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Supermicro Teases Overclockable AMD ThreadRipper Pro Rack Workstation

by Jordan Ranous

At Computex 2024 we got the opportunity to check out a static demo of the new rack mount workstation from Supermicro, the A+ Workstation AS -2115HV-TNRT. When it comes to high-performance computing, AMD and Supermicro are names synonymous with cutting-edge innovation and reliability.

At Computex 2024 we got the opportunity to check out a static demo of the new rack mount workstation from Supermicro. This interesting piece in the demo booth presents an interesting new way to implement the latest technology in both professional and enthusiast environments.

Supermicro Rackmount Workstation: A Robust Foundation

The integration of the ThreadRipper Pro into Supermicro’s versatile chassis highlights the synergy between raw processing power and robust hardware architecture. With the ability to support four GPUs and an array of storage up front, the design is up to the task of demanding professionals, but it comes at a cost; power consumption. As CPUs and GPUs get more power-hungry, users are asking for a solution to use this high-end hardware in the rack where the power demand can be met.

Supermicro’s latest rackmount workstation (A+ Workstation AS -2115HV-TNRT) supports the AMD 96 Core ThreadRipper Pro with precision engineering. The workstation boasts a high-performance cooling system to keep the CPU running at optimal temperatures even under heavy loads. With ample space for expansion and a plethora of connectivity options, Supermicro ensures that users can tailor their systems to meet specific requirements.

Overclocking: Unleashing the Full Potential

What sets this combination apart is Supermicro’s unique approach to overclocking. This is enabled by the H13SRH Motherboard. Traditionally reserved for enthusiasts, overclocking the ThreadRipper Pro in a rackmount workstation is now a reality, thanks to Supermicro’s innovative design and BIOS customization options. This feature allows users to push the CPU beyond its factory settings, unlocking even greater performance for critical tasks.

Product SKUs
Physical Stats
Form Factor Proprietary
Dimension 13″ x 11.5″ (33.02cm x 29.21cm)
CPU AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 7000 WX-Series
Single Socket LGA-4844 (Socket sTR5) supported, CPU TDP supports Up to 350W TDP
Core Up to 96 cores, 192 threads
System Memory
Memory Capacity 8 DIMM slots
Up to 2TB ECC Registered RDIMM/3DS RDIMM, DDR5-5200MHz
Memory Type 4800 MT/s ECC DDR5 RDIMM/3DS RDIMM
DIMM Sizes 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
RDIMM/3DS RDIMM: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
Memory Voltage 1.1.V
On-Board Devices
Chipset WRX90
Network Controllers N/A
Input / Output
USB 1 USB 3.2 Gen2x2 port(s) (1 via header)
TPM 1 TPM Header
Expansion Slots
PCIe 4x PCIe 5.0 x16 to support up to 4x double-width GPUs or 8x PCIe 5.0 x8 to support up to 8x single-width AOC
2 PCIe 5.0 x16, Riser card PN: RSC-H-68G5 or RSC-H-68G5+ RSC-H-A6G5H(2 PCIe x16; Slot5, 7)
1 PCIe 5.0 x16 AIOM Slot, for 2nd AIOM
M.2 M.2 Interface: 2 PCIe 4.0 x4, RAID 0, 1
Form Factor: 2280/22110
Key: M-Key

Overclocking in a professional environment demands a balance of power and stability, and Supermicro delivers just that. With meticulous attention to detail, Supermicro’s engineers have crafted a system that supports overclocking while maintaining system integrity. This capability is particularly beneficial for applications requiring bursts of processing power, providing users with the flexibility to adapt to varying workloads.

Real-World Applications and Benefits

For professionals in fields such as AI, data science, and content creation, the combination of the AMD 96-Core ThreadRipper Pro and Supermicro’s rackmount workstation offers unprecedented performance and efficiency. Tasks that require highly paralleled computation can be executed with ease, reducing project turnaround times and enhancing productivity.

In AI and machine learning, the ability to overclock the CPU translates to faster model training by speeding up data analysis and preparation, helping to drive innovation and insights at an increased pace. For content creators, rendering complex 3D scenes and video editing become more fluid and less time-consuming, enabling a smoother creative workflow.

Closing Thoughts

The AMD 96-Core ThreadRipper Pro CPU in the Supermicro A+ Workstation AS -2115HV-TNRT rackmount workstation represents a significant leap forward in the realm of high-performance computing. With the capability to overclock this already powerful processor, Supermicro provides professionals with a tool that is not only powerful but also highly adaptable. This combination of brute force and flexibility is a testament to what can be achieved when two industry leaders come together to push the envelope of what’s possible.

Whether you’re a data scientist, content creator, or any professional requiring top-tier computing power, this Supermicro solution offers the performance, reliability, and innovation needed to stay ahead in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

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