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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Supermicro puts 18 Million IOPS of Storage in 2U hot swap SSD server

By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

Supermicro has designed 1U and 2U servers that support 20 Hot-Swap NVMe SSDs with non-blocking Gen 3 PCI-E x4 direct connections with up to 18m operations per second. 

A 1U JBOF (Just a Bunch of Flash) server supports 32 hot-swap NVMe drives 





"To achieve the lowest possible latency, Supermicro's new all-flash 1U and 2U Ultra servers are designed to support 20 directly attached hot-swap NVMe SSDs," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "These new X11 servers feature a non-blocking design, allocating 80 PCI-E lanes to the 20 NVMe SSDs for Gen 3 PCI-E x4 direct connections that achieve maximum storage performance."

The X11 Ultra servers fully support the high end Intel Xeon Scalable processors up to 205 W and 24 DIMMs making these servers an excellent choice for high-performance analytics and in-memory application acceleration. The system architecture is balanced to make optimal use of system resources with each processor supporting 10 NVMe drives and dual 25G ports or a 100G port.

https://www.supermicro.com/products/nfo/NVMe.cfm


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