Supermicro Debuts Hyper-Speed Servers

A Supermicro 2U Hyper Speed server optimized for low-latency financial trading (Photo: Supermicro)

Supermicro (SMCI) debuted new 2U and 4U/Tower platforms that maximize processing power and precisely tune hardware and firmware to provide lower latency than previous models, while still maintaining high reliability.

At the High Frequency Trading World event this week in New York, Supermicro introduced the line of high performance “Hyper-Speed” servers that are built on Supermicro’s X9DAX series dual-processor (DP) motherboards and SC829BTQ chassis. Hyper-Speed systems allow the highest performance Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors to be tuned for even higher performance and run at peak performance in a dense 2U form factor for colocation installations.

”Advanced trading firms looking to reduce latency and maximize transaction flow can gain an advantage with the extreme processing power and enterprise-class server optimizations designed into Supermicro’s Hyper-Speed systems,” said Wally Liaw, Vice President of Sales, International at Supermicro. “Our latest HFT-optimized platforms boost performance of the fastest rated x86 dual processors with board-level control and circuitry enhancements and custom tailored cooling systems for the highest sustained performance. With mission critical transactions on the line, Supermicro Hyper-Speed systems ensure peak performance with maximum reliability for the most demanding computational finance applications.”

The new servers, optimized for high frequency trading (HFT), feautre premium pre-installed CPUs and memory, with  storage and I/O components that are validated with a rigorous burn-in process to ensure maximum performance and reliability on deployment. The 2U HFT-optimized solutions feature dual Intel Xeon E5-2687W or E5-2643 processors, 10 hot-swap bays, up to 8x8GB  DDR3 ECC RDIMM, onboard storage controllers, and 1280 watt redundant high efficiency digital switching power supplies. The 4U/Tower models can also be used in HPC or scientific  research applications, and features dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, 8 hot-swap bays, 16x DIMMs to support up to 512 GB of memory, and 1280 watt redundant high efficiency digital switching power supplies.

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  1. rod grant

    Without some form of performance benchmark, particullarly showing the improved latency, this article is useless.