uper Micro Intros Hyper-Speed Server LineThis week during the High Frequency Trading World conference in New York, Super Micro Computer revealed a new line of ultra high performance Hyper-Speed servers.
This new HFT-optimized line includes 2U and 4U/Tower platforms built on Super Micro's X9DAX series dual-processor (DP) motherboards and SC829BTQ chassis with best-in-class thermals.
"Hyper-Speed systems allow the highest performance Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors (up to 150W TDP) to be tuned for even higher performance and run at peak performance in a dense 2U form factor for colocation installations," the company said on Tuesday. "Systems architecture is designed for maximum airflow and custom heatsinks provide optimal thermal distribution for mission critical reliability."
Additional performance tuning features include adjustable on-board frequencies, voltages and memory latencies as well as firmware optimizations to further lower latency, Super Micro said. Even more, all Hyper-Speed platforms feature premium pre-installed CPUs and memory, and the storage and I/O components are validated with a rigorous burn-in process.
The 2U HFT-Optimized Hyper-Speed rackmount server solution is offered in four SKUs: the SYS-6027AX-TRF-HFT1/HFT2 and the SYS-6027AX-72RF-HFT1/HFT2. The 4U/Tower Hyper-Speed servers are also offered in only two SKUs – the 7047AX and the 7047AX-72RF – and available for applications such as HPC, EDA, Scientific Research and Oil & Gas exploration.
According to a list of specs, the two 2U HFT1 models sport dual Intel Xeon E5-2687W processors and 8x 8 GB DDR3 ECC RDIMMs. The two 2U HFT2 models feature dual Intel Xeon E5-2643 processors and 8x 4 GB DDR3 ECC UDIMMs. All models have seven USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 HD audio and more.
As for the two 4U/Tower Hyper-Speed servers, they include dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, eight hot-swap 3.5-inch HDD bays, and 16x DIMMS support up to a maximum of 512 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz memory. I/O ports include seven USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 HD audio and more.
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