Supermicro 2U Twin2 6026TT-HIBQRF

10 Overall Score

Conclusion

We’ve had some time to play with this bad boy and we have to say that we enjoyed every minute of it. Let’s break it down.

Pros:

  • Redundant power supplies
  • Highly efficient power supplies
  • Hot swappable hard drives
  • Hot swappable blades (nodes)
  • IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) comes with KVM over IP, Power management and Virtual Media
  • Low infrastructure cost compared to other blade solutions
  • Supporting up to 6-core Intel processors on dual socket design
  • Lower than normal power draw on a fully loaded server.
  • Sturdy rails for 4 post racks

Cons:

  • No CDROM

 

We do not even know where to start on the long winded conclusion. We’ve dealt with a lot of different server equipment, the good and the bad. We believe the most important part of this system to us was $/performance/space. This far exceeded our expecations as far as how much processing power you can pack into a space that would normally require twice as much space. The node power requirements have also dropped dramatically. Each node power requirements at minimum were about 1.1A of 120v power. At 100% load it was closer to 1.7A of 120v power per node. So to power every server at 100% load is about 6.8A of 120. Power requirements are a lot less at 208v, because 208v is a bit more effecient. At 208v power we were able to accomplish .5A of 208v per node at light load, and .9A to 1.2A of 208v at 100% load.

To wrap this up, it’s very hard to put into words what we think about something that is such an outstanding product. Sturdy construction, it’s easy to work with, Power Efficiency….. All we can say is “Wow”.

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We would like to thank Supermicro and Patriot for providing us with our review samples.

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One Comment on "Supermicro 2U Twin2 6026TT-HIBQRF"

  1. Gerardo September 16, 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Great review, would love to see the images as none are showing up on the post.

    We are actually looking at these units as our next purchase.

    Thanks again for the detailed review.

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