Introduction to Servers

Built on our years of experience in the professional workstation market, Scan is now proud to introduce a comprehensive range of 3XS bespoke server solutions - designed to deliver scalability and reliability in applications such as high-performance compute (HPC), virtual graphics and machine learning.

Many of our tower systems are used as test environments prior to rolling our larger infrastructures, so our expertise in GPU solutions and low latency connectivity are just as relevant in a stand-alone device as in a large rack deployment. When it comes to rack solutions we have everything covered from 1U density through to 4U 90-bay storage specific models, and multiple add-in card configurations.

Processor Architecture

3XS server solutions are available using the latest Intel Xeon Scalable Platform processor architecture (Purley) - designed to optimise interconnectivity with a focus on speed, without compromising data security.

Optimize Performance

New features such as Intel® Advanced Vector Extension 512 (Intel® AVX-512) improve with workload-optimized performance and throughput increases for advanced analytics, high performance computing (HPC) applications, and data compression.

Operate More Efficiently

High-speed Integrated Intel® Ethernet (up to 4x10GbE) helps reduce total system cost. It also lowers power consumption and improves transfer latency of large storage blocks and virtual machine migration.

Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
The foundation for agile, secure, workload-optimized hybrid cloud
Xeon Platinum Inside Xeon Gold Inside Xeon Silver Inside Xeon Bronze Inside
Up To 28 Cores Up To 22 Cores GOOD Scalable performance at low power ENTRY Scalable performance hardware-enhanced security
2,4 & 8 Socket Support With up to 3 UPI Links 2 & 4 Socket Support With up to 3 UPI Links Moderate Tasks Light Tasks
2666MHz DDR4 With up to 1.5TB Memory Channel Bandwidth Advanced Reliability, Availability and Serviceability Intel Turbo Boost and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for moderate workloads Entry performance, price sensitive for light workloads
Highest Accelerator throughput

Introducing the AMD Epyc family

The new AMD Epyc 7000 Series of server processors can also be chosen in a 3XS server solution. AMD Eypc introduces single socket servers that can deliver dual socket server performance – offering up to 32 multithreaded cores, 8 memory channels offering up to 2 TB of RAM, 128 PCIe-3 lanes, and the industry’s first hardware-embedded x86 server security solution can meet the needs of your applications by enabling better resource utilization and greater flexibility.

Intel Xeon Phi Architecture

For dedicated HPC and machine learning applications, 3XS servers can be configured to include Intel Xeon Phi architecture. The integrated architecture of the Intel Xeon Phi processor improves performance and lowers your costs by reducing bottlenecks and system complexity. It can deliver up to 490 GB/s of sustained memory bandwidth without the need for additional discrete memory cards, and 100 GB/s I/O without the added cost and power needed for two fabric adapters.

Compute

Compute Power

>3 TF/s

High Bandwidth Memory

Compute Power

16GB | >400GB/s

Intel Omni-Path Fabric

Compute Power

2 Ports

Xeon Phi

Intel Optane SSD

The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series is built on 3D XPoint technology and helps to eliminate datacentre storage bottlenecks and allows bigger, more affordable data sets. It can accelerate applications, reduce transaction costs for latency-sensitive workloads, and improve overall datacentre TCO.

3D XPoint™ Technology

Cross Point Structure

Perpendicular wires connect submicroscopic columns. An individual memory cell can be addressed by selecting its top and bottom wire.

Non-Volatile

3D XPoint™ Technology is non-volotile which means your data doesn’t go away when your power goes away, making it a great choice for storage.

High Endurance

Unlike other storage memory technologies, 3D XPoint™ Technology is not significantly impacted by the number of write cycles it can endure, making it more durable.

XPoint Technology

Stackable

These thin layers of memory can be stacked to further boost density.

Selector

Whereas DRAM requires a transistor at each memory cell, making it big and expensive - the amont of voltage sent to each 3D XPoint Technology selector enables its memory cell to be written to or read without requiring a transistor.

Memory Cell

Each memory cell can store a single bit of data.

GPU Solutions for Servers

Data scientists and researchers can now crunch through petabytes of data in order of magnitude faster than with traditional CPUs in applications ranging from energy exploration to deep learning. Plus, Tesla accelerators deliver the horsepower needed to run bigger simulations faster than ever before. For enterprises deploying VDI, Tesla accelerators are perfect for accelerating virtual desktops to any user, anywhere.

As our range of 3XS servers can be configured just how you like, we can offer the full array of NVIDIA Tesla and GRID solutions, and as an NVIDIA Elite partner, we also have the expertise to advise which will suit your particular environment the best.

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Low Latency Connectivity

As Scan are a specialist in delivering high powered GPU 3XS server solutions, our team of system architects also recognise that connectivity within the server are key to guarantee the optimum performance from the GPUs. Low latency, high-bandwidth technologies such as Mellanox Ethernet and Infiniband NICs offer the ability to offload work from the CPU to ensure maximum performance. And with speeds of up to 200Gb/s, Mellanox adapters can satisfy the bandwidth demands of any virtualized environment.

3XS Certified Solutions

3XS certified Solutions configurations are purpose-built with all-Intel technology, optimised to address the needs of specific market segments. These fully-validated server configurations deliver performance, reliability, and quality for the software solutions customers’ want, and can trust to handle their demanding cloud workloads.

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3XS certified Solutions configurations are purpose-built with all-Intel technology, optimised to address the needs of specific market segments. These fully-validated server configurations deliver performance, reliability, and quality for the software solutions customers’ want, and can trust to handle their demanding cloud workloads.

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3XS Certified VMware solutions are VSAN-Ready Nodes that can accelerate the development of SDS solutions that run mission critical applications, virtual desktops, streamline IT operations and remote IT.

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The 3XS Certified Solution for Red Hat OpenStack Platform with Red Hat Ceph Storage, is an Intel –based solution to help simplify the acquisition and implementation process of cloud solutions.

3XS Support

All the 3XS Server solutions come with our award winning support - we are committed to get your system up and running as quickly as possible, but not all faults can be fixed remotely. If this is that case with your system and your system is covered by our Onsite Warranty, we can arrange for an engineer to visit your office and replace the faulty component(s). If this isn’t convenient, or the system requires significant repairs and your system is covered by our Collect and Return Warranty we will send a courier to collect your system. If your system is covered by a Return to Base Warranty we will fix your system, but it is your responsibility to send it to us.

Branded Solutions

Here at Scan, we like to ensure our customers get the correct solution for the challenge at hand, so if one of our bespoke systems doesn’t fit your requirements, we can also supply a host of leading manufacturer server products and accessories too.

Furthermore, as we’re a GPU and HPC specialist when it comes to our own systems, we can help you choose the correct branded solution, and offer access to our data scientists, extensive GPU knowledge and engineers to ensure you get the most suitable hardware.