Potential for 24 cores, 48 threads, and 12 memory channels...
Recently, Apple announced their Mac Pro with the yet-to-be announced Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processors. Basically, Mac Pro is powered by two Nehalem Xeon processors clocked at 2.93GHz where each processor has 4 cores and 8 threads capable with HT. Not to be outdone, Supermicro too has a SuperServer 1026JTT-IBX 1U server that supports four Nehalem Xeon processors onboard. Certainly, we would love to have that as a VR-Zone server
Originally Posted by airbozo
No-no no no.
That is a system with 2 separate motherboards with the only common piece as the PSU (single point of failure for 2 systems...).
I have had half a dozen of the previous model come through my labs. These servers were co-developed by SuperMicro and SGI (I only know this because of my engineer friends at sgi). SGI _wanted_ Infiniband built in onboard, but SuperMicro deems the infiniband obsolete technology.
EDIT: Yes those fans are HELLA! loud!
Originally Posted by killnine
My supermicro server chassis has two rail-style PSUs on top of one another. I don't think they would have just one PSU on a system like that.
Thats a really cool setup, though. Kills my Clovertown setup bigtime.
And yes, those fans are SUPER HELLA loud.
Originally Posted by Blameless
You are absolutely right about the two separate boards, but the article isn't wrong either.
You can have a single server with multiple boards/systems in it, and thats exactly what this is.