X11 SuperBlade Boosts I/O Performance

Super Micro Computer enlists the Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) for its next generation, high-performance, X11 8U/4U SuperBlade systems supporting the upcoming Intel® Xeon Processor Scalable Family (codenamed Skylake). The X11 SuperBlade is a density and performance optimized solution for high performance and Artificial Intelligence applications.


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 optimized for applications that require lowest 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 (BBP) modules replacing high cost datacenter UPS systems for reliability and data protection.

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A 4U/8U X11 based SuperBlade is a scalable, modular solution that includes:

•20x 2-socket X11 based blade servers or

•10x 4-socket X11 based blade servers or

•20x next-generation Intel Xeon Phi processor 72x5 product family based servers (codenamed Knights Mill) Shipping in Q4'17

•100G Intel® Omni-Path Architecture switching and extensive additional networking options

•96% efficient redundant Titanium Level power supplies

•Integrated Battery Backup Power (BBP) modules replacing high cost datacenter UPS systems for reliability and data protection (Optional)


For more information, visit, http://www.supermicro.com

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