Yesterday, SuperMicro and Quanta introduced their new systems supporting the new Intel Xeon scalable processors, the next iteration of the Intel XEON server CPU. Biggest advantages are a higher count of PCI/e lanes allowing for more NVME drives and high performance interconnects like 100GB Infiniband or Intel Omnipath, higher memory bandwith by moving to a 6 channel architecture and a higher TDP package (more watts per CPU).
SuperMicro showcases its ‘Green-ness’ with this impressive roll-out of 30000 Intel Xeon Servers providing an unprecedented Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) of 1.06 using it’s Microblade architecture.
1. Focus on servers only
SuperMicro has been known as the “Server Company” for years, The are the ODM for many of the brand name servers, and they only do servers, servers and servers. – No printers, laptops or mice here my friends!
2. First to Market
SuperMicro is Intel development partner. First generation servers on new Chipsets and CPU are always presented ( By Intel ) using Supermicro servers.