More Information on SuperMicro’s Hybrid SuperServer
SuperMicro is showing its new hybrid SuperServer systems at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany this week. The Register managed to get some details on the SuperServer 6016GT-TF-TM2, the previously announced half-Tesla/Xeon system that offers 2TeraFlops in a 1U rack.
The motherboard used in this machine is a modified version of the normal Twin board using Intel’s “Nehalem EP” processors and “Tylersburg” chipset since that regular Twin mobo only has one x16 slot for graphics cards or GPU accelerators like the Tesla M1060. When you are a motherboard maker with server aspirations, as Super Micro is, you can crank out a new motherboard pretty much at the snap of the fingers to suit your needs. This particular mobo supports 96 GB of DDR3 main memory and has room for three 3.5-inch disks, an integrated Matrox G200eW graphics card, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports.
The Register also brings up some interesting information such as the fact that two of these new hybrid 1U superservers are almost identical to a combination of their standard 2U Server box and a 2U Tesla. You can get the full lineup of SuperMicro’s GPU-enabled systems here.