Supermicro Ships 2nd Generation GPU Systems with New Double-Precision GPUs
1U Servers with Two GPUs, 4U with Four GPUs, and 2U Twin with Two Hot-Plug GPU Nodes and Redundant Gold Level (93%) Power
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4, 2010 - Super Micro
Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), the global leader in server technology
innovation and green computing, today launched its second generation of
the industry's leading lineup of GPU servers
optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs (based on "Fermi"
architecture). This product line includes the world's fastest 1U
server, a 4U/tower that supports four NVIDIA Tesla GPUs along with three
additional PCI-e cards for high-bandwidth I/O, and a 2U Twin server
that supports two hot-pluggable GPU nodes with redundant power.
"To meet our customers' strong demand, we have made the
world's fastest servers even faster by optimizing our HPC product line
to support the latest Tesla 20-series GPUs," said Charles Liang, CEO and
president of Supermicro. "Our dual-GPU 1U SuperServer now delivers up
to 1 TeraFLOPS double-precision performance, making it suitable for a
far wider range of high-performance computing applications where more
complex data calculations can be performed faster."
"Supermicro systems optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla M2050
GPU computing module enable seamless integration of GPUs into large,
scale-out deployments in commercial and scientific computing data
centers," said Andy Keane, general manager, Tesla business at NVIDIA.
"Servers with Tesla GPUs provide maximum compute-density for the data
center, delivering the same compute performance as a CPU-only cluster at
1/10th the cost and 1/20th the power consumption with the ability to
scale to thousands of nodes."
Supermicro's new GPU product line features both Intel® Xeon®
5600 Series (Westmere) processor as well as AMD Opteron 6100 Series
(Socket G34) processors. These systems also feature the advanced remote
monitoring and management capabilities that data center IT staff
require. With multiple x16 non-blocking native PCI-Express 2.0
connectivity, 1400-watt Gold Level (93%+ efficiency) power supplies and
Supermicro's advanced thermal design, these highly parallel, multi-GPU
systems have been optimized for a wide range of graphics and
computationally intensive applications in fields such as medical
imaging, oil and gas exploration, quantum chemistry, financial
simulation, genomics and astrophysics.
As the fastest 1U server in the world, Supermicro's
6016GT-TF-FM205 Tesla-based server provides the industry's highest
compute density and serves as a uniform building block for large-scale
datacenter deployments. Optimized for performance and reliability, the
6016GT-TF-FM205 supports dual Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors and
features two NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs via two Gen2 PCI-Express x16
Suitable for cluster configurations and personal
supercomputing, the 7046GT-TRF-FC405 is housed in the SC747TQ-R1400;
Supermicro's new 4U rackmount convertible tower chassis. This chassis
supports up to 11 full-height, full-length expansion cards, eight
hot-swappable 3.5" SAS/SATA drives, and special design features that
bolster graphics and computationally intensive applications.
The latest addition to Supermicro's family of GPU-based
systems, the 2U Twin GPU server introduces an innovative architecture
with hot-swappable devices to facilitate easy maintenance and eliminate
down time, while also saving power and space by sharing the same chassis
and power supplies. Each computing node features onboard QDR
InfiniBand for 40 Gb/second high-bandwidth connectivity and supports six
hot-swap 3.5" SATA drives to deliver unprecedented I/O performance.
About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)
Supermicro, the leader in server technology innovation and green
computing, provides customers around the world with
application-optimized server, workstation, blade, storage and GPU
systems. Based on its advanced Server Building Block Solutions,
Supermicro offers the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and
HPC deployments. The company's system architecture innovations include
the Twin server, Double-sided Storage and SuperBlade® product families.
Offering the most comprehensive product lines in the industry,
Supermicro provides businesses of all sizes with energy-efficient,
earth-friendly solutions that deliver unmatched performance and value.
Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with
worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia. For
more detailed information, go to www.supermicro.com/GPU/.
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