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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  • Duncan Macdonald - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    As the AMD EPYC has 128 PCIe lanes - why are any PCIe switches needed. (10 GPUs at 8 lanes per GPU still leaves 48 lanes for storage and networking.)
  • FreckledTrout - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    It says " EPYC 3000-series embedded processor" and those only have 64 PCIe lanes.
  • schujj07 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Could only have 24 lanes if the CPU doesn't have more than 8 cores.
  • schujj07 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    edit: 32 lanes.
    Epyc 31XX & 32XX are 32 lanes
    Eypc 33XX & 34XX are 64 lanes
  • NICOXIS - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Embedded is 32 lanes for single socket and 64 for dual socket CPUs
  • 12345 - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Dies not sockets. Up to 2 dies on the same package.
  • nathanddrews - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Where's the link to the giveaway? LOL
  • NICOXIS - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    What Zen core is Epyc 3000 based on?
  • T1beriu - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    Zen 1
  • NICOXIS - Friday, May 31, 2019 - link

    you're right, here I found the detailed info

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