The Sandy Bridge based Xeon E5-2600 processors were launched by Intel yesterday, and Supermicro wasn't far behind in launching a host of solutions supporting / based on these processors. The new generation X9 Xeon E5 family based platforms offer a number of improved features over previous offerings from Supermicro, including but not limited to:
Support for up to 768 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz memory in 24 DIMM slots
SATA 3.0 and SAS 2.0 (6 Gbps) support
ConnectX FDR/QDR InfiniBand ports
Dual 10 GbE Ethernet / Quad Ethernet LAN
LSI 2008 (Software RAID) and LSI 2108 (Hardware RAID) controllers
More than 100 product platforms have been updated / newly created by Supermicro for the new Xeon E5 processor family.
Supermicro's X9 solutions can be broadly divided into the following categories: