Supermicro 2029UZ-TN20R25M Network Performance
If you want 25GbE one can see that the performance advantage in throughput is enormous.
To achieve this, 25GbE is using higher signaling rates which also means that latency is vastly improved. By utilizing the Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx onboard, the SYS-2029UZ-TN20R25M is able to deliver performance well beyond previous generation 10GbE solutions. If you are looking for a generational upgrade, 25GbE is significantly faster while offering backward compatibility for 10GbE networks.
Supermicro 2029UZ-TN20R25M Power Consumption
Our Supermicro SYS-2029UZ-TN20R25M has redundant 80Plus Titanium 1.6kW power supplies that provide 96%+ efficiency levels. These are very high-efficiency power supplies meant to deliver power with minimal loss.
With that, and the Intel Xeon Gold 6248R processors, we saw relatively modest power consumption figures for this class of machine:
- Idle: 0.16kW
- STH 70% CPU Load: 0.58kW
- 100% Load: 0.70kW
- Maximum Recorded: 0.74kW
The Supermicro SYS-2029UZ-TN20R25M runs on the higher-efficiency side compared to many other solutions. This is partly due to the cooling design as well as the power supplies used. Again, these come standard in the server and Supermicro is not up-charging a few percent on the server for these features.
Note these results were taken using a 208V Schneider Electric / APC PDU at 17.5C and 71% RH. Our testing window shown here had a +/- 0.3C and +/- 2% RH variance.
STH Server Spider: Supermicro 2029UZ-TN20R25M
In the second half of 2018, we introduced the STH Server Spider as a quick reference to where a server system’s aptitude lies. Our goal is to start giving a quick visual depiction of the types of parameters that a server is targeted at.
This server is primarily focused on delivering high-performance NVMe storage. Only the 1U next-gen form factor servers are going to be denser. Achieving this goal means that there are limited other expansion options. That is exactly the point of this 2U server so this makes a lot of sense.
The Supermicro 2029UZ-TN20R25M is a server with a purpose. It is designed for those who need fast access to NVMe storage. With a balanced 10x NVMe data SSDs per CPU for 20 total, there is a lot of potential bandwidth that we saw the unit excel in with our 5th SSD testing. This topology also clearly defines different PCIe roots for the SSDs on the CPU which can help push data through the Intel Xeon Scalable on-chip mesh faster. That is exactly the point of this server which is to provide direct attach NVMe SSDs to the server.
Adding 25GbE means that this server is essentially ready-to-go for most of its deployment scenarios. Instead of needing to cobble together a solution, Supermicro has what is essentially the highest-end 25GbE dual Intel Xeon Scalable NVMe 2U storage server on the market without using PCIe switches. This singular focus of the design also means the system is less complex than other models we have seen. Since it is based on the 2U Supermicro Ultra platform, it will be very familiar to customers who use Ultra servers, either Xeon or EPYC based elsewhere in their infrastructure.
Overall, this unit performed very well for us. If you have wanted an Intel Xeon platform with the ability to use 205W TDP CPUs and Optane DCPMM along with directly attached NVMe drives, then this is a very strong option.