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Supermicro – World-Cup Special Offer

With less than a month to go until the FIFA World Cup begins…

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Sentral is now offering a 10% discount* to all new customers!

This special offer pricing applies to Supermicro SuperServer®, SuperBlade®, MicroCloud, SuperWorkstations®, GPU systems, SuperStorage and FatTwin™ solutions.

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The promotion started at Midday today (15th May 2014) and will continue for as long as England’s football team remain in the tournament!

Good Luck England!

You can view the team’s fixture list here


To request a quote under the ‘World-Cup Special Offer’ promotion please e-mail sales@sentralsystems.com or call 08456 448 016

* Discount is a reduction off of Sentral’s standard list pricing.

www.sentralsystems.com


 

Supermicro UK Reseller, Sentral IT, Announces Storage Solutions Optimized for Extreme Scale-Out Object-Storage Applications

Red Hat Inktank Ceph Ready 42U Rack, Monitor, Object Storage Servers with 10GbE Networking Deliver Complete, Rapid Deployment Scale-Out Storage Solutions

San Jose, CA, May 12, 2014 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing reveals complete server and storage rack solutions configured with Inktank Ceph this week at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, May 12-16.

 Supermicro® Announces Storage Solutions Optimized for Extreme Scale-Out Object-Storage Applications  Red Hat Inktank Ceph Ready 42U Rack, Monitor, Object Storage Servers with 10GbE Networking Deliver Complete, Rapid Deployment Scale-Out Storage Solutions   San Jose, CA, May 12, 2014 - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing announces complete server and storage rack solutions configured with Inktank Ceph this week at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, May 12-16. Inktank was acquired by Red Hat in April 2014. Supermicro’s 42U rack object-based storage clusters feature end-to-end 10GbE interconnectivity across triple redundant 1U Monitor nodes and compute/capacity balanced 3.5” HDD/SSD storage servers in 2U 12x bay, 4U 36x bay and 4U 72x bay configurations. The complete cluster solution is engineered to handle extreme scale-out storage applications with maximum performance and reliability to meet the most stringent SLAs. Fully populated rack solutions make it easy for cloud providers to rapidly implement and scale with consistent rack-to-rack layouts, simplifying the maintenance and management of multi-petabyte storage deployments.     “With Internet and Cloud expansion generating massive amounts of unstructured data, there is an urgent need for extremely scalable, manageable and cost effective storage solutions that go beyond the scope of today’s ordinary storage solutions,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our Enterprise class, energy efficient server, storage and networking architecture with the sophisticated data synchronization and balancing capabilities of Inktank Ceph deliver a truly extraordinary solution that addresses these industry growth challenges. Our Ceph-based 1U 4x 3.5” HDD monitor node and 4U 72x HDD/SSD object-based storage servers combined with high-bandwidth 10GbE network interconnectivity maximize performance while delivering the highest density and practically infinite scalability in our fully integrated 42U rack solutions.”     “Ceph was developed with the goal to transform deployment, management and maintenance of cloud-scale storage infrastructure,” said Ben Cherian, vice president, Strategic Development, at Inktank. “Our open source-based software-defined storage solution is highly scalable and provides world class data protection and performance, all of which can lower the barrier of entry to many organizations in need of hyper dynamic storage pools. Collaborating with Supermicro, we’ve found an ideal solution partner that can deliver well tuned server and storage platforms that complement our technology and drive to deliver cost-effective high performance storage solutions to mass markets.”   Supermicro ready-to-deploy object-based storage solutions are configured, tested and delivered in 42U rack clusters featuring end-to-end 10GbE interconnectivity with a 1U performance optimized Monitor node, 2U or 4U high density, high capacity Object Storage Daemon (OSD) nodes, a 10GbE top-of-rack network switch and out-of-band server management utilities.     Supermicro Clusters and Components  ·         42U SuperRack® Cabinet (SRK-42SE-02)  o    42U-320TB (SRS-42E112-CEPH-01) – Integrated Ceph Rack, 3x Mon, 8x 2U OSD, Networking & PDU  o    42U-1.08PB (SRS-42E136-CEPH-01) – Integrated Ceph Rack, 3x Mon, 9x 4U OSD, Networking & PDU  o    42U-2.16PB (SRS-42E172-CEPH-01) – Integrated Ceph Rack, 3x Mon, 9x 4U OSD, Networking & PDU  ·         Monitor Node (SYS-6017R-MON1) – Single Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v2 Processor, 128GB memory, 4x 3.5” hot-swappable 400GB HDDs, dual-port 10G (SFP+)  ·         2U 12x HDD/SSD Bay OSD Node (SSG-6027R-OSD040H) – Dual Intel® E5-2630 v2 (6-core) Processors, 128GB memory, 2X 400GB SSD, 10x 4TB HDDs, rear 2.5” mirrored 40GB hot-swap OS SSDs, dual-port 10G (SFP+)  ·         4U 36x HDD/SSD Bay OSD Node (SSG-6047R-OSD120H) – Dual Intel® E5-2630 v2 (6-core) Processors, 128GB memory, 6X 400GB SSD, 30x 4TB HDDs, rear 2.5” mirrored 40GB hot-swap OS SSDs, quad-port 10G (SFP+)  ·         4U 72x HDD/SSD Bay OSD Node (SSG-6047R-OSD240H) – Dual Intel® E5-2670 v2 (10-core) Processors, 256GB memory, 12X 400GB SSD, 60x 4TB HDDs, rear 2.5” mirrored 40GB hot-swap OS SSDs, quad-port 10G (SFP+)  ·         1U Layer 2/3, 1/10GbE Ethernet Switches – 24x (RJ45) 1GbE ports, 4x (CX4, XFP, or SFP+) 10GbE ports (SSE-G24-TG4); 24x (SFP+) 10GbE ports (SSE-X24S / SSE-X3348S(R)  ·         Supermicro Server Management Software Utilities (www.supermicro.com/SMS)  ·         Supermicro Onsite Service and Support (www.supermicro.com/OSS)     For more information about Supermicro’s Ceph-based Scale-out Storage Solutions, visit www.supermicro.com/Storage_Ceph.   For complete information on SuperServer® solutions from Supermicro® visit www.supermicro.com.  Follow Supermicro on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.  About Super Micro Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)  Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.     Supermicro, SuperRack, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.     Red Hat is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The OpenStack mark is either a registered trademark/service mark or trademark/service mark of the OpenStack Foundation, in the United States and other countries, and is used with the OpenStack Foundation’s permission. We are not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation, or the OpenStack community.        All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Media Contact:  David Okada Super Micro Computer Inc. davido@supermicro.com  SMCI-F

Inktank was acquired by Red Hat in April 2014. Supermicro’s 42U rack object-based storage clusters feature end-to-end 10GbE interconnectivity across triple redundant 1U Monitor nodes and compute/capacity balanced 3.5” HDD/SSD storage servers in 2U 12x bay, 4U 36x bay and 4U 72x bay configurations. The complete cluster solution is engineered to handle extreme scale-out storage applications with maximum performance and reliability to meet the most stringent SLAs. Fully populated rack solutions make it easy for cloud providers to rapidly implement and scale with consistent rack-to-rack layouts, simplifying the maintenance and management of multi-petabyte storage deployments.

“With Internet and Cloud expansion generating massive amounts of unstructured data, there is an urgent need for extremely scalable, manageable and cost effective storage solutions that go beyond the scope of today’s ordinary storage solutions,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our Enterprise class, energy efficient server, storage and networking architecture with the sophisticated data synchronization and balancing capabilities of Inktank Ceph deliver a truly extraordinary solution that addresses these industry growth challenges. Our Ceph-based 1U 4x 3.5” HDD monitor node and 4U 72x HDD/SSD object-based storage servers combined with high-bandwidth 10GbE network interconnectivity maximize performance while delivering the highest density and practically infinite scalability in our fully integrated 42U rack solutions.”

“Ceph was developed with the goal to transform deployment, management and maintenance of cloud-scale storage infrastructure,” said Ben Cherian, vice president, Strategic Development, at Inktank. “Our open source-based software-defined storage solution is highly scalable and provides world class data protection and performance, all of which can lower the barrier of entry to many organizations in need of hyper dynamic storage pools. Collaborating with Supermicro, we’ve found an ideal solution partner that can deliver well tuned server and storage platforms that complement our technology and drive to deliver cost-effective high performance storage solutions to mass markets.”

Supermicro ready-to-deploy object-based storage solutions are configured, tested and delivered in 42U rack clusters featuring end-to-end 10GbE interconnectivity with a 1U performance optimized Monitor node, 2U or 4U high density, high capacity Object Storage Daemon (OSD) nodes, a 10GbE top-of-rack network switch and out-of-band server management utilities.

Supermicro Clusters and Components

o    42U-320TB (SRS-42E112-CEPH-01) – Integrated Ceph Rack, 3x Mon, 8x 2U OSD, Networking & PDU

o    42U-1.08PB (SRS-42E136-CEPH-01) – Integrated Ceph Rack, 3x Mon, 9x 4U OSD, Networking & PDU

o    42U-2.16PB (SRS-42E172-CEPH-01) – Integrated Ceph Rack, 3x Mon, 9x 4U OSD, Networking & PDU

  • Monitor Node (SYS-6017R-MON1) – Single Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v2 Processor, 128GB memory, 4x 3.5” hot-swappable 400GB HDDs, dual-port 10G (SFP+)
  • 2U 12x HDD/SSD Bay OSD Node (SSG-6027R-OSD040H) – Dual Intel® E5-2630 v2 (6-core) Processors, 128GB memory, 2X 400GB SSD, 10x 4TB HDDs, rear 2.5” mirrored 40GB hot-swap OS SSDs, dual-port 10G (SFP+)
  • 4U 36x HDD/SSD Bay OSD Node (SSG-6047R-OSD120H) – Dual Intel® E5-2630 v2 (6-core) Processors, 128GB memory, 6X 400GB SSD, 30x 4TB HDDs, rear 2.5” mirrored 40GB hot-swap OS SSDs, quad-port 10G (SFP+)
  • 4U 72x HDD/SSD Bay OSD Node (SSG-6047R-OSD240H) – Dual Intel® E5-2670 v2 (10-core) Processors, 256GB memory, 12X 400GB SSD, 60x 4TB HDDs, rear 2.5” mirrored 40GB hot-swap OS SSDs, quad-port 10G (SFP+)
  • 1U Layer 2/3, 1/10GbE Ethernet Switches – 24x (RJ45) 1GbE ports, 4x (CX4, XFP, or SFP+) 10GbE ports (SSE-G24-TG4); 24x (SFP+) 10GbE ports (SSE-X24S / SSE-X3348S(R)
  • Supermicro Server Management Software Utilities (www.supermicro.com/SMS)
  • Supermicro Onsite Service and Support (www.supermicro.com/OSS)

To see the latest server innovations from Supermicro and for further information on Supermicro’s complete line of high performance solutions please visit www.sentralsystems.com

 

Supermicro 2 Node Ultra-Twin

Supermicro 2U 2-Node UltraTwin

2U 2-Node UltraTwin™
Chassis Features
• 2x hot-swappable 1U nodes
• 20x hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays
• Redundant 1280W (1+1) Platinum Level High-Efficiency (95%) Digital Switching power supplies
• 4x 8cm Energy-Efficiency PWM fans

Each Node Features
• Dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8800/4800/2800 v2
• Up to 1TB of DDR3 RDIMM/LRDIMM memory in 32 DIMM slots
• Dual set of 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16 FH/HL slots (SYS-2028UT-BTTNR); 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 for MicroLP card
• Dual set of Intel C602 controller for 8x SATA3 (6Gbps) ports; RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (-BTTNR)
• Dual set of LSI® 3108 SAS3 (12Gbps); RAID 0,1,5,6,10,50 (-BC1TNR)
• Dual 10GBase-T ports with Intel® X540 controller
• 2x NVMe 2.5” SSD bays and 8x 2.5″ SAS3/SATA3 HDD/SSD bays

“Supermicro’s new 2U UltraTwin features two DP nodes each supporting up to 1TB in 32 DIMMs for data intensive in-memory applications and dual Intel Xeon E7-2880 v2 15 core processors for maximum performance per node,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro.

“This new server is part of our innovative Ultra Architecture featuring high-density, performance and cooling optimized serverboards supporting Intel’s highest core-count processors, massive memory footprints and the latest high-performance storage, expansion and network technologies. UltraTwin is the first in a line of upcoming servers to take full advantage of this groundbreaking architecture and expands our MP solution range with support for Intel Xeon E7 v2 series processors and peripheral technologies.”

“The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family offers up to double the performance, triple the memory capacity, and quadruple the I/O bandwidth over preceding generation processors,” said Shannon Poulin, vice president of Enterprise IT for Intel’s Data Center Group, “By using our top-of-the-line server processors, Supermicro is able to build highly-optimized, enterprise-class computing solutions with their new 2U 2-node UltraTwin and future MP server platforms. Together, we are delivering the performance, scalability and reliability necessary for businesses to handle increasingly complex data intensive workloads in mission critical, highly virtualized environments.”

To see the latest server innovations from Supermicro and for further information on Supermicro’s complete line of high performance solutions please visit www.sentralsystems.com

Supermicro® Exhibits Industry’s Widest Range of GPU Server Solutions for HPC, Enterprise Virtualization, Visual Computing and Cloud Gaming at NVIDIA GTC 2014

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1U, 2U, 3U, 4U, FatTwin™ SuperServers and 7U SuperBlade® GPU Solutions Offer Unrivaled Flexibility for Deploying High Performance, Scalable Computing Solutions

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San Jose, Calif. March 25, 2013 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing highlights its expansive selection of GPU optimized server solutions at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, CA this week. Headlining the show will be Supermicro’s newest 4U 8x GPU SuperServer® (SYS-4027GR-TR). This unique high-performance server features innovative airflow optimized architecture with independent cooling zones and side-by-side component layout. This eliminates CPU/GPU preheat, enabling maximum performance and reliability of eight 300W GPUs and dual 150W CPUs. Optimal energy efficiency and power savings is also attained with Supermicro’s state-of-the-art power delivery sub-systems featuring redundant 1600W Platinum Level high efficiency (94%) power supplies. This system is the platform behind the new NVIDIA® Iray Visual Computing Appliance (VCA). Unveiled today at GTC, Iray VCA delivers unprecedented rendering speed and performance using eight of NVIDIA’s most powerful GPUs for extremely photo-realistic computer models of the highest fidelity. Also highlighted at the show is the new 4U FatTwin™ featuring two side-by-side dual-processor nodes each supporting 6x GPUs and 2x additional PCI-E 3.0 (x8) slots for high bandwidth I/O expansion. These systems along with Supermicro’s extensive GPU solution range address compute and graphics intensive applications across diverse fields of HPC, scientific discovery, engineering, enterprise virtualization, 3D/CG visual arts, broadcast media/film and cloud-based gaming.

“Supermicro is unrivaled in the industry with the most extensive range of GPU optimized servers solutions on the market,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Innovations in our new 4U single node server architecture enables efficient, reliable performance of eight 300W GPUs and dual 150W CPUs in high density compute clusters. Dual node 4U 12x GPU FatTwin systems provide even higher density supporting six 300W GPUs paired with dual 130W CPUs per node. Our GPU solutions offer the highest performance, density, reliability and energy efficiency in their class. Combined with Supermicro’s vast range of configurations, we deliver developers the most flexible, cost effective path to highly scalable, parallel computing.”

“Supermicro offers HPC customers a range of versatile high-performance, cost-effective computing platforms that support our full line of Kepler architecture-based Tesla GPUs,” said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Tesla Accelerated Computing Business at NVIDIA. “Working with Supermicro, we deliver advanced solutions to accelerate the world’s most demanding scientific, engineering, enterprise, and creative applications.”

Supermicro has the industry’s broadest line of high-performance, application-optimized GPU server solutions that support NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture-based GPUs.  These include the NVIDIA Tesla® K10, K20, K20X, K40, and K40X GPU accelerators, and the NVIDIA GRID™ K1 and K2 GPUs. Supermicro GPU platforms also support the new NVIDIA Iray VCA and GRID VDI, GRID VCA and GRID Cloud Gaming servers.

Exhibits at GTC 2014 include:

  • 4U SuperServer® (SYS-4027GR-TR / -TRT) 8x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 150W TDP), up to 1.5TB ECC DDR3, 1866MHz memory in 24x DIMMs and 24x (48x option) 2.5” hot-swap SAS2/SATA3 drive bays. 2x 10GbE LAN ports -TRT model.
  • 4U FatTwin™ (SYS-F627G3-FT+ / G2-FT+) 12x GPUs (3x per node) in 4x hot-plug nodes each supporting dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), front I/O 2x GbE LAN and 2x 3.5” or 6x 2.5” hot-swap drive bays.
  • 4U/Tower (SYS-7047GR-TRF / -TPRF) 5x GPUs (NVIDIA Maximus™ certified), dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 150W TDP), up to 1TB memory and 8x hot-swap 3.5” drive bays.
  • 4U Hyper-Speed (SYS-7047AX-TRF / -72RF) 1x GPU solution optimized and balanced for low-latency and pure speed, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 150W TDP), up to 1TB memory, 8x hot-swap 3.5” drive bays and redundant Platinum Level 1280W  high-efficiency (95%) digital switching power supplies.
  • 3U SuperServer® (SYS-6037R-72RFT+) 2x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 135W TDP), up to 1.5TB memory and 8x hot-swap 3.5” SAS2 drive bays.
  • 2U SuperServer® (SYS-2027GR-TRFH) 6x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 512GB memory and 10x hot-swap 2.5” drive bays.
  • 1U SuperServer® (SYS-1027GR-TRF) 3x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 512GB memory and 4x hot-swap 2.5” drive bays.
  • 1U SuperServer® (SYS-1027GR-72R2) 3x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 1TB memory and 4x hot-swap 2.5” drive bays.
  • 1U SuperServer® (SYS-1017GR-TF) 2x GPUs, single Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 512GB memory and 6x hot-swap 2.5” drive bays.
  • 7U SuperBlade® – The all-in-one SuperBlade features redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies, high speed connectivity through network switch modules, including 56Gb/s FDR IB (SBM-IBS-F3616M), FC/FCoE (SBM-XEM-F8X4SM), 10GbE (SBM-XEM-X10SM) and 1/10GbE (SBM-GEM-X3S+) and centralized remote management software.
  • SBI-7127RG3 Blade supports 3x NVIDIA Tesla K40X SXM form factor GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to 512GB memory and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade® enclosure scales to best density (180x GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (256 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack.
  • SBI-7127RG-E Blade supports 2x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to 512GB memory, 1x SSD or 1x SATA-DOM, and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade® enclosure offers high density (120x GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (178 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack.

To see the latest GPU server innovations from Supermicro and for information on Supermicro’s complete line of high performance GPU solutions visit www.sentralsystems.com

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