In case your calendar doesn’t show holidays, it’s less than two weeks until Christmas (13 unlucky days to match today’s date of Friday the 13th). The good news? Office snacks will improve greatly next week. Bad news? Some of those snacks will be last year’s fruitcake. The reward for vigilance is a tooth that remains uncracked on super-stale pecans embedded in concrete-like cake filled with fossilized fruit.
In case you hadn’t noticed, solid-state drives keep getting bigger and faster. Back in 2008, a state-of-the-art enterprise SSD offered 32GB of capacity and moved files at up to 250 MB/s. Today, a 32TB version can read data sequentially at 3,200 MB/s. That’s a 1000x size increase and more than 10x speed-up.
Super Micro Computer, a specialist in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, has unveiled solutions for 5G cell tower deployments that leverage fully-configurable SuperServers based on 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, O-RAN compliant partner software and with the ability to operate in harsh environments.
One of the key elements to deep learning and training is lots of very dense compute, as well as the dense servers to go through the computation. Intel’s Nervana NNP-T Spring Crest silicon, which we saw at Hot Chips earlier this year, is the ‘big training silicon’ that came out of the acquisition with Nervana: a 680 mm2 built on TSMC 16nm with CoWoS with four stacks of HBM2.
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) announced new solutions for 5G cell tower deployments leveraging fully-configurable SuperServers based on 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, O-RAN compliant partner software, and ability to operate in harsh environments.
These days, out of band management is a standard feature on servers. Supermicro offers an industry-standard solution for traditional management, including a WebGUI. This is based on the ASPEED AST2500 solution, a leader in the BMC field.
At SC19, Supermciro was out in full force. The company showcased a number of solutions, but there are two that we wanted to highlight after the show. One is an AMD EPYC 7002 series GPU server. The other is an Intel system with the new Intel Nervana NNP-T cards.