Embedded World: Supermicro’s Skylake-D, IoT edge PCs and 20 NVMe SSDs in 1U

Supermicro was showing several new products amongst its existing range of servers and edge PCs at Embedded World in Nuremberg.

Supermicro-Xenon-D21-serverBased on Intel’s Xeon D-2146NT 8 core 16 thread processor is the SYS-5019D-FN8TP rackmount server that, into a 1U high chassis, squeezes two 2.5in or four 2.5in drivesand up to 512Gbyte of ECC LRDIMM memory or up to 256Gbyte RDIMM DDR4-2666MHz in 4 DIM slots.

Interfaces include 4x 1Gbit Ethernet, 2x 10GBase-T and 2x 10G SFP+.

Potential uses include as a network security appliance, vCPE controller box, NFV edge computing server or virtualisation server, Supermicro told Electronics Weekly.


Supermicro-edge-PCFor IoT gateway use in smart factories and smart buildings, the firm is offering the fan-less E100-9AP-IA PC which houses an Intel E3940 Atom and supports one 2.5in SATA SSD, one full sized Mini-PCIe and M.2. Interfaces include dual Gbit Ethernet.

Operation is over -20 to 60°C and 9-36Vdc input supply – a 12V 60W power adaptor is available.

Industrial  and machine automation applications are foreseen, according to the firm.


For those requiring a very large amount of fast memory in a rack – and a lot of processing, Supermicro is claiming a record, having squeezed 20 NVMe SSDs hot-swappable 2.5in 7mm slots into a 1U chassis.

And there is up to 3Tbyte of ECC 3DS LRDIMM (and other memory options) in 24DIMM slots

Processing comes from a LGA 3647 Xeon processor, and power is 1,600W from redundant ‘Titanium’ (96% efficient) supplies.

Called the SYS-1029UZ-TN20R25M, virtualisation, cloud computing, enterprise serving and software-defined storage are potential applications.

“Leveraging its expertise in server technology, Supermicro is introducing a full line of solutions that support D-2100 SoC processors – codenamed Skylake-D – with up to 1.6x compute performance improvement compared to the last generation.” said the firm.


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