by Adam Armstrong

TYAN Introduces HPC & Storage Solutions Powered by Intel Scalable CPUs

This year at Super Computing 2017 in Denver, Colorado, TYAN showcased its new line of HPC, cloud computing, and storage server platforms leveraging Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. The products being showcased ran the gamut from single socket 1U platforms up to 4U dual socket platforms optimized for AI and Machine Learning. TYAN will be showcasing their new products at booth #1269 in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center.

Designed for AI and HPC, TYAN’s Thunder HX product line now takes advantage of the performance benefits of the Intel Xeon Scalable Processors. For AI and machine learning, TYAN’s Thunder HX FA77-B7119 and Thunder HX GA88-B5631 are attractive choices. The HX FA77-B7119 is a 4U unite that supports two Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, 24 DIMM slots and up to 11 PCIe x16 (or 21 PCIe x8) slots. The 1U GA88-B5631 sever supports up to 12 DIMM slots, up to 5 PCIe x16 slots, and a single Intel Xeon Scalable Processor.

For HPC workloads, TYAN is introducing the Thunder HX FT77D-B7109 and the pedestal workstation platform, the Thunder HX FT48T-B7105, both support Intel Scalable Processors. Designed for massively parallel workloads including scientific computing, genetic sequencing, oil & gas discovery, large scale facial recognition, and cryptography, the FT77D-B7109 allows a 9th PCIe x16 slot to be installed next to 8 double-wide high performance accelerator cards. The HX FT48T-B7105 is aimed at 3D rendering and image processing giving users maximum I/O through its support for five high performance workstation graphics cards. Also on the HPC front is the 4U, dual-socket Thunder HX FT48B-B7100. With 7 total PCIe slots, including 4 in x16 lanes and 3 in x8 lanes, this platform is said to be ideal for industrial automation and large scale video capture applications.

HPC Platforms:

  • Thunder HX FA77-B7119: 4U dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform with support for up to 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, 11 PCIe x16 slots, and 14 2.5” hot-swap SATA 6Gb/s devices, 4 of the bays can support NVMe U.2 drives
  • Thunder HX FT77D-B7109: 4U dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform with support for up to 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, 9 PCIe x16 slots, and 14 2.5” hot-swap SATA 6Gb/s devices, 4 of the bays can support NVMe U.2 drives
  • Thunder HX FT48B-B7100: 4U dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable  Processor-based platform with support for up to 12 DDR4 DIMM slots, 4 PCIe x16 slots,  and 10 2.5” hot-swap SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s devices
  • Thunder HX FT48T-B7105: Pedestal dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform with support for up to 12 DDR4 DIMM slots, 6 PCIe x16 slots, and 4 3.5” hot-swap SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s devices
  • Thunder HX GA88-B5631: 1U single-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform with support for up to 12 DDR4 DIMM slot, 5 PCIe x16 slots, s and 2 2.5” hot-swap SATA 6Gb/s devices

TYAN’s Thunder SX/CX platforms are aimed at data centers, enterprises, and clouds that need the highest performance, scalability, and density. These new storage platforms also leverage the new Intel Xeon Scalable Processors as well as being designed for multiple drive bays, high memory channel bandwidth, high speed interfaces, and maximum I/O. TYAN storage portfolio spans a wide range of hardware specifications and use cases.

Its flagship server, the 4U Thunder SX FA100-B7118, can house up to 100 3.5” drives and is ideal for cold storage and large-scale object storage applications such as Lustre. The slightly smaller in footprint 2U Thunder SX TN76-B7102 creates flexibility with its maximum expansion up to 8 PCIe slots. The TN76-B7102 is designed to support Intel's on-CPU 100Gb/s Omni-Path networking fabric, and is ideal for many Big Data applications, including big data analytics, in-memory databases and data visualization. Smaller still is the single socket 1U Thunder SX GT62F-B5630. For applications needing performance, this platform supports up to 8 hot-swap NVMe U.2 drives along with an OCP v2.0 LAN Mezzanine. Not all of TYAN’s storage products need to be aimed at larger markets. For those with a lower budget, the company is also offering the 1U single socket Thunder SX GT86C-B5630 for distributed database applications like Ceph, Hadoop, and Apache Cassandra.

Looking to the cloud computing market, TYAN is offering the Thunder CX TN200-B7108-X4S and the Thunder CX TN200-B7108-X4L. Both platforms will work well for high performance computing workloads and hyper-converged all-flash storage applications. The TN200-B7108-X4S is a 2U 4-node all-flash server platform with support for 24x 2.5” NVMe U.2/SATA drives. And the CX TN200-B7108-X4L supports 12 3.5" SAS/SATA drives.

Storage and Cloud Computing Platforms:

  • Thunder SX FA100-B7118: 4U dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform  supports up to 16 DDR4 DIMM slots and 100 3.5” hot-swap SATA 6Gb/s devices
  • Thunder SX TN76-B7102: 2U dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform  supports up to 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, 8 standard PCIe slots, and 12 3.5” hot-swap SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s devices
  • Thunder SX GT62F-B5630: 1U single-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform supports up to 12 DDR4 DIMM slots, 10 2.5” hot-swap SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s devices, up to 8 of the bays can support NVMe U.2 drives
  • Thunder SX GT86C-B5630: 1U single-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform supports up to 12 DDR4 DIMM slots and 12 3.5” easy-swap SATA 6Gb/s devices
  • Thunder CX TN200-B7108-X4S: 2U 4-node dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform. Each node supports up to 16 DDR DIMM slots and 6 2.5” NVMe U.2 or SATA 6Gb/s drives
  • Thunder CX TN200-B7108-X4L: 2U 4-node dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based platform. Each node supports up to 16 DDR DIMM slots and 3 3.5” SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s devices.

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