The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 FL Platform
Features at a Glance
- Cross-compatible blades with FOREST
- Over 2.1PB of storage capacity per platform
- Up to 1728 processing cores per platform
- Supports up to 72 blades
- Fully redundant power system
- Ultra-efficient 90+% power efficiency
The BladeRack® 2 FL platform is the newest addition to Cirrascale's data center scale computing solutions and is designed with enterprise class data centers in mind. End users with resource hungry applications and power conscious facility managers will enjoy the best of both worlds with an ultra efficient (90%+) fully redundant power architecture and comprehensive line of available compute and storage blade offerings. In addition, BladeRack 2 FL blade servers are drop-in compatible with the award-winning Cirrascale FOREST Container, which allows for a full scale-out deployment of data center as a service and compute on demand applications.
The BladeRack 2 FL is perfect for mission critical customer installations where high availability, ultra dense systems are a requirement. With its ability to house up to 2.1PB of storage or 1728 processing cores per rack, the BladeRack 2 FL is one of the densest blade server platforms on the market today. BladeRack 2 FL blades also support IPMI as well as the Cirrascale Common Control Module software solution which enables IT managers to manage their Cirrascale solutions.
With the marriage of robust features and performance, customers in the Financial Services industry would find the Cirrascale BladeRack 2 FL an excellent vehicle for Electronic Design Automation and high performance grid installations while its ultra efficient power architecture fits seamlessly in their current power challenged environments. Data center administrators in the Service Provider industry would increase efficiency by utilizing the added connectivity options for virtual machine serving while dramatically cutting power and cooling costs due to the ground-breaking, efficient design.
The BladeRack 2 FL platform employs the industry leading patented Vertical Cooling Technology™. This allows Cirrascale to employ the fastest and most powerful processors available on the market without the performance loss commonly found in blade servers from other vendors. Increased thermal capacity has been incorporated into the design, as well as the ability to adjust airflow within the cabinet. Our patented Vertical Cooling by reducing energy expenditure and ensuring reliability. The efficiency of the BladeRack 2 FL power subsystem allows IT staff to spend fewer resources on heat related failures and provides the ultimate in availability with fully redundant power inputs, power distribution modules, and power supplies. This ultra-redundant power system allows for greater server uptime, further protecting customer investments. Industry re-defining solutions such as the BladeRack 2 FL is how Cirrascale makes good on our promise to deliver Blades Without Boundaries®.