launches Workload Optimized HPC Solutions with New Intel X11 Architecture

Global provider of servers, storage solutions and networking technologies, Supermicro, has announced the launch of their latest Intel X11 generation High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions.

The new X11 generation systems, based on the upcoming Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family (codenamed Skylake), include Supermicro Ultra Servers with All-Flash NVMe, offering “maximum IOPs high-performance” storage.

The new X11 BigTwin would double the density of standard systems and deliver faster compute and more memory for the HPC workloads. The portfolio of Supermicro SuperServers based on NVidia GPUs and Intel co-processors would provide advanced engineered architectures to optimize deep learning and artificial intelligence solutions.

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“Our HPC offerings provide compelling opportunities to maximize both performance and cost savings,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “At ISC, we are featuring a range of high-performance systems that support maximum memory, and performance maximized All-Flash NVMe 2U 24 drive systems and new GPU-based systems for deep learning. For maximum density our MicroBlade and SuperBlade systems offer cost-optimized compute density of 0.14U to 0.4U per dual processor server with a 23 percent per node power savings.”

Supermicro is now showcasing its broad range of new HPC systems at the International Supercomputing Conference being held from June 18 to 22 at Messe Frankfurt, Tor Ost (East Gate), Hall 3, Booth D-1130.

Exhibit Highlights

Supermicro’s new HPC solutions featured at the International Supercomputing Conference include:

  • The 2U X11, BigTwin (SYS-2029BT-HNR) would provide fast high-density compute infrastructure. This 2U 4-node chassis supports dual processors, 24 Memory DIMM, 6 all-Flash NVMe drives and 3 PCI-E 3.0 expansion slots per node.
  • The 8U X11, SuperBlade is a dense solution for HPC applications including research and data analytics. The blade solution supports up to 20x 2-socket servers or 10x 4-socket servers in a scalable form factor. The blades would support the highest performance processors. The 100G EDR InfiniBand or 100G Intel Omni-Path switching support low latency applications. The blades include hot-swap NVMe drives and multiple low cost M.2 storage options. The enclosure has optional Battery Backup Power (BBP) modules “replacing high cost datacenter UPS systems for reliability and data protection.”
  • The MicroBlade is a 3U/6U enclosure based solution in a Blade form factor that supports up to 14/28 hot-swap high-performance server blades. The MicroBlade would enable high-performance workloads with industry-leading density, power efficiency and a wide range of available processor choices. HPC customers looking for a highly scalable architecture and compute intensive applications would benefit from the MicroBlade. A MicroBlade centric data center installation running compute-intensive applications for semiconductor design “resulted in an industry-leading PUE of 1.06” delivering the highest energy efficiency standards.
  • The 1U, SuperServer (SYS-1028GQ-TRT), is a GPU Server with dual Intel Xeon CPUs and features four P100 Pascal GPUs for Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Scale Out applications.
  • The 4U, SuperServer (SYS-4028GR-TR2) is an 8 GPU Server that would provide higher GPU density and performance. With dual Intel Xeon CPUs it features eight P100 Pascal GPUs under a Single-Root complex and support for RDMA, generating, massively parallel processing power and unrivaled GPU peering for Machine Learning and Scale Out for Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications.