Supermicro NF1: the Ultimate Storage Choice for Big Data, AI, 5G and Content Delivery Industry

Supermicro NF1: the Ultimate Storage Choice for Big Data, AI, 5G and Content Delivery
Supermicro NF1:大數據,AI,5G的終極存儲選擇和內容交付

Industry Leadership
Supermicro in collaboration with Samsung has developed an extremely dense, very high capacity, all-flash storage server platform poised to revolutionize the industry with its price/performance and design efficiency. 
Using only one rack unit, it can house up to 576 TB of storage. 
The Samsung NF1 form factor was specifically designed to maximize
performance and capacity for data intensive/low latency workloads. 

As a leader in Flash technology Samsung has created the NF1 form factor that has disrupted the storage industry with its reduced consumption of space and power. 

This paper will highlight its outstanding features.

僅使用一個機架單元,它可以容納多達576 TB的存儲空間。



Next Generation Storage Available Today

The NF1 server starts with a no compromise motherboard featuring dual Intel™ Xeon™ Scalable processors up to 205W, which provide up to 56 cores, and 24 DIMMs for 3 TB of system memory.

It has a switched PCI-E architecture which supports 32 NF1 devices as well as 4 additional hybrid device slots which can be NVMe or SATA with M.2 connections. 

It provides ample I/O with two 16 lane PCI-E cards as well as one 4 lane card. 
In addition to performance the system provides for high availability for non-disruptive operations with hot swap drives
and power supplies.

The system provides 10M read IOPS, and 39 GB/s of read throughput. In addition it provides the best cost per GB among all-flash systems.

While many All-Flash systems are available, Supermicro’s NF1 server is different in both its media density and overall end-to-end architecture, making it perfect for high capacity network edge applications. For example next generation 5G mobile service providers will need more storage capacity closer to their customers to deliver the best user experience.

For data analytics and AI applications, momentum has been building from using distributed/converged systems doing in-node batch processing, to the use of more compute intensive GPU systems without local storage. 
This makes dedicated All-Flash scale-out storage the topology of choice.
To achieve commercial success in both these application areas, the All-Flash platform must provide the lowest TCO, changing the decision from performance-at-all-cost, to a balance of price/performance and efficiency. The NF1 server strikes this balance perfectly.


NF1服務器首先採用不折不扣的主板,配備高達205W的雙Intel™Xeon™可擴展處理器,最多可提供56個內核,24個DIMM可支持3 TB系統內存。


它提供充足的I / O,帶有兩個16通道PCI-E卡以及一個4通道卡。

系統提供10M讀取IOPS和39 GB / s的讀取吞吐量。此外,它還提供全閃存系統中每GB的最佳成本。


為了在這兩個應用領域取得商業成功,全閃存平台必須提供最低的總擁有成本,將決策從性價比轉變為價格/性能和效率的平衡。 NF1服務器完美地實現了這種平衡。

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
With an optimal thermal design NF1 server can support more flash devices, while consuming less power, (greater overall efficiency) in turn enabling the use of more powerfull CPUs and Memory. 
This delivers the best/price performance All-Flash platform available. 
And all of this in a system with only 30” of rack depth making deployment easy in any size rack.


Balanced System Design
The balanced system architecture splits resources evenly across CPU, networking and storage, 
this allows users to pin and provision IO resources for the lowest latency path from external clients to the NF1 storage devices, minimizing inter CPU communications over UPI (the Ultra Path Interconnect).

On the front end, with 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots, the highest performing network interface cards (NICs) can be used to drive NVMe performance. 
Supermicro provides 25 Gigabit Ethernet speed for the same price others charge for legacy networks such as 10G. 
And this system is also available with support for 100 GbE, as well as Infiniband and Omni-Path, for those organizations that require the absolute highest performance.
這允許用戶為從外部客戶端到NF1存儲設備的最低延遲路徑固定和配置IO資源,從而最大限度地減少UPI上的CPU間通信(Ultra Path Interconnect)。

在前端,有2個PCI-E 3.0 x16插槽,性能最高的網絡接口卡(NIC)可用於驅動NVMe性能。
此系統還支持100 GbE,以及Infiniband和Omni-Path,適用於那些需要絕對最高性能的組織。

I/O Optimized Architecture for Lowest Latency

System latency performance can be measured many ways; for a standalone compute node it may be measured from storage device to CPU. 
In the case of a storage server providing services to clients across a network, 
the PCI-E bandwidth for the NICs must also be considered. 
The NF1 server has a system topology offering high bandwidth and the lowest latency for external client applications.

With capacity projections for Flash more than doubling in the next 18 months, 
Supermicro’s SSG-1029P-NMR36LNF1 server is the first system on the market featuring a compact next generation density optimized flash form factor, 
with the absolute best combination of performance, optimal power efficiency, and storage density. 
This gives users the best TCO, and competitive advantage compared to other flash form factors shipping today.

I / O優化實現最低延時架構

可以通過多種方式測量系統延遲性能; 對於獨立計算節點,可以從存儲設備到CPU進行測量。



2019年8月23日 晚上11:41