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MSI releases three new server platforms

by on04 June 2024

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MSI lifted the kimono on its latest Intel Xeon 6 processor-based server platforms at Computex 2024 in Taipei, yesterday.

The motherboard maker says these new products showcase a new level of performance and efficiency, tailored to meet the diverse demands of cloud-native and hyperscale workloads.

 MSI Enterprise Platform Solutions General Manager Danny Hsu said data centre infrastructure requirements were diversifying, with certain workloads requiring performance measures beyond just cores and watts.

"To better cater to today’s evolving compute demands, data centres must achieve consistent performance even during peak loads. MSI's new server platforms, built around Intel Xeon 6 processor, drive density and power efficiency, making them ideal for cloud-scale workloads," Hsu said.

Intel E-Core products president Ryan Tabrah said Intel Xeon 6 processors are designed to deliver high performance for the widest range of workloads.

“With high core density and exceptional performance per watt, servers featuring our new processors offer improved performance per watt and TCO for targeted workloads, helping data centres achieve higher throughput for workloads where power, space, and cooling are limited," he said.

MSI has introduced three server platforms, the CX170-S5062 and CX270-S5062, powered by Intel Xeon 6. These platforms, designed for cloud service providers, share the same DC-MHS form factor motherboard with a DC-SCM2 module.

They support dual-socket processors, 32 DDR5-DIMM slots for high-speed memory, and one PCIe 5.0 x16 OCP NIC 3.0 mezzanine slot for flexible networking options.

 The 1U CX170-S5062 platform accommodates two PCIe 5.0 expansion slots and offers eight or twelve 2.5-inch PCIe 5.0 U.2 NVMe drive bays. The CX270-S5062 is a 2U platform that supports up to six PCIe 5.0 expansion slots, with two double-wide slots for GPU cards. This system can house up to 24 2.5-inch PCIe 5.0 U.2 NVMe drive bays to accelerate processing speeds and deliver top-tier performance across applications, such as AI inferencing.

The CX271-S3066 is a 2U single-socket mainstream server that provides up to 24 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe drive bays. The system supports 16 DDR5 DIMM slots, three PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, two OCP NIC 3.0 mezzanine slots, and two NVMe M.2 ports.

The CX271-S3066 is being pitched as an ideal platform for flash storage applications and general-purpose workloads. These new systems all support the DC-SCM2 Server Management Module with Aspeed AST2600 BMC, ensuring server management flexibility.

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