As NVIDIA officially announced its new K40, Supermicro introduced a new line of servers, blades and workstations with record levels of density: up to 20 accelerators in a 7U chassis! Among the numerous references in the manufacturer’s catalogue, we remarked the SuperServer which can house no less than eight GPUs and two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Ivy Bridge CPUs, all in 4U. Given the necessary heat dissipation on such a design, two separate cooling systems have been integrated. Supermicro also offers a wide range of SuperBlade servers which, in 1U, 2U or 3U, will support a total of three to six GPUs. As for workstations, the line is enriched by the SuperWorkstation – a racing machine with up to five integrated GPUs and redundant 1620 W Platinum power supplies that will likely be all the rage in Alaska and Greenland. Depending on the user’s needs, it can also accommodate two Xeon E5-2600 (v1 or v2), up to 1 TB of DDR3 ECC memory, eight 3.5” storage units and an array of expansion cards (4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x8 and 1 PCIe 2.0 x4).
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