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By gum: Supermicro's Samsung storage ruler server uses secret SSD

Analysis Supermicro's latest Samsung ruler-based thin storage server can cough up 10 million IOPS, has a 20GB/sec throughput and 576TB capacity, which is all very well, but its Intel ruler one can provide 13 million IOPS, 52GB/sec and a whole petabyte. The new Sammy ruler-based product, the SSG-1029P-NMR36L, has 36 x 18TB NF1 format …
Chris Mellor, 11 Sep 2018
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Supermicro wraps crypto-blanket around server firmware to hide it from malware injectors

Researchers claim to have discovered an exploitable flaw in the baseboard management controller (BMC) hardware used by Supermicro servers. Security biz Eclypsium today said a weakness in the mechanism for updating a BMC's firmware could be abused by an attacker to install and run malicious code that would be extremely …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Sep 2018
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Everything's great at Supermicro, just small matter of impending NASDAQ delisting

Supermicro will not meet this week's deadline imposed by NASDAQ to file delayed financial results to regain compliance with its regulations, and expects its common stock to be suspended on the exchange by 24 August. The latest admission came as the server maker reported abbreviated preliminary numbers for Q4 ended 30 June that …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2018
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Supermicro breathes in, shimmies a PB of Intel flash into one rack unit

Supermicro has crammed 1PB of Intel flash rulers into the slimmest possible 1U rack storage server. The two-socket server can hold up to 32 Intel EDSFF, NVMe-connected flash drives – giving a rack density of 1PB/U, the highest we have ever come across. EDSFF stands for Chipzilla's Enterprise and Datacenter Storage Form Factor …
Chris Mellor, 8 Aug 2018

What got breached this week? Ticket portals, DNA sites, and Atlanta's police cameras

Roundup This week brought new charges for Marcus Hutchins, a novel way to sneak malware into archives, and shady hotspots for World Cup fans. There was also plenty of other security bits that didn't quite make the headlines. Here are some of the best. Apple wants to be cert-ain on certs Apple is going to make it harder for sites to …
Shaun Nichols, 9 Jun 2018
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Supermicro serves up another foggy quarterly report

Supermicro has estimated revenue growth in its Q3 of fiscal '18 ended 31 March but the final audited numbers are still being worked out as part of a multi-quarter dispute with NASDAQ over reported transactions. The motherboard and whitebox server maker reckoned its revenues were somewhere between $785m to $795m, up roughly 25 …
Chris Mellor, 4 May 2018
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Red Hat sticks its storage software cap on Supermicro hardware

Open-source software house Red Hat has jumped into bed with Supermicro to produce a single system combining its storage software with the server maker's hardware. Red Hat described Storage One as a pre-engineered turnkey system, automated by Ansible, which makes software-defined storage less of a DIY component-sourcing and …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2018
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Slicker servers, heaving racks, NVMe invasion: It's been a big week in serverland

The server industry exhibited another spasmodic leap forward with a slew of news around composability, denser rack packing, Intel taking on Nvidia using FPGAs, and the onrushing NVME SSD tide. Servers are simultaneously getting smaller and faster through acceleration cards and NVMe SSDs, and dynamically composable in racks, so …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2018

Supermicro praying for Nasdaq time

Supermicro, under threat of Nasdaq delisting for not filing recent quarterly reports on time, is negotiating fresh loan financing. It asked Nasdaq for another 180-day extension a fortnight ago. Its prior 180-day extension elapsed yesterday. The San Jose-based server vendor said it was talking to the Bank of America Merrill …
Chris Mellor, 14 Mar 2018
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Supermicro is, like, totally harnessing green energy sources to churn out servers, dude

Supermicro has said it will start building servers and storage boxes at a new facility that can make 600 racks per month, powered by a 3MW fuel cell system to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It opened the first of five production hubs – Building 21 at its Green Computing Park in San Jose – in March last year, near its 1.5 …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jan 2018

Supermicro crams 36 Samsung 'ruler' SSDs into dense superserver

Analysis Supermicro has a supernaturally dense thin server with up to half a petabyte of flash using unannounced Samsung SSDs. The SSG-1029P-NMR36L is your average unremarkable 1U rackmount job in the company's SuperServer range, except that it has up to 36 front-load, hot-swap, NVMe Samsung PM983 SSDs. It is a dual-socket server with …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jan 2018

Ugh, stupid power supplies hogging server density, who needs 'em?

Supermicro has added battery backup power to its disaggregated rack-scale server product line to improve power efficiency and server density ratings. Its disaggregated server architecture means CPU, memory, IO, storage and power/cooling elements can be upgraded independently. Each component can be refreshed separately to …
Chris Mellor, 18 Dec 2017

Atomic bonds: Gigabyte, Supermicro fire out boosted Atom CPU range

Gigabyte and Supermicro are bringing out Atom C3000-powered systems, servers and motherboards. These little Atoms have 2 to 16 cores, to 128GB of memory, low power consumption – as little as 8.5 watts – four 10Gbit/s Ethernet ports, up to 20Gbps of compression/encryption throughput, and a virtual chip capability – VT-d …
Chris Mellor, 15 Aug 2017
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White boxer is a white racker: Supermicro touts Rack Scale Design

Building servers, switches and storage are a good racket for ODM Supermicro but building Vblock-like rack scale systems is an even better one. It has launched a complete Rack Scale Design system using its server and storage building blocks in standard racks, with multiple rack PODs. Supermicro first talked about its RSD ideas …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jul 2017

Server vendors board the Xeon SP party bus

As expected when Intel processors power virtually all x86-class servers, the vendors all hopped on the Skylake Xeon SP party bus. They hope to ride the server update into the market better than each other, and get every last upgrade penny they can pocket. Cray Cray's XC50 supercomputers and CS line of cluster supercomputers …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jul 2017

Kaminario offloads compression to Intel's QAT engine

Kaminario is getting better data compression by using Intel’s C6268 chipset in its K2 all-flash array's gen 6 storage controllers. The C6268 features QuickAssist Technology (QAT) and Kaminario uses this in offloading inline compression from its Xeon SP processors to a dedicated compression engine. The array’s VisionOS also …
Chris Mellor, 11 Jul 2017
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Supermicro rack-wrangles a fix for a few data centre PITAs

Orchestrating, deploying and managing thousands of servers, storage shelves and switches can provide a persistent PITA*. Server white box supremo Super Micro has a Rack Scale Design (RSD) fix for service providers, telecoms, and Fortune 500 companies dealing with this. It’s meant to enable hyperscale and public cloud-level IT …
Chris Mellor, 28 Mar 2017
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Supermicro boasts of secret super server Silicon Valley win

Supermicro says it has shipped 30,000-plus servers into a "Fortune 100" company’s Silicon Valley data centre. The company said its customer had deployed that number of disaggregated MicroBlade systems at "one of the world’s" highest density and energy efficient data centres. The data centre has a Power Use Effectiveness (PUE) …
Chris Mellor, 7 Feb 2017

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