Supermicro MicroCloud 5037MR-H8TRF

10 Overall Score

Powerful | Compact | Efficient | Practical

A lot of heat in a small area

Unboxing

We will first begin with the unboxing of this unit.

Box came a little beat up from Supermicro.  However since they double box everything,  nothing was damage at all.

 

As you can see everything is boxed up very nicely.

 

 

 

 

All of the nuts bolts and screws you MAY need are included.  Also has 1 dongle for the KVM, which has a VGA port, 2 USB ports, and a Com-port.  There is also a power supply plug that, I guess, if you have a power supply that fails, and you want to conserve airflow while you wait for a replacement it will come in handy.

Another shot of the PSU back plate.

 

16 3.5″ drive bays up front.  They also have SSD or 2.5″ drive bay slots as well.  So if you want to upgrade to SSD’s you don’t have to worry about compatibility.

500GB RE4’s they they supplied for us.

The money shot.  8 “blades” in the back of the unit.  You can see both of the power supplies on both the left and right side of the unit.

Hot swappable power supplies.  Great thing to note about this unit,  is 1 power supply can power the ENTIRE unit.

1620w Power supplies.  Note the 80 Plus Platinum.

Memory modules that we are using in this unit.  Each node has 64GB of memory in it.

A lot of people don’t really like to build their own gear.  But Supermicro just makes it so easy to build these machines.  I don’t have to mount mainboards, or anything else.  Literally just pop in memory, a CPU, and hard drives, and I’m good.

This is what meets the back plane, and the actual MicroCloud system.

This is not a very good shot of it,  but this is the Ethernet controller.  Currently is running the i350 which is based on the Intel 59799 Controller.  I can see them making a 10G controller so you can just remove the 1Gb card, and insert the 10Gb card for these systems.

Expander Slot.  So you can add in a LP (Low Profile) ethernet controller in here or maybe even a SSD card.

Unpopulated blade.  Give you a better of what it looks like almost completely torn down.

Intel Xeon E5-2640 2.5GHz 6-Core

CPU Installed into the socket.

 

Memory installed into the slots.  All you have to do next is install the heat sink, and your done.

Little bit of a glamor shot.  All 8 nodes populated.  There is 512GB of memory in this thing.

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