Supermicro has announced a 1U Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) server system.

The new server is designed for AI, AR/VR, transcoding, gaming, and other high-compute workloads to be done with low latency when embedded into a telco's network.

The server has an operating temperature of up to around 55°C (131°F) and meets the shock, vibration, and flame resistance tests required for full NEBS Level 3 compliance.

The 1U server comes with four Nvidia V100 or V100S Tensor Core GPUs.

1U NEBS lvl 3
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Servers for the 5G Edge

“The AI, HPC, data science, graphics, and 5G/telecommunications markets - from Edge to the Core - continue to grow and present unprecedented computational challenges," said Paresh Kharya senior director of product management for accelerated computing.

"The Nvidia V100 GPU in the Supermicro NEBS Level 3 compliant system will enable more customers to leverage the performance and scalability required for these markets.”

The server features either a redundant AC or DC Power Supply option and has nine 4cm fans. Also included are 2x 2.5” hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays and 2x 2.5” internal drive bays. The system provides for secure SNMP v3, IPv6, and IPMI for management.

The server comes at a vital time, Supermicro claims, as the market reorients itself around 5G technologies.

“Supermicro is first-to-market with a 1U NEBS Level 3 V100 GPU accelerated server, a key enabler for the transition to 5G, with industry adoption of the most advanced applications and workloads found in AI/AR, and IoT," said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro.