Supermicro Enables Six 3.5″ Hard Drives per 1U Server

Super Micro Computer, Inc., a leader in
application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, today
launched the latest addition to the company’s extensive Twin family
product line, the new 2U Twin servers. These systems increase the
maximum storage capacity per 1U server node 50% by supporting six
hot-swap 3.5" hard disk drives. Each 2U Twin system features two
hot-plug dual-processor (DP) server nodes and redundant power for high

in the industry may ask, ‘Why two server nodes in 2U instead of just
using two 1U servers?’ Well, one important benefit is the ability to
now support six hot-swap 3.5" hard drives per 1U server node compared
to the previous maximum of four with a standard 1U rackmount server.
This advantage provides an instant I/O performance boost for almost any
application," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro.
"These servers also provide increased performance-per-watt and
performance-per-dollar as a result of the power and cost savings
generated by both nodes sharing the same power supply, cooling and

The versatile 2U Twin (6026TT-HD Series SuperServer)
is not only ideal for power sensitive HPC and datacenter deployments,
but also mission-critical, high-availability server applications. To
take the advantage of this versatile platform, customers are deploying
high-availability solutions that address their focused market segments
in oil & gas, financial, automotive, or internal search and web

Introducing an innovative architecture where the hard
drives, power supplies and even the compute nodes are hot-swappable,
the 2U Twin facilitates ease of maintenance and reduces the risk of
downtime. It features two hot-plug DP server nodes with non-blocking
native Gen2 PCI-Express connectivity and redundant 1400-watt Gold Level
(93%+ efficiency) power supplies for maximum availability. Each server
node features IPMI 2.0 remote management, optional onboard QDR
InfiniBand for 40Gbps high-bandwidth networking, and support for six
hot-swappable 3.5" SATA drives to deliver unprecedented I/O performance.

The 2U Twin can also support two double-width GPUs, making it a powerful solution for compute-intensive HPC applications. Visit to learn more about this innovative product.

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Coming soon is a Supermicro 2U Twin2 system featuring four hot-plug DP server nodes with six 2.5" HDDs each.


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