Do you need more computing power to reduce your rendering times
in 3DS Max, Maya, Lightwave or any network rendering software?
Then let me introduce you to the Twins.
A Twin system is a collection of individual computer nodes that share a common chassis for power and cooling to provide exceptionally high computation power in a highly power efficient form. The Twin systems are built primarily for processing. Multiple CPU’s with multiple Cores, backed by plenty of RAM and fast storage makes them the perfect choice for rendering.
Multiple Nodes – One Goal
Each Twin system comprises of a single rackmount chassis with multiple hot-swappable system nodes. Each node is a self-contained dual processor PC supporting large amounts of RAM and multiple hard drives. There are even specialist variations which allow for multi-GPU configurations for those who use GPU rendering and/or CUDA processing. By utilising a combined chassis architecture these systems reduce not only the overall physical footprint of the systems but increase both power and cooling efficiency providing long-term savings and reduced TCO.
Twin Pro Products feature:
• 16x DIMMs for up to 1TB capacity at speeds up to 2133MHz memory per node
• Redundant (96%) Efficiency Titanium Level Power Supplies
• Dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 families
• Up to 6x 3.5″ or 12x 2.5″ SAS3 / SATA3 HDD’s / SSD’s per node
• NVMe Support
• PCI-E 3.0 x8 MicroLP slot for 56Gb/s ConnectX-3 FDR IB or 10GbE SFP+
• SATA DOM Support
• Server Management with Onboard IPMI 2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN
Standard Hardware – Non-Standard Form
As each node is a standard dual processor PC they are easily integrated into your existing network infrastructure. Running Windows or Linux and based on Enterprise Class, industry standard Intel hardware these systems are easily maintained and widely supported. Simply install you network render client software and you are ready to go.
Each node also has a built-in IPMI (Internet Protocol Management Interface) which allows administrators to remotely monitor and control the system. Power up, power down, monitor temperatures and even take control via the built-in KVM software.
The Twin Innovation
Supermicro’s patented Twin Architecture is the foundation of the most advanced server platforms in HPC/Data Center, Cloud Computing and Enterprise IT applications. These high performance, high density systems feature optimum airflow for energy efficient cooling, easy maintenance and high availability with hot-swappable nodes and redundant power supply modules. These systems also feature the latest CPU and interconnect technologies with up to 16 DIMMs per node for maximum processing performance and data throughput.
Supermicro TwinPro™ Solutions
The Supermicro 1U hot-swap dual node 1U TwinPro™ family of SuperServer® systems offers the very best solution for customers who need high compute density with redundancy for high availability applications. With dual DP compute nodes accessing up to 1TB of memory, the system provides the highest levels of performance in a 1U form factor. The 1U TwinPro also offers improved serviceability with compute nodes that are cableless and easy for technical staff to access. These benefits are enhanced with the most advanced networking and storage features, including 1G / 10G Ethernet or 56G InfiniBand, and 4x 2.5″ SAS 3.0 (12Gbps) drive bays per node. Availability is significantly enhanced with redundant high-efficiency Titanium Level compact power supplies.
The 1U TwinPro™ systems offer an impressive set of features packed into a 1U form factor, including dual hot-swap nodes and redundant 900W/1000W Titanium Level (96%+) compact power supplies, each node supporting dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors (up to 145W TDP), up to 1TB ECC DDR4-2133MHz memory in 16 DIMMs, 4 hot-swap 2.5″ HDD/SSD drive bays, 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 Low-profile slot and 1 “0” slot, dual 1GbE, dual 10GBase-T, or single FDR (56Gb/s) IB or 100GbE options, 1 SATA-DOM, 2 USB 3.0 ports, IPMI 2.0 with dedicated LAN port & KVM; 4-pin PWM Fan Speed Control; and Thermal and Voltage Monitoring.
Supermicro TwinPro™ Solutions
(2U TwinPro™ & 2U TwinPro2™)
The Supermicro TwinPro™ Solution architecture builds on Supermicro’s proven Twin technology to provide the greatest and highest throughput storage, networking, I/O, memory, and processing capabilities in 2U, allowing customers to further optimize Supermicro solutions to solve their most challenging IT requirements.
The Supermicro 2U TwinPro™ and 2U TwinPro2™ provide up to 1TB of DDR4 up to 2133MHz LRDIMM memory in 16 DIMM slots; PCI-E 3.0 x16, PCI-E 3.0 x8 LP (2U TwinPro™), and “0 slot” flexible rear expansion for add-on card solutions such as PCI-E SSD, dual 10GbE with SFP+, or GPU/Xeon Phi; 10GBase-T, InfiniBand, or Gigabit Ethernet networking options; up to 4 NVMe and 8 SAS3 (12Gbps) 2.5″ hot-swap HDDs per node; co-processor support (2U TwinPro™); IPMI 2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN; SATA DOM power connector; TPM 1.2 header; and redundant Titanium Level power supplies.
Optimized for high-end Enterprise, HPC cluster, Data Center, and Cloud Computing environments, the Supermicro TwinPro™ Solutions are designed for ease of installation and maintenance with highest quality for continuous operation at maximum capacity. The resulting benefit is best TCO for customers seeking the greatest competitive advantage from their data center resources.
FatTwin™ Server Solution – Best TCO with Highest Performance-per-Watt/per-Pound
The Supermicro FatTwin™ is a high-density 8/4/2 hot-plug node SuperServer® system available with a variety of memory capacities, HDD technologies, PCI alternatives, networking capabilities, and GPU support options. The FatTwin™ supports up to: 1TB of DDR4-2133MHz Registered ECC memory in 16 DIMM slots, 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 and 1 PCI-E 3.0 x8 Micro LP card , 8 ports of LSI® 3008 SAS 3.0 (12Gbps) with Software RAID, 10 ports of SATA 3.0 (6Gbps) with Intel® C612 controller, dual 10GBase-T or dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, redundant Titanium Level (96%) Digital power supplies, integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM over dedicated LAN, and dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product families up to 18 cores and 145W TDP.
The Supermicro FatTwin™ represents a revolution in Green Computing designed to support customers’ critical applications and also reduce Data Center TCO to help preserve the environment. The FatTwin™ extends the compute and storage capabilities of Supermicro’s existing Twin SuperServer® systems to achieve increased performance and power efficiency. Due to its shared components the FatTwin™ improves cost-effectiveness and reliability, while its modular architecture makes it flexible to configure and easy to maintain.
Versatile configurations allow the FatTwin™ to be optimized for many different environments including Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud Computing, HPC, Financial, Science and Engineering, File and Storage Servers.