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Boston Labs

 

BOSTON LABS

On site test facilities available for your use. New and improved technologies are emerging all the time, and this can be a daunting situation for customers planning their future projects. Making the right decision about new hardware is a difficult proposition, made even harder when clients are unable to test and understand the hardware first before making their purchase.

In some instances, the only way to know if a product or solution meets your needs is to try it. Our technical team are ready to help build full solution stacks on cloud-based lab systems or even on loan hardware that can be brought to your environment to ensure the right product is purchased for the right task. Our R&D lab - Boston Labs hosts a wide variety of the latest hardware and software solutions ready for evaluation either remotely or hand in hand with one of our experienced field application engineers

Our experienced team can assist with bring up and optimisation of both hardware and software elements of solutions. Advice on the best product selections and tuneables delivering the best performance, power consumption and cost is on tap when you book a session at Boston labs.

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Helping your business grow with Boston Labs:

 
New Product Development & POC Latest Technologies Collaboration Testing and Development Support Centre and Debug
Test bed for new products and solutions Latest current technologies Facility for Customers and suppliers to bollaborate, test, debug, and develop products As well as development, support and debug scenarios facilitated
Proof of concept sandbox environment for multi-layer solutions Unreleased technologies (2+ years in advance)    
  Vendor representation    
 

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  Products
Supermicro
  • Supermicro DCMS Suite – SUMS, SSM, SPM & IPMI - Find Out More
  • Supermicro Cloud Composer
  • Please see below for list of SKUs and solutions available
Intel
  • 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family (Ice Lake)
  • 4th gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor (Sapphire Rapids)
  • Intel Xeon CPU Max Series
  • Intel Arc Pro A50 GPU
  • Intel Arc Pro A40 GPU
  • Intel Xeon-W (W-2400 and W-3400 series)
Nvidia
  • NVIDIA H100 PCIe
  • NVIDIA A100 PCIe
  • NVIDIA A10, A40
  • NVIDIA RTX A6000, A5000, A4500, A4000, A2000 (Ampere architecture)
  • NVIDIA RTX 6000 Ada generation (Ada Lovelace architecture)
  • NVIDIA T4
  • NVIDIA Quadro GV100
  • NVIDIA GRID
  • NVIDIA Cloud XR/ MU-CXR - deliver to the edge
  • NVIDIA Enterprise AI
AMD
  • AMD EPYC™ 9004 Series 4th gen AMD EPYC (Genoa)
  • AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series 3rd gen AMD EPYC (Milan)
  • AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series 2nd gen AMD EPYC (Rome)
  • AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper PRO 3000WX series processors
  • AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper PRO 5000WX series processor
Micron
  • Micron 3400 series M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Micron 7400 series U.3 NVMe SSD
  • Micron 7500 series U.3 NVMe SSD
  • Micron 9400 series U.3 NVMe SSD
VMWARE
  • Cloud Foundation
  • vSphere
  • vSAN
  • Workspace ONE
  • Horizon
Xilinx
  • Xilinx Alveo U200 FPGA
  • Xilinx Alveo U50 FPGA
  • Xilinx Alveo U30 FPGA
ZutaCore
  • ZutaCore Phase Change Liquid Cooling

 

 

Solutions Available For Testing

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Boston Roamer 1202-0

Remotely accessible 2U dual-node rackmount solution based on AMD EPYC or AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO for the most demanding workstation applications.


 2U dual-node rackmount chassis
 AMD EPYC 7002/7003 or Threadripper PRO 5000WX series
 Up to 2TB of DDR4-3200 memory per node
 Up to 3 x RTX A6000 per node
 IPMI Remote Management with iKVM and Virtual Media

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SYS-551A-T

This sleek workstation is capable of tackling most AI workloads at the convenience of your desk. Lower your footprint, increase your compute, and research using this system.


 W-3400 and W-2400 Intel Sapphire Rapids CPU
 6 single slot GPUs
 350W TDP
 Perfect for media & entertainment, life sciences, financial services, energy & geo-sciences, data science & AI development, and engineering

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BOSTON STREAM RT

The Boston Stream RT is a 2U rack mount system optimised for a high volume of broadcasts with a smaller number of viewers demanding high-density transcoding.


 AVC & HEVC supported
 Up to 14x 4Kp60 Ultra-HD channels
 Subdivide resolutions to support up to 336 channels
 VQ equivalent to x264 & x265 Faster
 Optimised for; Safe City, Social Video, eSports, Live Video

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Supermicro H13 Hyper

 

 

The AS-1125HS-TNR is a high-performance system tailor made for majority of HPC workloads like virtualisation, AI/ML, and cloud computing among other things.


 4th Generation AMD EPYC™ 9004 Series CPU
 24x DIMM slots
 DDR5-4800MHz memory
 up to 6 TB
 Flexible networking options

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Arm Ampere MegaDC

 

 

This system uses a Building Block design that features a single socket motherboard paired with an Ampere Altra CPU with up to 128 cores per server.


 Single Socket Ampere® Altra® Processor or Max Processor
 16 DIMMs
 Up to 4TB ECC
 DDR4-3200MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM
 10x 2.5" U.2 NVMe Hot-Swap Drive Bays

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Boston Fenway 1164-0TN-DC2

 

 

Based on Supermicro's 1U Ultra server range, this solution is a liquid-cooled server utilising 2-phase direct-to-chip technology and sporting AMD's EPYC™ 7003 range of processors, based on Zen 3 architecture.


 Zutacore Hypercool 2-phase direct-to-chip liquid cooling
 Dual AMD EPYC 7003 series CPU
 Up to 8TB
 DDR4-3200 ECC
 Dual-port 10GBase-T networking

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Boston Quattro 1264-TN-DC2

 

 

Based on Supermico's Big Twin server range, this solution is a liquid-cooled 4-node server, utilising 2-phase direct-to-chip technology and supports AMD EPYC™ 7003 range of processors.


 AMD EPYC 7003 Series CPU
 Up to 4TB
 DDR4-3200 ECC memory
 Flexible networking
 6 hot-swap drives per node

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Asperitas AIC24

 

 

Liquid cooling technology is slowly but surely becoming more necessary thanks to increasing thermal demands or high-performing components. With liquid cooling you can reach higher TDPs while maintaining a low TCO.


 Natural convection driven circulation
 Climate independent with warm water cooling ability
 Heat reuse potential optimised
 Monitoring & control integrated
 Technical 60kW, typical 32kW cooling capacity

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Supermicro X12 Big Twin

 

 

Based on Supermicro's legendary BigTwin architecture, a 4-node, high density system featuring 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs.


 Dual 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPUs
 2U Rackmount System with 4 hot-pluggable nodes
 Up to 4TB of DDR4 ECC Memory
 2x M.2 Support
 Up to 2 PCIe x16 4.0 HHHL expansion slots

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GPU A+ Server AS-4125GS-TNRT

This system supports up to 8 double-width GPUs Direct connect for maximum performance and is ideal for AI/Deep Learning, highlighting the power of the H100 GPU.


 Supports up to 10 double-width GPUS
 Dual AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors
 8TB Registered ECC DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM in 32 DIMMs
 Up to 24 Hot-swap 2.5" drive bays; 4x 2.5" SATA drives and 4x 2.5" NVMe drives supported with included H/W

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Graphcore POD16

The Bow Pod16 is ideal for exploration. It provides all the power, performance and flexibility required to fast track the prototyping stage, rapidly moving to production.


 16 x GC200 Mk2 IPUs
 4 x IPU-M2000
 4 petaFLOPS FP16.16, 1 petaFLOPS FP32
 23,552 IPU Cores
 141,312 Threads

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Supermicro X13 BigTwin

The SYS-221BT-HNTR is an all-flash NVMe Hyperconverged infrastructure that is perfect to act as a container-as-a-Service, and application accelerator. It also works as a diskless HPC clustre.


 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
 Intel® C741
 Up to 16 DIMMs ECC DDR5 Slots
 Tool-less support
 Optional M.2 NVMe Boot Controller

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Supermicro X13 Hyper

The SYS-121H-TNR is perfect for virtualisation, AI/ML, software-defined storage, and act as an enterprise server. It is more than capable of handling most high-performance workloads.


 Dual 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
 32 DIMM slots
 up to 8TB of memory
 Flexible networking options
 RDIMMs up to DDR5-4800

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Boston ANNA Ampere S2

Perfect for embarking on your AI journey, the new Boston ANNA Ampere S2 server features the power of up to 3 NVIDIA A30 double width GPUs.


 2U Dual-node rackmount chassis
 Single AMD EPYC™ 7003/7002 series processor (per node)
 Up to 2TB registered ECC DDR4 3200MHz SDRAM in 8 DIMMs
 Up to 3 NVIDIA® A30 GPUs (double width) (per node)
 2 front hot-swap 2.5" U.2 NVMe Gen4 drive bays (per node)

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DGX H100

NVIDIA's DGX H100 is their all-in-one AI and HPC solution. The system you can test at our labs specifically has eight H100 SXM5 NVLink GPUs.


 32 petaFLOPS of FP8 compute
 640GB of total GPU memory
 2TB of system memory
 8x NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs
 PCIe 5.0 lanes

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SUPERMICRO AS-5014A-TT

The highly versatile, configurable platform harnesses the power of the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO Processor with up to 64 cores and 128 PCI-E 4.0 lanes.


 AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO
 64 Cores/128 threads
 4.4 GHz Max Boost
 4 x Dual Width Graphics Cards
 PCIe Gen 4 support and M.2 storage

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Boston Quattro 1264-TN-DC2

This system is a high density 4-node dual-processor server based on AMD’s high performance EPYC processors


 dual SP3 socket motherboard
 Up to 64 cores and 128 threads
 4TB of DDR4-3200 ECC memory
 Supports 4 hot-swap U.2 NVMe SSDs and 2 SATA drives
 2x M.2 PCIe 4.0 interface per node

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To help our clients make informed decisions about new technologies, we have opened up our research & development facilities and actively encourage customers to try the latest platforms using their own tools and if necessary together with their existing hardware. Remote access is also available

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