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March 29, 2010

Supermicro rolls out 8-core Xeon MP SuperServers

Optimised for Intel Xeon processor 7500 series

By CBR Staff Writer

Super Micro Computer (Supermicro) has released first line of 8-core, 4-way Xeon servers optimised for Intel Xeon processor 7500 series and feature up to 256GB memory.

The company claims that the new 8-core 8016B-6F, 8016B-TF, 8026B-6RF, 8026B-TRF, 8046B-6RF and 8046B-TRF SuperServers offer 93%+ energy efficiency and robust enterprise virtualisation performance.

According to Supermicro, all servers are based on X8QB6-F and X8QBE-F serverboards and support up to 256GB of registered ECC DDR3 memory via 32 DIMM slots. The 8016B-6F is particularly optimised for high performance computing cluster (HPCC) applications, while the 8016B-6F, 8026B-6RF and 8046B-6RF servers include up to four PCI-E Gen 2.0 slots, and onboard 6Gb/s SAS controller with hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and 60 support.

The 8016B-6F, 8026B-6RF and 8046B-6RF servers also offer onboard IPMI 2.0 with media and KVM-over-LAN support for optimal remote management and feature 90%+ power efficient VRMs. They also support performance optimised for 130-watt to high-density rack-optimised 95-watt SKUs, the company said.

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Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro, said: With Supermicro’s industry-leading, 93%+ high-efficiency Server Building Block Solutions, we are able to deliver exceptional value to customers looking for consolidation and virtualisation. Our 1U, 2U and 4U SuperServers optimised for the new Intel Xeon 7500 (Nehalem EX) processors provide compelling solutions for the dense rack segment.

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