by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Now Offers AMD EPYC 7002 Servers

Since the launch of AMD’s new EPYC Rome 7002 CPUs several vendors have jumped on the bandwagon of support. Super Micro Computer, Inc. is the latest to announce support with its new family of H12 generation A+ Servers. Not only does Supermicro support the second generation EPYC CPUs with this server family, they too, were able to set world records using it. 

The new H12 A+ server family, that leverages the 2nd gen AMD EPYC processors, are stated to deliver up to twice the performance with double the core count compared to the 1st gen AMD EPYC servers. The new line also shows improved GPU accelerator performance and 4x the peak FLOPS per socket. The Supermicro H12 A+ servers support PCIe 4.0 and a large memory footprint, up to 4TB per socket of DDR4 3200MHz. The new line offers a nice balance of I/O, memory, and security capabilities.

For both the TPCx-IoT, and TPC-DS benchmark categories, Supermicro was able to use its new H12 A+ Servers to set world records. According to the company, for TPCx-IoT, performance of 472200.88 IoTps was established on Supermicro's H12 TwinPro 2U 4-node server where faster IoT gateway data analytics are critical for the coming explosion of IoT device numbers. Using a Supermicro H12 A+ BigTwin system the company was able to set another world record in TPC-DS. Here the server was able to deliver both the highest performance and lowest performance per dollar for a 10TB database with 64% higher QphDS throughput (Composite Query per Hour Metric) and $0.05 savings per QphDS over the previous world record holders.  

Supermicro offers a comprehensive line of AMD EPYC systems from single-socket mainstream and WIO servers to high-end Ultra server systems and multi-node systems, including BigTwin and TwinPro. As the second generation of AMD EPYC processors are said to be socket compatible, Supermicro H11 systems have drop-in support. This gives older units the performance boost of the new CPUs but not the Gen4 PCIe support. 

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