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Supermicro WekaIO Distributed Storage Solution

Unimaginable, shared, and parallel file systems to maximize your storage performance for the most extreme demands!

Solution Overview

With the storm of data raining down to today’s enterprise systems, flooding the capacity, and challenging the IT infrastructure to distribute the data out to the application that need it, feeding data-starved applications and extracting maximum value gets more and more challenging.

Supermicro and Weka together deliver a high-performance, and ultra-low latency shared and parallel file storage solution leveraging NVMe flash. The bundle solution runs on Supermicro’s selected NVMe systems supporting the highest performance processors, memory, storage, and networking. It is specifically designed and optimized for NVMe flash and cloud-native to accelerate today’s data centers and power breakthrough innovation.

Get ready to unlock the full capabilities of your data center with unprecedented speed and performance, no matter the scale.

Solution Benefits

WekaFS unifies your entire data lake into a shared global namespace where you can easily access and manage trillions of files from one directory. It instantly adapts to any new workload, no knobs to tune, and no expertise required. Weka lives anywhere your data does, whether on-premises, in the public cloud or shared across both.

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Built for the cloud

Seamlessly run on-premises, in the cloud and burst between platforms

Shared storage architecture

Enjoy shared access from any application to a single data namespace

Optimized for NVMe

Achieve lowest possible latency and highest bandwidth and IOPS performance

Multi-protocol ready

Supports Linux, Windows and native POSIX access to data

Built-in durability

Uses distributed data protection and instant backup to S3 cloud for rapid recovery

Advanced security

Keeps your data completely safe with integrated encryption, key management and access control

Use Cases

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Life sciences including genomics and Cryo-EM

Financial trading, including backtesting, time-series analysis, and risk management

Engineering DevOps

Electronic Design & Automation

Media rendering and visual effects (VFX)

High-performance computing (HPC)

High performance data analytics such as Cassandra, SAS and Splunk

Product Brief

The Supermicro-NVMe Reference Architecture implements the next-generation of intelligent infrastructure platforms designed to provide applications with all of the raw performance you can expect from local storage — and all of the flexibility, manageability and scalability typically experienced with traditional storage area network-based solutions. Leveraging the latest NVMe and PCIe standards, this reference architecture uses a low-latency, high-bandwidth networking to connect compute and storage together in a flexible way that will fit almost any application’s architecture requirements. Deploy this RA in storage-centric, compute-centric or mixed storage and compute configurations, and integrate it with existing data center application servers as desired.

Scale Out diagram

Reference Architecture – AMD and Intel Systems with PCI-E 4.0

System Generation H12 (AMD with PCI-E 4.0) X12 (Intel with PCI-E 4.0)
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Supermicro SKU 8x AS -1114S-WN10RT
(1U 1-Node)
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(2U 1-Node)
2x SYS-220BT-HNTR
(2U 4-Node)
4x SYS-220BT-DNTR
(2U 2-Node)
Form Factor 8U 16U 4U 8U
Usable Capacity 363TB 726TB 218TB 436TB
Storage Media NVMe* 80x(10x 7.68TB/node)
KIOXIA Gen4
160x (20x 7.68TB/node)
KIOXIA Gen4
48x (6x 7.68TB/node)
KIOXIA Gen4
96x (12x 7.68TB/node)
KIOXIA Gen4
CPU 8x AMD EPYC™ 7402P Processors** 8x AMD EPYC™ 7402P Processors** 16x Intel® Xeon® Silver 4314 Processors 16x Intel® Xeon® Silver 4314 Processors
Memory 2048GB 2048GB 2048GB 2048GB
Network 16x single-port
Mellanox CX-6 200G VPI
16x single-port
Mellanox CX-6 200G VPI
16x single-port
Mellanox CX-6 200G VPI
16x single-port
Mellanox CX-6 200G VPI
IOPS*** 10.2M
(1.275M per node)
8.4M
(1.05M per node)
8.5M
(1.06M per node)
11.28M
(1.41M per node)
Bandwidth*** 235GB/s
(29.4GB/s per node)
280GB/s
(35GB/s per node)
202GB/s
(25GB/s per node)
286GB/s
(35.8GB/s per node)
I/O Latency < 200μs < 200μs < 200μs < 200μs
SW Subscription 1yr, 3yrs, 5yrs 1yr, 3yrs, 5yrs 1yr, 3yrs, 5yrs 1yr, 3yrs, 5yrs

* To request drives of a different capacity, please contact weka-pm@supermicro.com.
** 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ 7003 Processors are available.
*** Estimated; number varies based on actual components used.

Reference Architecture – Intel with PCI-E 3.0

  2x BigTwin 1 2x BigTwin 2 8x Ultra 1 8x Ultra 2
Category 2x Supermicro BigTwin® 8x Supermicro 1U Ultra
Supermicro SKU 2x SYS-2029BT-HNR 8x SYS-1029U-TN10RT
Form Factor 4U 4U 8U 8U
Usable Capacity 193TB 64TB 161TB 64TB
Storage Media NVMe* 48
(6x 7.68TB/node)
16
(2x 7.68TB/node)
80
(10x 3.84TB/node)
32
(4x 3.84TB/node)
CPU (dual per node) 16x Intel® Xeon® Silver 4214 Processors 16x Intel® Xeon® Silver 4214 Processors 16x Intel® Xeon® Silver 4214 Processors 16x Intel® Xeon® Silver 4214 Processors
Memory 1536GB 768GB 1536GB 768GB
Network 16x single-port
Mellanox CX-5 100G VPI
8x single-port
Mellanox CX-5 100G VPI
16x single-port
Mellanox CX-5 100G VPI
8x single-port
Mellanox CX-5 100G VPI
IOPS 4.9M 1.6M 6.8M 2.7M
Bandwidth Read 119GB/s Read 40GB/s Read 160GB/s Read 80GB/s
I/O Latency Sub-400μs Sub-400μs Sub-400μs Sub-400μs
SW Subscription 1yr or 3yr 1yr or 3yr 1yr or 3yr 1yr or 3yr

*To request drives of a different capacity, please contact weka-pm@supermicro.com.

Certified Servers for Weka Reference Architecture
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1U 1-Node WIO

AMD with PCI-E 4.0

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  • Single AMD EPYC™ 7003/7002 Series Processor
  • 16 DIMMs; up to 4TB 3DS ECC DDR4-3200MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (FHHL) slots, 1 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP) slot
  • 10 Hot-swap NVMe/SATA3 hybrid drive bays
  • 750W Redundant Platinum Level Power Supplies
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2U 1-Node WIO

AMD with PCI-E 4.0

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  • Single AMD EPYC™ 7003/7002 Series Processor
  • 16 DIMMs; up to 4TB 3DS ECC DDR4-3200MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM
  • 1 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (FH/HL) slot
  • 24 Hot-swap NVMe/SATA3 drive bays
  • 1200W Redundant Titanium Level Power Supplies
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4U 8-Node FatTwin®

AMD with PCI-E 4.0

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  • 8 hot-pluggable nodes in 4U; each node supports:
  • Single AMD EPYC™ 7003/7002 Series Processor
  • 8 DIMMs; up to 2TB 3DS ECC DDR4-3200MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM
  • 1 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP Riser) slot, 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (for AIOM)
  • 6 Hot-swap 2.5" NVMe/SATA3 drive bays: 2 NVMe/SATA3 + 4 SATA3 (optional NVMe)
  • 2200W Redundant Titanium Level Power Supplies
SYS-220BT-HNTR

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2U 4-Node BigTwin®

Intel with PCI-E 4.0

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  • 4 hot-pluggable nodes in 2U; each node supports:
  • Dual 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • 20 DIMMs; Up to 6TB DDR4-3200: Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory 200 Series; Up to 4TB ECC DDR4-3200: RDIMM
  • 2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP) slots
  • 6 Hot-swap 2.5" NVMe/SATA drive bays
  • 2600W Redundant Titanium Level Power Supplies
SYS-220BT-DNTR

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2U 2-Node BigTwin®

Intel with PCI-E 4.0

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  • 2 hot-pluggable nodes in 2U; each node supports:
  • Dual 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • 20 DIMMs; Up to 6TB DDR4-3200: Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory 200 Series; Up to 4TB ECC DDR4-3200: RDIMM
  • 1 PCI-E 4.0 x16 (LP) slot, 2 PCI-E 4.0 x8 slots
  • 12 Hot-swap 2.5" NVMe/SATA drive bays
  • 2200W Redundant Titanium Level Power Supplies
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1U 1-Node Ultra

Intel with PCI-E 3.0

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  • Dual 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • 24 DIMMs; Up to up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4-2933MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM; supports Intel® Optane™ DCPMM
  • 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (FH, 10.5" L)
  • 10 Hot-swap 2.5" NVMe drive bays
  • 1000W Redundant Titanium Level Power Supplies
SYS-2029BT-HNR

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2U 4-Node BigTwin®

Intel with PCI-E 3.0

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  • 4 hot-pluggable nodes in 2U; each node supports:
  • Dual 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • 24 DIMMs; up to 6TB 3DS ECC DDR4-2933MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM; Supports Intel® Optane™ DCPMM
  • 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (LP) slots
  • 6 Hot-swap 2.5" NVMe drive bays
  • 2200W Redundant Titanium Level Power Supplies
Certified Network Adapters
AOC-653106A-HDAT

AOC-653106A-HDAT

AOC-653105A-HDAT

AOC-653105A-HDAT

AOC-MCX556A-ECAT

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