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Cirrascale VB Series Server Blades

Cirrascale server blades facilitate data center transformation by providing scalable performance and reduced power consumption. Customers deploying next generation scale-out infrastructure benefit from the combination of the latest processor platforms with Cirrascale's Vertical Cooling Technology, enabling extreme density and unmatched efficiency and reliability. For example, Cirrascale's VB1400 and VB5400 Series blades featuring the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v2 and E5 v3 family-based platforms, and the VB1600 Series featuring Intel's latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 series processors provide breakthrough performance, density and energy savings when integrated into the Cirrascale BladeRack 2 Series platforms. Cirrascale's latest VB blades facilitate higher utilization through virtualization while providing amazing computing performance and scalable storage solutions.

Product Features and Benefits

  • Highly configurable, uses commodity components for flexibility.
  • Available as a 1VU (Vertical Unit), 2VU, 3VU, or 5VU to handle any configuration.
  • Denisty optimized for use in 9-blade, 72-blade, or 96-blade platforms.
  • Utilizes Vertical Cooling Technology to cut cooling costs and increase density footprint.

Cirrascale VB Series Blade Servers Overview

Cirrascale's VB Series BladeRack 2 compute blades are designed to give customers deploying scale-out HPC, web hosting and cloud services infrastructure breakthrough performance, density and energy savings. Delivering the technologies needed to replace an inefficient and aging installed-base, Cirrascale's latest VB blades facilitate higher utilization through virtualization while providing amazing computing performance and scalable storage solutions for public and private cloud deployments.

Cirrascale's integrated platforms utilizing the Intel Xeon processor E5 v2 and E5 v3 family-based platforms, and the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 series processors, are an ideal solution to refresh older IT infrastructure or for exceptionally efficient green field deployments. Customers can achieve double the compute and storage density while increasing server performance and decreasing overall power consumption in the data center by 35% or more.

With these new products, Cirrascale is facilitating data center transformation by providing scalable performance and reduced power consumption. Customers deploying next generation scale-out infrastructure benefit from the combination of Intel's latest processor platforms with Cirrascale's Vertical Cooling Technology, enabling extreme density and unmatched efficiency and reliability.

Cirrascale VB1400 Series 1VU Compute Blade Servers

With the consistent advances in technology, Cirrascale engineering and development teams are constantly testing and deploying the latest technical specifications being offered by our technology partners. We make every effort to provide the below specifications error-free and up-to-date. However, we always encourage our customers to contact us to discuss Cirrascale's latest improvements to its products. This product's specifications are as follows:

VB1400 Blade Server Specifications

Processor
  • Options include two Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v2 or E5 v3 family-based platforms
Chipset
  • Intel C602
Memory
  • Supports up to 512GB DDR3 Memory
  • 16 DIMM Slots DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM ECC
Storage
  • 8 x SAS 6Gb/s
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives
Networking
  • Intel Twinville X540 Network Controller (Dual 10Gbase-T ports with Management LAN
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 Gen3.0 x 16 throughput
  • 1 x PCIe x16 Gen3.0 x 8 throughput
  • 1 x PCIe x8 Gen3.0 x 4 throughput
  • 1 x PCIe x8 Gen2.0 x 1 throughput
Standard Interfaces
  • 6 x USB 2.0 (4 external / 2 internal)
  • On Management LAN
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN 1GbE
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x COM
Management and Monitoring
  • IPMI 2.0 using ASPEED 2300
Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Linux RHEL 6, CENTOS 6.2, SUSE 11SP2, UBUNTU 11.10

Cirrascale VB1600 Series 1VU Compute Blade Servers

With the consistent advances in technology, Cirrascale engineering and development teams are constantly testing and deploying the latest technical specifications being offered by our technology partners. We make every effort to provide the below specifications error-free and up-to-date. However, we always encourage our customers to contact us to discuss Cirrascale's latest improvements to its products. This product's specifications are as follows:

VB1600 Blade Server Specifications

Processor

Options include one of the following processor options:

  • Intel® Core™ 4th Generation product family
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E3-12xx v3 product family
Chipset
  • Intel Q87 Express Chipset (Desktop Board); or,
  • Intel C222 Chipset (Server Board)
Memory
  • Supports up to 32GB DDR3 Memory
  • 4 DIMM Slots DDR3 1333/1600
Storage
  • 6 x SATA Hard Drives
Integrated Graphics
  • VGA Integrated Graphics (SB,DB)
  • DisplayPort v1.2 (SB, DB)
  • DVI-D (DB)
  • Support for a PCI Express 3.0 x16 add-in graphics card
Networking
  • Gigabit LAN using Intel I217LM (Desktop)
  • Dual Gigabit LAN Powerville (Server)
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 Gen3.0 (SB, DB)
  • 1 x PCIe x8 Gen2.0 (SB)
  • 1 x PCIe x4 Gen2.0 (SB)
  • 1 x PCIe x1 Gen2.0 (SB, DB)
  • 2 x PCI bus add-in (DB)
Standard Interfaces
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
Management and Monitoring
  • BMC onboard IPMI 2.0
Operating Systems
  • Cirrascale's compute blades and rackmount servers support a wide variety of varying operating systems.
Legend Notes
  • (DB) - Desktop Board, (SB) - Server Board

Cirrascale VB5400 Series 5VU Compute Blade Servers

With the consistent advances in technology, Cirrascale engineering and development teams are constantly testing and deploying the latest technical specifications being offered by our technology partners. We make every effort to provide the below specifications error-free and up-to-date. However, we always encourage our customers to contact us to discuss Cirrascale's latest improvements to its products. This product's specifications are as follows:

VB5400 Blade Server Specifications

Processor
  • Options include two Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v2 or E5 v3 family-based platforms
Dual PCIe Switch Support
  • Supports up to 8 Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors
Chipset
  • Intel C602 (Patburg-A)
Memory
  • Supports up to 512GB DDR3 Memory
  • 16 DIMM Slots DDR3 1066/1333 UDIMM/RDIMM ECC
Storage
  • 8 x SAS 6Gb/s
  • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives
Networking
  • Dual 1GbE LAN Ports
Expansion Slots
  • 4 x PCIe x16 Gen3.0
  • 2 x PCIe x8 Gen3.0 Expansion Ports
  • 1 x PCIe x4 Gen2.0
Standard Interfaces
  • 8 x USB 2.0 (6 external / 2 internal)
  • On Management LAN
  • 2 x RJ-45 LAN 1GbE
  • 1 x COM
Management and Monitoring
  • IPMI 2.0
Operating Systems
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Linux RHEL 6, CENTOS 6.2, SUSE 11SP2, UBUNTU 11.10

Cirrascale VB Series Available Resources

The below links provide access to the detailed data sheets and other resources related to this and potentially several other Cirrascale products and solutions. If you can not find the information you are trying to locate, please contact us directly at (888) 942-3800 or email us at info@cirrascale.com:

Product Literature

PDF Cirrascale VB Series Datasheet - 963KB
PDF Cirrascale VB1600 Series Datasheet - 651KB
PDF Cirrascale VB5400 Datasheet - 1030KB

Application Guides

PDF GPU-Accelerated Applications Catalog - NVIDIA - 251KB

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