Supermicro Exhibits GPU Server Solutions at NVIDIA GTC 2014

Supermicro’s GPU Server Solutions for HPC, enterprise virtualization, visual computing, and cloud gaming include 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U FatTwin, SuperServers, and 7U SuperBlade. By ChannelPro

SuperMicro Computer Inc. highlighted its selection of GPU optimized server solutions at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, Calif. Headlining the exhibit was Supermicro’s newest 4U 8x GPU SuperServer. This high-performance server features airflow optimized architecture with independent cooling zones and side-by-side component layout. This enables maximum performance of eight 300W GPUs and dual 150W CPUs. Energy efficiency and power savings is also attained with Supermicro’s power delivery sub-systems featuring redundant 1600W Platinum Level high efficiency (94%) power supplies. This system is the platform behind the new NVIDIA Iray Visual Computing Appliance (VCA). Unveiled today at GTC, Iray VCA features eight of NVIDIA’s most powerful GPUs.

Also showcased at the conference was the 4U FatTwin featuring two side-by-side dual-processor nodes each supporting 6x GPUs and 2x additional PCI-E 3.0 (x8) slots for high bandwidth I/O expansion. These systems along with Supermicro’s GPU solution range address compute and graphics intensive applications across diverse fields of HPC, scientific discovery, engineering, enterprise virtualization, 3D/CG visual arts, broadcast media/film, and cloud-based gaming.

 Supermicro’s application-optimized GPU server solutions also support NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPUs. These include the NVIDIA Tesla  K10, K20, K20X, K40, and K40X GPU accelerators, and the NVIDIA GRID  K1 and K2 GPUs. Supermicro GPU platforms also support the new NVIDIA Iray VCA and GRID VDI, GRID VCA , and GRID Cloud Gaming servers.

Exhibits at GTC 2014 include:

  • 4U SuperServer (SYS-4027GR-TR / -TRT) -- 8x GPUs, dual Intel  Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 150W TDP), up to 1.5TB ECC DDR3, 1866MHz memory in 24x DIMMs, and 24x (48x option) 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS2/SATA3 drive bays. 2x 10GbE LAN ports is offers in the -TRT model.
  • 4U FatTwin (SYS-F627G3-FT+ / G2-FT+) -- 12x GPUs (3x per node) in 4x hot-plug nodes each supporting dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), front I/O 2x GbE LAN and 2x 3.5-inch or 6x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays.
  • 4U/Tower (SYS-7047GR-TRF / -TPRF) -- 5x GPUs (NVIDIA Maximus certified), dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 150W TDP), up to 1TB memory, and 8x hot-swap 3.5-inch drive bays.
  • 4U Hyper-Speed (SYS-7047AX-TRF / -72RF) -- 1x GPU solution optimized and balanced for low-latency and speed, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 150W TDP), up to 1TB memory, 8x hot-swap 3.5-inch drive bays, and redundant Platinum Level 1280W  high-efficiency (95%) digital switching power supplies.
  • 3U SuperServer (SYS-6037R-72RFT+) -- 2x GPUs, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 135W TDP), up to 1.5TB memory, and 8x hot-swap 3.5-inch SAS2 drive bays.
  • 2U SuperServer (SYS-2027GR-TRFH) -- 6x GPUs, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 512GB memory, and 10x hot-swap 2.5-inch drive bays.
  • 1U SuperServer (SYS-1027GR-TRF) -- 3x GPUs, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 512GB memory, and 4x hot-swap 2.5-inch drive bays.
  • 1U SuperServer (SYS-1027GR-72R2) -- 3x GPUs, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 1TB memory, and 4x hot-swap 2.5-inch drive bays.
  • 1U SuperServer (SYS-1017GR-TF) -- 2x GPUs, single Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 512GB memory, and 6x hot-swap 2.5-inch drive bays.
  • 7U SuperBlade – The all-in-one SuperBlade features redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies, high speed connectivity through network switch modules, including 56Gb/s FDR IB (SBM-IBS-F3616M), FC/FCoE (SBM-XEM-F8X4SM), 10GbE (SBM-XEM-X10SM) and 1/10GbE (SBM-GEM-X3S+), and centralized remote management software.
    • SBI-7127RG3 Blade supports 3x NVIDIA Tesla K40X SXM form factor GPUs, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to 512GB memory and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade enclosure scales to best density (180x GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (256 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack.
    • SBI-7127RG-E Blade supports 2x GPUs, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to 512GB memory, 1x SSD or 1x SATA-DOM, and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade enclosure offers high density (120x GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (178 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack.

For information on Supermicro’s complete line of high performance GPU solutions, visit www.supermicro.com/GPU.