Cryptocurrency mining boom may be over, but there are many applications that can take advantage of GPU compute horsepower besides mining. Sapphire has demonstrated its upcoming GPU compute system featuring 10 graphics cards at Computex.

Based on AMD’s EPYC 3000-series embedded processor, the 10-way GPU compute machine has 10 PCIe 3.0 x8 slots connected to the CPU via five PCIe switches from ASMedia. The system is outfitted with six 2.5-inch bays for storage devices, two 10 GbE LAN ports with SFP+ connectors, six USB ports, two COM connectors, a TPM header, and so on (check the exact specs on the image below). The server can be powered using up to four PSUs (3+1 redundant), but the static demo only had two 1200 W PSUs.

Sapphire demonstrated its 10-way GPU compute system with 10 Radeon RX 470 graphics cards, but it can naturally install almost any boards inside provided that they feature an appropriate cooling system and design.

Sapphire still has not decided when the 10-way GPU compute system is set to be available and how much it is set to cost, so we will not speculate.

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  • schujj07 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Still Zen 1. None of the server parts were moved to Zen+. Reply
  • Cooe - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Wrong. These are the upcoming Rome/Zen 2 parts. Reply
  • JlHADJOE - Saturday, June 1, 2019 - link

    No he is in fact correct. EPYC 3000 is Zen 1. Sapphire is using the single chip version because all the compute is done on the GPU anyway

    Sauce: https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/amd/epyc_embedded
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  • Cooe - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Zen 2. It's Rome. (Zen 1 was EPYC 1000). Dunno what all these other people are talking about because they are wrong. Reply
  • Cooe - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Scratch that. Appears I'm wrong. They named the embedded SKU's as part of the 3000 series for some reason. That makes almost no sense. Reply
  • pogostick - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    It makes perfect sense, and you just demonstrated why. Reply
  • 12345 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Doesn't really need to be the same numbering scheme as the desktop parts. There's not exactly a lot of overlap in customer base between them. Reply
  • 12345 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Zen 1 Naples is Epyc 7000. Apparently Epyc model numbers are meant to follow the old Opteron parts. Epyc 7000 is meant to be the successor to Opteron 6000. Reply
  • Lord of the Bored - Sunday, June 2, 2019 - link

    "Sapphire still has not decided when the 10-way GPU compute system is set to be available and how much it is set to cost, so we will not speculate."

    I'll speculate! The price is probably "your firstborn, and also a kidney."
    Reply
  • imaskar - Sunday, June 2, 2019 - link

    Looks cool, but needs to be benched. How much compute does it deliver? Reply

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