Super Micro Computer, Inc., a provider of enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology, has unveiled the Outdoor Edge Systems – IP65 enclosure-based servers for 5G RAN, AI inferencing, and other intelligent edge-focused applications based on Intel Xeon D processors and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with broad configuration options.
The new systems are ideal for harsh outdoor environments and support the industry’s movement toward open-source software and disaggregated hardware.
“Supermicro’s highly configurable SuperServers for extreme outdoor use give data centre and telco operators unprecedented new deployment options rivaling industry competitors,” said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. “These solutions continue Supermicro’s leadership for high performance, efficient IT solutions for a reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).”
In addition to CPU options, Supermicro’s new systems take advantage of the latest FPGA and GPU acceleration with three PCI-E slots for expansion capability. This is critical for enhanced real-time edge AI inferencing via GPU cards and supporting 5G RAN software plus open-standard site-to-site communication with FPGA accelerator cards. With SSD, M.2, and EDSFF storage capabilities, these ruggedized servers can also distribute cached media content locally or store video surveillance and other sensitive data. Based on Supermicro’s building block solutions, these 5G systems can be configured with a variety of processor and memory combinations so that customers can tailor their solutions to push data centre remote management to the intelligent edge.