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Industry’s first server & storage systems supporting EDSFF

Super Micro Computer, a supplier of computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, has launched the industry’s first family of server and storage systems that support EDSFF (Enterprise and Datacenter Storage Form Factor) NVMe drives.

EDSFF is the first industry-standard all-flash NVMe specification that has been optimised for storage, and is expected to help propel NVMe to the next level with higher density, improved manageability, and optimal thermal efficiency. EDSFF builds on NVMe capabilities delivering six times more throughput and seven times latency reduction over traditional flash storage. It works with both long (E1.L) and short (E1.S) drives and many drive manufacturers support EDSFF, giving customers broader storage options with up to one or a half petabyte density in 1U.

“Supermicro is the first to market with server and storage systems that support EDSFF,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Offering the industry’s most extensive line of NVMe, Hybrid NVMe, and SATA systems, these optimised NVMe drives will support up to 32 hot-swap drives in 1U, which is ideal for the highest performing workloads or storage specific software optimised for IOPS. EDSFF establishes a common form factor we believe will be predominant in the future.”

“The latest industry standard NVMe storage is a game changer for the market,” said Jake Roersma, VP of Platform Engineering at Netskope. “A form factor that is optimised for SSD has proven to deliver superior performance while simplifying integration using open standards."

Supermicro’s EDSFF family products:

BigTwin

The BigTwin 2U four-node system offers ten E1.S drives plus two SATA M.2 per node. The BigTwin’s multi-node efficiency with shared power and cooling is enhanced with the thermal efficiency of EDSFF drives to deliver additional resource savings. Each node also supports dual 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors up to 205-watts and 24 DIMMs.

1U Petascale Systems

The Petascale line of all-flash NVMe 1U storage servers supports next-generation flash technologies with up to 52GB/second data bandwidth, high IOPS performance, NVMe over Fabrics, and ease of maintenance.

The new EDSFF Petascale systems optimise capacity and efficiency ($/GB/Watt) and include the 1U Petascale E1.L with support for 32 high-capacity E1.L drives; the 1U Petascale E1.S, a 30” depth system with support for 32 high-capacity E1.S drives; and, the Petascale JBOF supporting 32 E1.L drives for storage expansion and connectivity up to eight hosts. All of these systems are available now.



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Neil Tyler

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