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SuperBlade™ Server Solution - Highest CPU Core Per Rack Density in the Industry

SuperBlade is a great solution for organizations which have big demands for server per rack unit consolidation and very high manageability expectations.  Yes, you have a lot of applications to run and and you need a lot of processing power!  What you need is a SuperBlade solution.  Optimally designed to fit in a server rack either a 10, 14 or 20 blade module in a 7U chassis configuration is a a great consolidation achievement.

Space Optimization

Housed within a 19" industry-standard rack, SuperBlade® servers reduce server footprint in the data center. Power, cooling and networking devices are aggregated in the rear of the chassis which optimizes the required amount of space.

Up to 10 TwinBlade (20 nodes) can be installed in a 7U chassis. Compared to the 20U of rack space that twenty 1U servers would normally require as individual servers, the SuperBlade provides more than 50% density savings with 120 nodes and 24 switches in a 42U rack..


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Cable Reduction

The SuperBlade® server chassis enclosure greatly simplifies the cabling process by aggregating cabling of ten servers at once. Up to 90% of network, power, and KVM cabling required for ten 1U servers are reduced by moving to blade servers in a single chassis. These cabling reductions continue across networking, SAN connectivity, and management controllers.

Reducing the number of cables speeds up the deployment of servers and helps reduce troubleshooting issues by presenting fewer physical connections to the servers.

SuperBlade® Management

The SuperBlade® chassis management module (CMM) provides total remote control of individual server blades, power supplies, cooling fans, and networking switches remotely. System administrators enjoy the management ease and reassurance of continuous onboard instrumentation monitoring (temperature sensors, power status, voltages and fan speed). Remote power control capabilities to reboot and/or reset the server are available as well as remote access to the BIOS configuration and operating system console information vial SOL (Serial over LAN) or embedded KVM capabilities. Because the controller is a separate processor, all monitoring and control functions operate flawlessly regardless of CPU operation or system power-on status.

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 SuperBlade Chassis

Supermicro has 3 major types of chassis - they primarily differ in capacity - the number of blade you may install in them.  So it is the number of blade slots that sets them apart.

OfficeBlade® is optimized for small-medium business as well as personal HPC applications. With acoustically enhanced thermal and cooling technologies, OfficeBlade® can operate at or below 50dB with 10 DP server blades.

DatacenterBlade® (SBE-714D-R42/D28) is perfect for data center and HPC applications with performance & density optimized to achieve 672 processing cores and 4TB DDR2 memory per 42U standard rack. This powerful SuperBlade® features 100-240VAC, ultra high-efficiency (93%), N+1 redundant power supplies, along with industry-leading density, performance/watt and price/performance.

DatacenterBlade® Features:

  • High density - 14 DP blades in 7U enclosure; up to 672 processing cores in standard 42U rack
  • High performance - up to 0.27 GFlops/watt *
  • Energy efficiency - 93% efficiency power supplies and native DDR2 memory instead of FBD memory
  • High availability - N+1 redundant power supplies
  • Ease of Use - easy to set up with remote management tools
  • Flexibility - two or four 100-240VAC power supplies
  • High-performance storage - 3x SAS/SATA drives per server blade with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

DatacenterBlade® Benefits:

  • Industry-leading performance/watt - best for data center applications
  • Ultra-high power efficiency - energy savings
  • High performance, high availability, high density
  • Industry-leading price/performance

TwinBlade is the most technologically advanced blade server system in the industry. Supporting up to 120 DP servers with 240 Intel® Xeon® 5600/5500 series processors per 42U rack, the TwinBlade achieves an unmatched 0.35U per DP node. With N+1 redundant, high efficiency (94%) 2500W power supplies, the TwinBlade is the Greenest, most energy-efficient blade server in the industry. Networking options include up to two 4x QDR(40 Gbps) InfiniBand switches, up to two 1/10GbE or 10GbE switches, and/or a 1GbE pass-through mdoule. They give the TwinBlade the bandwidth to support the most demanding applications. Onboard IPMI 2.0 with KVM over IP and remote Virtual Media over LAN enables ease of management and control.

Two nodes per TwinBlade Processor Blade. Each node supports:
  • Dual Intel® Xeon® processor 5600/5500 series 95W processor wattage
  • Intel® 5500 chipset
  • 128GB DDR3 ECC Registered DIMMs; 32GB Unbuffered DIMMs
  • Intel® 82576 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • 2x 2.5" hot-plug drive bays for SATA and SSD
  • Integrated Matrox G200eW graphics
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with remote KVM and virtual media
  • Mellanox ConnectX QDR InfiniBand

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Why SuperBlade®

SuperBlade® offers many unique advantages that differentiate it from competitors blade products and traditional rack-mount solutions. Customer benefits include maximum density, affordability, reduced management costs, lower power consumption, optimal ROI, and high scalability - and in most applications, blade servers would reduce system acquisition costs.

While other blade suppliers only offer general-purpose blade servers, the SuperBlade® family enables full optimization for a wide array of mission-critical and compute-intensive applications. With in-house design engineering agility to accommodate customer needs rapidly, SuperBlade® revolutionizes modular computing architecture by offering several advanced application-optimized models such as Enterprise Blade Server, Data Center Optimized Blade, Workstation Blade and Office Blade.

Saving the Green

With SuperBlade® servers, you can help preserve not only our green planet, but keep red ink off your books with green cash savings. A SuperBlade server can save more than 100 watts over a traditional discrete 1U rack-mount server. These savings add up quickly when your SuperBlade chassis is fully populated with 10 servers. By eliminating the overhead in 1U discrete servers and using the high efficiency (up to 94%) power supplies, SuperBlade can save you more than $1,000 per year in power* for your servers and even more when you add the reduced cooling costs. At the same time, you will reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by over 5.5 metric tons**, the equivalent of planting 1.7 acres of trees.

*Your electricity costs will vary by location.
**According to Energy Information Agency (a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy), saving one kilowatt hour of electricity reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 1.43 pounds.