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This Arm gaming server can run 16 Crysis instances simultaneously



Supermicro unveiled an Arm-based server – the ARS-210M-NR – in December 2022 and Servethehome took it for a spin, loading it with four Nvidia A16 cards. The test server came with a 128-core Ampere Altra Max Arm processor, running at 3GHz, with 16 DDR4 memory modules (512GB memory in all), two 25GbE-capable SPF28 ports, 16 2.5inch bays and a pair of 2Kw power supply units, all nicely assembled in a tool-less chassis.

The cherry on the cake is the quartet of Ampere-based Nvidia A16 graphics cards. Each card comes with 64GB of GDDR6 ECC memory and four GPUs that sit on a full height full length dual slot, passively cooled PCB. The A16 is not the most powerful Data Center card that Nvidia has; that would be the A100; however, it hits a sweet spot for service providers looking to get the maximum number of concurrent users on a single board.

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