Tyan is also after the GPU server market. The 4U barebones FT72-B7015 accepts two Xeon 5600s and up to 18 DIMMs, but that's not what sets it apart. The 10 PCI-e 16x and the special backplane with many 4 pin cables are: the barebone can support up to eight (!) GPU cards.

To feed those power hungry beasts is an available 2+1 1200W power supply configuration.

All this PCI Express goodness is made possible by two Tylersburg (Intel 5520) chipsets and four PLX PEX8647 PCIe switches. 

It seems that the fight in this niche market is going to be fierce as other players like ASUS are also offering such server products.


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  • Gami - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    Damn, I wish I was Limited to 1 TB of RAM right now.
  • AlExAkE - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    hahaha u wish u had such a problem hah? :) xxaxa I'd take my 4GB to the corner and stay there without saying anything...
  • vol7ron - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    I can hardly imagine what you would need that much RAM in a PC for. Servers I understand, PCs not so much.
  • Gami - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    for VM Hosts servers,
    after getting pass the first problem of storage space...

    the next problem is normally not enough Real Memory.
    4 CPUs with 24 Cores in total, can handle a lot of VMs, but you normally run out of storage space first (which can actually be resolved), but Memory, you've basically hit a Brick wall..
  • vbrisebo - Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - link

    Companies like V3sys.com use the Fusion-io cards to break past those barriers. They can run 50 to 100 VM's on one server as the Fusion-io card can serve as both storage and RAM for the VMs.
  • oneoho - Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - link

    werd, 1TB of ram? holy shiet think of the VMs!
  • Griswold - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    You spent only a few hours at the largest IT fair there is and come to the conclusion its becoming less international every year just because the few booths you visited mostly presented you with german material?

    Did you go there during the press days or public opening?
  • JMC2000 - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    "The HTX slot offers a low latency 6.4 GB/s interface. Together with these kind of "NUMA connected" cards, it is easier to build a very low latency HPC cluster.

    However, it seems that the HTX slot is at the end of its lifetime. The upcoming Xeons seem to come with a PCI-express 3.0 controller integrated, so they should be able to offer a low latency interface of up to 12.8 GB/s, or twice as much."

    I was just looking at the HTX specs/whitepapers, and HTX 3.0 has an aggregate bandwidth of 20.8GB/sec or 10.4GB/sec in each direction. Are you sure it is just a HTX 1.0/2.0 slot or is it HTX 3.0? All 6000-series Opterons support up to 3.2GHz or 6.4GT/s.
  • mino - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    Plus a lower latency on top of it.

    PCIe is not really a HTX competitor. That hypothetical QPI slot is.
  • MySchizoBuddy - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    When will we see Tegra 2 based Server.

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