Supermicro Unveils Storage Server Solution for Big Data Applications

By Mike Ball / 12 Dec 2017

Supermicro SuperStorage System

Supermicro, a developer of enterprise computing, storage and networking solutions, has announced availability of a new all-flash NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) 1U JBOF (Just a Bunch Of Flash) and 1U SuperServer with support for 32 hot-swap Intel “Ruler” form factor NVMe SSDs. The new technologies disaggregate storage into shared pools that are a preferred hardware infrastructure for demanding Big Data analytics applications such as autonomous driving and unmanned data gathering.

With a total of 32 hot-swap “Ruler” NVMe drives in a 1U system, Supermicro’s new NVMe solution will provide all-NVMe capacity at petabyte scale in 1U of rack space as the company supports 256TB per system and will support 512TB and then 1PB per system in the near future. NVMe technology was developed to unleash the best possible latency and provide faster CPU to data storage performance for advanced computing. Optimized for the new Intel “Ruler” form factor, the new Supermicro system provides a more thermally optimized high-density, high-performance all-flash storage solution compared to previous all-flash storage technologies.

“With Supermicro 3.0, our enterprise customers benefit from the industry’s broadest selection of first-to-market server and storage solutions with global reach, premium quality, RAS security, rack scale management and global services. Our new all-flash 32 hot-swap Ruler drives in a high-density 1U system design is the latest example of how Supermicro continues to lead the way for NVMe technology,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With more than triple the all-flash storage density of previous 1U solutions, this Supermicro system will take us to Petabyte scale in a single 1U system in the near future. This new JBOF supports flexible configurations with up to twelve hosts or head nodes and extremely high data transfer throughput up to 64GB per second.”

Up to 12 hosts can be directly connected to the 1U pooled NVMe storage. Alternatively, for users who want to deploy an NVMe over Fabric (NVMeoF) solution, hundreds of hosts can be connected to the pooled high-performance NVMe storage over Ethernet. Supermicro 1U all-NVMe Storage Servers and JBOF solutions help maximize high-performance storage resource utilization and reduce the datacenter footprint resulting in lower TCO.

Supermicro’s new all-flash 32 drive NVMe 1U system supports not only Intel “ruler” form factor SSDs, but also standard U.2 SSDs to offer users greater storage flexibility. This 1U system will support a half petabyte of NVMe storage capacity this year and a full petabyte early next year. The system comes standard with redundant hot-swap cooling fans and power supplies along with tool-less drive trays for increased serviceability and redundancy. For accessibility, the solution supports remote system on/off and system management as well as remote power cycling for each individual drive.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact