Supermicro Expands Intelligent Edge Product Portfolio to address emerging AI and 5G Technologies

Super Micro Computer announced that the company is launching new Edge systems designed for artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G workloads.

As the amount of data generated by edge devices continues to grow at a staggering rate, organisations are facing many challenges, including bandwidth congestion, lack of scalability, processing delays, data security and integrity, including compliance and privacy issues. New Edge servers from Supermicro aim to transform enterprises and empower them with intelligent connectivity from IoT devices to the cloud.

These new Edge platforms based on Supermicro servers with optional support for Intel® Programmable Acceleration FPGA cards or graphics accelerators deliver local compute and AI inferencing, converging the edge and cloud into one seamless data processing platform. These platforms help eliminate complexity, accelerate deployments, and elevate developers to focus on the business logic powering IoT applications and services.

With high reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features available in an ultra-dense, low-power device, Supermicro’s new 1019D-16C-FHN13TP and 1019D-FRN5TP systems are Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processor-based platforms that deliver balanced compute, AI, storage and networking for the Intelligent Edge. With support for up to 37 LANs including RJ45 and SFP ports, these compact 15-inch depth systems offer the best workload optimised solutions and long life availability with up to 16 processor cores, up to 512GB DDR4 four-channel memory operating at 2400MHz, up to four 10GbE LAN ports with RDMA support, and are available with integrated Intel® Quick Assist Technology crypto/encrypt/decrypt acceleration engine and internal storage expansion options including mini-PCIe, M.2 and NVMe support as well as support for multiple FPGA and GPU acceleration cards for AI inferencing.

In addition to introducing AI to the Edge, these new Supermicro server-based solutions provide exceptional value across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, oil and gas, healthcare, and smart cities.

With the tremendous growth and innovation in the Mobile and IoT devices, there are millions of smart devices and sensors being added every day. As a result there is an explosion in both mobile usage and data creation. Supermicro recognises this opportunity to provide optimised and efficient solutions not only for the “intelligent edge”, but also seamless integration from the edge to the cloud.