NVMe Platforms

Unbeatable NVMe SSDs, Performance Measurements and Results


NVMe Platforms


NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a scalable, high performance CPU PCI-E Gen3 direct connect to NVMe devices, designed for Client and Enterprise server systems using SSDs technology. The technology was developed to reduce latency and provide faster CPU to data storage device performance for advanced computing.

By deploying Supermicro NVMe, customers can benefit from reduced latency, increased Input/Output operations per second (IOPS), and lower power consumption. The ROI benefits from NVMe deployments is immediate and substantial. Supermicro solutions will perform more work in less time which translates into lower costs and increased revenues.

The new generation X11 NVMe systems take this exceptional technology to the next level, offering even higher performance and first-to-market technologies. Supermicro NVMe SuperServers offer up to: 3TB ECC 3DS LRDIMM or RDIMM DDR4-2666MHz memory in 24 DIMMs, 7 PCI-E slots SAS 3.0/SATA 3.0/NVMe hot-swap HDD/SSD support, 10GBase-T/10G SFP+/56Gbps FDR InfiniBand networking options, redundant Titanium Level (96%+) Digital power supplies, IPMI 2.0 plus KVM with dedicated LAN and support the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family CPUs for up to 205W TDP.

The Supermicro server solutions with NVMe support are targeted at HPC, Oil and Gas, 3D modeling and Graphical design workstation, HFT, SQL Database, Search Engine, High Security Encryption datacenter, VDI, Aerospace and Automobile design center, Cluster and Supercomputer applications; in Cloud, Virtualization, and Enterprise environments.

High-Performance Computing (HPC) is used for scientific, technical and commercial tasks in the calculation, modeling and simulation of complex systems and the processing of large amounts of data. sysGen has been a successful solution provider for HPC clusters for more than 20 years and had supplied the most powerful HPC clusters with GPU coprocessors in the German-speaking countries.

NVMe Benefits


  • Large throughput gains (6x)
  • Substantial latency improvements (7x)
  • Shared common backplane improves flexibility of drive choice
  • 2.5" U.2 (SFF-8639) form factor for improved serviceability vs. PCI-E Flash cards (hot-swap)
  • Improved power efficiency
  • Ultra-fast performance for demanding workloads

Performance Measurements and Results
- Measurement NVMe SSD SATA3/SAS3 SSD NVMe Improvement
Bandwidth vs. SATA3 128K Sequential Read 2788.77 MB/s 470.60 MB/s

5.93x

128K Sequential Write 1838.98 MB/s 453.33 MB/s 4.06x
Bandwidth vs. SAS3 128K Sequential Read 2788.77 MB/s 980.34 MB/s 2.84x
128K Sequential Write 1838.98 MB/s 421.25 MB/s 4.37x
Latency vs. SATA3 4K Sequential Read 15.9 µs 47.3 µs 2.97x
4K Sequential Write 17.6 µs 51.4 µs 2.92x
Latency vs. SAS3 4K Sequential Read 15.9 µs 114.1 µs

7.18x

4K Sequential Write 17.6 µs 109.853 µs 6.24x