Single Root Complex Purley 4U GPU Server for Deep Learning Applications

Part No. PNYSRA4X000000-100

Increased Total Expansion Capability from Its Previous Generation

A new design based on PNYSER48 series, PNYSRA4X series can commodate up to 10 double-width GPU boards and has an 11th slot to the rear of the chassis, allowing a single-width PCIe x16 card to be installed. This new design change is ideal for NVMe deployment or high speed networking like 100 Gigabit EDR Infiniband, 100 Gigabit Ethernet, or 100 Gigabit Intel Omni-Path fabric. Furthermore, an internal storage mezzanine slot (for SAS storage deployment without taking up PCIe slots) is also available for integrating device controller solutions.

Single-Root Complex Design – Optimized for Deep Learning Applications

As a single-root complex GPU server, PNYSRA4X series deploys a set of two PLX® PEX8796 PCIe switch chips to provide direct connectivity between one single CPU and 10 GPU boards (PCIe x16 slots) and an high-speed network card (PCIe x16 slot). For Deep Learning applications, this design allows data exchanges and instruction signals to be assembled/dispatched more efficiently (between the CPU, the 10 GPU boards and the high-speed network card), both on the hardware level (single or multiple nodes) and in the Deep Learning framework. This also translates into better conservation of precious CPU compute resources (on the 2nd CPU) for faster workload processing (either on different threads apart from the 1st CPU or in collaboration with the 1st CPU).

Dimensions  4U
770 x 438 x 176 (D x W x H, mm)
CPU Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family
Intel® Xeon® Platinum Processor, Intel® Xeon® Gold Processor, Intel® Xeon® Silver Processor and Intel® Xeon® Bronze Processor
CPU TDP up to 205W
Up to 10.4/9.6 GT/s with Intel UltraPath Interconnect (UPI) support
NOTE: If only 1 CPU is installed, some PCIe or memory functions might be unavailable
Socket 2 x LGA 3647
PCH Intel® C621 Express Chipset
Switch IC: 2 x PLX PEX8796
Supported DIMM: 24 x DIMM slots
Capacity: Up to 768GB RDIMM/ 1,536GB LRDIMM/ 3,072GB RDIMM 3DS/LRDIMM 3DS *Follow latest Intel DDR4 Memory POR
Memory Channel: 6 channels per CPU
Memory Voltage: 1.2V
Port: 2 x 10GbE ports / 1 x GbE port dedicated for IPMI
Controller: Intel X550-AT2
PHY: Realtek RTL8211E
Connector Type: D-Sub 15-pin
Resolution: Up to 1920×1200
Chipset: Aspeed AST2500
External Drive Bays
Type: 14 x 2.5″ Hot-Swap HDD/SSD bays (support up to 4 x NVMe U.2 drives; additional controller card required)
Backplane Support: SAS 12Gb/s /SATA 6Gb/s
Supported HDD Interface: 14 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA Connector: 2 x Mini-SAS HD (8-ports)
Controller: Intel C621
Speed: 6.0 Gb/s
RAID: S/W RAID 0/1/10/5 (Intel RSTe)
sSATA Connector: 2 x SATA III / 1 x Mini-SAS HD (4-ports)
Speed: 6.0 Gb/s
RAID: S/W RAID 0/1/10/5 (Intel RSTe)
SAS Supported via add-on SAS Card (see below “Expansion Slots”)
SATA 14 x SATA 6Gb/s
RAID According to the RAID card option implemented
Expansion Slots
PCIe: 11 x FH FL PCIe Gen3 x16 slots + 1 x PCIe Gen3 x16 Proprietary Mezzanine slot
Pre-install Internal OCP Riser Card: 1 x M2217-L16-IO (for internal SAS controller card)
Front Panel
Buttons: 1 x RST / 1 x ID / 1 x PWR w/ LED
LEDs: 1 x HDD / 1 x ID / 1 x Warning / 3 x LAN
I/O Ports: 1 x VGA port / 2 x USB 3.0 port / 1 x COM Port
I/O Ports
USB: 2 x USB3.0 ports (at rear) / 2 x USB3.0 ports (at front)
COM: 1 x DB-9 COM port (at front)
VGA: 1 x D-Sub 15-pin port
RJ-45: 1 x GbE port dedicated for IPMI
TPM 1 x TPM header with LPC interface
Optional TPM 1.2/2.0 kits available
Power Supply
Type: Redundant PSU
Input Range: AC 100-127V/12.9A / AC 200-240V/9.5A
Frequency: 47-63 Hz
Output Watts: 3,000 Watts (100-127Vac input) / 4,800Watts (200-240Vac input)
Efficiency: PFC / 80 plus Platinum
Redundancy: 3+1
System Monitoring
Chipset: Aspeed AST2500
Temperature: Monitors temperature for CPU & memory & system environment
Voltage: Monitors voltage for CPU, memory, chipset & power supply
LED: Over temperature warning indicator / Fan & PSU fail LED indicator
Others: Watchdog timer support
System Management
Onboard Chipset Onboard: Aspeed AST2500
AST2500 iKVM Features: IPMI 2.0 compliant baseboard management controller (BMC) / Supports storage over IP and remote platform-flash / USB 2.0 virtual hub
AST2500 IPMI Features: 24-bit high quality video compression / 10/100/1000 Mb/s MAC interface
Brand / ROM Size: AMI / 32MB
Features: Hardware Monitor / SMBIOS 3.0/PnP/Wake on LAN / Boot from USB device/PXE via LAN/Storage / User Configurable FAN PWM Duty Cycle / Console Redirection / ACPI sleeping states S4,S5 / ACPI 6.1
OS Supported Windows Server 2016 x64
Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
Win 10 x64 (1703)
Win 10 x64 (1709)
RHEL 6.9 X64
RHEL 7.3 x64
RHEL 7.4 x64
CentOS 6.9 x64
CentOS 7.3 x64
CentOS 7.4 x64
Suse 11 SP4
Suse 12 SP2
Suse 12 SP3
Weight 45 kg (full package)
Packaging Content 1 x PNYSRA4X000000-100
1 x Quick installation guide
2 x CPU heatsinks
1 x Rail kit
System Fans (5+1) x 12cm redundant hot-swappable fans
Operating Properties
Operating Temperature: 10°C ~ 35°C (50°F~ 95°F)
Non-operating Temperature: – 40°C ~ 70°C (-40°F ~ 158°F)
In/Non-operating Humidity: 90%, non-condensing at 35°C


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