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NEC ExpEther GPU Expansion and NVMe FPGA PCI-E Over Ethernet for Crypto Mining 3D Simulation Virtual Reality IoT AI Low Latency Storage Deep Learning

$6,380.00 $5,800.00

NEC ExpEther is a technology that can extend PCI Express beyond the confines of a computer chassis via Ethernet without any modification of existing hardware and software. It leverages 40G technology and uses Ethernet infrastructure to help accelerate real-time Big Data processing. The technology enables you to install large number of GPUs and NVMe SSDs without adding new servers every time so you can scale as you grow your computational or storage needs. The GPU / SSD / FPGA expansion box/chassis can be miles away because it uses ethernet technology and also can be shared by multiple servers which lowers your cost of ownership.

This technology is also extremely suitable for Internet of Things (IoT) where you can have remote sensor data processed in almost real time miles away from the sensor (example – in a large factory automation environment data). With the world’s most advanced GPUs populated, this expansion box is particularly suited for maximum acceleration of highly parallel applications like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Autonomous Machines, Self-Driving Cars,Big Data Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Health Care, Oil & Gas Research,Computer Aided Design (CAD), Virtual/Augmented Reality, HPC,  Virtualization, Database Processing, and General IT & Cloud Enterprise Applications.

Key Features

  • Plug-n-Play system (No FW/SW installation needed at server!)
  • Server architecture independent, OS independent, PCIe device type independent.
  • Can work effectively with low-end servers.
  • Can perform P2P communication without any server involvement.
  • Multiple servers having ExpEther HBAs can share remote PCIedevices, leading to efficient utilization of PCIe devices.
  • Supports & qualified with growing pool of GPUs, FPGA Accelerators and NVMe SSD device models.
  • Uses NEC proprietary hardware security engine “Twine”for safe & reliable data communication over Ethernet.
  • Simple to Integrate & Use
  • I/O Resource sharing
  • I/O Device Support
  • Security(Encryption)


 

 

Price shown is for ExpEther Server Adapter (N8104-165) and IO Expansion Box (N8141-80F) ready for 2 GPU or another PCI-Express add-on component, NVMe storage etc. For 4 GPU/PCI-E expansion please see option below. 

Additional Options

You can select options for more GPU slots and rackmount kit.

NVIDIA Shipping Times

Below are typical lead times for NVIDIA GPUs:

– Tesla P4 8GB GPU ships in ~ 1 week or less
– Tesla V100 32GB GPU ships in ~ 1 week or less
– Tesla V100 16GB ships in ~ 1-2 weeks
– Tesla P100 16GB ships in ~ 1-2 weeks; note – product EOL has been announced. Hurry if you need this; ships while stocks last.
– Tesla P40 24GB ships in ~ 1-2 weeks
– New Tesla T4 GPU ships in ~2-3 weeks

You can request expediting without any fee below and we will send your request to NVIDIA however expedited shipment is not guaranteed and is entirely up to NVIDIA’s .

All products listed, sold and shipped are 100% new and factory packaged (not refurbished, open boxed or used). Standard and customized hardware products mostly ship direct from manufacturer’s facilities after assembly and rigorous testing to ensure high quality and to reduce unnecessary shipping/handling. Software license keys are generated by software partners and delivered to your email addresses directly from the partner or through Dihuni.

Technical Specifications

GroundBreaking GPU and PCI-E Expansion Technology

The ExpEther technology enables system expansion by connecting PCI Express devices directly, using an Ethernet infrastructure. As the ExpEther keeps the native PCI Express connectivity, the PCI Express devices can also be operated as a single system, despite being distributed in different locations connected by Ethernet. This process enables standard PCI Express configurations, interruptions, and hot plugging to be remotely performed with an Ethernet LAN, as if they were connected to a virtual single-hop PCI Express switch.

NEC’s ExpEther 40G technology delivers a compelling solution for real-time Big Data processing and other data center workload acceleration. It does so by enabling the connection of GPGPU, NVMe SSD, or FPGA-based accelerators via an Ethernet connection. NEC has closely collaborated with Xilinx, a fellow ExpEther Consortium member, to validate and enable the ExpEther 40G technology as either an IP core or an ExpEther platform leveraging Xilinx UltraScale™ FPGAs. NEC launched the IP core business in January 2016.

ExpEther 40G provides customers with the following advantages:

  • Since all connections with the computing resources can be dynamically reconfigured, ExpEther40G technology optimizes the utilization rate.
  • Original software assets can be used without changing the device drivers, even when all resources are connected via Ethernet.
  • The service platform enables the scalability needed to process Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and big data projects in real time, especially in the area of high-performance servers, which have difficulty in utilizing ExpEther 1G/10G.

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Use Cases

Deep Learning systems constantly require more computational power and adding new servers is always not practical. The ExpEther allows you to keep adding supercomputing power over ethernet and helps save time and money in realizing value from ongoing research.

Components of ExpEther

Host Bus Adapter on Server
  • 40GbE QSFP+ x 2 ports  (80Gbps)
  • x8 PCI Express 3.0  (8GT/s)
  • PCIe Low Profile Form-factor
  • Manufactured by NEC Corporation

I/O Expansion Box

 

Expansion Box
  • 40GbE QSFP+ x 4 ports
  • PCI Express 3.0 (8GT/s) x 4 slots (x8 lanes / x16 slot)
  • Full height / Full length PCI Express Card
  • Manufactured by NEC Corporation

Technical Specifications

Item Product Name/No. 2Slot:ExpEther I/O Expansion Unit (40G)-2S, N8141-80F 4Slot: ExpEther I/O Expansion Unit (40G)-4S, N8141-81F
PCI Express Slot Spec. PCI Express 3.0
Lane x8 (Mechanical x16)
LinkSpeed 8.0Gbps(Gen3)
Number of Slots 2/4
PCIcard size Full Height/ Full Length / Double Width size
LAN I/F Port# 4
Speed 40Gbps (Single pass) / 80Gbps(Multiple pass)
Connector QSFP+
Cable length 3m(Copper)/ 100m(Fiber)
Other Connector Management LAN 10 –100Mbps (for Expansion Chassis management)
Power 1000W AC 100 –240V / 7.08AMAX with fan (100V), 12.47A MAX with fan (240V)
Dimension (WxHxD) 142mm x 131mmx 396mm
Accessories GPU Power cablex 2

Dihuni was formed to simplify Digital Transformation. The internet has changed everything – from software applications to compute, storage and networking hardware. At Dihuni, we believe every business is transforming to enable digital customer outcomes and our mission is to ensure we can enable you with the right hardware, software and services to make that happen. Believe us, no matter which application you are working on today, you are helping transform the world into a Digital place. Some of the reasons to trust your business to us :

World Class Partners

Dihuni partners with world class companies such as Dell, HPE, Lenovo, Supermicro, Intel, Microsoft and several other top Software and Hardware companies. We carefully select best-in-class technology and business partners and work with them on strategy, product roadmap and solutions development to ensure we not only provide you the best product but also help our partners enhance their offerings. With our deep rooted partnerships and relationships with product teams, we are able to escalate any product issue or provide new requirements based on your feedback directly to our partners.  Our partnerships offer you the best in the following areas :

  • Server, Storage and Networking Hardware
  • Cloud Services
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Software Development – Onshore (US) and Offshore
  • Operating Systems
  • Consulting 
  • Federal Contracting

High Quality Manufacturing for Standard Products

We leverage the manufacturing capabilities of our partners and work closely with them to customize your system. Instead of adding more complexity in shipping individual parts, integrating and testing it at facilities that require constant maintenance, we work closely with our OEM partners and use their expertise and operations so they can build a high quality system that is suitable for your exact application. By doing this, we are able to not only control manufacturing costs and pass on the savings to you but also deliver a system directly from our partner to you in any part of the world. At Dihuni, we ensure and select partners who adhere to rigorous design implementation, manufacturing standards and ISO standards to ensure that its products are produced with the highest quality and reliability. Our partners integrate only the best quality parts and components into their system boards, servers, and chassis. To ensure excellent performance even under extreme operating conditions, our products undergo rigorous environmental and intense computational testing. These quality efforts optimize system performance and minimize system downtime for you to have an extremely reliable system from Dihuni.

Focus on Solution, Not Just Hardware

We know you are looking for hardware as part of a solution that you are implementing. With our experience in software as well as real world IT implementation, we help you select the right product that fits your solution. There is huge complexity in implementing a successful solution regardless of whether you are a software developer wanting a fast developer machine or if you are involved in developing an efficient on-premise and cloud back-end infrastructure for your IT or Internet of Things (IoT) applications or setting up the right systems for data, analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Applications. We help you through your needs regardless of the size of your project and your budget. 

Experience Matters

Our leadership has over 20 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing and shipping servers and embedded/IoT systems in high volume. With direct experience with companies such as Dell, NEC, Supermicro, Honeywell, BSDi etc, we are experts in effective product management and will help you with every need you may have. We carefully select each product that we carry and understand the target applications for your systems. Utilizing our experience in software, we also provide Digital Transformation and Agile software development consulting services should you need help with any of your projects in IoT, IT etc.

We Really Believe in Customer Service

We believe and have implemented best practices in product design, development and more importantly customer service. This thinking is permeated throughout our company. We offer :

  • High Quality Products and Consultation on product positioning and suitability
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Fast response times
  • On-time Delivery
  • Completely customized systems and services including
  • Phone and Onsite Support including Manufacturer’s Support
  • Marketing opportunity for your project and case studies

We appreciate your business! Please call us at 703-436-4721 or email us at digital@dihuni.com for any question or information. We respond promptly and you can contact us even during weekends.

What are the type of products Dihuni can help me with?

Dihuni brings the world of Information Technology (IT) and Internet of Things (IoT) together and is engaged in the following type of products that are needed for Digital Transformation applications:

  • IT infrastructure finished products such as pre-configured or customized servers, storage, hyperconverged, networking products from Dell, NEC, Supermicro, Tyan, HPE etc
  • System building blocks/components such as sever barebones, CPU, memory etc from Intel, AMD, Samsung, Hynix etc
  • Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure products such as edge computing embedded systems, IoT Networking etc
  • Deep Learning GPU based systems for big data analytics and predictive modeling
  • Software products including Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings:
    • Operating Systems
    • Systems Management Software
    • IoT Platform for connecting and managing edge devices and analyzing data generated from devices
    • Deep Learning software
    • IoT Applications for Building Management, Factory Automation, Home Automation etc
    • Cloud Services

I searched Dihuni.com and cannot find the product I need. Can Dihuni help with ordering products not listed on the website?

Yes, our vendor partners carry thousands of products and we don’t have all of them listed here. We will be happy to help fulfill such products for you. For example, if you buy a server or embedded IoT product but don’t see compatible memory or solid state disk or IO module listed on Dihuni.com, please contact us and we will send pricing info and help you process the order manually.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept a wide range of payment methods including: Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Cashier’s check, Bank/Wire Transfer and Purchase Orders (PO). To qualify for Net Terms, you can submit a credit application with relevant financial statements along with your PO by emailing digital@dihuni.com . Orders paid by Cashier’s checks require additional processing time and will ship only after checks are cleared.

I want to order a high-end product that is listed for more than $50,000 on your website. How do I order such products?

We understand very high-end systems such as Deep Learning servers can range in price up to $200,000 or more and are not suitable for payment by credit card. However, you can order the product through our online system using bank transfer as payment method. There will be no actual financial transaction in such scenario. Once we receive the order notification, we will contact you about your payment method i.e. provide you with our bank/wire information after verifying your company and billing/shipping address. If you would like to set up Net Terms, you can attach and send your Purchase Order along with your credit application to digital@dihuni.com before or after online ordering.

If online ordering for such systems is not suitable, please contact us by email or phone and we will process your order manually.

Does Dihuni accept phone orders?

Yes, for customers who prefer ordering by phone, our sales team will help process your order manually.

I need a formal quote for my company or university’s Purchasing department. Can Dihuni provide that?

Yes, please select the ‘Request Quote’ button and send us your product and quoting requirements and we will send you a formal quote. Please provide your billing and shipping address and contact information so we can prepare a formal quote which is usually sent as a PDF document.

What are ‘Dihuni OptiReady’ products?

‘Dihuni OptiReady’ products are ‘optimized and ready’ for applications. These are server, storage and embedded systems that are fully built and tested with components such as CPU, memory, hard disk, GPU, software etc that can be purchased as a fully functional system instead of a barebones system. In some cases, OptiReady may also imply a custom board + enclosure combination that are not standard manufactured by the customer; the product description will refer to such systems as barebones.

I like the barebones products on your website but need them to be built out to my specific requirements. The Dihuni OptiReady products are close but don’t meet my exact requirements. How can I request customization?

A significant portion of our business is in customized and complete systems vs barebones. Dihuni OptiReady systems were  designed to meet most common system requirements however we understand your requirements can be unique. To get a quote on a completely customized system, please use the ‘Request Quote’ button and send us your desired specifications. We will get back to you with a custom system quote. This process usually takes about 2-3 days as all our customized quotes come directly from the manufacturer and is subject to their processing time.

Does Dihuni build all servers and IoT products in-house? If not, why?

No, unless a product has been designed from scratch by Dihuni, we don’t build servers/systems at our facilities. We specifically adopted a business model to work directly with manufacturers (OEMs) directly and have them build our systems – both standard and customized – to ensure highest quality. Our manufacturer’s only build systems with components that are tested and qualified by their engineering team and provide direct warranty on such systems. For systems deployed in data centers or used for Deep Learning, IoT etc, we believe that the products must be hugely reliable and there is nobody better positioned to build such products than the manufacturers. Additionally to keep our costs down and pass those savings to you, we mostly drop ship hardware products from the manufacturer directly to your shipping address.

Does Dihuni offer warranty and technical support? 

All hardware products come with manufacturer’s standard warranty. Depending on the product/manufacturer, you can also purchase extended support options such as 5 year warranty, Next Business Day Onsite support etc. Licensed software products usually come with some basic support with options to select extended support. Software as a Service (SaaS) or other subscription based offerings also usually come with support bundled for the duration of the subscription.

What is your order processing and shipping lead times?

We usually process orders within 2 hours of receipt and send them to the specific manufacturer or software vendor for fulfillment. Orders received during weekends are processed on Mondays (except for holidays). Hardware inventory levels change every day so we check with our suppliers every time we receive an online order. Our sales teams will inform you of expected shipping time-frame after an order is received. As a general guideline, for hardware components and barebones systems that are in stock, the products are usually shipped within 3-5 days from order. Some components/barebones systems may ship same day depending on the item and vendor and if an order is placed before noon eastern US time. You can also request an order to be rushed; we don’t charge any rush fee and route all rush requests to our partners but we cannot guarantee that orders will be expedited.

Custom built systems typically take about 2-3 weeks from assembly to test. And after release from production, delivery time depends on the shipping method you have selected.

After I place my order, how will I be notified of the progress of my order? 

Dihuni sales team will keep you informed of your order by e-mail or through your account page on the website. Once an item is shipped, we will email you the tracking number of your shipment.

Does Dihuni sell any refurbished or used products?

No, we only sell and ship 100% new, factory packaged products.

How can I cancel my order? Can I get refund?

All product sales are non-cancellable, final and non-refundable after they have been processed unless otherwise stated on product description pages. Only Dead on Arrival (DOA) Products may be returned for exchange or credit within 15 days from Dihuni’s invoice date. Credit will only be issued if returned products are in brand new condition and if manufacturer approves such return for credit and/or is unable to exchange with a comparable product. Dihuni will charge a restocking fee of an amount no less than 25% of the original purchase price for any returned product that is non-defective or arrives with an incomplete package. Customer must obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number from Dihuni. Please see our Returns, Repair and Refund policy for more details.

Why has my credit card been declined?

A credit card could be declined for various reasons including but not limited to: invalid credit card number, wrong billing address, expired card, in excess of daily limit, or insufficient credit. It is also possible that the card number (or expiration date) was entered incorrectly. Sometimes credit card companies will soft decline a transaction and will require you to call them to pre-approve a charge after which you can re-enter the information.

Can Dihuni advise me on compatibility for the items that I wish to purchase?

For all Do it Yourself/barebones/component products, we can help answer your compatibility questions only in accordance with manufacturer’s supplied information but cannot guarantee product compatibility. We suggest that you check with the manufacturer to resolve any compatibility issues before making your purchase. The manufacturer should be able to accurately answer your technical questions.

For all customized complete systems and Dihuni OptiReady pre-configured systems, Dihuni will ensure all selected components are fully compatible.

Where is Dihuni based and which countries do you ship products? 

Dihuni is a USA company headquartered and registered in the state of Virginia (VA). Our products are sold across USA and worldwide geographies with international customers in Europe, Asia etc. Most products ship overseas from the USA unless manufacturer has a facility located overseas and prefers to ship from that location. We do not ship to countries embargoed by the US government.

I work for the US government. Does Dihuni conduct business with the US government?

Yes, Dihuni is an active supplier to the US government and defense agencies. Below is our information as registered on SAM.gov

DUNS: 078485029 CAGE: 6RNF1, EIN: 45-5347922 NAICS: 334111 (Primary), Additional 541512

Do you offer volume discounts?

Yes, we will work with our suppliers to offer high volume discounts wherever possible. Please contact us with your high volume requirements.

If an item says, “Due to the complexity of integration, this product is sold as a completely assembled system only”, what does it mean from online ordering perspective?

Some barebones products are listed with price but have a note that says the product is only sold as a complete system. The product price for such systems is provided only for informational purposes. You must not purchase these barebones products online. Instead you can select a pre-configured OptiReady system if listed or contact us with your specifications so we can price a completely assembled system for you.

Do you charge sales tax? I am eligible for tax exemption.

Besides Virginia, depending on the product/manufacturer, we charge sales in states where we have nexus. For e.g. for all Supermicro products, we charge sales tax in Virginia, California, Florida and Illinois. If you are eligible for tax exemption in those states, please email us your Government Tax Exempt Permit/Reseller’s Certificate etc after placing the order online. We will refund you the tax portion for your order after we validate your tax exempt status. You can also email us your tax exemption document before placing an oder if you would like pre-approval for tax exemption.

What is Dihuni’s unique value proposition and why we should buy from you?

Dihuni was born out of the need for ONE company that can serve both the IT and IoT infrastructure needs for today’s and tomorrow’s digital transformation applications. The company has been founded by an industry pioneer with experience in developing and marketing world class products generating billions of dollars for companies such as Dell, NEC, Supermicro, NEC Corporation, Honeywell etc. We recognize that our customer’s IT and IoT environments are changing and we have deep understanding of technology and digital application markets. We differentiate in multiple ways:

  1. We are a technology company – not another online company that sells diapers and computers on the same site. Our focus is on bringing the broadest, most advanced and reliable technology products to you for your digital transformation applications. And as diapers are getting connected to the internet with the promise of IoT, we will certainly sell them as they turn into technology products!
  2. Close Partnerships – As authorized partners of top global companies, we work directly with their product teams to bring the best products to you and often have early access to new products. In several cases, we help vendor Product groups design new products and therefore have a strong 2-way relationship.
  3. Best pricing – our business model ensures cutting of logistics and overhead costs and thereby passing you the savings. We strive to keep our pricing among the lowest in the industry.
  4. Consultative, Simplification and Responsiveness – we provide detailed product information and help you with narrowing down and finalizing your product requirements, simplify your buying experience and are responsive right from initial communication to quoting to delivery and post-sales engagement.
  5. Customer & Quality Always First – we don’t just believe in it but also push our partners to maintain the same standards. We are customers for our suppliers and we understand the importance of on-time delivery and high product quality and are committed to delivering the same and top-notch customer service to you.

“With Dihuni’s prompt service, we got up to speed with NVIDIA Tesla V100 32GB GPU for our Deep Learning application. The product was just released by NVIDIA and Dihuni delivered on time for our project and without hassle!

Engineering Manager, Tech Co, USA

“We purchased a variety of systems for low-power applications from Dihuni. Dihuni engaged with us to ensure we selected the best options for our requirements and gave us access to newly introduced systems. We would recommend Dihuni to other buyers because of the quality of their customer care.”

Strategic Marketing Manager, Top 15 Semiconductor Co.

“We’ve purchased AMD EPYC Servers from Dihuni, and their service and response was top notch. They clarified exactly what we needed, what type of motherboard will fit best our needs, and delivered the servers on time and in tip top condition. Was a pleasure working with them!”

CTO, Tech Co., Tel Aviv, Israel

“We ordered the SuperMicro 5019A-FTN4 SuperServer featuring the latest “Denverton” Intel Atom C3758 processor from Dihuni within days of the product being available.  Working with Dihuni was an absolute pleasure, they kept us informed/updated on the order process and made sure to get the product shipped in time to meet our tight deadline.  We are running several virtual machines on the Windows 2016 Hyper-V platform: Palo Alto Networks VM-100 firewall, Aruba Networks Virtual Mobility Controller, BlueCat DNS/DHCP servers and a few Windows Server 2012 & 2016 servers in our POC lab.  We configured our system with 64GB of RAM and it’s easily handled the workload we’ve thrown at it. I highly recommend purchasing all of your SuperMicro server equipment from Dihuni, you won’t be disappointed!”

Robert Tesdall, Sr. Network Engineer, Enterprise Networks Solutions, USA

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