It was announced this week that Super Micro Computer Inc.’s X9 SuperWorkstation (7047GR-TRF) will be offered with NVIDIA’s Maximus technology, enabling SMB users to simultaneously design, render, and simulate on the same workstation with improved processing speeds.
Supermicro’s NVIDIA Maximus certified solution integrates an NVIDIA Quadro series graphics processing unit (GPU) dedicated for design and visualization tasks with four NVIDIA Tesla C2075 co-processors dedicated to handling compute-intensive tasks like simulation—what Supermicro calls “an industry-first configuration of NVIDIA Maximus technology.”
“This powerful GPU duo delivers scientists, engineers, and designers the specialized compute capacity to interact with 3D models in CAD/CAM applications, while simultaneously rendering or outputting complex CAE simulations,” states a Supermicro press release submitted to Channel Pro-SMB. “This ability to multitask with both compute and graphics-heavy applications together, in real time, on a single workstation accelerates productivity and allows more opportunities for creative exploration.”
Fully configured with four double-wide NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and a Quadro graphics card, the 7047GR-TRF still has single PCI-E 3.0 x8 and PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8) slots available for additional high-bandwidth network and high-performance storage expansions. The 7047GR-TRF is built on Supermicro’s X9DRG-QF serverboard supporting dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 family processors for ultimate CPU performance.
For memory intensive applications, this solution accommodates up to 512 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz Reg. ECC memory in 16x DIMM sockets and massive internal storage capacity that supports up to 8x hot-swap 3.5-inch HDDs utilizing onboard 2x SATA3 and 8x SATA2 ports. The solution is supported by redundant 1620W power supplies with Platinum Level efficiency and multi-zone thermal controlled fans.
According to Jeff Brown, NVIDIA’s general manager of professional solutions, Supermicro’s SuperWorkstations “harness the power of NVIDIA Maximus technology.” He says, “Supermicro is outstanding at integrating NVIDIA GPU technology into their workstations, and the 7047GR-TRF marks only the start of their efforts to incorporate NVIDIA Maximus’s power and flexibility.”