Gigabyte’s New G190-H44 1U Barebone Impresses on All Fronts

Gigabyte released a quite impressive new server and it is one where many consumers will go “DO WANT!” when they read the features. But be warned, this is not a device you’ll want to run in your own home. However, if you are a business that needs a lot of high-computing tasks performed, then you might want to take a closer look at the Gigabyte G190-H44 HPC Server.

The Gigabyte G190-H44 is a 1U rack unit that can hold up to four high-end double slot GPUs, which is a first in this form factor. Gigabyte already pioneered the 2U servers with the 8-GPU system and this is basically half of that. It is no surprise that Gigabyte launches this system right now as it is fully compatible with Nvidia’s latest Tesla M60 card and also NVIDIA GRID certified. Both have just been presented by NVIDIA at the VMworld show.

A server like this will require a lot of power and produce a lot of heat, and that is the main reason that you wouldn’t want to run this at home. The Gigabyte G190-H44 HPC Server is equipped with dual 2000W 80 Plus Platinum rated power supplies and it will need both those to run this barebone with its maximum possibilities.

One of the amazing things on the G190-H44 is that it doesn’t come with any restrictions despite its low-profile. You can use the highest TDP models with 145W from the Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 product family to their full potential and you can add four of the highest performing graphics cards as well. The barebone has been designed for an absolute optimal airflow that effectively cools all components properly.

This has been achieved by a front-to-back airflow and strategic placement of the card slots, the CPU sockets, the power supplies, and the 11 heavy-duty 23,000 RPM fans within the chassis. It will get loud, but it will stay cool. The G190-H44 can operate at peak efficiency without cooling trouble in an environment up to 35 degrees, which is 10 degrees above what is considered the sweet spot for server environments.

You can use both active and passive computing graphics cards in this system, which also is somewhat unusual. Normally it is either one or the other. It does, however, require the active cards to have an airflow direction that is aligned with the systems front to back design.

In spite of its highly dense layout, the G190-H44 has plenty of additional expansion abilities. In addition to its 4 double slot computing card bays, GIGABYTE reserved space for two 2.5-inch hot-swappable bays, two 1.8-inch fixed internal bays, and two full-length low-profile slots for add-on PCIe cards

Specification Highlights:

  • Supports up to 4 x double slot GPU/MIC cards
  • NVIDIA® validated GPU platform
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 V3 product family
  • 2 x GbE LAN ports (Intel® I350-AM2)
  • 2 x 2.5″ + 2 x 1.8″ fixed internal HDD/SSD bays
  • 80 PLUS Platinum 2000W redundant PSU

SuperFlower Displays Latest Products @ Computex 2015

Computex 2015 – It’s always a change of pace to look at power supplies. The market is just as fierce as the CPU, RAM, Motherboard, etc… markets, but manufacturers know that a good quality power supply will be enough over fancy gimmicks.

SuperFlower is a large brand, but is fairly low profile in the European sector; well that was until OverclockersUK started exclusively stocking them. Since that move, SuperFlower is highly regarded in the enthusiast world and one of the most famous thanks to a collaboration with Overclocker ‘8-Pack’ to produce the world’s first 2,000W power supply.

In recent years, modifying the power supply cables has become a mainstream modification. This is a very simple change to the power supply that makes a huge difference to the internals of the computer.

The range presented to us today is all previous technology from SuperFlower.

We look forward to see what SuperFlower will bring in the future. We will keep you updated with any news and events from the rest of Computex 2015.

Super Flower and 8Pack Set to Release 2000W Platinum PSU

You may remember that last week OCUK were teasing us, Well today Super Flower and Ian “8Pack” Parry have announced that they have joined together to bring us a 2000W power supply – the first one on the market for consumers.

Super Flower are a high end PSU manufacturer that are really pushing the boundaries and its no surprise that they have teamed up with the global number one overclocker 8pack to bring us this 2000W power supply. This means that he will be able to overclock 4-Way SLI/CrossfireX with ease and with a platinum rating it will be efficient too!

The power supply boasts the following features:

• 100% Full Modular Design for easy cable management
• 80 PLUS® Platinum Certified
• Full range auto voltage dectection design 100V~240V (Active PFC)
• Comply With Energy Star Standard & EuP (Energy Using Products) Regulation
• Over voltage protection / Over current protection / Over power protection / Short circuit protection / Under
voltage protection
• Support All Intel/AMD Multi-Core CPU & ATX/BTX Compatible Motherboards
• Support NVIDIA® SLI & ATI CrossFireX High Performance Graphic Card
• More than 2,000 times On/Off test
• Unleaded Green Materials with RoHS/WEEE Compliance
• 5 year warranty

And is available from Overclockers for £349.99 inc VAT, which does sound expensive, but your getting a lot of power for your money.

For more information click Here

Thanks to OCUK for this information.