Supermicro® NVMe Platforms
NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a scalable, high performance CPU PCI-E Gen3 direct connect to NVMe devices, designed for Client and Enterprise server systems using SSD technology. The technology was developed to reduce latency and provide faster CPU to data storage device performance for advanced computing.
Benefits of deploying Supermicro NVMe include reduced latency, increased Input/Output operations per second (IOPS), and lower power consumption. The ROI benefits from NVMe deployments is immediate and substantial. Supermicro solutions will perform more work in less time which translates into lower costs and increased revenues.
The X11 NVMe systems take this exceptional technology to the next level, offering even higher performance and first-to-market technologies. Supermicro NVMe SuperServers offer up to: 6TB DDR4-2933MHz memory in 24 DIMMs, 7 PCI-E slots SAS 3.0/SATA 3.0/NVMe hot-swap HDD/SSD support, 10GBase-T/10G SFP+/56Gbps FDR InfiniBand networking options, redundant Titanium Level (96%+) Digital power supplies, IPMI 2.0 plus KVM with dedicated LAN and support the 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors for up to 205W TDP.
The Supermicro server solutions supporting NVMe are targeted at HPC, Oil and Gas, 3D modeling and Graphical design workstations, HFT, SQL Database, Search Engine, High Security Encryption datacenter, VDI, Aerospace and Automobile design center, Cluster and Supercomputer applications; in Cloud, Virtualization, and Enterprise environments.
- Large throughput gains (6x)
- Substantial latency improvements (7x)
- Shared common backplane improves flexibility of drive choice
- 2.5" U.2 (SFF-8639) form factor for improved serviceability vs. PCI-E Flash cards (hot-swap)
- Improved power efficiency
- EDSFF and NF1 form factors for dense 1U Petascale capacity
- Ultra-fast performance for demanding workloads
Performance Measurements and Results
|Measurement||NVMe SSD||SATA3/SAS3 SSD||NVMe Improvement|
|Bandwidth vs. SATA3||128K Sequential Read||2788.77 MB/s||470.60 MB/s||5.93x|
|128K Sequential Write||1838.98 MB/s||453.33 MB/s||4.06x|
|Bandwidth vs. SAS3||128K Sequential Read||2788.77 MB/s||980.34 MB/s||2.84x|
|128K Sequential Write||1838.98 MB/s||421.25 MB/s||4.37x|
|Latency vs. SATA3||4K Sequential Read||15.9 µs||47.3 µs||2.97x|
|4K Sequential Write||17.6 µs||51.4 µs||2.92x|
|Latency vs. SAS3||4K Sequential Read||15.9 µs||114.1 µs||7.18x|
|4K Sequential Write||17.6 µs||109.853 µs||6.24x|