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Supermicro releases new Edge computing products in response to emerging AI and 5G technologies

At Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Supermicro announced that they are launching new Edge computing systems that are designed to cope with artificial intelligence and 5G workloads.

In a nutshell, Edge computing brings data storage and computing power physically closer to the end user.  In the words of Alex Reznik, Chair of the ETSI MEC ISG standards committee, “anything that’s not a traditional data center could be the ‘edge’ to somebody”.  This would include workloads running on systems that are physically on customer premises.  Basically the goal of Edge computing is to push applications, data and computing power away from centralized points such as data centers and closer to the end user.  

 The reason Supermicro are putting more emphasis on Edge systems is mainly due to the emergence of 5G networking.  The amount of data handled by today’s edge systems is constantly growing which poses challenges to businesses such as bandwidth congestion, processing delays and privacy issues.  

With their new Edge platforms based on Supermicro servers, they hope to help businesses process large data volumes, increase reliability, reduce latency and provide more secure connections.  The new 1019D-16C-FHN13TP and 1019D-FRN5TP edge computing systems are designed for the intelligent Edge as they are balanced between compute, storage, AI and networking capabilities and support up to 37 LAN ports including RJ45 and SFP ports.  These edge systems are also compact as they are 1U with 15 inches of depth. Perfect for businesses looking to run these systems on-site.

For more information about these systems, please contact us by phone or email and we will be glad to further assist you.

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