Supermicro presents Threadripper Pro Workstation | heise online

Supermicro presented its new workstation 5014A-TT at CES 2021. It is a system with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000WX, announced in mid-2020, i.e. processors with up to eight Zen 2 chiplets with a maximum of 64 cores and 128 PCI Express 4.0 lanes.

The CPU is flanked by eight RAM slots (Octa-Channel) for up to 2 TByte ECC-DDR4-3200-MHz memory. Internal expansions can be found in six PCIe 4.0 x16 slots, and four slots for 2280 and 22110 NVMe SSDs are provided for M.2 mass storage. There are four bays for 3.5- or 2.5-inch SATA hard drives and two more exclusively for 2.5-inch drives.

From the factory, 10GBase-T are on board for the LAN connection on the M12SWA-TF mainboard, the GbE port is also responsible for the management interface IPMI. A VGA connection is also available for the latter. Further details on the specifications can be found on the product page of the 5014A-TT.

Supermicro does not provide any information on the release date or price of the workstation. AMD plans to make processors of the Threadripper Pro series available to regular retailers from March 2021, before that they are reserved for OEM partners. At the start, Lenovo offered workstations as an exclusive partner at the end of 2020.

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