MiTAC/Tyan Shows Off Motherboard and Servers for Intel's Xeon 6 CPUs

MiTAC/Tyan Shows Off Motherboard and Servers for Intel's Xeon 6 CPUs

Intel is set to introduce it later this year. Xeon 6 branded processors, Codenames Granite Rapids (6x00P) and Sierra Forest (6x00E). And with it will come a new series of server motherboards and pre-built server platforms. On the latter note, this will be the first generation where Intel won't offer any of its own prebuilts. Selling the business to MiTAC last year.

To that end, MiTAC and its subsidiary Tyan were at this year's event to show what they've been up to since acquiring Intel's server business unit, as well as what they're doing for the Xeon 6 family. Also to showcase the server platforms they are developing. In total, the companies had two server platforms on display – a compact 2S system, and a larger 2S system with significant expansion capabilities – as well as a pair of Tyan's single-socket designs.

The most basic platform that MiTAC had to show off is their TX86-E7148 (Katmai Pass), a half-width 1U system that is the successor to Intel's D50DNP platform. The Katmai Pass has two CPU sockets, over 16 slots (8 per CPU) supporting up to 2 TB of DDR5-6400 RDIMMs, and two low-profile PCIe 5.0 x16 slots. Like its predecessor, this platform is aimed at mainstream servers that don't need a lot of storage or room to house large add-in cards like AI accelerators.

The company's other platform is the TX77A-E7142 (Deer Creek Pass), a more serious offering that replaces Intel's M50FCP platform. The board can hold up to 4 TB DDR5-6400 RDIMMs on 32 slots (16 per CPU with 2DPC), four PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, one PCIe 5.0 x8 slot, two OCP 3.0 slots, and 24 bay-swap U22. . Deer Creek Pass can be used for general-purpose workloads, high-performance storage, as well as workloads that require GPUs or other special-purpose accelerators.

Meanwhile, Tyan had the single-socket Thunder CX GC73A-B5660 on display. The system supports up to 2 TB of DDR5-6400 memory on 16 RDIMMs and offers two PCIe 5.0 x16 slots, one PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot, two OCP 3.0 slots, and 12 hot-swappable U.2 drive bays. Is.

Finally, Tyan's Thunder HX S5662 is an HPC server board specifically designed to house multiple AI accelerators and other large PCIe cards. The board supports a Xeon 6 6700 processor, up to 1 TB of memory on eight DDR5-6400 RDIMMs, and has five traditional PCIe 5.0 x16 slots as well as two PCIe 5.0 x2 M.2 slots for storage.

MITAC is expected to begin shipping these new Xeon 6 motherboards in the coming months, as Intel prepares its next-generation data center CPUs. Pricing for these platforms is currently unknown, but is expected to be comparable to existing servers.

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