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Hosting companies and web hosting providers are continually battling to maximize density as they deploy racks. This is due to the nature of colocation pricing models and power increases over time. Over the last decade, server manufacturers have had wild success creating “blade” style servers in order to understand and deliver on the problem that hosting companies face.

SuperMicro has updated its large set of blade-based services which we’ll discuss below:

SuperMicro MicroCloud

Dense Multi-Node Solution for the Cloud

 

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The SuperMicro MicroCloud has become increasingly popular among the single-socket crowd as it provides high density, with up to 12 nodes in a 3U form factor. It comes with hot-swappable bays and can go up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet all while maintaining density. With up to 4 DIMM slows, it reaches up to 512GB RAM per node (DDR4) and SuperMicro is extremely fast in reacting as the chip vendors release new CPUs. Like all SuperMicro widely deployed servers, this contains their standard IPMI interface which is regarded as one of the easiest-to-use independent management platforms. 

The latest models are as follows:

8 node: SYS-5039MC-H8TRF

12 node: SYS-5039MC-H12TRF

SuperMicro BigTwin

Highest Performing 2U Twin Architecture with 4 or 2 Nodes

 

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SuperMicro realized the need for a solid dual-processor highly-optimized system and they introduced the SuperMicro BigTwin to address these needs, especially for hosting companies who rely on dual-processor servers. SuperMicro is constantly keeping these up to date and has deployed lines for up to the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon line as well as 2nd and 3rd gen AMD EPYC servers. Within 2U, you can fit 4 fully loaded dual-processor systems and the power efficiency, because the SuperMicro BigTwin PowerStick design brings the costs down for deploying these vs their standard 1U, 1 system counter-parts. In the BigTwin, you can fit up to 12 drives per node and 24 DIMM slots which allows up to 4TB DDR4 RAM. One of the interesting developments of this line is the support for Intel Optane persistent memory. Similar to all SuperMicro widely deployed environments, these come with the IPMI independent management platforms.

Models for the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon line: 

4 nodes (6 drives per system): SYS-2029BZ-HNR

2 nodes (12 drives per system): SYS-2029BT-DNC0R

Models for 2nd/3rd Gen AMD EPYC line:

4 nodes: AS-2124BT-HTR

4 nodes: AS-2124BT-HNTR

Of course, we at ICC are a bit biased since we sell Supermicro servers, but nevertheless, we are happy to offer this cutting-edge technology to our users. You can order the MicroCloud and BigTwin systems by phone (or just to find out more about them) by calling 877-422-8729 or e-mailing us at sales@icc-usa.com.