Supermicro intros COTS rack-scale designs for cloud, AI, and 5G/edge DCs

June 2, 2021
Supermicro now offers complete racks pre-configured with the latest servers, storage, networking equipment, cabling, software configurations, and management infrastructure, designed and built by a global in-house staff of data center experts.

At the Computex Taipei 2021 virtual event, Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro - NASDAQ: SMCI), a global expert in enterprise computing, storage, networking, and green computing technology, announced its launch of "turn-key, pre-defined, pre-tested, and validated rack-level solutions for the most demanding workloads found in advanced data center environments."

Supermicro says it now offers complete racks -- pre-configured with the latest servers, storage, networking equipment, cabling, software configurations and management infrastructure -- designed and built by its global in-house staff of data center experts.

For the new platform offering, Supermicro works directly with customers on the system architecture, workload demands, and final solution validation. Supermicro's manufacturing facility contains a complete 1-megawatt rack-level burn-in facility, incorporating L11/L12 testing, as well as benchmarking tools and experts.

As observed by the company:

Demand is increasing for a cloud-native data center infrastructure with the performance, efficiency, and the superior TCO of at-scale on-prem systems that can be delivered as a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution. Data center solutions require integrating many diverse products and technologies, including servers, storage, networking, and software, to deliver quality, performance, security, and scalability.
The Rack Scale Plug and Play Solutions provide a turn-key option designed and tested for specific workloads by a global team of Supermicro data center experts. The offerings include state-of-the-art options for superior performance, including new liquid-cooled configurations that deliver optimum efficiency and operate with lower costs and reduced environmental impact.

The Supermicro rack level designs are initially targeted for cloud, AI, 5G/edge, and High Performance Computing (HPC) applications and facilities, and are built from Supermicro's entire line of over 100 application-optimized systems. According to the company, these building blocks include designs Hyperscale, SuperBlade, the Twin Product Family (BigTwin, TwinPro, and FatTwin), Ultra, CloudDC, GPU, Telco/5G, and Edge servers, and feature the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro, announced the company's Rack Scale Plug and Play Solutions line at Computex Taipei on June 2. He said, "With Rack Scale Plug and Play, we are bringing our system design expertise and building block architecture to the rack level to deliver true at scale data center solutions, helping our customers to deploy a complete tested, and validated solution with minimal lead time. We have created rack level solutions that are targeted at the fastest growing and most demanding workloads, including cloud, AI, and 5G."

He continued, "Designed for superior performance, efficiency, and costs, the solutions incorporate state-of-the-art technologies, including the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, high-density SuperBlade configurations, GPU Optimized systems with up to 16 GPUs, and all-flash NVMe petascale storage systems. With thousands of racks already deployed, these turn-key rack solutions deliver cloud-like simplicity with the performance, security, and cost advantages of an on-prem infrastructure."

Learn more about the Supermicro Rack Level Solutions at: www.supermicro.com/rack-scale-plug-and-play.

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