Want to get the most out of a 4-GPU server?

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With a smart configuration, 4-GPU servers are amazing powerful. Here’s how to get the most out of these versatile devices.
First of all, you are probably looking for the best performance per-watt, per square-foot, per-dollar; lowest total cost of ownership and highest quality components and materials. Right?
Nor-Tech’s 4-GPU server supports up to 4 active/passive GPUs in 1U and comes with GPU health monitoring and fan speed control. Other features include dual socket P (LGA 3647); up to 1.5TB ECC 3DS LRDIMM, up to DDR4-2666MHz; 12 DIMM slots; 4 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (FHFL) slots, 2 PCI-E 3.0 x16 (LP) slots; 2 Hot-swap 2.5″ SAS/SATA drive bays, 2 Internal 2.5″ drive bays; supports 1x M.2 2242/2260/2280, supports M.2 SATA and NVMe; 2x 10GBase-T LAN ports via Intel X540; 9 heavy duty 4cm counter-rotating fans with air shroud & optimal fan speed control; and 2000W redundant power supplies, titanium Level (96%).
Another thing to think about is software integration expertise. Correctly integrated software has a huge effect on performance and can save a lot of money over the life of the server. Nor-Tech is a leading integrator for not only commercially available software, but also Linux-based/open-source utilities—which is where the big savings come in.
So while open-source software is significantly less expensive; without expertise, complexity, troubleshooting, and maintenance are issues with most integrators. Nor-Tech’s engineering team, which averages more than 10 years of Linux experience, excels at provisioning, scheduling and resource management of hardware; maximizing compilers and accelerators; and configuring low latency fabric.

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