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Supermicro JumpStart Offers Easy Access to 5th Gen Intel Xeon Processors

Supermicro is set to offer early access to Intel’s upcoming 5th Gen Intel Xeon processors (Emerald Rapids) via its JumpStart Program. With the introduction of systems that include the Supermicro X13 8x GPU-optimized servers, SuperBlade Servers, and the Hyper Series, the storage and tech world is poised to see significant advancements in AI, Cloud, Enterprise, 5G, and Edge computing sectors.

Supermicro is set to offer early access to Intel’s upcoming 5th Gen Intel Xeon processors (Emerald Rapids) via its JumpStart Program. With the introduction of systems that include the Supermicro X13 8x GPU-optimized servers, SuperBlade Servers, and the Hyper Series, the storage and tech world is poised to see significant advancements in AI, Cloud, Enterprise, 5G, and Edge computing sectors.

We got a chance to connect with SuperMicro at the Intel Innovation event and they explained that the early access program from SuperMicro has three options that are being offered to accelerate access to the latest CPU’s:

  • JumpStart: This offers remote access to the platform in the SMCI Lab to begin testing and validation of the latest hardware
  • Seed: Customers can request a sample unit to begin on-prem testing and integration of the latest hardware
  • Early Ship: You can place an order and get your server sooner, per-SMCI at the event this will begin as early as next month.

Supermicro X13 Superblades

5th Gen Intel Xeon Processors: What’s New?

As part of Supermicro’s X13 Family, the 5th Gen Intel Xeon processors come with a range of upgrades aimed at optimizing performance and efficiency. The processors are designed to have a higher number of cores, better power efficiency, and support for DDR5-5600MHz memory. These enhancements are expected to provide organizations with advantages in application performance and energy utilization.

Performance Milestones

  • Built-in Workload Accelerators: The new processors come with specific engines for workload acceleration, such as Intel Advanced Matrix Extensions for AI applications and Intel Data Streaming Accelerator for networking and storage.
  • Enhanced Security Features: Aiming to boost data security, the 5th gen Xeon processors are equipped with Intel Trust Domain Extensions (Intel TDX), enhancing security in multi-tenant environments.
  • PCIe 5.0 Support: The processors support the latest PCIe 5.0 standard, doubling the bandwidth to peripherals like NVMe storage and GPU accelerators.
  • CXL 1.1 Support: Compute Express Link (CXL) 1.1 will allow for more effective data sharing across multiple resources, enabling more expansive data sets.

The JumpStart Program

The JumpStart Program serves as a virtual testing ground, allowing organizations to test, validate, and fine-tune their workloads on the newest hardware, all from the comfort of their own offices. This not only allows a sneak peek into the capabilities of the new systems but also minimizes the deployment timeframes often seen with new hardware rollouts.

Key Advantages of the JumpStart Program

  • Reduced Lead Time: Companies can understand how the new technology fits into their ecosystems, allowing them to fast-track deployments.
  • Educated Purchasing: The program assists organizations in making more data-driven decisions when committing to new technology.

Supermicro X13 Highlights

Performance Optimized

  • Support for Advanced GPUs: The 5th Gen Xeon processors support a wide range of powerful GPUs, enabling real-time AI and Metaverse applications.
  • Multiple 400G InfiniBand and Data Processing Units (DPU): The new systems support extremely low-latency real-time collaboration.

Energy Efficient

  • High-Temperature Tolerance: Designed to operate in data centers with temperatures up to 40°C (104°F), the new processors could significantly reduce cooling costs.
  • Advanced Cooling Technologies: The systems support multiple airflow cooling zones, providing maximum performance for both CPUs and GPUs.

Improved Security and Manageability

  • NIST Compliance: Compliant with NIST 800-193 standards, the new systems provide a hardware-based Root of Trust for enhanced security.
  • Remote Management: Built on secure Redfish APIs, Supermicro’s new systems can be seamlessly integrated into existing infrastructures.

Supermicro X13 Rack

The Supermicro X13 systems will cater to a wide range of computing needs, whether it’s edge environments in the Hyper-E series or high-performance, density-optimized SuperBlade servers. The new portfolio also includes advanced storage options, workstations, and enterprise storage systems, designed to offer cost-effective solutions for varied enterprise workloads.

The partnership between Intel and Supermicro aims to set a new benchmark in computational capabilities, energy efficiency, and robust security protocols. With Supermicro’s JumpStart Program offering early access, organizations have the opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in adopting next-gen computing solutions.

Interested customers can visit Supermicro’s X13 webpage for more details.

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Lyle Smith

Lyle is a staff writer for StorageReview, covering a broad set of end user and enterprise IT topics.

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