Back on May 19th, I kicked off the vote with this tweet:
Thanks Canada & @Wiredzone for first-in-world look at Xeon D-1587 16 core SuperServer! https://tinkertry.com/a-good-look-at-the-worlds-first-16-core-supermicro-superserver-xeon-d-1587-thanks-canada
— Paul Braren (@paulbraren) May 19, 2016
soon followed by this article:
- Vote by May 31st for which Supermicro SuperServer Xeon D-1500 bundle you'd like to see, Amazing, Insane, or Ludicrous?
with polls closing at the end of May. Now it's June!
There were two hiccups in my first real SurveyMonkey survey:
- I had to remove two duplicate IPs (two votes from the same household), leaving 109 valid respondents
- I made a mistake in the 3 descriptions, described here, so I probably should have listed all 3 units at 64GB of RAM instead of 128GB of RAM, knocking about $400 USD dollars off of each bundle
but I'd still say that the voting results are quite telling. More folks want a lower cost SuperServer. Higher core/higher cost systems are more niche, and would likely sell in lower volumes. I really appreciate that so many people took the time to cast their vote.
I will be using this data to try to encourage Supermicro to make a 12 core, and maybe a 16 core, system. I'll also be looking into manually assembled 12 and 16 core systems sold as a bundle by Wiredzone. For me personally, I'd like a Xeon D-1567 12 core myself, to join my rather lonely Xeon D-1541 SuperServer that would love to have a 10GbE connected friend.
- Nice Canadian gives tour of world's first 16 core Intel Xeon D-1587 Supermicro SuperServer Mini-Tower