GIGABYTE introduces its most advanced hardware specially designed for datacenter usage, where being able to match high density, excellent energy efficiency, and top computing performance are essential criteria.
This 2U multi-nodes barebone server regroups all the critical features required to satisfy these criteria, and is ready to meet the challenges of today's datacenter environments:
The chassis is equipped with four motherboards (computing nodes), when traditional 2U racks have only one. Here in 2U you get in total 8 processors from the Intel Xeon E5-2400 family, 48 memory DIMMs, and 12 or 16 HDD bays, while keeping optimal airflow and thermal properties.
The computing density is multiplied by 4, which means the space utilization of the chassis is improved by 3.
Within the chassis, the power supply and some cooling functions are removed from each board drawer to be shared and managed at the rack level. This implies less components obstruction, enhanced thermal performance, and reduced power consumption.
With rear access to the computing nodes and hot-swappable HDD bays, this rack can be serviced easily and can fit in most of existing datacenter infrastructure.
For routine monitoring, this rack comes with a management controller that allows it to be remotely controlled.
Also, it perfectly matches hot aisle/cold aisle designs.
Being able to fit 4 motherboards within 1 chassis instead of 4, you save on the chassis cost.