The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XM Platform
Features at a Glance
- Ideal for cloud, grid and web environments
- Up to 2000 processing cores per platform
- Supports up to 192 ethernet ports
- Supports up to 96 blades
- Utilizes patented Vertical Cooling Technology
- Energy conscious 80+% power efficiency
Cirrascale has tailored the BladeRack® 2 X-Series to provide unparalleled performance and investment protection across the dynamic enterprise computing landscape. The BladeRack 2 (BR2-XM) is an innovative adaptation of the BladeRack 2 platform that provides customers with a higher density compute environment when features such as a fully redundant power subsystem and robust management are not needed. The BR2-XM is the industry’s densest compute solution with support for up to 96 blades, each housing the most cutting edge components and processors available making this platform attractive for demanding grid and web serving environments.
Like all Cirrascale products, the BR2-XM is completely customizable and can be configured with a focus on compute density. With its ability to employ up to 2000 processing cores and over 1.5PB of local disk space, the potential of the BR2-XM is truly boundless. Customers with high IOPs requirements will find the a full complement of Solid State Drive offerings to speed up even the most demanding application. Web hosting and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers will find the ultra dense capacity appealing while the 80%+ efficient power subsystem will improve recurring costs in a co-location environment.
Advanced power and cooling architectures such as redundant power inputs and fan trays make the BR2-XM platform perfect for today’s Financial Service and Application Service Providers where an increased level of uptime is required. With server management based on the IPMI 2.0 standard system administrators will be able to remotely monitor and manage individual blades as well as have full control with optional KVM-IP functionality.
The BR2-XM platform employs the same patented Vertical Cooling Technology™ that is found in all of the BladeRack 2 X-Series platforms. This allows Cirrascale to use the fastest processors available on the market without the performance loss common in blade servers from other vendors due to CPU throttling. Our patented Vertical Cooling Technology has proven to save money by reducing energy expenditure and ensuring reliability, enabling data centers to use their power for compute instead of cooling.
The BR2-XM utilizes an ultra-efficient 208- 400VAC power solution to drastically reduce your organization’s energy expenditure. The BR2-XM power distribution module is available with redundant power inputs for an added level of reliability when connected to separate power circuits. This innovative power solution also generates substantially less heat than those found in competing solutions, saving additional resources. The combination of extreme density and efficiency drive the total cost of ownership of the BR2-XM far below that of competing solutions while gaining an increase in performance and reliability; and the enterprise computing community has taken notice.