This week Servers Direct introduced a new quad-node server from Supermicro. I know it may not seem like revolutionary technology any more, as we've been selling multi-node servers for quite some time now. But it still never ceases to amaze me on exactly how much power companies like Intel and Supermicro are able to engineer into such a small space.
Data centers and cloud solution providers can build ever more dense racks supporting ever more powerful applications and ever more numbers of users thanks to technology like this.
With the demands of serving video growing exponentially for the foreseeable future, streaming media content providers need servers that provide high throughput and low latency.
Here's a recent quote from Supermicro CEO, Charles Liang discussing these capabilities via ChannelProNetwork:
“In this Twin evolution, we've accelerated I/O by integrating 12Gbs SAS3 and NVM Express to unleash the full performance potential of SSD storage. In addition, we've added 10GbE, 40GbE and 56Gbs FDR InfiniBand options for maximum bandwidth and lowest latency. Together with the energy efficiency advantages of our TwinPro architecture, we deliver customers the most cost-effective server solutions offering maximum performance per watt, per dollar, per square foot for data-intensive applications.”
The system we introduced at Servers Direct features quad nodes each providing dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 series processors, up to 1TB of DDR4 memory, three LSI 3108 SAS3 ports, three 3.5” SAS/SATA drive bays, networking flexibility with dual GbE LAN ports and a single port InfiniBand connector, and 2000W redundant power supplies.
These servers are optimized for high-end Enterprise, HPC cluster, Data Center, and Cloud Computing environments.
You can configure a server yourself on our website here: Configurator
You can see a data sheet on the product here: Data Sheet