GIGABYTE Server Newsletter - August 2018 Edition 

In this newsletter:

1) NEW PRODUCTS: GIGABYTE Adds New GPU & Storage Servers to AMD EPYC Server Line-Up
2) NEW WHITE PAPERS: Benchmarking of a BigTera VirtualStor Scaler Storage System, Erasure Coding Performance on AMD EPYC

1. GIGABYTE Adds New GPU & Storage Servers to AMD EPYC Server Line-Up


GIGABYTE is proud to officially release the 2U G291-Z20 and G221-Z30 GPU Servers, and the 4U S451-Z30 Storage Server.

AMD Radeon Instinct™ MI25 GPU Support
Both the G291-Z20 and the G221-Z30 are fully compatible with AMD’s new Radeon Instinct™ MI25 GPU, one of the world’s fastest accelerators. The MI25 can deliver up to 24.6 TFLOPS of FP16 and 12.3 TFLOPS of FP32 peak performance, and features large BAR (Base Address Register) support for multi-GPU peer to peer communication. 


G291-Z20 GPU Server
The G291-Z20 is able to support up to 8 x dual slot GPGPU cards in a 2U form factor chassis. High GPU density makes the G291-Z20 is ideal for HPC applications. 
The G291-Z20 also features dual onboard M.2 ports for high speed flash storage devices, 8 x 2.5" hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays, dual SFP+ 10Gb/s networking ports (upgradable to 25Gb/s) as well as 2 x PCIe x16 half-length low-profile slots in the rear to add additional expansion options such as high-speed networking or RAID storage cards.

G221-Z30 GPU Server
The G221-Z30 has a capacity for 2 x dual slot GPGPU cards, making it an ideal validation platform for the Radeon Instinct MI25 GPU. One of the dual slot (1 x PCIe x16 slots FHFL + 1 x PCIe x 8 FHHL) expansion ports could also be used for a high speed networking card instead. The G221-Z30 combines GPU support with excellent storage capabilities with 16 x 2.5" SATA/SAS hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays and an onboard M.2 port for a high speed flash storage device, as well as featuring dual SFP+ 10Gb/s networking ports.

S451-Z30 Storage Server
The S451-Z30 offers a capacity of 36 x 3.5” drives (24 in the front and 12 in the rear) for up to 500TB of storage, suitable for a scale-out software defined storage cluster, while an additional 2 x 2.5” hot-swappable HDD / SSD bays in the rear for OS boot disks also allow the S451-Z30 to be utilized as a stand-alone storage device. The S451-Z30 also features an onboard M.2 port for a high-speed flash storage drive, dual 10Gb/s SFP+ LAN ports for high speed networking connectivity, as well an additional 3 x PCIe Gen3 x16 slots and 3 x PCIe Gen3 x8 slots for a wealth of expansion options.



GIGABYTE has released two new white papers that are now available to download from our website: 

Software Defined Storage with GIGABYTE and Bigtera
This white paper presents an example architecture and performance benchmarking for a software defined storage system with 192 TB of usable capacity, using GIGABYTE server hardware and Bigtera VirtualStor™ Scaler software.

Single Multi Core Performance of an Erasure Coding Workload on AMD EPYC
This white paper examines what erasure coding throughput can be achieved with an AMD EPYC 7601 processor teamed up with the MemoScale Erasure Coding Library. The tests have been performed with a GIGABYTE MZ31-AR0 server motherboard.

3. VMWorld USA 2018

GIGABYTE will be product to showcase our latest VMWare Ready Intel Xeon Scalable & AMD EPYC Family servers at VMWorld 2018, as well as our new Xeon E motherboards and upcoming Networking System box & rack products. Please visit us at Booth 2130, Mandalay Bay Hotel Exhibition Center Las Vegas from August 27th to 29th.

GIGABYTE is one of the world's leading consumer computer hardware brands. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics card markets, and has a product portfolio that includes laptops, desktops, PC peripherals and PC components. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service.

GIGABYTE Server is the enterprise hardware division of GIGABYTE. Beginning our operations in the year 2000, our product portfolio includes server and workstation motherboards, rack server systems, tower server systems and accessories as well as embedded computing solutions. Our products are used by many of the world's leading IT companies in data centers worldwide.

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