The Supermicro AS-1013S-MTR is a single socket 1U AMD EPYC server designed for dedicated hosting environments. When it comes to AMD EPYC, the single socket story is nothing short of fascinating. Here is why: AMD now offers twice the DDR4 DIMM slots in a single socket as Intel Xeon E5-2600 V1-V4 had. It also offers 24 cores at well under $1100 in a single chip. That means, in systems like the Supermicro AS-1013S-MTR one can have a shallow chassis and a single 24 core CPU with lots of RAM for an extremely attractive price. For those servicing the dedicated server market, this is going to be a game changer.
Supermicro AS-1013S-MTR Test Configuration
Supermicro sent us the base unit for review, and we outfitted it with a few different configurations.
- Server: Supermicro AS-1013S-MTR
- CPUs: 1x AMD EPYC 7601, 1x AMD EPYC 7551P, AMD EPYC 7501, 1x AMD EPYC 7451, 1x AMD EPYC 7401P, 1x AMD EPYC 7351P, 1x AMD EPYC 7301, 1x AMD EPYC 7281. 1x AMD EPYC 7251
- RAM: 128GB in 8x 16GB DDR4-2666MHz RDIMMs
- SATA III Storage: 2x Intel DC S3710 400GB, 2x Western Digital Red 8TB hard drives
This server is intended for cost-sensitive deployments so we adjusted our configuration accordingly. One of the key selling points of the single socket AMD EPYC platform is the “P” series SKUs. The AMD EPYC 7000P SKUs are priced extremely aggressively against their Intel competition. We mapped the cores and clock speed against cost and you can see the impact these SKUs have.
In our performance segment, we are going to show you the performance of these “P” series parts relative to the rest of the EPYC 7000 series range. If you are a dedicated hosting provider, you cannot ignore the price/ performance proposition that you can get with the Supermicro AS-1013S-MTR and the AMD EPYC 7000P series CPUs.
We are going to take a look at the hardware and what comprises the server. We are going to focus on the manageability of the server which is important in this market. Then we will transition to the performance and power consumption before getting to our final thoughts on the system.