The SM10000 Family of High Density, Low Power Servers
The SeaMicro SM10000s are the first servers purpose built for scale-out workloads. Designed to replace 60 1 RU dual socket quad core servers, the new SM10000-64HD integrates 768 64-bit x86 Intel Atom cores, top of rack Ethernet switching, server management, and application load balancing in a single 10 RU "plug and play" standards-based server. The SM10000-64HD uses 1/4 the power and takes 1/6 the space of today's best in class volume server without requiring any modifications to existing software.
Contact SeaMicro to learn more about how the SM10000 can help reduce TCO in your data center.
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Hardware Specifications: SM10000-64
|Total Number of Cores per System||768|
|Total No. of Processors per system||384|
|Cores per Processor||2|
|No. of Processors per Compute Card||6|
|No. of Compute Cards per system||64 Hot-serviceable|
|Processor Specification||Intel N570: 1.66 GHz, Dual Core, Dual Thread x86-64 Processor|
Advanced Processor Features
|Intel x86-64, VT-x, HT|
|Memory Type||SODIMM DDR3|
|Max. No. of Ethernet Interfaces ( 8 cards x 8 ports each card)||64|
|Min. No. of Ethernet Interfaces||8|
|Ethernet Interface Type||10/100/1000BaseT with RJ-45 ports|
|Max. No. of Ethernet Cards||8 Hot-swappable|
|No. of 1GB Ethernet Ports per Card||8|
|Max. No. of Physical Disks||64|
|Min. No. of Physical Disks||0|
|Max. No. of Storage Cards||8 Hot-swappable|
|No. of Physical Disks per Card||8|
|Type of Physical Disks||2.5” Hot-swappable HDD or SSD|
|Hard Disk Drive Options|
|Enterprise SATA||500GB, 1TB|
|SATA Solid State Disk||80GB, 160GB or 300GB|
|Layer 4 connections per second||500,000|
|Max. No. of concurrent connections||32,000,000|
|Layer 4 aggregate throughput||64 Gbps (Line Rate)|
|Maximum number of VIPs||64|
|Load Balancing Methods|
• Round Robin
• Max Connections
|Server Health Checks|
• Layer 3 ping health check
• Layer 4 health checks for TCP ports
• URL based health check for HTTP ports
|Power Supply (AC)||3+1 Redundant 240V Single Phase|
|Management Console||Dual Redundant|
|Cooling||Dual Redundant Fan Tray|
|Air Flow||Front to Rear|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||17.5 (10RU) x 19 x 30”|
|Management RFC Compliance|
Integrated Terminal Server
Telnet/SSH access by TCP port, IP address or server name
|General IPv4 Protocols|
RFC1027 Proxy ARP
RFC1035 DNS (Client)
RFC1542 BOOTP (PXE Client and Relay)
RFC2131 DHCP (Server and Relay)
|SNMP MIB Support|
SEAMICRO Enterprise MIB
SEAMICRO TRAP MIB
|Operating Temperature||50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)|
|Non-operating Temperature||–40° to 149°F (–40° to 65°C)|
|Operating Humidity||5 to 93% non-condensing|
|Non-operating Humidity||5 to 93% non-condensing|
|All SeaMicro components are EU RoHS compliant.|
Download the PDF: 64bit SM10000-64HD
Download the PDF: 64-bit SM10000-64
Download the PDF: 32-bit SM10000
Uses 1/4 the Power and Takes 1/6 the Space of Today's Best in Class Volume Servers with No Changes to SoftwareThe SeaMicro SM10000-64HD is the First Server Purpose Built for Scale Out Workloads
Designed to replace 60 1 RU Dual Socket Quad Core servers, the SM10000-64HD integrates 768 Intel Atom low power cores (384 Dual Core Intel x86-64 processors), top of rack Ethernet switching, server management, and application load balancing in a single 10 RU “plug and play” standards-based server. The SM10000-64HD uses 1/4 the power and takes 1/6 the space of the best in class volume server without requiring any modifications to existing software.
- Dramatic reductions in TCO: Uses 1/4 the power and takes 1/6 the space of the best in class volume server
- 768 1.66GHz Intel Atom cores (384 Dual Core Intel x86-64 processors)
- Drop in adoption: Runs off the shelf OS and applications
- Reduces capital expense by consolidating layers of expensive networking infrastructure
- Provides the unique ability to guarantee performance and security for cloud deployments
- Provides the first server architecture that can support any CPU instruction set
The Industry's First “Rack in a Box”
As the industry's first Rack in a Box™, the SM10000-64HD server brings together in a single system the computational capability of 60 dual socket quad core 1 RU servers, redundant Ethernet rack switches, terminal servers and a load balancer. The SM10000-64HD eliminates both the cost of discreet networking devices and the operational complexity of deploying and managing them.
Redundancy and Reliability
The SeaMicro system implements redundancy in both hardware and software. At the hardware level, all subsystems are redundant and hot swappable, including compute cards, disk, network interface cards, power supplies, and fans. At the software layer, customers can configure the system to run active/standby software on two separate management cards. In the event of a failure, standby software will assume the responsibility of managing the system without any manual intervention. SeaMicro software also manages the internal Terabit fabric and has the intelligence to configure the hardware to route traffic around failure using multiple alternative fabric paths (path redundancy).
Seamicro’s modular management software provides process isolation and modularity with each major process operating in its own address space – thereby increasing system availability and reliability.
Dramatic reduction in TCO through 75 percent less power usage: Power is the single largest operating expense in the data center, often in excess of 30 percent of total OP EX. Reports from Google show that if current power trends continue, the cost of energy consumed by a server during its lifetime could surpass the initial purchase cost. (Power Provisioning for a Warehouse-sized Computer) The SM10000-64HD reduces power consumption and its associated costs by 75 percent in comparison to the best in class servers available today.
Massive density lowers TCO by reducing server space requirements by 83 percent: The second leading operating expense in the data center is space. Through its revolutionary architecture, SeaMicro is able to pack 768 cores in a 10 RU system (3072 CPUs in a rack). This industry leading density reduces space and the associated costs of space to 1/6 of what is available today.
Consolidates functionality reducing CAP EX: The SM10000-64HD consolidates 768 Atom cores, the top of rack switches, the terminal servers and the load balancer into a single 10 RU system. This dramatically reduces Capital Expense by eliminating the need for expensive discreet devices.
Guarantees secure performance in Cloud Deployments: One of the powerful differentiators that SeaMicro brings to cloud and managed hosting is in the SM10000-64HD's ability to secure traffic and to guarantee performance. In today’s cloud environment CPUs are shared across multiple users, which can lead to contention and uncertain performance as well as questionable security. SeaMicro’s system provides dedicated, right-sized compute units eliminating the sharing of CPU resources. Further, with the unique vFabric architecture, Ethernet interfaces and disk interfaces can be securely tied to a particular compute unit enabling the cloud provider to guarantee performance and security.
Flexibility in the ratio of compute to IO: The SeaMicro architecture allows customers to choose the ratio of compute to I/O bandwidth allowing systems to be tailored for specific applications. For example, a Web server with backend data store could be configured with zero disk space, while a search system requiring high disk capacity and IOPS could be configured with dedicated high capacity disks and SSDs.
Flexibility – Dynamically modifies the ratio of compute to storage: Any CPU can be configured with multiple virtual disks without requiring any hardware/infrastructure changes. A virtual disk can also be shared across multiple CPUs, providing a large shared data cache amongst 768 cores. Sharing of a virtual disk enables users to store/update common data, such as operating systems, application software, and data cache once for an entire system.
Accelerated Deployment: Tight packaging of CPUs in a 10 RU appliance allows for simple installation. The steps needed to install a SeaMicro system with more than 1200GHz of compute are as follows: 1) Install the SeaMicro hardware into the rack, 2) Connect up to 4 power supply cables to a power supply source, 3) Connect uplink cables from the SeaMicro appliance to the core switch, 4) Connect the management Ethernet cable to a management switch, and 5) Configure the management boot parameters for all servers just one time using the SeaMicro management user interface.
Simplified Operations: All of the 384 Processors in a SeaMicro SM10000-64HD can be managed remotely using SeaMicro’s redundant management infrastructure. CPU reset and power on/off, installation of new operating system and application software, dynamic modification of load balancer capacity, system performance monitoring and troubleshooting can be done using a single management API. The management API is built to be integrated into existing operational service systems with minimal effort.
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The SeaMicro SM10000 System Overview
The SeaMicro SM10000 System Overview provides a summary of the architecture and primary system components in the SM10000.
SeaMicro Technology Overview
The Technology Overview provides a brief summary of the major technology building blocks in the SeaMicro SM10000.
The SeaMicro SM10000 Redundancy and Reliability Overview
This white paper provides a summary of the resiliency characteristics of the SeaMicro SM10000 Server.
Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency
This is an Environmental Protection Agency produced report to congress on the power problems and inefficiencies in the data center.
The EPA reports among other findings that Volume Servers are responsible for more than 1% of the power consumed in the United States and consume more than seven times the power of the second leading consumer of power—networking equipment.
Power Provisioning for a Warehouse-sized Computer
This paper written by engineers at Google focuses on the issue of power provisioning for large-scale Internet services. It was published in the Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Computer Architecture, San Diego, CA, June, 2007. Interestingly, they point out that the cost of power used by servers can exceed the purchase price of servers.