By now, you’re probably familiar with our newest product: TrueRack™. Our long-time clients (and #ServerEnvy fans) know we’ve provided top-tier racking services long before the TrueRack™ announcement. In this edition of #ServerEnvy, we’re taking a look at a specialty server that we built and plan to rack in a customer’s datacenter.
The sheer density of computing power achieved by this system is extraordinary while its power consumption is minimal. The 6U MicroBlade pictured above supports 28 individual hot-swappable blade servers. Each blade can be built with two computing nodes which means a single 6U MicroBlade can house up to 56 nodes and 896 cores and consumes just over 1,800 watts. That is enough processing power to support over 7,000 VDI VMs at a stunningly-low cost that is under $30/VM and consumes just over ¼ watt per VM. A fully-populated rack filled with MicroBlade systems in a two-node configuration can support a jaw-dropping 392 nodes, 50TB of ECC RAM, 280Gb of bandwidth, and 6272 cores per rack.
The unique architecture of the MicroBlade reduces cables up to 99% and simplifies system management by integrating microserver, storage, networking, and unified remote management for applications into a remarkable all-in-one system.
Here are two examples of the individual blade servers we custom-configured for our client.
MicroBlade systems deliver unmatched flexibility and performance in the highest density with substantial savings on CAPEX and OPEX. Bring your datacenter to life with the quality of open source and the dedication of our professional team. iXsystems’ team of professionals can customize your servers, install and configure any software you need, then rack, cable and deploy them as needed. Give us a call at 1.855.GREP.4.iX or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.