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New Supermicro Top-Loading Storage Systems Unveiled

by Adam Armstrong

Today at the first Supermicro Storage Summit, Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) unveiled two new top-loading storage systems. The new Supermicro top-loading storage systems have either 60- and/or 90-bays, SSG-6049SP-DE1CR60 and SSG-6049SP-DE1CR90. These new systems will act as expansion for cloud-scale storage implementations as well as HPC storage applications.

Today at the first Supermicro Storage Summit, Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI) unveiled two new top-loading storage systems. The new Supermicro top-loading storage systems have either 60- and/or 90-bays, SSG-6049SP-DE1CR60 and SSG-6049SP-DE1CR90. These new systems will act as expansion for cloud-scale storage implementations as well as HPC storage applications.

Supermicro Top-Loading

Top-loading storage isn’t new, of course not for Supermicro, a company that has been known to try every type of form factor or configuration to fit virtually any need. However, top-loading solutions are pretty neat in the sheer density that can be put in a given footprint. The latest version of Supermicro top-loading is said to have improved flexibility, modularity, and serviceability. Both of the models available come in either single- or dual-node configurations (with the total amount of drives split evenly between nodes). Supermicro states that the drives can be in a storage bridge bay (SBB) configuration for high availability, in which both nodes have access to all the drives, and one node backs up the other in case of a failure.

The new Supermicro top-loading systems support scale-up and scale-out architectures, ideal for enterprise environments. From a hardware perspective, the new systems are 4U in form factor and feature either 60x or 90x hot-swap 2.5″/3.5″ SAS3/SATA3 bays plus 2x onboard PCI-E M.2 slots and 2x internal slim SATA SSD slots. If one were to maximize the amount of storage in one of the systems, it would support 1,440TB of capacity. Both the single- and dual-node configurations leverages 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with 16x DIMM slots per server node. The single-node system supports an additional 2x rear hot-swap 2.5″ bays for OS mirroring and optional 4x NVMe U.2 bays for fast caching.

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