Super Micro Computing’s latest addition to its embedded/industrial PC (IPC) product portfolio is making a buzz in the channel.
The SuperServer 6046T-TUF optimized server offers high I/O bandwidth and reliability with six PCI-E expansion slots (the company says an 11-slot model is “coming soon”), five hot-swap SATA drive trays for RAID storage, three 5.25-inch expansion bays for additional hard drives, onboard smart server management tools, and UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS support.
The SuperServer 6046T-TUF is based on a new SC842 short-depth (20-inch) 4U chassis. The solution incorporates front-side serial and USB ports and two onboard Type-A USB connectors for loading the embedded OS and for diskless system boots.
"The newest addition to Supermicro's Embedded and Industrial PC product portfolio addresses the unique needs of this market by offering up to seven years product lifecycle support," says Supermicro president and CEO Charles Liang. "The short-depth architecture makes this platform ideal for embedded and IPC market segments, such as medical imaging, industrial automation, transportation, simulation, and telecommunication applications."
The 6046T-TUF also offers an onboard Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) with advanced IPMI 2.0 to enable both media-over-LAN and KVM-over-LAN access via a dedicated LAN port for convenient remote system management anytime from anywhere. Powered by Supermicro's X8DTE-UF serverboard, the product supports up to two Intel Xeon 5600 processors, 192 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz memory.
The solution's CSE-842TQ-865B chassis is a newly designed 20-inch-deep product that supports a wide range of UP and DP serverboards up to 12" x 13", including those optimized for Intel Xeon 5600 or the latest twelve-core AMD Opteron processors.
An 865-watt high-efficiency power supply with PMbus provides critical node management support for embedded monitoring. The chassis features seven full-height, full-length tool-less expansion slots, providing numerous options for enhanced I/O scalability.
In addition to five hot-swap 3.5-inch hard drives or eight 2.5-inch HDDs, the SC842 also offers three 5.25-inch drive bays and one slim 5.25-inch drive bay. Optional components include a quick release rail set, fan upgrade kits, and an add-on card bracket holder to stabilize large add-on cards.