Gigabyte this 7 days released its new MU92-series motherboards that are built for Intel’s 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable ‘Ice Lake-SP’ processors with up to 40 cores as effectively as assistance Intel’s workstation-optimized Xeon W-3300 CPUs with up to 38 cores and significant frequencies. The MU92-series platforms are made mainly for servers.
Gigabyte’s MU92-TU motherboard is based mostly on Intel’s C621A chipset and are geared up with one Socket P+ for Intel’s LGA4189 processors as properly as 16 slots for DDR4-3200 SDRAM to permit support of up to 4TB of memory employing RDIMMs, LRDIMMs or Intel’s Optane Persistent Memory modules.
Gigabyte’s MU-92-TU arrives in an E-ATX sort-variable in a bid to present further expandability (and memory ability) employing seven PCIe Gen x16 slots (one operates in x16 method, 3 can work in x8 or x16 manner, the remaining can only operate in x8 method) for accelerators, superior-general performance SSDs, and/or network adapters. In addition, the motherboard has just one M.2-22110 slot for SSDs with a PCIe 3. x4 interface, two SlimSAS connectors supporting 8 SATA ports as very well as two indigenous SATA ports.
Remaining a server motherboard, Gigabyte’s MU92-TU does not have rich I/O capabilities. It does have two 10GbE connectors managed by the Intel X710-AT2 chip as very well as a single GbE port for IPMI distant management enabled by the Aspeed AST2500 BMC. Also, the unit has two USB 3. ports, a COM port, and a D-Sub show output.
As far as computer software compatibility is worried, Gigabyte’s MU92-TU is appropriate with Microsoft’s Windows Server 2016/2019, Purple Hat Business Linux 8.2/8.3 ( x64) or later on, SUSE Linux Business Server 12 SP5/15 SP2 ( x64) or afterwards, Ubuntu 20.04/20.04.1 LTS (x64) or later on,. VMware ESXi 6.7 Update3 P03/ESXi 7. Update2, and Citrix Hypervisor 8.2..
Whilst the the vast majority of server workloads are optimized for multi-main/multi-threaded techniques for easier scaling, there are also workloads that want the two high clocks and high core depend. Both Intel and AMD have CPUs that give a harmony involving main count and frequency and workstation-optimized Xeon W-3300-sequence is a very good illustration of such harmony. To that stop, it would make a best sense to release a server motherboard that supports both of those Intel’s Xeon Scalable and Xeon W processors.