Purley 4U2S GPU Server Platform with a Dual-Root Complex Design for Deep Learning, HPC and Render Farm Applications.

Increased Total Expansion Capability from Its Previous Generation

The successor to PNYSER48 series, PNYSRA48 series adds a 9th slot to the rear of the chassis, allowing a single-width PCIe x16 card to be installed next to 8 double-width GPU cards. This new design change is ideal for NVMe deployment or high speed networking like 100 Gigabit EDR Infiniband, 100 Gigabit Ethernet, or 100 Gigabit Intel Omni-Path fabric. Furthermore, an internal storage mezzanine slot (for SAS storage deployment without taking up PCIe slots) is also available for integrating device controller solutions. PNYSRA48 series does not require a specialized domed chassis lid for the power connectors of active GPU cards.



Dual-Root Complex Design

As a dual-root complex GPU server, PNYSRA48 series deploys a pair of Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors which split the workload of managing 8 GPU cards. The motherboard deploys a set of four PLX PEX8747 PCIe switch chips to provide the connectivity for the 8 GPU card PCIe x16 slots. PNYSRA48 series also comes with an on-board mezzanine board for Intel Omni-Path 100 Gigabit networking fabric.

IPMI 2.0 with Redfish Support

Featuring AMI MegaRAC® firmware, PNYSRA48 series offers support for IPMI 2.0 with iKVM and the DMTF Redfish management protocol. The MegaRAC® SP-X SoC (System-on-Chips) has an AMI generic, user-friendly Graphics User Interface (GUI) called the MegaRAC® GUI. It is designed to be easy to use. It has a low learning curve because it uses a standard Internet browser. You can expect to be up and running in less than five minutes.

Extend Your Scale with Intel® Xeon® Scalable

PNYSRA48 series is built around Intel Skylake CPU architecture - ‘Intel® Xeon® Scalable’. This new product family provides a wealth of new options in scalability - across compute, network and storage - to deliver solutions for a range of applications.


CPU Key Features

Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPU architecture brings improved features and functionality at both the host and fabric levels. These enable performance improvements - both natively on the chip and for future extensibility through compute, network and storage peripherals.

Memory Optimization:
Memory speed of up to 2666MHz
Up to 12 DIMMs per socket

14x 2.5” SSD/HDD drives, up to 8 SAS drives, up to 4 x U.2 NVMe devices without occupying any additional expansion slots

Intel Omni-Path ready

PNYSRA48 System Overview

PNYSRA48 Front View



Challenge in HPC:

Intensive and fast algorithmic computing, such as volume rendering, data-parallel vector calculation, multi-layer data linearity transformation, molecular fragments modeling.
GPU Computing as the Solution:



Challenge in Deep Learning:

High data training and validation iterations for linear and non-linear complex features with multiple processing layers and parameters; rapid object detection and parsing.

GPU Computing as the Solution:PNYSRA28 - as Deep Learning Solutions

Dimensions  4U 770 x 438 x 176 (D x W x H, mm)
Motherboard S7109GM2NR-2T
CPU Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family
Intel® Xeon® Platinum Processor, Intel® Xeon® Gold Processor, Intel® Xeon® Silver Processor and Intel® Xeon® Bronze Processor
CPU TDP up to 205W
Up to 10.4/9.6 GT/s with Intel UltraPath Interconnect (UPI) support
NOTE: If only 1 CPU is installed, some PCIe or memory functions might be unavailable
Socket 2 x LGA 3647

PCH Intel® C621 Express Chipset

Switch IC: 4 x PLX PEX8747


Supported DIMM: 24 x DIMM slots


Capacity: Up to 768GB RDIMM/ 1,536GB LRDIMM/ 3,072GB RDIMM 3DS/LRDIMM 3DS *Follow latest Intel DDR4 Memory POR

Memory Channel: 6 channels per CPU

Memory Voltage: 1.2V


Port: 2 x 10GbE ports / 1 x PHY

Controller: Intel X550-AT2

PHY: Realtek RTL8211E


Connector Type: D-Sub 15-pin

Resolution: Up to 1920x1200

Chipset: Aspeed AST2500

External Drive Bays

Type: 14 x 2.5" Hot-Swap HDD/SSD bays (up to 4 x NVMe U.2 devices supported)

Backplane Support: SAS 12Gb/s /SATA 6Gb/s

Supported HDD Interface: 14 x SATA 6Gb/s


SATA Connector: 2 x Mini-SAS HD (8-ports)

Controller: Intel C621

Speed: 6.0 Gb/s

RAID: S/W RAID 0/1/10/5 (Intel RSTe)

sSATA Connector: 2 x SATA III / 1 x Mini-SAS HD (4-ports)

Speed: 6.0 Gb/s

RAID: S/W RAID 0/1/10/5 (Intel RSTe)

SAS Supported via add-on SAS Card
SATA 14 x SATA 6Gb/s
RAID According to the RAID card option implemented
Expansion Slots

PCIe: 9 x PCIe Gen3 x16 slots / 2 x PCIe Gen3 x8 Proprietary Mezzanine slots

Pre-install Riser Card: M2215-L8-1F / M2217-L16-IO

Front Panel

Buttons: 1 x RST / 1 x ID / 1 x PWR w/ LED

LEDs: 1 x HDD / 1 x ID / 3 x LAN / 1 x IPMI/Warning

I/O Ports: 2 x USB 3.0 port

I/O Ports

USB: 2 x USB3.0 ports (at front)

COM: 1 x DB-9 COM port (at front)

VGA: 1 x D-Sub 15-pin port

RJ-45: 2 x 10GbE ports, 1 x PHY dedicated for IPMI

TPM 1 x TPM header with LPC interface
Optional TPM 1.2/2.0 kits available
Power Supply

Type: Redundant PSU

Input Range: AC 100-127V/12.9A / AC 200-240V/9.5A

Frequency: 47-63 Hz

Output Watts: 2,000 Watts (100-127Vac input) / 3,200Watts (200-240Vac input)

Efficiency: PFC / 80 plus Platinum

Redundancy: 2+1

System Monitoring

Chipset: Aspeed AST2500

Temperature: Monitors temperature for CPU & memory & system environment

Voltage: Monitors voltage for CPU, memory, chipset & power supply

LED: Over temperature warning indicator / Fan & PSU fail LED indicator

Others: Watchdog timer support

System Management

Onboard Chipset Onboard: Aspeed AST2500

AST2500 iKVM Features: IPMI 2.0 compliant baseboard management controller (BMC) / Supports storage over IP and remote platform-flash / USB 2.0 virtual hub

AST2500 IPMI Features: 24-bit high quality video compression / 10/100/1000 Mb/s MAC interface


Brand / ROM Size: AMI / 32MB

Features: Hardware Monitor / SMBIOS 3.0/PnP/Wake on LAN / Boot from USB device/PXE via LAN/Storage / User Configurable FAN PWM Duty Cycle / Console Redirection / ACPI sleeping states S4,S5 / ACPI 6.1

OS Supported

Windows Server 2016 x64
Windows Server 2012 R2 x64
Win 10 x64 (1703)
Win 10 x64 (1709)
RHEL 6.9 X64
RHEL 7.3 x64
RHEL 7.4 x64
CentOS 6.9 x64
CentOS 7.3 x64
CentOS 7.4 x64
Suse 11 SP4
Suse 12 SP2
Suse 12 SP3

Weight 45 kg (full package)
Packaging Content 1 x PNYSRA48000000-100
1 x Quick installation guide
2 x CPU heatsinks
1 x Rail kit

System Fans

6 x 12cm fans

Operating Properties

Operating Temperature: 10°C ~ 35°C (50°F~ 95°F)

Non-operating Temperature: - 40°C ~ 70°C (-40°F ~ 158°F)

In/Non-operating Humidity: 90%, non-condensing at 35°C