Supermicro E102-13R-H Review: A Raptor Lake-P 3.5″ SBC System for Embedded Applications

Single-board computers in the 3.5″ form-factor have become extremely popular for embedded applications involving a mix of high performance requirements as well as extended peripherals support. Typical use-case scenarios include digital signage, edge inferencing solutions, retail applications, and IoT gateways. The requirements in these segments call for processors and components that can operate in a wide temperature range. The chassis and cooling solution handle other duties such as ruggedness and avoidance of moving parts. The Supermicro X13SRN-H-WOHS is a 3.5″ SBC with a soldered-down Intel Core i7-1370PE – a Raptor Lake-P embedded processor with vPro support. It has plenty of I/O support, including a SlimSAS PCIe expansion slot. Supermicro also offers a ready-to-deploy solution using the SBC in the actively-cooled SYS-E102-13R-H box PC. This review takes a detailed look at the features and performance profile of the SYS-E102-13R-H, along with an evaluation of the thermal solution.