Quanta QCT Prepares to Ship Future Intel® Atom™ Processor (codenamed Centerton) Based Microserver Delivering Extreme Low Power, High-Density Specifications
06 Sep. 2012

Quanta QCT Prepares to Ship Future Intel® Atom™ Processor (codenamed Centerton) Based Microserver Delivering Extreme Low Power, High-Density Specifications

At less than 10 watts per server node and up to 48 nodes per 3U chassis, the latest addition to Quanta QCT’s microserver lineup is among the most power and space efficient datacenter solutions available.

FREMONT, Calif. – September 6, 2012 /PRWeb/ – Quanta QCT, a leading manufacturer of server, storage and network equipment for datacenter customers in the United States, will ship by year end a microserver that will be among the most power and space efficient designs available for dedicated web hosting, cloud computing and hyperscale computing in the datacenter.

The STRATOS S900-X31A is a 24 or 48 node server in a 3U chassis. Based on the forthcoming Intel® Atom™ based processor - codenamed Centerton and consuming less than 10 watts per server node, the STRATOS S900-X31A offers dramatically improved performance per watt, dollar and square foot compared to traditional 1U 1-socket server.

Quanta QCT is presenting two demonstration units of the new microserver next week at the Intel® Developer Forum in San Francisco, in booth 130.

The STRATOS S900-X31A is the second server in Quanta QCT’s microserver lineup. In June, Quanta QCT announced the STRATOS S910-X31B, which offers 9 or 12 server nodes in a 3U chassis and is based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200/E3-1200 v2.

“Rising power costs, cooling loads and space restrictions lead our datacenter customers to demand the most efficient hardware available,” said Mike Yang, general manager and vice president of Quanta QCT. “They ask us for the greatest efficiency possible in a vanity-free hardware configuration that maintains 100 percent compatibility with the x86 software ecosystem. Our integrated engineering, design and manufacturing capability allows us to be among the first manufacturers to provide this solution, leveraging our longstanding partnership with Intel.”

Key features of the STRATOS S900-X31A include configurations for 12 or 24 cable-free sleds that are hot-pluggable and independently operable. There are two server nodes per sled, and each 3U chassis houses 24 or 48 nodes. Each node supports up to 16 GB of memory, two 2.5” SATA HDDs and two GbE RJ45 ports. Leveraging capabilities of Centerton, the servers offer 64-bit support and ECC memory, and as noted earlier, consume less than 10 watts per node.

All server nodes share one console port and two 10 GbE SFP+ ports.  The design allows users to attach one network cable to a dedicated management port and manage all nodes in the microserver. This simplifies cabling and remote management while reducing costs by eliminating unnecessary top-of-rack switches and network cabling.

“Intel is committed to the micro server segment and has been investing in roadmap innovations spanning low power Xeon® to 6-Watt Atom™ processors.  I’m very pleased that Quanta’s chosen to provide a comprehensive micro server processor portfolio, including both Atom™ and Xeon®, designed to deliver a range of performance levels for workload flexibility, extreme density and power efficiency benefits,” said Jason Waxman, general manager, Cloud Infrastructure Group of Intel. “With full server class features such as 64-bit, ECC memory and the widest (x86) software ecosystem support, customers can deploy Intel based micro servers into their hosting or static web environment seamlessly and realize greater return on investment.”

About Quanta QCT
Quanta QCT provides a comprehensive line of off-the-shelf server, storage and networking solutions to datacenter customers in the United States. Quanta QCT targets midsize and large enterprises, governments and service providers who want the engineering excellence of a global manufacturer of integrated datacenter solutions, but do not require the scale and resources of a full-service ODM. Quanta QCT is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and its parent company is Quanta Computer, Inc., a $37 billion original design manufacturer.

Quanta QCT is the only company that delivers all of the major components of the datacenter value chain: server, storage and networking equipment design and manufacturing capability in a single, proven resource. Presently, datacenters are built with server, storage and networking equipment from different manufacturers. While the industry has adapted to this inefficiency, QCT now makes it possible for datacenters to work with a single manufacturer to verify that the solution is engineered to deliver their targeted technical and cost performance benchmarks.

More at http://www.QuantaQCT.com. (Note: Quanta QCT does not comment on customer relationships unless specifically authorized to do so.)


Robert Cathey
Cathey.co for Quanta QCT
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