Features two hot-plug DP server nodes with non-blocking native Gen2 PCI-Express connectivity
Super Micro Computer (Supermicro) has extended its Twin family product line with the launch of new 2U Twin servers. These systems increase the maximum storage capacity per 1U server node 50% by supporting six hot-swap 3.5-inch hard disk drives. Each 2U Twin system features two hot-plug dual-processor (DP) server nodes and redundant power for high availability.
According to Supermicro, the 2U Twin (6026TT-HD Series SuperServer) is suitable for power sensitive HPC, datacentre deployments, mission-critical and high-availability server applications.
The 2U Twin facilitates ease of maintenance and reduces the risk of downtime and features two hot-plug DP server nodes with non-blocking native Gen2 PCI-Express connectivity and redundant 1400-watt Gold Level (93%+ efficiency) power supplies for maximum availability.
In addition, each server node features IPMI 2.0 remote management, optional onboard QDR InfiniBand for 40Gbps high-bandwidth networking, and support for six hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA drives to deliver I/O performance. The 2U Twin can also support two double-width GPUs, making it a powerful suitable platform for compute-intensive HPC applications.
Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro, said: People in the industry may ask, ‘Why two server nodes in 2U instead of just using two 1U servers?’ Well, one important benefit is the ability to now support six hot-swap 3.5 hard drives per 1U server node compared to the previous maximum of four with a standard 1U rackmount server. This advantage provides an instant I/O performance boost for almost any application.
These servers also provide increased performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar as a result of the power and cost savings generated by both nodes sharing the same power supply, cooling and chassis.