Supermicro to Showcase HPC Products at ISC14

June 23, 2014

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its High Performance Computing solutions at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC ’14) this week in Leipzig, Germany. HPC Solutions designed by Supermicro feature architecture innovations that optimize performance, I/O bandwidth and compute density while providing the most efficient air flow for minimum power consumption as well as ease of installation and maintenance. With enhanced cooling and broadening support for Supermicro’s new Titanium Level, high-efficiency (96%+) power supplies, these SuperServer solutions offer peak performance with the most green computing advantages available on the market.

New innovative platforms highlighted at ISC’14 include the robust 2U TwinPro² featuring 4x dual-processor (DP) nodes and redundant Titanium Level high-efficiency (96%+) power supplies, the extreme density, ultra low power 6U 112-node Intel Atom based MicroBlade microserver (196 next-generation Xeon E5 DP per rack configuration coming), 1U NVMe/SAS3, 2U 6x GPU, 4U 8x GPU DP SuperServers, 4U Intel Xeon based 4x DP node 12x GPU FatTwin and 7U SuperBlade in 4-way, 2x and 3x GPU configurations. Supermicro will also be announcing support for Intel’s next generation HPC fabric, Intel Omni Scale Fabric, and next-generation Intel Xeon Phi processor, Knights Landing to simplify upgrade paths and accelerate access to the full parallel performance of Intel Xeon based processor and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor technologies.

“Supermicro’s latest advances in Green Computing from optimization for advanced technologies such as NVMe to cooling architecture innovations and Titanium Level power supplies increases the overall energy efficiency and performance of our most powerful HPC systems,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “As we increase the density, efficiency, performance and functionality across our hybrid computing platforms such as TwinPro, FatTwin, SuperBlade and MicroBlade, we provide the HPC community the widest range of truly green, scalable and sustainable building block solutions optimized to meet the most challenging supercomputing applications while also protecting our environment.”

“Intel is re-architecting the future of High Performance Computing with the announcement of our end-to-end Intel Omni Scale Fabric and our plans to integrate the fabric onto future Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi processors,” said Barry Davis General Manager of High Performance Fabric Organization Technical Computing Group, at Intel. “With partners such as Supermicro integrating our latest technologies across a wide range of high performance computing platforms, engineering and scientific fields will benefit from the faster data transfers, reduced latencies and higher efficiency that this new fabric provides.”

Supermicro HPC systems feature the highest hybrid compute capacity in their class and are available in the industry’s widest selection of green computing platforms supporting dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs or Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Notable supercomputing clusters featuring Supermicro green server solutions include the 2014 Green500 #1 ranked TSUBAME-KFC-GSIC Supercomputer at Tokyo Institute of Technology. With 1U SuperServers (SYS-1027GR-TQF) supporting 4x NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU Accelerators submerged in Green Revolution Cooling CarnotJet liquid cooled tanks this cluster achieved a world record breaking performance/power efficiency of 4.5 GFLOPS per watt. In addition, the upcoming 2,000 node Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC-3) featuring Supermicro’s Data Center Optimized X9DRD-iF motherboards with dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2650 v2 submerged in GRC CarnotJet racks will maximize computational performance per watt for Austrian universities.

Supermicro’s ISC’14 Exhibits include:

  • 1U NVMe/SAS3 SuperServer (SYS-1027R-WC1NRT) – Dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2, up to 1TB ECC DDR3 1866MHz in 16x DIMMs, 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) FHHL slot, 10x hot-swap 2.5” HDD/SSD bays (2x NVMe PCIe SSD/SATA3, 8x SAS3 12Gb/s), dual-port 10GBase-T, redundant 700W power supplies
  • 1U A+ Server (AS-1042G-TF) – Quad AMD Opteron 6300P (G34) processors, up to 1TB in 32 DIMMs, 1x PCI-E 2.0 (x16) LP slot, dual-port GbE, 3x 3.5” hot-swap SATA HDD bays, 1400W high efficiency power supply
  • 2U TwinPro² (SYS- 2028TP-HC1R) – 4x nodes, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 “Haswell” (Static Demo), up to 1TB in 16x DIMMs, onboard Infiniband 40GbE FDR or dual 10GBase-T, mSATA and SATA-DOM with SuperCap support, 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) LP slot, 2.5” LSI3308 SAS3 12Gb/s or 3.5” SAS/SATA hot-swap HDD/SSD bay configurations and redundant Titanium Level high-efficiency (96%+) digital power supplies.
  • 4U 8x NVIDIA Tesla GPU/Intel Xeon Phi DP SuperServer (SYS-4027GR-TRT) – Dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2, up to 1.5TB ECC DDR3 1866MHz in 24x DIMMs, up to 48x hot-swap 2.5” SAS2/SATA3 HDD/SSD bays, dual-port 10GBase-T and redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%+) digital power supplies.
  • 4U 12x NVIDIA Tesla GPU/Intel Xeon Phi 4-Node FatTwin (SYS-F627G3-FTPT+) – Each node supports dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2, up to 1TB ECC DDR3 1866MHz in 16x DIMMs, 3x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) double-width slots, 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x8) slots, front I/O dual-port 10GBase-T, 2x 3.5” hot-swap SATA HDD bays and redundant Platinum Level (1620W) high-efficiency digital power supplies.
  • 6U MicroBlade – Ultra low power, extreme density microserver featuring 112x Intel Atom C2750 (8-core, 2.4GHz) nodes, 4x SDN enabled Ethernet switch modules with 2x 40Gb/s QSFP or 8x 10Gb/s SFP+ uplinks and 56x 2.5Gb/s downlinks, up to 99% cable reduction and 8x (N+1 or N+N redundant) 1600W Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%+) digital power supplies.
  • 7U SuperBlade  – TwinBlade (SBI-7227R-T2) 2x nodes each supporting dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors, 4-Way Processor Blade (SBI-7147R-S4F_FDR 56G / SBI-7147R-S4X_10GbE) supporting quad Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 v2, GPU Blades (SBI-7127RG-ESBI-7127RG3) supporting dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2, 2x NVIDIA Tesla GPU/Intel Xeon Phi and 3x NVIDIA Tesla (SXM) GPU/Intel Xeon Phi, for up to 180x GPUs in 42U racks.

Visit Supermicro at ISC ‘14 in Leipzig, Germany, June 23rd through the 26th at the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Booth #430.

For complete information on Supermicro solutions visit www.supermicro.com.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro, the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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