GIGABYTE Announces 384 Cores Server Powered by Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 Processors

/ 3 years ago


GIGABYTE doesn’t just build consumer products, they also got a nice line-up of servers and motherboards for server usage. They have just announced the new server board MT70-HD0 and associated 2U rackmount server H270-T70 and this is the first cache-coherent dual socket ARM motherboard to be released to the market.


The new model is built around the Cavium ThunderX ARMv8 processor with 48 cores and running at 2.5GHz. With two processors per board and four nodes per server, we reach an astonishing 384 total cores in a single 2U rack unit. That’s quite impressive.


Memory shouldn’t be an issue for all these cores as each of the nodes supports up to 1TB high-speed 2400MHz DDR4 memory. The two 40Gb/s LAN ports are directly controlled by the SoC processors and the unit supports full IPMI based remote board management.


The H270-T70 comes with two redundant 1600W PSUs with 80 Plus Platinum certification. There are also plenty of USB 3.0 ports as well as front and rear VGA ports for maintenance jobs.


Low SoC TDP combined with high end onboard memory and networking enables a platform with enormous potential for operators of core-intensive applications looking for uncompromised performance and significant power savings simultaneously. The MT70-HD0 and the H270-T70 will be both available for volume shipment in the third quarter of 2015.

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