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Petabyte Scale 1U Server and JBOF from Supermicro

15 September 2017

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has launched a new all-flash NVMe™ (Non-Volatile Memory Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.Express) 1U JBOF (Just a Bunch Of Flash) and 1U SuperServer with support for 32 hot-swap NVMe SSDs.

With a total of 32 hot-swap NVMe drives in a 1U system, the new NVMe solution will provide all-NVMe capacity at petabyte scale in 1U of rack space as the company will support 32-terabyte NVMe drives in the near future. NVMe technology was developed to unleash the best possible latency and provide faster CPU to data storage performance for advanced computing.

The new 1U all-NVMe Storage Servers and JBOF disaggregate storage into shared pools that are rapidly becoming the preferred hardware infrastructure for demanding Big Data analytics applications such as autonomous driving and real-time financial fraud detection. Up to 12 hosts can be directly connected to the 1U pooled NVMe storage. Alternatively, for customers who want to deploy a NVMe-over-Fabric (NVMeoF) solution, hundreds of hosts can be connected to the pooled high-performance NVMe storage over Ethernet, Infiniband or Omnipath (OPA). Supermicro 1U all-NVMe Storage Servers and JBOF solutions help maximize high-performance storage resource utilization and reduce the datacenter footprint resulting in lower TCO.

Supermicro’s new all-flash 32-drive NVMe 1U system supports not only standard U.2 SSDs, but also Intel “ruler” form factor SSDs to offer customers greater storage flexibility. This 1U system will support a half petabyte of NVMe storage capacity this year and a full petabyte early next year. The system comes standard with redundant hot-swap cooling fans and power supplies along with tool-less drive trays for increased serviceability and redundancy. For accessibility, the solution supports remote system on/off and system management as well as remote power cycling for each individual drive.

To contact the author of this article, email sue.himmelstein@ieeeglobalspec.com


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