GIGABYTE Server Newsletter - July 2018 Edition 

In this newsletter:

1) NEW PRODUCTS: GIGABYTE Expands AMD EPYC Family with New Density Optimized Server
3) MULTIMEDIA: GIGABYTE Server YouTube playlist

1. GIGABYTE Expands AMD EPYC Family with New Density Optimized Server


GIGABYTE 's H261-Z60 combines 4 individual hot pluggable sliding node trays into a 2U server box. The node trays slide in and out easily from the rear of the unit. Each node supports dual AMD EPYC 7000 series processors, with up to 32 cores, 64 threads and 8 channels of memory per CPU. Up to 16 x DIMMS are supported per node (over 2TB of memory).

In the front of the unit are 24 x 2.5” hot-swappable drive bays, offering a capacity of 6 x HDD or SSD SATA / SAS storage drives per node. In addition, each node features dual M.2 ports (PCIe Gen3 x 4) to support ultra-fast, ultra-dense NVMe flash storage devices.

GIGABYTE delivers best-in class expansion slot options for this form factor, with each node featuring 2 x half-length low profile PCIe Gen3 x 16 slots and 1 x OCP Gen3 x 16 mezzanine slots.

The H261-Z60 features a system-wide Aspeed CMC (Central Management Controller) and LAN module switch, connecting internally to Aspeed BMCs integrated on each node. This results only in one MLAN connection required for management of all four nodes.

Going a step further, the H261-Z60 also features the ability to create a “ring” connection for management of all servers in a rack. Only two switch connections are needed, while each server is connected to each other in a chain. The ring will not be broken even if one server in the chain is shut down. This can even further reduce cabling and switch port usage for even greater cost savings.

Designed for efficient power & cooling, H261-Z60 features with a dual fan wall of 8 (4 x 2) easy swap fans and 2 x 2200W redundant PSUs. In addition, the nodes connect directly to the system backplane with GIGABYTE’s Direct Board Connection Technology, resulting in less cabling and improved airflow for better cooling efficiency.

GIGABYTE’s unrivalled expertise and experience in system design leverages and optimizes AMD EPYC’s benefits to offer to our customers a product extremely on-point to meet their needs for maximized compute resources in a limited footprint with excellent expansion choices, management functionality and power & cooling efficiency. 

Full press release:

H261-Z60 product page:

2. COMPUTEX Taipei 2018


At this year's COMPUTEX in Taipei (June 5th to 9th 2018), GIGABYTE built a live demo, demonstrating an integrated "AI / Data Science Cloud".

This was a private cloud running on GIGABYTE server hardware and built in collaboration with several local software partners: Infinities, using their product CloudFusion as a cloud management portal; ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan) using their product IOD-MB (ITRI OpenStack Distribution for Machine Learning and Big Data), a customized OpenStack platform for the main private cloud system architecture, and BigTera, using their product VirtualStor Scaler as a software defined storage cluster.

We call it an "AI / Data Science Cloud" as it not only provides virtualized and remote compute and storage capabilities, but the OpenStack system architecture also features integration with Kubernetes for automatic deployment of machine learning containers onto GPU servers for AI training. Big Data uploaded, stored and analyzed on the cloud can therefore then be directly used for machine learning applications. 

For further information on our AI / Data Science Cloud demonstration:

Building a Private Cloud With AI / ML Capabilities PART 1: Cloud Management Platform
Building a Private Cloud With AI / ML Capabilities PART 2: OpenStack & Kubernetes Integration
Building a Private Cloud With AI / ML Capabilities PART 3: Software Defined Storage


Building A Private Cloud With GIGABYTE & InfinitiesSoft CloudFusion
Machine Learning in the Cloud with GIGABYTE & ITRI
Software Defined Storage With GIGABYTE & Bigtera VirtualStor

3. GIGABYTE Server YouTube Playlist


We have added a new playlist within the GIGABYTE official YouTube channel to specialize in videos & interviews for our server products. Please check it out!

GIGABYTE Server YouTube Playlist

Recently added videos:
1. GIGABYTE R281-Z92 animation
2. Interview with Forrest Norrod, VP and GM of Enterprise Products at AMD
3. GIGABYTE G481-S80 introduction

...and more to come soon!

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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