Tuesday, January 12th 2021

Supermicro Unveils Threadripper PRO Powered Workstation with Double-Width GPU Support

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, extended its industry-proven workstation family with a new generation server-grade high-end workstation that offers maximum configurability and reliability in a robust single-socket platform. The new workstation is just the latest in Supermicro's overall support of AMD processors, including the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC based servers for multiple applications.

The highly versatile, configurable platform harnesses the power of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Processor with up to 64 cores and 128 PCI-E 4.0 lanes, doubling the data throughput of the previous generation. The new workstation (AS -5014A-TT) dramatically boosts productivity for demanding professional workloads found in media content creation, scientific research, visualization, deep learning (DL) and artificial intelligence (AI), virtual or augmented reality (VR/AR), and 3-D modeling with real-time simulation.
"When AMD's new processor is coupled with Supermicro's advanced workstation design and architecture, today's professionals can truly bring their productivity to the next level," said Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro. "It can drive up to four full-height, double-width, active cooling GPUs, double that of similar systems in the market, and supports up to 2 TB of DDR4 3200 memory, and four M.2 slots for ultra-fast PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe storage. Also, with built-in 10 Gigatbit Ethernet, and support for 25/100/200G NICs, the platform accelerates data-intensive workloads and transfer speed — required for today's content creators, deep learning professionals, and engineers."

"AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors have been designed to set the industry standard for workstation compute performance," said Chris Kilburn, corporate vice president and general manager, client component business unit, AMD. "With the new AS-5014A-TT Workstation, Supermicro has designed a powerful and flexible platform, dedicated to maximizing the full spectrum of compute capabilities offered by AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors."

Supermicro 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Solutions
In addition to Supermicro's support for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors, Supermicro continues to deliver a wide range of solutions leveraging AMD's 2nd Gen EPYC series. These include the H12 SuperBlade and single and dual-socket multi-node A+ Twin Servers, the I/O and cost-effectiveness focused WIO line of A+ Servers, as well as dual AMD EPYC processors with multi-GPU servers supporting eight double-width GPUs in 4U, NVIDIA HGX A100 8-GPU in 4U, 4-GPU in 2U. With PCI-E 4.0 x16 support, these A+ Servers can deliver 200G network connectivity and feature a large, ultra-fast storage footprint and DDR4 memory up 3200 MHz to deliver record-breaking performance with compelling TCO and TCE.

Workstation Portfolio Solutions
Supermicro Workstation systems are highly customizable and can be purpose-built for architecture engineering and construction (AEC), media and entertainment (M&E), engineering and manufacturing, product design and simulation, oil and gas, and deep learning applications. For more information on Supermicro's complete line of Workstation solutions, visit Workstation.

The workstation also provides Supermicro's data center server level of robust management feature set for deployment and maintenance, including IPMI and Redfish APIs allowing IT managers to manage remotely, monitor, restore, and upgrade systems. Additionally, unlike similar competitive offerings, the system has a dedicated chamber for optional liquid cooling for customers that require higher thermal and acoustic performance. Supermicro service and support ensures seamless integration of system options and to maximize performance for desired workloads. In addition, the system supports Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for enhanced security.
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2 Comments on Supermicro Unveils Threadripper PRO Powered Workstation with Double-Width GPU Support

#1
efikkan
This looks like a very nice workstation motherboard.
It can also be bought separately: M12SWA-TF.

Yet another Threadripper board with a chipset fan, which clearly could be cooled with a proper heatsink. Is this some pointless platform requirement or something?
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#2
dicobalt
Why do board makers continue to go through all the trouble of making a board like this and then put a silly little chipset fan on it?
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