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GIGABYTE Leverages Intel's Xeon Scalable Platform

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13th September, Taipei - GIGABYTE announces the release of its first high-density servers to adopt Intel's Xeon® Scalable architecture. Leveraging GIGABYTE's renowned precision-engineered high-density designs, these updated server offerings extract maximum performance from Intel's latest generation platforms.  GIGABYTE's 2U, 4-node and 2U, 2-GPU node rear-access systems, supported by comprehensive storage options, offer some of the most dense compute devices on the market today.

GIGABYTE's new system takes advantage of the performance benefits that Intel has built in to target the increasingly demanding HPC segment. Intel itself has added:
Increased Memory Performance
The CPU architecture allows for an increased bandwidth of up to 2666MT/s. This is supported by new AVX-512 to boost performance. 
Innovative Extension Options
Innovative storage; integrated QAT for improved compression and security; improved networking. This also means that the 10% increase (gen-on-gen) in I/O is not compromised by the fabric and can be used for additional storage and accelerators.

GIGABYTE's design team has developed a series of systems incorporating both the advancements of Intel's Xeon Scalable family and the unique precision design features that GIGABYTE is recognized for.

What's New?

High Density Add-On Slots - GIGABYTE leads the way in terms of add-on slots for Intel Xeon Scalable systems in the market.

With 4-nodes, these designs provide 2x OCP slots and options for either:
  • 8x Low-Profile, or
  • 4x Low-Profile and 2x Dual-slot GPU
Designed For Optimal Efficiency
  • 'Direct Board Connection' technology: reduces cabling and improves thermal dynamics
  • 'Token Ring' Cabling: reduces the number of ToR switch connectors (and cost), and allows for 'daisy-chain' connection if any one rack fails
  • Multi-Node Management: unified management for all nodes in a particular rack
  • Optimal thermal design with double fan rack wall
Environmental Compliance immediate adherence to new RoHS regulations introduced in July 2017

In addition, GIGABYTE's systems continue to ship with:

Tool-less design for ease of installation and management
- IPMI and Redfish compatibility as standard

What's Inside? A closer look at the tray:

GIGABYTE's H261-3C0/N80 2U GPU Server Tray

"GIGABYTE continues to push the boundaries of commercial servers", said Etay Lee, GM, GIGABYTE. "By combining Intel's most advanced server CPUs, with GIGABYTE's in-house design know-how that enables these industry-leading-density systems, GIGABYTE is addressing the needs of the even the most demanding enterprise users".

Rear-Access View

H231-G20 2U, 2xGPU Server (Rear Access View)

H261 2U, 4xNode Server (Rear Access View)

These high-density ('H-Series') offerings are the latest from GIGABYTE using the Intel Xeon Scalable architecture, following standard rack server (including GPU) offerings. GIGABYTE is gearing up to meet the broad range of use cases with scalable, extensible solutions for all types of end user.
See the link below for more information and stay tuned for news on further upcoming GPGPU servers based on this architecture.
Product Information:


GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is recognized as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers & Datacenter systems and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. 

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