Supermicro: Going Dense, With MicroBlade
Supermicro, San Jose, Calif., in September introduced a new extreme-density server platform targeting both hyperscale data center and cloud environments based on the Avoton Intel Atom Processor C2000. The company's new MicroBlade is a 6U microserver featuring 112 8-Core Intel Avoton-based servers in 28 front-access, hot-swap blades.
Each blade includes four nodes, each with one Avoton processor, space for a SATA hard drive or SSD, and two DDR3 DIMM slots. Compute and storage are integrated in the individual blades, with shared networking, power and cooling located at the rear of the system.
The MicroBlade enclosure includes 95 percent efficient digital switching power supplies, optimized airflow with redundant energy-efficient cooling fans, an integrated chassis management module (CMM), and up to four Intel Ethernet Switch FM5224s with 10GbE and 40GbE uplinks.