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CES 2021: Supermicro debuts server-grade workstation based on Threadripper PRO

Supermicro has announced its latest workstation, the AS -5014A-TT. Based on the Threadripper Pro 3000WX series, this machine offers up to 64 cores and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes, delivering ‘the speed and features traditionally found in dual-processor workstations.’

As part of AMD’s keynote at CES 2021, it was announced that the Threadripper Pro 3000WX series of processors would become open to the public in March, ending the supposed exclusivity deal with Lenovo and its ThinkStation line. Supermicro has now unveiled its first Threadripper Pro workstation, based on its Super M12SWA-TF motherboard.

With support for up to the 64-core 3995WX, providing 8 DIMMs slots for up to 2TB ECC DDR4-3200 memory and the ability to install up to 4 ‘full-height, double-width, active cooling GPUs’, Supermicro says this new workstation ‘dramatically boosts productivity for demanding professional workloads found in media content creation, scientific research, visualization, deep learning (DL) and artificial intelligence (AI), virtual or augmented reality (VR/AR), and 3-D modeling with real-time simulation.’.

 

There’s also room for four M.2 SSDs, as well as two U.2 ports, and a total of six x16 PCIe 4.0 slots. 10GbE is directly supported, as is 1GbE. Supermicro has also included IPMI access thanks to the AST2600 server management processor, while the company is keen to emphasise the strong cooling abilities of the system – with up to 7x 120mm fans support, or 2x 360mm closed-loop liquid coolers which will be available as an option purchase.

The AS -5014A-TT is listed as ‘coming soon’. below for a full list of specifications:

Processor Support AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 3000WX Series Processor

Up to 64 Cores, CPU TDP up to 280W

Memory 8 DIMM slots; up to 2TB Registered ECC DDR4-3200MHz Memory
Graphics Up to 4x double-width PCIe Gen 4 GPUs
Storage 4 x 3.5”/2.5” SATA

4 x M.2 NVMe PCIe Gen 4

2 x 2.5” SATA (front access)

Front I/Os 2x USB 2.0

2x USB 3.2 Gen 1

2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C

Mic and Headset

Network 1x RJ45 10GbE

1x RJ45 1GbE

Available Expansion 6x PCIe x16
Power Supply 2000W 80Plus Platinum Power Supply
Remote Access IPMI with ASPEED AST2600
Dimensions 535x573x222mm
Liquid Cooling 360mm closed-loop CPU liquid cooling (optional)

KitGuru says: If you’ve had your eye on Threadripper Pro but didn’t fancy a ThinkStation, this workstation from Supermicro could appeal.

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