Supermicro unveiled a comprehensive portfolio of storage systems and servers based on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, also known as Sapphire Rapids.
Supermicro presented an Intel Xeon Scalable-based portfolio of servers and storage systems. The portfolio was dubbed X13 and includes servers for a range of applications, from high-performance and GPU processing to edge and rack management.
According to Supermicro, X13 systems feature high-performance DDR5 and capacities of up to 512 GB PCIe 5.0. The systems are resistant to temperatures of up to 104° F or 40° C. Some include air and liquid cooling for optimal efficiency.
Rack-scale optimization is included across the board. Supermicro follows several open industry standard designs. Multiple models feature workload-optimized systems with built-in application accelerators.
The X13 system portfolio comprises the following server series: SuperBlade, BigTwin, Edge Servers, Hyper, SuperEdge, GrandTwin, CloudDC, Petascale Storage, WIO, Universal GPU Servers, MP Servers and FatTwin.
SuperBlade supports an optimal implementation of Intel AMX, resulting in enhanced deep-learning performance. GrandTwin and BigTwin servers leverage Intel DSA to deliver optimized data transformation and movement. In turn, Hyper servers support Intel VRAN Boost to reduce power consumption.
Some features are present in multiple server series, such as performance enhancements that speed up data movement, boost execution times, lower communication times and improve efficiency.
Supermicro tailored the systems to datacenters by improving resistance to high temperatures, thereby lowering cooling costs. Rack-scale liquid cooling and free-air cooling technologies improve GPU and CPU performance.
Several models feature open industry standards, secured firmware updates and automatic recovery. Run-time BMC protections continuously monitor threats and provide notification services.