European public cloud Scaleway has unleashed what it claims to be the most powerful bare metal server on the market right now. Its Bare Metal Ultimate Performance XL (UP-BM2-XL) server is a statement of intent as much as it is a halo product.
It’s powered by eight Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors, each with 28 cores/56 threads clocked at up to 2.7GHz. Intel’s recommended customer price for each is $10,009 – a significant premium due to the fact that it supports eight sockets.
There’s also 7.68TB memory (6.1TB of DCPMM Optane and 1.5GB TruDDR4), 20.6TB storage (six 3.2TB NVMe enterprise grade SSDs) and up to 25Gbit/s of available bandwidth.
The solution, Scaleway says, is “designed for on-demand intensive computing, In-Memory or transactional databases, and all workloads…