Supermicro NVMesh Solutions

The Supermicro NVMesh Reference Architecture implements the next-generation of intelligent infrastructure platforms designed to provide applications with all of the raw performance you can expect from local storage — and all of the flexibility, manageability and scalability typically experienced with traditional storage area network-based solutions. Leveraging the latest NVMe and PCIe standards, this reference architecture uses a low-latency, high-bandwidth networking to connect compute and storage together in a flexible way that will fit almost any application’s architecture requirements.

 Solution Key Benefits

  • Maximize the utilization of your NVMe SSD’s
  • Predictable application performance
  • Supports standard hardware & protocols
  • Use as block storage or with any file system
  • Easy to manage & monitor

Powered by Excelero NVMesh

NVMesh is a Software-Defined Block Storage solution that features Elastic NVMe, a distributed block layer that allows unmodified applications to utilize pooled NVMe storage devices across a network at local speeds and latencies.

Distributed NVMe storage resources are pooled with the ability to create arbitrary, dynamic block volumes that can be utilized by any host running the NVMesh block client. These virtual volumes can be striped, mirrored or both while enjoying centralized management, monitoring and administration.

Supermicro BigTwin

 Big Twin Details

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, leveraging the Titanium Level 96% efficient PowerStick power supplies (2200W/2600W). The 5th generation of Supermicro’s Twin architecture is fully optimized for today’s diverse workloads and architected for further technology breakthroughs.

The system delivers the highest performance and efficiency in a 2U 4-node platform. It supports the widest TDP range of CPUs (up to 205W), fully exploits all memory channels with 24 DIMMS per node and 24 All-Flash NVMe drives. Finally, the SuperMicro BigTwin provides
100% more I/O capacity and added flexibility with more than10 networking options including 1GbE, 10G, 25G, 100G, IB and industry-leading SIOM modular interconnect.

 Big Twin Benefits

  • A Full Range of Processors Up to the highest performing 205W CPUs
  • Maximum Memory Full 24 DIMMs of memory per node
  • All-Flash NVMe 24 All-Flash NVMe or Hybrid Drives
  • Double the I/O Capacity Three PCI-E 3.0 x16 options per node


Server SKUBigTwin Server
SuperStorage EDSFF Server SSG-1029P-NEL32R or
Ultra Serve
Ultra Server




Platform Form Factor2U 4 nodes1U 1 node2U 1node2U 1node
Storage Media -
NVMe SSD devices

Up to 24x 15.3TBUp to 32x 4 TB or 16 TBUp to 24x 15.3TBUp to 10x 15.3TB
CPU (two per node)2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for X11 BigTwinIntel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for X11 SuperStorageIntel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 family for X10 Ultra
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for X11 Ultra
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for X11 Ultra
Memorysuggested 192GB DDR4 2933 per nodesuggested 192GB DDR4 2933 per nodesuggested 192GB DDR4 2933 per nodesuggested 96GB DDR4 2933 per node
Networkup to 8 Mellanox ConnectX 5 VPI NICup to 2 Mellanox ConnectX 5 VPI NICup to 2 Mellanox Connect 5 VPI NICup to 2 Mellanox Connect 5 VPI NIC
RAW Capacityup to 92 per node
(367TB per BigTwin)
up to 512 TB per nodeup to 367TB per nodeup to 153TB per node
Available Data Protection

Fully Distributed RAID, enabling linear scale of performance and capacity

Infrastructure Support

TCP/IP; RoCEv2; Infiniband

IOPs Performanceup to 20M random 4kup to 10M random 4kup to 5M random 4k Up to 8M random 4k
Throughput Performanceup to 76GB/sup to 24GB/sup to 24GB/s Up to 35GB/s
IO Latency

Alike the local NVMe SSD Latency

Performance Density38GB/s or 10M IOPs per RU24GB/s or 10M IOPs per RU12GB/s or 2.5M IOPs per RU 35GB/s or 8M IOPS per RU


Operating System Support


File System Support

POSIX like as ext4 and xfs, plus GPFS, BeeGFS & Lustre

Excelero Software

NVMesh Client

NVMesh Target

Available Excelero Service

NVMesh 3y premium support

NVMesh 3y premium support

Available Supermicro Service

3-year onsite 24x7x4 service / 3-year onsite next business day service

3-year onsite 24x7x4 service / 3-year onsite next business day service

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