Supermicro CEO Charles Liang said: “As Supermicro’s first X12 generation system, this new 4-socket server is our most robust enterprise-class platform featuring the most powerful Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory, and a new silicon based Root-of-Trust implementation for enhanced security” said This new SuperServer provides a powerful and trusted foundation for your most secure and mission critical workloads in enterprise, cloud-scale, or hybrid environments.”
The platform features up to 112 Xeon cores in its 4 CPU sockets and up to 18TB of system memory, when provisioned in a mix of DDR and Intel Optane Data Center Persistent Memory. CPU interconnects have been doubled from 3 UPI lanes to 6 UPI lanes for vastly improved system latency and throughput.It also supports for the bfloat16 numeric format into Intel Deep Learning Boost, which accelerates AI training and inference, while retaining similar accuracy to larger FP32 formats.
Other new features supported by this new server include:
• Up to 24 NVMe drives connected through direct PCI-E lanes symmetrically to the four CPUs for faster access to storage
• 100Gb/s networking along with OCP3.0 compliant Advanced IO Module form-factor
• Enhanced security features such as new silicon based Root-of-Trust (RoT) implementation, signed and encrypted firmware delivery for a true, immutable chain-of-trust
Lisa Spelman, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Xeon and Memory Group at Intel. “These platforms extend the Intel Xeon processor’s lead in built-in AI acceleration as well as the capacity and performance benefits of Intel Optane persistent memory.”
In addition to the latest Intel technologies, this new Supermicro quad-socket SuperServer supports up-to ten PCI-E expansion slots capable of fitting two double width, or six single-width GPU cards. Power and thermal subsystems are capable of zero-down time maintenance with hot-swappable, redundant 2000-watt high-efficiency power supplies and four hot-swappable, heavy duty fans.