Supermicro Ultra: Best-in-class Features and Design
Ultra-series servers offer the most of everything that a powerful, versatile, general purpose server should provide. It can grow with your organization and adapt to changing organizational needs. Ultra is future-ready, with features that can be added and optimized for your specific datacenter and enterprise environments. Ultra can handle a wide variety of robust computing workloads, with support for dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 CPUs up to 36 cores, 1.5TB DDR4-2133MHz in 24 DIMMs and up to 180W per CPU2. This combination of large onboard memory, high core count CPUs, and low latency NVMe caching, make this a best-in-class offering for virtualization.
High End Performance and Versatility
Flexible integrated networking options for Ultra, optimized for applications such as cloud computing, include 1G, 10Gbase-T/SFP+, and up to 2x 40GbE, 4x 1GbE, or 2x 10GbE. Ultra also has substantial parallel acceleration capabilities to meet the increasing customer need for multithreaded applications, with 1 double-width GPU/Xeon PhiTM supported in 1U, and up to 4 supported in 2U. With highest performance processors, maximum memory, and NVMe SSD slots, Ultra can provide enough computing power to handle even the most demanding high-performance workloads, including virtualization. Ultra is powered by Platinum or Titanium Level power supplies, for 96%+ efficiency power supplies with non-shadowed CPU cooling.
The family of Supermicro 1U Ultra servers provides a broad spectrum of choices for the users who are looking for the best of class features in the servers which are expected to carry the heavy server virtualiztion workloads.
The Most Advanced NVMe Storage Technology
In addition to being one of the industry’s most versatile servers, Ultra offers the most advanced storage technologies available, and even some that competitors just can’t match. Ultra offers optional SAS 3.0 support, with up to 12 Gbps bandwidth and transfer speeds up to 1200MB/s. That can translate into performance gains as high 40%, even when using older SAS2 HDDs/SSDs. Ultra’s storage is made even more versatile with the addition of SuperDOM, with dual direct-connect powered SATA connectors. SuperDOM provides a convenient alternative for storing a Boot/OS or Backup/Recovery solution, as it frees up a disk drive tray on the server. And because Ultra 1U and 2U systems are based on the same motherboard, it is easy to qualify the system once, and then deploy the same system in a variety of ways.
All Ultra Servers have standard:
- 2 x Xeon E5-26xx v3 / v4 CPUs
- 24 DIMMs so memory may be upgraded to 3TB with 128GB ECC DDR4 Registered or Load Reduced or 3DS DIMMs
- either 4 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE Network Ports (“P” models come with SFP+ ports)
- Either 10 x 2.5″ or 4 x 3.5″ Hard Drive Bays
- Native Support for up to 2 x 2.5″ NVMe Drives
- 4 x PCIe 3.0 Expansion Slots
- Support for a 1 x GPU 300W Double-Width GPU or XeonPhi
- Redundant 1000W Platinum Power Supplies