Servers

One of the interesting elements about NVIDIA’s A100 card is the potential compute density offered, especially for AI applications. There is set to be a strong rush to enable high-density AI platforms that can take advantage of all the new features that A100 offers in the PCIe form factor, and GIGABYTE was the first in my inbox with news of its new G492 server systems, built to take up to 10 new A100 accelerators. These machines are built on AMD EPYC, which allows for PCIe Gen4 support, as well as offering GPU-to-GPU direct access, direct transfers, and GPUDirect RDMA. The G492 servers use dual EPYC CPUs, allowing for 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes in total, however in order to expand support to 10 GPUs as well...

Dell EMC’s Older PowerEdge iDRAC BMC Vulnerable to Firmware Replacement Attack

Every modern server is equipped with a baseboard management controller (BMC) that enables its remote management. A BMC is essentially a computer within a computer with its own memory...

2 by Anton Shilov on 10/2/2018

GIGABYTE's Cavium ThunderX2 Systems: 1U R181-T90 and 2U R281-T91

GIGABYTE's server division has started sales of its first servers based on Cavium’s ThunderX2 processors with up to 32 cores. Being among the primary companies to begin selling machines...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2018

Intel Server Roadmap: 14nm Cooper Lake in 2019, 10nm Ice Lake in 2020

At its Data-Centric Innovation Summit in Santa Clara today, Intel unveiled its official Xeon roadmap for 2018 – 2019. As expected, the company confirmed its upcoming Cascade Lake, Cooper...

55 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 8/8/2018

Intel to Hold Datacenter Conference Next Week

Through financial channels, Intel this week announced that it would hold a datacenter-related event for financial analysts, technology, analysts and the tech press next week in Santa Clara. There...

29 by Anton Shilov on 8/3/2018

ASUS Launches WS C246 PRO: 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, Two M.2, Optional SAS RAID

ASUS has introduced its first Intel C246-based motherboard for Intel’s Xeon E processors. The WS C246 PRO platform is aimed at rather serious machines that use up to four...

21 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2018

ASRock Launches C246M WS Micro-ATX Motherboard for Xeon E CPUs

ASRock Rack has announced one of the industry’s first Micro-ATX motherboards for Intel’s new Xeon E processors for entry-level servers and workstations. The C246M WS platform is aimed at...

11 by Anton Shilov on 7/16/2018

iBASE Lists C246 Motherboards for Intel Xeon E CPUs

iBASE has published specifications of its upcoming MB995VF-C246 motherboard aimed at entry-level/embedded servers and workstations that will support Intel’s upcoming (but not yet announced) Xeon E processors. The mainboard...

20 by Anton Shilov on 7/11/2018

Intel’s High-End Cascade Lake CPUs to Support 3.84 TB of Memory Per Socket

While Intel has yet to detail its upcoming Cascade Lake processors for servers, some of the key characteristics are beginning to emerge. According to a new report from ServeTheHome...

20 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2018

Qualcomm’s Server Team Loses VP of Technology, Centriq Future Unknown

Normally we don’t particularly comment on these sorts of transitions at big companies unless they are C-level (CEO, CTO), however the narrative surrounding Qualcomm’s Centriq product line is still...

34 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2018

Samsung Kicks Off Mass Production of 64GB RDIMMs Using 16Gbit Chips

Back in March, Samsung first demonstrated their next-generation 64GB DDR4 Registered DIMMs. Based on Samsung’s new 16Gbit DDR4 memory chips, these new RDIMMs would offer 64GB of memory capacity...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/11/2018

Qualcomm’s Server Lead, Anand Chandrasekher, Leaves Company

Today Axios is reporting that Anand Chandrasekher, the leading executive in charge of Qualcomm’s server efforts, has left the company. Qualcomm has declined to comment on the departure at...

23 by Ian Cutress on 5/14/2018

Cray Adds AMD EPYC Processors to CS500 Cluster Supercomputers

Cray this week announced plans to offer AMD’s EPYC-based CS500 cluster supercomputers later this year. The Cray CS500 clusters will be based on ultra-dense 2-way servers each featuring up...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2018

NVIDIA’s DGX-2: Sixteen Tesla V100s, 30 TB of NVMe, only $400K

Ever wondered why the consumer GPU market is not getting much love from NVIDIA’s Volta architecture yet? This is a minefield of a question, nuanced by many different viewpoints...

28 by Ian Cutress on 3/27/2018

NVIDIA Develops NVLink Switch: NVSwitch, 18 Ports For DGX-2 & More

Back in 2016 when NVIDIA launched the Pascal GP100 GPU and associated Tesla cards, one of the consequences of their increased server focus for Pascal was that interconnect bandwidth...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/27/2018

GIGABYTE's G190-G30: a 1U Server with Four Volta and NVLink

GIGABYTE Server, the B2B arm of GIGABYTE's enterprise line, is adding the G190-G30 to its roster. This is a 1U server that uses four SXM2 GPUs and dual Xeon...

2 by Joe Shields on 3/27/2018

GIGABYTE Server Launches Three New Density-Focused Servers: Skylake-SP, Choice of NIC

GIGABYTE server is launching three new density-focused servers in the market with their H231-H60, H261-H60, and H261-H61 machines. The new SKUs are comprised of two 2U 4-node (2U4N) systems...

3 by Joe Shields on 3/13/2018

Immersion Server Liquid Cooling: ZTE Makes a Splash at MWC

Big data centers are often cooled by air, and large HVAC/air-conditioning machines. The ones near the Arctic Circle can rely on the outside air to help. If a center...

11 by Ian Cutress on 3/12/2018

More EPYC Servers: Dell Launches 1P and 2P PowerEdge for HPC and Virtualization

One of the many questions about AMD’s EPYC processor line related to AMD’s ability to reengage with OEMs since the Bulldozer era. Recent announcements from Microsoft Azure and Baidu...

19 by Ian Cutress on 2/6/2018

Dell EMC Launches PowerEdge XR2 Rugged Server: 1U, 44 Cores, 512 GB RAM, 30 TB Storage

Dell EMC on Tuesday introduced its new-generation rugged PowerEdge XR servers, designed to work in harsh environments of industrial sites or even conflict zones. The new machines are equipped...

13 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2017

Intel’s Diane Bryant Retires, Joins Google Cloud as COO

After 32 years with Intel, Diane Bryant, who served as the head of Intel's Data Center Group from 2012 to mid-2017, decided to retire from the company. Ms. Bryant...

19 by Anton Shilov on 12/4/2017

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