Supermicro BigTwin SuperServer 2028BT-HNC1R+ (Complete System Only)
6 SAS3 or 4 NVMe + 2 SAS3 Hot-Swap 2.5" Drive Bays per Node
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Due to the complexity of integration, this product is sold as a completely assembled system only (with minimum 2 CPUs, 2 DIMMs, 1 HDD/NVMe and 1 SIOM card per node).
- Hyperscale and Hyperconverged Solutions
- Compute Intensive Application
- HPC, Data Center
- Enterprise Server
Four hot-pluggable systems (nodes) in a 2U form factor. Each node supports the following:
- Dual socket R3 (LGA 2011) supports Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4/ v3 family; QPI up to 9.6GT/s
- Up to 3TB ECC 3DS LRDIMM , up to DDR4- 2400MHz ; 24 DIMM slots
- 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (LP) slot; 1 SIOM card support (flexible networking)
Note: must bundle with Network card
- IPMI 2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN
- 6 SAS3 or 4 NVMe + 2 SAS3 Hot-swap 2.5" drive bays
- SAS3 support via Broadcom 3108; HW RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
- Video via Aspeed AST2400 BMC
- 4 Heavy duty 8cm PWM fans with air shroud
- 2200W Redundant Power Supplies Titanium Level (96%)
- 2 M.2 Cards support
Supermicro BigTwin - The Industry's Highest Performing Twin Mult-Node System
The Supermicro BigTwin is the first and only 2U multi-node system supporting the highest performance processor, memory, storage, I/O and an incredible 30% better thermal capacity. The 5th generation of Supermicro's Twin architecture is fully optimized for today's diverse workloads and architected for further technology breakthroughs.
- No-compromise 5th Generation Twin architecture delivers the highest performance and efficiency in a 2U 4-node platform.
- The first and only multi-node system that supports the widest TDP range of CPUs (up to 205 watts), fully exploits all memory channels with 24 DIMMs per node and 24 AllFlash NVMe drives.
- 30% better thermal capacity in a compact 2U form factor enables configurations with the highest performance processor, memory, storage and I/O leveraging the Titanium level 96% efficient PowerStick power supplies (2200W/2600W)
- 100% more I/O capacity and added flexibility with more than 10 networking options including 1GbE, 10G, 25G, 100G, IB and industry leading SIOM modular interconnect.
- Each node can support current and next generation dual Intel Xeon processors with up to 3TB of memory, 24 drives of All-Flash NVMe, Hybrid NVMe/SATA/SAS, SSD and HDD, plus 2 m.2 NVMe/SATA per node.
The 5th Generation Twin Architecture
The Supermicro BigTwin is a breakthrough modular multi-node server system that eliminates traditional modular vs rack computing design trade-offs. BigTwin is the 5th generation in the patented Supermicro Twin Family with a multitude of innovations and engineering breakthroughs. The no-compromise architecture delivers the efficiency of multi-node density optimized systems with the full features and power of traditional 1U and 2U rack mount systems.
Rear View of 2U BigTwin Server System Showing 4 Hot-swap DP Nodes and 2 Redundant Power Supplies
A No-Compromise Design
The key benefit of BigTwin is the no-compromise design. Historically multi-node systems traded off features and capacity for higher density. They were deployed for workloads that did not require the highest performance or the highest memory density on a single node. The new 2U BigTwin design is a breakthrough multi-node system that supports the highest performing CPUs, full 24 DIMMs of memory and up to 24 all-flash NVMe SSD drives.
Front View of 2U BigTwin Server System (All-Flash NVMe Model)
All-Flash NVME and 24 DIMMs Per Node
Supermicro has been a leader in introducing NVMe support and advanced NVMe features in our product portfolio and BigTwin continues that tradition. BigTwin supports 24 hotswappable 2.5” U.2 NVMe drives, or mixed configurations with SAS3 and SATA3 drives (varies by different BigTwin models).
Leveraging Supermicro’s building block architecture BigTwin is a shared design with common components where most multi-node systems are one-off designs with limited leverage and integration to the rest of the product family creating sub-optimal service, sparing and training. The building block design also allows the system to be optimized to the specific requirements of the intended workload.
The 24 DIMMs can be used to deliver better performance and responsiveness for database and cloud infrastructure workloads, as well as providing the flexibility to customers looking to invest in lower capacity DIMMs for lowered dollar per GB solutions.
Maximum Memory Support Per Node on 3 Different 2U Twin Architecture Generations
Each BigTwin Server Supports up to
- 4 hot-swappable DP nodes in 2U
- 24 DIMMs per node
- 6 NVMe / SAS / SATA drives per node
- 1 SIOM card support per node
- 2 low-profile PCI-E x16 slots per node
- Redundant 2200W Titanium Level (96%) Power Supplies
A hyper-converged solution of 3 nodes plus a hot spare can be hosted by just one BigTwin server. Each node can support dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4/v3 processors with up to 3TB of memory, 2 NVMe SSD drives for caching and 4 SAS drives for datastore.
The Supermicro BigTwin is a breakthrough modular multi-node server system, an ultradense and energy efficient powerhouse that provides industry leading performance perwatt, per-dollar, and per-squarefoot.
BigTwin’s 96% Efficiency 2200W Power Stick Design
SIOM: Supermicro Optimized Flexible Networking for 1GB/s to 100GB/s
Supermicro Super I/O Module (SIOM), common across both Rack and Modular platforms, delivers up to 50% I/O cost savings and freedom to select networking options from 1Gb/s to 100Gb/s. The SIOM enables a tighter system integration and leaves a total of two PCI-E 3.0 x16 LP slots for storage or networking add-on-cards on each node.
Example SIOM options
|SIOM Modules||Networking Features|
|AOC-MH25G-m2S2T||Dual-port 25 Gigabit Ethernet SFP28 and Dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45|
|AOC-MHIBF-m2Q2G||Dual-port FDR InfiniBand QSFP+ and Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet RJ45|
|AOC-MTG-i4S||Quad-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+|
|AOC-MGP-i4||Quad-port Gigabit Ethernet RJ45|
|SuperServer 2028BT-HNC1R+ (Black) Specifications|
|Processor/Cache (per Node)|
|Cores / Cache||Up to 22 Cores† / Up to 55MB† Cache|
|System Bus||QPI up to 9.6 GT/s|
|Note||† BIOS version 2.0 or above is required
* Please contact Supermicro Technical Support for additional information about frequency optimized CPUs and specialized system optimization.
|System Memory (per Node)|
|Memory Type||2400†/2133/1866/1600MHz ECC DDR4 SDRAM 72-bit|
|Memory Voltage||1.2 V|
|Error Detection||Corrects single-bit errors|
|Chipset||Intel C621 chipset|
|SAS||SAS3 (12Gbps) via Broadcom 3108; RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60|
|Network||Must bundle with at least one SIOM network card|
|Video||ASPEED AST2400 BMC|
|Input / Output (per Node)|
|SAS||6 SAS3 (12Gbps) ports|
|LAN||1 RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 ports (rear)|
|Video||1 VGA port|
|Others||M.2 and SATA DOM for boot drive only|
|Form Factor||2U Rackmount|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Package||9.76" (H) x 24.65" (W) x 45.28" (D)|
|Expansion Slots (per Node)|
|Drive Bays / Storage (per Node)|
|Hot-swap||6 Hot-swap 2.5" SAS3 drive bays or 4 NVMe + 2 SAS3 Hot-swap 2.5"
Please contact Supermicro Technical Support for additional information about HDD and SSD if mixed. Some restrictions and configuration rules that apply to SSD are different from HDD.
|Fans||4 Heavy duty 8cm PWM fans with air shroud|
|Power||2200W Redundant Power Supplies with PMBus|
|Total Output Power||1200W/1800W/1980W/2090/2200W|
|Dimension (W x H x L)||45 x 40 x 480 mm|
|12Vsb||Max: 2.1A / Min: 0A|
|Output Type||Gold Finger|
[ Cert. in progress ]
|BIOS Type||128Mb SPI Flash EEPROM with AMI BIOS|
|Parts List - (Items Included)|
|Motherboard / Chassis||MBD-X10DRT-B+||4||Super X10DRT-B+ Motherboard|
|Add-on Card / Module||AOC-S3108L-H8IR-16DD-P||4||AOC-S3108L-H8iR-16DD|
|Backplane||BPN-ADP-4TNS6-1UB||4||for Big Twin only|
|BPN-SAS3-217BHQ-N4||1||2U 4-Node 24-Port Backplane Supports 2x2.5\" SATA3/SAS3 SSD/HDD and 4x2.5\" SATA3/SAS3/NVMe Stoage Media per Node|
|Cable 1||CBL-PWCD-0578||2||PWCD,US,IEC60320 C14 TO C13,3FT,14AWG|
|Cable 2||CBL-SAST-0846-1||4||SLIMLINE SAS to MiniSAS HD 2X,INT,48CM, SB|
|Drive Tray(s)||MCP-220-00141-0B-BULK||8||Black Gen3 hot-swap 2.5 inch HDD tray with lock improved EMI|
|MCP-220-00144-0B-BULK||16||Black Gen3 hot-swap 2.5 inch HDD tray with lock, orange tab|
|Parts||MCP-240-21730-0N||1||217B BigTwin type I (Impact) BPN retention bkt w/ foam assy|
|Air Shroud||MCP-310-21706-0B||4||SC217B/827B BigTwin air shroud for X10DRT-B+|
|Riser Card||RSC-P-6||4||RSC-P-6 (1U LHS TwinPro RSC with 1 PCI-Ex16),RoHS|
|RSC-R1UTP-E16R||4||1U RHS TwinPro Riser card with one PCI-E x16 slot|
|Heatsink / Retention||SNK-P0047PSM||4||1U Passive Front CPU Heat Sink w/ a Middle Air Channel for X9, X10 2U Twin^2+ and Twin Pro^2 Series Servers|
|SNK-P0057PS||4||1U High Performance Passive CPU Heat Sink for X9, X10 Systems Equipped w/ a Narrow ILM MB|
|Power Supply||PWS-2K22A-1R||2||1U 2200W Redundant Power Supply Titanium, 45(W) X 40(H) X 48(L)|
|Optional Parts List|
|Carrier Card||BPN-ADP-2M2-1UB||-||Carrier card for NVMe/SATA M.2 SSDs support, connect up to 2 M.2 SSD (up to 22x80 mm length SSDs are supported)|
|CachVault(s)||BTR-TFM8G-LSICVM02 + BKT-BBU-BRACKET-05||1||CacheVault for Broadcom 3108; SuperCap mounting bracket for PCI-E location|
|Global Services & Support||OS4HR3/2/1||-||3/2/1-year onsite 24x7x4 service|
|OSNBD3/2/1||-||3/2/1-year onsite NBD service|
|Software||SFT-OOB-LIC||1||OOB Management Package (per node license)|
|SFT-DCMS-Single||1||DataCenter Management Package (per node license)|
|SuperDOM||-||-||Supermicro SATA DOM Solutions|
|Standard LP, 2x 10GbE CX4, PCI-E x8, Intel 82598EB
Standard LP, 2x GbE RJ45, PCI-E x4, Intel i350AM2
Standard LP, 4x GbE RJ45, PCI-E x4, Intel i350
Standard LP, 4x 10GbE SFP+, PCI-E x8, Broadcom BCM57840S
Standard LP, 2x 10GbE SFP+, PCI-E x8, Intel 82599ES
Standard LP, 1x 10GbE SFP+, PCI-E x8, Intel 82599EN
Standard LP, 2x 10GbE RJ45, PCI-E x8, Intel X540
Standard LP, 4x 10GbE RJ45, PCI-E x8, Intel XL710 + X557-AT4
Standard LP, 2x 10G SFP+, PCI-E x8, Intel XL710-BM1
Standard LP, 4x 10G SFP+, PCI-E x8, Intel XL710-BM1
Standard LP, 1x 10GbE RJ45, PCI-E x4, Intel X550-AT2
Standard LP, 2x 10GbE RJ45, PCI-E x4, Intel X550-AT2
Standard LP, 2x 25G SFP28, PCI-E x8, Broadcom BCM57414
Standard LP, 2x 25G SFP28, PCI-E x8, Mellanox ConnectX-4 LX EN
Standard LP, 1x 40GbE QSFP+, PCI-E x8, Intel XL710
Standard LP, 2x 40GbE QSFP+, PCI-E x8, Intel XL710
Standard LP, 2x 100GbE QSFP28, PCI-E x16, Mellanox ConnectX-4 EN
Angled View - System
Angled View - Node
Front View - System
Rear View - System
X10DRT-B+ (For SuperServer Only)
- Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V3, Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V4, Socket R3 (LGA 2011) supported; QPI up to 9.6GT/s; CPU TDP support Up to 145W
- Intel C612
- Up to 3TB 3DS ECC LDIMM, in 24 DIMM slots
- 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 Left Riser Slot
1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 Right Riser Slot
1 PCI-E 3.0 x24 Proprietary Slot (for Supermicro storage add-on card)
1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 SIOM LAN Networking Slot 2 PCI-E 3.0 x8 Proprietary Slot (For M.2 add-on card)
- 1 VGA port
- Intel C612 controller for 6 SATA3 (6 Gbps) ports; RAID 0,1,5,10
- 1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 SIOM LAN Networking Slot
|Dimensions||18.86" x 7.61" (47.9cm x 19.33cm)|
|Processor/Cache (per Node)|
|Memory Capacity||Up to 3TB 3DS ECC LDIMM, in 24 DIMM slots|
|Memory Type||2400†/2133/1866/1600MHz ECC DDR4 SDRAM 72-bit|
|SATA||Intel C612 controller for 6 SATA3 (6 Gbps) ports; RAID 0,1,5,10|
|Network Controllers||1 PCI-E 3.0 x16 SIOM LAN Networking Slot|
|Graphics||Aspeed AST2400 BMC|
|Input / Output|
|USB||2 USB 3.0 ports (2 rear)|
|Video Output||1 VGA port|
|TPM||1 TPM 2.0 Header|
|BIOS Type||AMI UEFI|
|BIOS Features||UEFI 2.3.1|
|Software||KVM with dedicated LAN, NMI, SPM, SSM, SUM, SuperDoctor 5, Watchdog|
|PC Health Monitoring|
|Voltage||+1.8V, +12V, +3.3V, +5V, +5V standby, Chassis intrusion header, Monitors CPU voltages, Supports system management utility, System level control|
|Operating Temperature Range||0°C ~ 60°C (32°F ~ 140°F)|
|Non-Operating Temperature Range||-20°C ~ 60°C (-4°F ~ 140°F)|
|Operating Relative Humidity Range||10% ~ 85% (non-condensing)|
|Non-Operating Relative Humidity Range||10% ~ 95% (non-condensing)|
Supermicro SuperMinute: X10 BigTwin
Supermicro introduces its 5th generation Twin architecture the X10 BigTwin. With its no-compromise design, it is the industry’s highest performing 2U multi-node platform.
Supermicro BigTwin Product Loop
Introducing BigTwin, the IT industry’s highest performing twin multi-node system with 4 nodes in 2U supporting the highest performance 205-watt DP Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4/v3 product families, a full 24 DIMMs of memory per node, 24 All-Flash NVMe or hybrid drives, three PCI-E 3.0 x16 I/O options per node, and an industry leading 30% better thermal capacity for maximum performance, efficiency and free air cooling (1.05 PUE). With Supermicro’s 96%+ high-efficiency, fully redundant 2200W, 2600W PowerStick design and advanced thermal architecture.
The BigTwin is optimized for today and future proofed for the next generation of technology breakthroughs advancements, including new generation Intel Skylake processors.
Download the Supermicro BigTwin Datasheet (.PDF)
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