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  Aberdeen Stirling 484G - Xeon E5-2600v4 GPU-Optimized Server/Workstation



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What is GPU Computing?
GPU computing is the use of a GPU (graphics processing unit) to do general purpose scientific and engineering
computing. The concept for GPU computing is to use a CPU and GPU together in a heterogeneous computing
model - the sequential part of the application runs on the CPU and the computationally - intensive part runs on
the GPU. From the user’s perspective, the application just runs faster because it is using the high performance of
the GPU to boost performance at 1/10th the cost and 1/20th the power consumption of the latest quad-core CPUs.

CPU vs GPU Processor Cores

Advantages of Aberdeen GPU Servers
Aberdeen’s GPU server family provides many feature advantages of interest to the user community.

Highly Reliable Thermal Optimization
Aberdeen’s advanced thermal subsystem designs optimize the cooling elements of the server with the thermal characteristics of the GPU, CPU, motherboard, and other components. Each thermally controlled fan module is 1+1 paired in a counter rotating matched set, which maximizes the cooling effect. This design enhances system reliability and simplifies maintenance. In addition, by monitoring both CPU and GPU thermal readings though the I²C bus, Supermicro’s unique intelligent cooling control and auto fan-speed adjustment keeps the entire system in stable operation.

Direct GPU Connect Architecture
Utlizing the Supermicro design architecture provides direct Gen3 PCI-E x16 non-blocking connectivity to each GPU to take advantage of the full bandwidth of the GPU. No extra cabling is required, since the GPUs are connected directly to the server motherboard via riser cards, thus improving reliability, airflow, and maintenance, as well as reducing costs.

Industry-Leading Power Efficiency
Aberdeen’s GPU server platforms feature Platinum Level (94% efficiency) power subsystems, along with high-efficiency motherboard and thermal designs to deliver breakthrough performance-per-watt and increased system reliability.

Advanced System Management
Aberdeen’s advanced IPMI capability allows the GPU system to be managed directly via the remote monitoring / controlling features. All the key elements of the server system- CPU, GPU and power supply- can be remotely monitored, along with standard onboard IPMI functionalities.

Applications and Industries
This new line of highly parallel, multi-core, multi-GPU systems is an excellent choice for an extensive range of graphics and computationally intensive applications in a wide variety of industries. In general, these systems are expected to make the fastest teraflop clusters much more affordable and accessible for users throughout the world.

Applications requiring high arithmetic intensity, such as dense linear algebra, partial differential equations, n-body problems, and finite difference formulas, can be easily accommodated using these Supermicro SuperServers. High bandwidth problems such as sequencing (virus scanning, genomics), sorting, and database problems are also potential applications. Finally, visual computing problems such as graphics, image processing, tomography, and machine vision, being original applications for GPUs, are especially accessible.

Fields where these types of problems are common and can benefit from Aberdeen's GPU servers include medical, energy, telecommunications, finance, science, and engineering in a wide array of application areas such as:

  • Computational Chemistry
  • Genomics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Medical Imaging
  • Digital Content Creation
  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Electronic Device Automation
  • Research & Scientific Computing
  • Financial Markets Modeling
  • Signal Processing
  • Game Physics
  • Weather Simulation

Aberdeen Stirling 484G Features:

  • Up to 4 Double-Width GPUs in 4U Rackmount or Tower
  • Ideal for high-end, high-density GPU applications
  • Up to 80% more performance than previous-generation
  • Intel® C612 (Express) chipset w/ QPI up to 9.6GT/s
  • Dual Intel® Xeon® Broadwell-EP processor support; Dual Socket R3 (LGA-2011)
  • Supports up to 22 processor cores (44 threads) with 55MB Total Cache
  • Dual Channel Memory Bus up to 2400MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 16x DIMMs support up to 1TB ECC LRDIMM, 512GB ECC RDIMM DDR4 memory
  • Dual port Gigabit LAN: 2x GbE ports
  • 8x Hot-swap 3.5" SAS/SATA HDDs
  • GPU Kit for passive GPU/Xeon Phi support (MCP-320-74701-0N-KIT)
  • 128Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI® BIOS
  • 2000W High-Efficiency (94%) Redundant Power Supplies with I2C & PMBus
  • Server remote management: IPMI 2.0 / KVM over LAN / Media over LAN
  • Optimized for HPC and GPU Supercomputing
  • Peace of Mind with a 5 Year Warranty
PROCESSOR Dual LGA2011 Socket R3
Supports two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 Series processors
(Broadwell-EP up to 160W TDP)
CHIPSET Intel® C612(Express) chipset
support up to 9.6 GT/s QPI (on all links)
SYSTEM MEMORY Sixteen (16) 240-pin DIMM sockets (8 per CPU)
Supports up to 1TB memory
2400/2133/1866 DDR4 SDRAM
ON BOARD I/O 5 USB 3.0 ports (2 rear, 2 header, 1 Type A)
4 USB 2.0 ports (2 rear, 2 via headers)
1 Fast UART 16550 port / 1 Header
7.1 HD Audio
10 USB 2.0
1 VGA port
2 COM ports (1 rear, 1 Header)
1 IPMI Dedicated LAN
Integrated IPMI2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN
Watch Dog
Super Doctor® III
Intel® i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
ON BOARD SATA Intel Express Chipset
EXPANSION SLOTS 4 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (double-width)
2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 (1 in x16 slot) support Thunderbolt 2.0 AOC
1 PCI-E 2.0 x4 (in x8); Up to 4x GPU
*2 CPU required for full slot usage
BOARD SIZE Proprietary Form 15.2" x 13.2" (X9DRG-QF)
EXPANSION BAYS 3 5.25" drive bays in storage module-(rotates 90° for rackmount)
1 3.5" fixed drive bay
8 3.5" Hot-swap SAS/SATA Drive Trays
ERROR DETECTION Corrects single-bit errors
BIOS FEATURES Plug and Play (PnP), APM 1.2, DMI 2.2, ACPI 1.0 / 2.0, USB Keyboard support,
CHASSIS FEATURES 18.2" rackmount ATX (4U height, 26.5" Depth)
2000W Redundant Power Supplies with I2C & PMBus
(PS1621 for Spare Modules)
Auto-switching 100/240V AC power
4x 92x38mm 4-pin PWM Middle Cooling Fans
2x 80x38mm 4-pin PWM Rear Exhaust Fans
2x Active Heatsink with Optimal Fan Speed Control
LED indicators for power on, network activity, IDE HDD activity
Power ON/OFF and system reset switches
Chassis intrusion switch

Building Upon Success - The AberNAS 265 triples the storage capacity of the original AberNAS 211 thus truly providing, "the most storage capacity you can get for your money" - "Storage Central"
PC Magazine

"The AberNAS won't disappoint businesses in need of lots of storage capacity at a very good price."
PC Magazine

"Aberdeen's AberNAS line grows with your company"

"Stirling 1U servers deliver improved operational efficiency within a dynamic VMware environment"

"Exceptional processor performance, dynamic scalability, and increased stoarge capabilities"

Aberdeen Reliability

Aberdeen brings an industry leading  5 Year Warranty to the table with every fully configured AberNAS rackmount server. Our custom configured rackmounts and along with our pre-configured Stirling line of servers and AberNAS network appliances come with a  5 Year Warranty standard unlike of some other companies' 1 or 3 year warranties. Take advantage of the speed, storage and security of the AberNAS by Aberdeen.
Industry Leading 5 Year Warranty

Aberdeen C.A.R.E.S.

Aberdeen offers a 30 day trial assessment program on completely configured servers and/or storage. We are so confident that once you try one of our custom configured rackmount servers you will not only be completely satisfied with the evaluation unit but will choose Aberdeen to fulfill all your future rackmount server needs.
Custom Assembled Rackmount Evaluation Service

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