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April 14, 2010
By DE Editors
Super Micro Computer, Inc. has launched its first wave of servers optimized for the new 8- and 12-Core AMD Opteron 6100 Series processors (codenamed “Magny Cours”). This launch includes Supermicro‘s new 2U Twin2 systems with four hot-plug DP computing nodes that support up to 96 processing cores, quad-processor 1U servers that support up to 48 processing cores in 1U, and new GPU-optimized systems. In addition Supermicro is also introducing new UP, DP, and MP solutions in standard 1U, 2U, 4U and tower form factors.
“The introduction of quad-channel DDR3 on these new 8- and 12-Core servers doubles the memory capacity and can accelerate memory performance up to 66%, especially for large data sets,” says Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “Our innovative system architectures and unique resource-sharing designs enable Supermicro systems to deliver the highest performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar, with unmatched density that is further enhanced with these new generation G34 socket AMD Opteron processors. For example, our new 2U Twin Squared systems feature four hot-plug DP server nodes and combine support for up to 1TB of DDR3 memory, 12 hot-swap 3.5-in. storage drives, and optional 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand connectivity.”
The same series of AMD processors are supported by all of these UP, DP, and MP servers. This provides customers with the flexibility to move processors between platforms as their needs change over time.
Super Micro Computer has also announced availability of a line of 8-core, 4-way Xeon servers. Supermicro’s 8016B-6F, 8016B-TF, 8026B-6RF, 8026B-TRF, 8046B-6RF, and 8046B-TRF SuperServers are optimized for the 8-Core Intel Xeon processor 7500 series. They feature up to 256GB memory, 93%+ energy efficiency, and enterprise virtualization performance, according to the company.
“With Supermicro’s industry-leading, 93%+ high-efficiency Server Building Block Solutions, we are able to deliver exceptional value to customers looking for consolidation and virtualization,” says Liang. “Our 1U, 2U, and 4U SuperServers optimized for the new Intel Xeon 7500 (Nehalem EX) processors provide compelling solutions for the dense rack segment. These servers can significantly boost both virtualization and overall performance compared to the previous generations having the same power envelope.”
The 8016B-6F/TF, 8026B-6RF/TRF, 8046B-6RF, and 8046B-TRF SuperServers all support up to 256GB of registered ECC DDR3 memory via 32 DIMM slots. This memory capacity boosts performance for a range of applications. The SuperServer 8016B-6F is an extremely high-density solution optimized for high performance computing cluster (HPCC) applications.
For more information, visit Super Micro Computer.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.