CES 2021: SuperMicro debuts 64-Core AMD Ryzen Threadripper Workstation

At the all-digital CES 2021, American Information Technology (IT) company Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) unveiled that it has extended its industry-proven workstation family with what is the latest in Supermicro’s overall support of AMD processors, including the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ based servers for multiple applications. The new workstation is a new generation server-grade high-end that offers maximum configuration and reliability in a robust single-socket platform. 

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The power from the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro Processor is channelized by the platform with up to 64 cores and 128 PCI-E 4.0 lanes and doubles the data throughput of the previous generation. According to SMCI’s official report, “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.”

SMCI is a San Jose, California-based global leader in enterprise computing, networking solutions, storage, and green computing technology with a manufacturing space in the Netherlands and a Science and Technology Park in Taiwan. 

“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 2TB of DDR4 3200 memory, and four M.2 slots for ultra-fast PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe storage. Also, with built-in 10Gigatbit 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.”   

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“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.”

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SuperMicro 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Solutions

SuperMicro has not stopped delivering a wide range of solutions leveraging AMD’s 2nd Gen EPYC series which 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 with PCI-E 4.0 x16 support and delivers a record-breaking performance with compelling TCO and TCE with the help of DDR4 memory up to 3200MHz while featuring a large and ultrafast storage footprint.

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