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Supermicro Now Shipping Intel Xeon Phi Systems with Omni-Path

supermicroToday Supermicro announced volume shipments of SuperServer solutions based on the new Intel Xeon Phi processor (formerly code named Knights Landing) with integrated or external Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) next generation fabric as options.

Our high-performance computing solutions enable deep learning, engineering, and scientific fields to scale out their compute clusters to accelerate their most demanding workloads and achieve fastest time-to-results with maximum performance per watt, per square foot, and per dollar,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With our latest innovations incorporating Intel Xeon Phi processors in a performance and density optimized Twin architecture and 100Gbps OPA switch for high bandwidth connectivity, our customers can accelerate their applications and innovations to address the most complex real world problems.”

Supermicro’s SuperServer 5028TK-HTR is a 2U 4-Node server supporting the new Intel Xeon Phi processor with integrated or external Intel OPA fabric options, as well as an associated tower development workstation SYS-5038K-i. In addition, the company’s new 1U 48-port top-of-rack network switch with 100Gbps Intel OPA provides a unique HPC cluster solution offering excellent bandwidth, latency and message rate that is highly scalable and easily serviceable.

According to Barry Davis, general manager, Accelerated Workloads Group, at Intel, “Supermicro’s adoption of our latest technologies, including the new Intel Xeon Phi processor and Intel Omni-Path Architecture will enable remarkably deeper insights and innovations for research and commercial applications in science, analytics, and machine learning.”

Supermicro’s Intel Xeon Phi processor-based computing platforms, like those based on Intel Xeon processors, utilize common instruction sets and support multiple programming models, helping to simplify parallel computing application management in the hybrid environment and take advantage of the powerful processing resources of Supermicro’s HPC platforms. Engineering, scientific and research fields can dramatically accelerate application performance with minimal investment in development with Supermicro’s Intel Xeon Phi processor-based supercomputing solutions. The 2U SYS-5028TK-HTR is a highly optimized Intel Xeon Phi processor system for the HPC market, supporting four Intel Xeon Phi processors. The SYS-5038K-I tower workstation is intended for designers wishing to develop applications for this exciting new processor and networking option.

Supermicro also offers the latest in cost-effective Top-of-Rack switching technology, whether it is traditional fully-featured models incorporating both hardware and software in a complete solution, or bare metal hardware capable of running third-party software configurable to specific customer needs in an Open Network Environment. Based on the Intel OPA, Supermicro’s new SSH-C48Q is a 1U top-of-rack switch with 48 100Gbps QSFP+ ports. Meanwhile, Supermicro’s Server Management Software provides a multifunctional suite of tools that can perform health monitoring, power management and firmware maintenance to help customers deploy and maintain servers in data centers.

In this video from ISC 2016, Brian Watson from Supermicro describes the company’s new innovative HPC solutions for the Intel Xeon Phi processor.

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