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SuperBlade and SuperServer

Supermicro has introduced its eight-way enterprise server solution with up to 64 Xeon processor cores in 5U (80 cores coming soon), and its SuperBlade system that supports 20 GPUs in a single 7U blade enclosure, at CeBIT 2011. Other showcased products included the 2U Twin3 (2U twin cubed) with eight low-power nodes in 2U, a 10 gigabit ethernet switch for top-of-rack or standalone use, the SuperServer 6046T-TUF 4U embedded/IPC Server, new SC732 and redundant power SC813MTQ chassis, and next-generation UP servers.

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