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SuperMicro draws SuperBlade

by on20 June 2017

Skylake based Xeon

SuperMicro has lifted the wraps off its new Intel-based Omni-Path Architecture X11 8U/4U SuperBlade.

The gear supports the upcoming Skylake Xeon Processor Scalable Family.

The outfit said that the X11 SuperBlade is density and performance optimised kit for high performance and Artificial Intelligence.

The SuperBlade system supports up to 20x 2-socket servers,10x 4-socket servers or 20x Xeon Phi based servers, as well as 1x 100G Intel OPA or 100G EDR InfiniBand switch and 2x 10G/25G or 4x 25G Ethernet switches, with open industry standard remote management software for both servers, storage, and networking.

The integrated 100G Intel OPA switch is optimised for applications that need low latency and highest throughput. It can scale to thousands of nodes for high-performance workloads and provides adaptive routing to discover the least congested path, dispersive routing for multiple routes for redundancy and load balancing, packet integrity protection to allow the recovery of transient errors and lane scaling to deal with lane failure.

The enclosure has optional Battery Backup Power modules replacing high cost datacenter UPS systems for reliability and data protection.
Supermicro President and CEO Charles Liang said the SuperBlade platform integrated with the Intel Omni Path Architecture based switch offers a dense HPC solution optimised with a low 100ns latency and maximised 100 Gb/s throughput for enhanced reliability and quality of service.

"Larger HPC deployments will benefit from best in class density, maximum processing performance and integrated high-performance fabric provided by the new SuperBlade."

Intel claims that its Omni-Path Architecture delivers the high performance, reliable and cost effective interconnect demanded by HPC. No price or release dates yet.

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