SuperBlade offers many unique advantages that differentiate it from competitors' blade products and traditional rack-mount solutions. Customer benefits include maximum affordability, reduced management costs, lower power consumption, optimal ROI, and high scalability - and in most applications, blade servers even reduce acquisition costs.
While current tier-one blade suppliers only offer general-purpose blade servers, the SuperBlade technology is fully optimized for a wide array of mission-critical and compute-intensive applications. With in-house design engineering agility to accommodate customer needs rapidly, SuperBlade revolutionizes modular computing architecture by offering several advanced application-optimized models such as Enterprise Blade Server, Data Center Optimized Blade, Workstation Blade and Personal Blade.
Housed within a 19" industry-standard rack, SuperBlade servers reduce server footprint in the data center. Power, cooling and networking devices are removed from each individual server and positioned to the rear of the chassis thereby reducing the required amount of space.
Up to ten blade servers can be installed in a 7U chassis. Compared to the 10U of rack space that ten 1U servers would normally require as individual servers, the SuperBlade provides about 40% improved density with up to 60 total servers in a 42U rack.
The SuperBlade server chassis enclosure greatly simplifies the cabling process by aggregating cabling of ten servers at once. Up to 70% of network, power, and KVM cabling required for ten 1U servers are reduced by moving to blade servers in a single chassis. These cabling reductions continue across networking, SAN connectivity, and management controllers.
Reducing the number of cables speeds up the deployment of servers and helps reduce troubleshooting issues by presenting fewer physical connections to the servers.
|Server Blade||Up to 10 hot-plug server blades (14 blade model coming soon)|
|Module Support||Supports both Intel and AMD based blades|
|LED||Power LED, Fault LED|
|Infiniband Switch||Up to two hot-plug 4x DDR IB switches with built-in management module|
|Gigabit Ethernet Switch||Up to two hot-plug gigbit Ethernet switches|
|Management Module||Up to two hot-plug management modules providing remote KVM and IPMI 2.0 functionalities|
|Power Supply||Four hot-swap 1400W / 2000W / 2500W power supplies, 3+1 redundant|
|Cooling Design||16 cooling fans|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||12.1" x 18.5" x 29"|
The innovative SuperBlade touts enhanced system computing density leveraged from years of rackmount server design experience. Applying Supermicro's application-optimized engineering philosophy, each SuperBlade module delivers true server functionality including up to two Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors, 1333MHz FSB, up to 32GB FBD memory, optional InfiniBand mezzanine HCA, and support both SATA or SAS hard drives.
To protect customer's investment, each blade module is fully upgradeable for future CPUs. The common system architecture ensures each blade is fully inter-changeable as well.
|SBI-7125B-T1||2x||2x 32GB FBD||2x 3.5" SATA|
The SuperBlade chassis management module (CMM) provides total remote control of individual server blades, power supplies, cooling fans, and networking switches remotely. System administrators enjoy the management ease and reassurance of continuous onboard instrumentation monitoring (temperature sensors, power status, voltages and fan speed). Remote power control capabilities to reboot and/or reset the server are available as well as remote access to the BIOS configuration and operating system console information vial SOL (Serial over LAN) or embedded KVM capabilities. Because the controller is a separate processor, all monitoring and control functions operate flawlessly regardless of CPU operation or system power-on status.
|SBM-CMM-001 (Chassis Management Module)|
|Internal Ports||Ten 1-Gbps downlink ports for LAN interfaces of the server blades (capable of 14 internal ports)|
|External Uplink Ports||Ten 1-Gbps uplink RJ-45 ports|
|Bandwidth||21 Gbps non-blocking|
|Trunking||Link aggregation support|
|Jumbo Frame Support||Up to 9k bytes|
|Remote Management||Browser-based management|
|Protocols||Spanning Tree, Rapid Spanning Tree, and Multiple Spanning Tree protocols (802.1D/1s/1w)|
|IBD-001 (IB Switch)|
|Chipset||Mellanox InfiniScale III|
|Internal Ports||Ten 4x DDR internal copper ports (capable of 14)|
|External Uplink Ports||Ten 4x DDR external copper ports|
|Bandwidth||4x DDR (20Gbps) non-blocking architecture 960Gbps total switch bandwidth (24-port)|
|Latency||160ns port-to-port switch latency|
|Management||In-band InfiniBand IBML, Command-Line Interface (CLI)|
|IBH-001 (Mezzanine HCA)|
|Chipset||Mellanox InfiniHost III Ex DDR|
|InfiniBand Ports||Dual 4x DDR 20Gbps ports|
|Power Consumption||10.4W typical/ 11W max|
One of the biggest benefits of moving to a blade environment is the relocation of power supplies and fans into a single chassis versus an individual set in each server. This greatly helps reduce the power requirements on a per server basis.
Underlining Supermicro's high-efficiency power philosophy into the SuperBlade server technology, Supermicro engineers have mastered the power supply design challenge to produce high-quality, high-performance solutions with peak efficiency ratings of 90% or higher. Supermicro solutions continue to outperform and outlast the competition and providing the best technology investment available to customers.
|PWS-1K41-BR Power Supply|
|Type||Redundant Module (3+1)|
|Input AC Range||100~240VAC|
|PWS-2K51-BR Power Supply|
|Type||Redundant Module (3+1)|
|Input AC Range||200~240VAC|
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