Thinkmate offers standard rackmount solutions in 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U, and 5U footprints from the Supermicro SuperServer® product range. Among these, the Supermicro 2U server gives excellent price-performance and performance per watt ratios for high density computing.
Supermicro 2U server is a complete server node in a 2U size chassis that fits into industry-standard 42U racks. It comes with redundant high efficiency power supplies and offers the latest CPUs from Intel® and AMD® as well as GPUs from Nvidia® and Intel® for high performance parallel processing. It comes in many configurations to meet the varied requirements of high performance applications.
Over fifty configurations are available for Supermicro 2U server. Each configuration comes with either dual Intel® Xeon® E5-26xx series CPUs or four AMD Opteron™ Model 63xx CPUs. The Intel® Xeon® CPUs can run up to 18 cores, and the AMD Opteron™ CPUs can run up to 16 cores. Memory can be maximized up to 1TB using 32 DIMMs or LR-DIMMs. For storage, up to sixteen 2.5” or ten 3.5” SAS/SATA drives can be configured into the 2U server chassis.
GPU-optimized configurations use Intel® Xeon Phi™, Nvidia® Tesla™, and Nvidia® GRID™ GPUs. For networking, 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand, 56Gb/s FDR InfiniBand, and 8Gb/s fiber channel options can be specified. Expansion is available through up to four PCIe 3.0 x16 LP slots.
The comprehensive configurations available enable Supermicro 2U server to be a viable data center solution for high density computing.
Supermicro’s SuperServer® products offer the highest levels of performance, efficiency, security, and scalability in the industry. Supermicro 2U server is more powerful and can deliver better bang for the bucket than 1U servers. Due to its smaller footprint, a 1U rack server requires smaller and more expensive components to fit into its chassis. A 2U server with its larger size can provide similar or greater computing power than a 1U footprint while providing enough room in its chassis for expansion and upgrades. For example, a Supermicro 2U server configured for RAID allows for larger fans in the front and rear of the chassis for greater air flow and heat dissipation. Furthermore, these larger fans cost less than smaller ones required in a 1U server. A 2U server is also a better option for RAID applications as it can accommodate a bigger range of drives.