Supermicro Microcloud AS-3012MA-H12TRF 12-nodes

9.5 Overall Score

Compact | Practical | Power Efficient | Customizable

Front face IO ports | tons of RJ45 Ports

Unboxing

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This system comes on a cardboard pallet. It is extremely heavy and more than likely needs to come in on a pallet.

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System that we tested the Supermicro AS-3012MA-H12TRF

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Unwrapped, exposing how it comes. Nothing is really tapped on this; the black straps keep the top cover on.

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Exposing the rails. These are VERY burly rails.

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Exposing the actual system, Very well padded in there.

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Two accessory boxes.

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Power lifted it up to my table. 6 nodes on each side and 2 power supplies in the middle.

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One of the blades. Has 2 2.5 inch drives in it, capable of handling 4 2.5 inch drives. or 2 3.5 inch drives.

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Backplane adapter. Very simple compared to the 8-node MicroCloud or any of the Twin2u line.

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Better shot of the hard drives.

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4 Sticks of memory, each 8GB sticks Hynix HMT41GE7MFR8C-PB’s These are low profile memory sticks. It appears that you cannot run taller memory sticks in this.

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Power connectors for the drives, and the main system power.

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Front end of the system, I’ve removed the network card from it.

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Nuvoton IPMI chip.

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Intel NHI350AM2 (Intel I350-AM2) Here

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Another shot of the entire card Supermicro AOC-CGP-i2M, This is a 2 port card, I’m hoping we can see a 4 port card come out soon.

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Bare mainboard. No processors, memory, or network card.

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Shot of the AMD Socket AM3b.

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AMD Opteron OS3350HOW4KHK (Opteron 3350)

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This is what the 3.5 inch drive setup looks like, You can only do 2 drives per blade if you want to run 3.5 inch drives.

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Everything installed here. Nice tidy and compact.

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Rear end of this. During out testing with the Dell 12 node unit, I see something that I like here opposed to the Dell Unit.

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Removable backend fans. Hot swappable. This was a huge flaw with the Dell units. If you wanted or needed to replace the fans. You HAD to power down the entire system, or have very long cables.

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This is a 80 Plus PLATINUM power supply. Very efficient power supplies.

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Cable for Video/Keyboard/Mouse/Serial

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Proprietary plug for these units. Because they are so compact, you cannot really get as much stuff on the systems themselves.

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Other end of the adapter. VGA port, 2 USP ports, and 1 Serial port RS-232.

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Example of how it plugs in to each node.

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Included in the other box is 2 Power cables, bag of M/B screws, Rail screws, and a black out plate.

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Better picture of the blackout plate.

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M/B screws and Rail screws.

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