The QNAP TS-2888X NAS family from QNAP represents a quantum leap forward in the arena of enterprise-tier storage and virtualization solutions. It features the latest Intel Xeon W processor, which contains up to 18 cores. This processor can produce up to 4.5 GHz of data crunching power, and the TS-2888X uses advanced AI functions to further boost its performance. The TS-2888X can utilize up to 512 GB of RAM, and it has a whopping eight PCIe 3.0 slots for practically endless expansion capabilities. With a useful display on its front face, a supercharged PSU, and the capacity to support four GPUs simultaneously, the TS-2888X is a highly versatile NAS that could find a home in a variety of business situations. The TS-2888X has eight HDD bays, 16 SSD bays, and four lightning-fast U.2 SSD bays.
Unsurpassable Processing Power
Since the QNAP TS-2888X is equipped with the Intel Xeon W processor, it can handle dozens of virtualizations at once without breaking a sweat. This state-of-the-art processor contains 18 cores, and it can run 36 threads at once. It features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which allows it to boost your processing power to 4.5 GHz. With this incredible processing capacity at your disposal, no NAS task will be beyond your grasp.
Immense RAM Potential
The TS-2888X can admit up to 512 GB of DDR4 ECC RDIMM 2666 MHz RAM, which means that all of the processes you run on this NAS will load at lightning-fast speeds no matter how many applications are running simultaneously. When combined with the enormous processing power of its Xeon W processor, the TS-2888X line is well-equipped to handle whichever types of tasks you can think to throw at it.
AI and Deep Learning Emphasis
QNAP pulled out all of the stops to make the TS-2888X a shining example of the power of deep learning and artificial intelligence. By integrating deep learning models like image classification, object detection, image segmentation, face recognition, video classification, and voice recognition, this revolutionary NAS system is leading the industry forward into the new AI paradigm.
Unparalleled PCIe Expansion Opportunities
This NAS from QNAP features eight PCIe 3.0 slots, which means that you can add an impressive number of different accessories to your NAS. Six of these PCIe slots are connected directly to the Intel Xeon W processor, and two are connected to this NAS’ Intel 400 series chipset. This setup allows for maximum responsiveness from each of your PCIe accessories. Whether you want to improve your connectivity, your SSD handling, or your graphics rendering potential, the TS-2888X leaves you plenty of room to realize your data management dreams.
Computing and NAS in One Package
QNAP calls the TS-2888X a computing NAS, which means that it has all of the potential of a comprehensive NAS solution and a souped-up computer. This coveted computing NAS status is made most evident by the physical design of the TS-2888X, which features drive bays on the right side and computing equipment on the left side. Both sides of the case of this NAS are easily removable, so whether you want to add RAM modules or expand your storage capabilities, the TS-2888X is more than capable of accommodating your needs.
The TS-2888X features a liquid crystal display on the front that shows operation information. It also has in-line buttons that you can press to alter the basic functions of your NAS. In addition, the TS-2888X has two USB 3.0 ports on the front for easy peripheral access. Best of all, this QNAP NAS is mounted on four rotating wheels that are equipped with stoppers for maximum portability.
This innovative NAS from QNAP offers all of the power that you need to run accessories in all of its PCIe slots at once. This 2000W PSU delivers power to each of the TS-2888X’s critical components, and it is equipped with a manual switch. This power supply is equipped with its own fan, so you never have to worry about it overheating.
The TS-2888X supports the connection of up to four PCIe 3.0 GPUs. With that much processing power, your team can collaborate on 4K or 8K video projects with ease, and your overall computing power increases exponentially with each GPU you add. This GPU compatibility makes the TS-2888X a truly versatile NAS that can be applied in practically any enterprise situation.
Liquid Cooling Pump for Intensive Applications
If you run the TS-2888X at anything close to its full potential, it will rapidly generate significant amounts of heat. Thankfully, this NAS is equipped with a liquid cooling system that keeps its 140W processor, PCIe accessories, and power supply deliciously cool. This Asetek liquid cooling system features a pump, radiators, and a 12-centimeter cooling fan to keep your system running smoothly.
Next-Generation SSD Handling
The TS-2888X is equipped with four U.2 SSD ports, which means it can read and write data at incredibly fast rates. Unlike normal SSD or M.2 SSD drives, which utilize two lanes of data, U.2 SSDs use four lanes, which provides a significant upgrade to I/O speeds. U.2 SSDs also have larger circuit boards, which means that they are available in greater capacities than other types of SSDs.
TS-2888X Multiple Models
The TS-2888X comes in four models to perfectly suit your needs. The TS-2888X-W2123-32G contains a 4-core Xeon W processor, and it can admit up to 32GB of RAM. The TS-2888X-W2133-64G has a 6-core processor, and it can handle up to 64GB of RAM. The TS-2888X-W2145-128G has an 8-core processor, and it can run up to 128GB of RAM. The flagship model, the TS-2888X-W2195-512G has an 18-core Xeon W processor, and it can admit up to 512GB of RAM.
The QTS user interface contains all of the tools you need to run your NAS. From QuAI for deep learning applications to Download Station for download management to Qtier for SSD caching, this innovative UI keeps all of your vital processes afloat. The TS-2888X is even equipped with the brand-new MyQNAP Cloud for cloud-based remote connectivity.
In addition to its eight PCIe 3.0 slots, the TS-2888X also has four USB 3.0 slots on the rear face and two on the front face. These ports are complemented by four USB 2.0 ports for peripherals that aren’t data-intensive. For networking, the TS-2888X come with four 1GbE LAN ports and two 10GBASE-T LAN ports, and you can easily expand your networking capability with additional cards for your PCIe slots.
Application and Use Case
The TS-2888X is a highly versatile NAS solution. While it is obviously designed for enterprise-tier applications with more than 1,000 employees, it could also be utilized in medium-sized business applications with 200-500 employees. The main focus of this NAS is speed, which is followed up closely by incorporation of next-generation technology. If you have data that you need to be able to access rapidly or you need to deploy multiple virtualizations simultaneously, the TS-2888X is right for you. While it isn’t meant to be a data demon, the TS-2888X does have a large storage capacity, but it might operate best if paired with a dedicated storage NAS. The MSRP pricing for the TS-2888X series has not yet been released.