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Supermicro launched a new portfolio of Arm-based MegaDC servers. Dubbed Mt. Hamilton, the models are suitable for cloud-native applications in datacenter environments.

The new servers are designed for cloud-based applications and services, including cloud gaming, video-on-demand and content delivery networks. Other focus areas include IaaS, databases, object storage environments, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions and telecom edge workloads.

Ampere GPUs

The servers offer high performance per watt when running scalable workloads. According to the manufacturer, the servers are optimized for workloads with low-latency requirements.

The models are powered by Ampere Computing’s Altra and Altra Max processors based on Arm’s 64-bit architecture. Among other things, this allows 128 cores on a single chip, the highest core density currently available on a CPU.

Building blocks

Supermicro designed its Mt. Hamilton servers with different ‘building blocks’. This involves combining a single-socket motherboard with an Ampere processor, adding up to 4TB of DDR4 SDRAM internal memory. Networking is provided by a 25GbE SFP28 Nvidia Mellanox CX4 Ethernet card.

Storage is available via two hot-swappable NVMe drives. In addition, the servers are equipped with internal air-cooled cooling system. Supermicro’s new models come in 1U and 2U rack sizes. They’re available immediately.

Tip: Supermicro partners with GRAID and Qumulo