Today Gigabyte has launched a range of Intel Xeon Scalable rack servers and a pair of Intel Xeon Scalable server motherboards hot on the heels of Intel's processor and platform launch. In an email to HEXUS, Gigabyte echoed Intel's message of the new scalable platform providing compute, network and storage solutions for any application - from the enterprise to the data centre to HPC.
Gigabyte says its new product offerings take advantage of the performance benefits that Intel has built-in to target a range of segments. In particular, these rack servers target enterprise and cloud applications, with extensibility for advanced future HPC applications. The eight servers that are new to Gigabyte's lineup make the most of the increased memory capacity, increased memory bandwidth, and innovative storage (Optane) and networking (Omnipath interconnect fabric) now available.
The new range of servers is optimised for high TDPs and are "thermally designed with the highest rated bins in mind so that performance is impressive whichever Xeon Scalable CPU you choose," says Gigabyte. Furthermore, you will find the servers feature high density add-on slots, modularised backplanes, RoHS July 2017 adherence, and a tool-less design.
There are eight new servers in all with four new 1U-form factor, and four new 2U-form factor systems. The full range of servers is listed and summarised here with click through links for further information.
Gigabyte also launched a pair of new motherboards, supporting the Intel Xeon Scalable series offering up to 28 cores and 48 PCIe lanes per socket, the MD61-SC2, and the MD71-HB0. This is the first wave of releases supporting the Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Gigabyte will shortly be releasing some GPGPU and 2U, 4 node systems based upon this architecture.