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The Industry's First 1U V100 GPU Server with NEBS Level 3
Supermicro has announced an industry-first 1U NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) Level 3 certified system with up to four (4) NVIDIA V100 or V100S Tensor Core GPUs. The new server system enables the latest AI, AR/VR, transcoding, gaming, and other high-compute workloads with low latency requirements in the telecom environment.
Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) consists of a number of guidelines and standards for designing equipment that can be deployed in challenging operating environments. This set of standards is integral to the telecommunications industry, where equipment (that can sometimes be sourced from many different locations) may need to endure varying and sometimes tough physical conditions. Initially developed at Bell Labs, the NEBS family of standards is deigned to not only ensure the personal safety of equipment operators and service technicians, but also the protection of the facilities housing this equipment, all while ensuring the integrity of an overall telecommunications network. NEBS is used by large telecommunications providers and smaller local service providers alike, to ensure network integrity and safety standards.
This new system extends the operating temperature to 55 °C and meets the shock and vibration, flame resistance, and other stringent testing to complete the GR-1089 and GR-63 suite of tests required for full NEBS Level 3 compliance. The server’s foundation of 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI acceleration and Intel Optane persistent memory to utilize the NVIDIA GPUs to their fullest potential. This design allows mobile operators to upgrade their systems with higher-performance GPUs to accelerate voice and data traffic, as well as provide new edge applications and services, using servers that meet their rigorous reliability standards.
The new 1U system is available with either redundant AC or DC Power Supply (1+1) options and has nine (9) 4cm fans to provide a robust cooling system that supports the extended temperature range. Also included are 2x 2.5” hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays and 2x 2.5” internal drive bays. The system provides for secure SNMP v3, IPv6, and IPMI for management.
“The AI, HPC, data science, graphics, and 5G/telecommunications markets—from edge to core -- continue to grow and present unprecedented computational challenges,” said Paresh Kharya Senior Director of Product Management for accelerated computing at NVIDIA. “The NVIDIA V100 GPU in the Supermicro NEBS Level 3 compliant system will enable more customers to leverage the performance and scalability required for these markets.”
This industry-first Supermicro 1U NEBS L3 system joins an extensive portfolio of GPU systems that support demanding workloads, requiring GPU acceleration capabilities. In addition to the 1U system, Supermicro offers multiple GPU options, including 2, 4, 6, 10, 16, and 20 GPUs in 2U, 4U, and 10U form factors. The product line supports up to 56 CPU processor cores per server, 205W TDP CPUs, and 6TB DDR4-2933 MHz memory in 24 DIMMs. These servers give customers multiple options for NVMe, SAS, or SATA drives, providing maximum performance.
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