Supermicro Debuts New H13 Server Solutions Using AMD’s 4th-Gen EPYC™ CPUs

  • November 16, 2022 | Author: David Strom
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Last week, Supermicro announced its new H13 A+ server solutions, featuring the latest fourth-generation AMD EPYC™ processors. The new AMD “Genoa”-class Supermicro A+ configurations will be able to handle up to 96 Zen4 CPU cores running up to 6TB of 12-channel DDR5 memory, using a separate channel for each stick of memory.

The various systems are designed to support the highest performance-intensive computing workloads over a wide range of storage, networking and I/O configuration options. They also feature tool-less chassis and hot-swappable modules for easier access to internal parts as well as I/O drive trays on both front and rear panels. All the new equipment can handle a range of power conditions, including 120 to 480 AC volt operation and 48 DC power attachments.

The new H13 systems have been optimized for AI, machine learning and complex calculation tasks for data analytics and other kinds of HPC applications. Supermicro’s 4th-Gen AMD EPYC™ systems employ the latest PCIe 5.0 connectivity throughout their layouts to speed data flows and provide high network and cluster internetworking performance. At the heart of these systems is the AMD EPYC™ 9004 series CPUs, which were also announced last week.

The Supermicro H13 GrandTwin® systems can handle up to six SATA3 or NVMe drive bays, which are hot-pluggable. The H13 CloudDC systems come in 1U and 2U chassis that are designed for cloud-based workloads and data centers that can handle up to 12 hot-swappable drive bays and support the Open Compute Platform I/O modules. Supermicro has also announced its H13 Hyper configuration for dual-socketed systems. All of the twin-socket server configurations support 160 PCIe 5.0 data lanes.

There are several GPU-intensive configurations for another series of both 4U and 8U sized servers that can support up to 10 GPU PCIe accelerator cards, including the latest graphic processors from AMD and Nvidia. The 4U family of servers support both AMD Infinity Fabric Link and NVIDIA NVLink Bridge technologies so users can choose the right balance of computation, acceleration, I/O and local storage specifications.

To get a deep dive on H13 products, including speeds, feeds and specs, download this whitepaper from the Supermicro site: Supermicro H13 Servers Enable High-Performance Data Centers.

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