AVADirect, the boutique system builder based in Ohio, is now offering Supermicro FatTwin 4U server solutions with up to Intel Octa-Xeon processing and dedicated GPU options. The FatTwin uses a four-blade form factor that can be stuffed with high-end hardware, depending on what you're trying to accomplish. According to AVADirect, the FatTwin is adept at a number of different tasks, including complex calculations, video rendering, 3D modeling, simulation, multi-virtual machine environments, hosting, and more.
You'd be hard pressed to fill a FatTwin to the brim, both from a cost standpoint and from a needs standpoint. To wit, each node contains 16 DIMM slots that support 32GB modules up to 1866MHz; if you want to push 1TB of RAM, you'll need to use LRDIMMs, AVADirect says.
Each node also supports two Socekt 2011 Xeon processors, two 3.5-inch hot-swappable SAS drives, three double-wide PCI-Express 16x 3.0 expansion slots (plus two additional PCI-E 8x 3.0 slots), dual 10GBase-T, two USB 2.0 ports, and a shared 1620W high-efficiency power supply.