Penguin Computing announced the immediate availability of its Ultimate Data X1 (UDX1) system. The UDX1 is a server platform built on the ARM-based EnergyCore System on Chip (SoC) from Calxeda.
According to the company, the UDX1 brings new levels of efficiency and scale to Internet datacenters. With a five-Watt power envelope per server, the UDX1 is suited for I/O bound workloads including Big Data applications, scalable analytics and cloud storage. Workloads that have been processed by racks of conventional systems can now be handled by a group of servers in a single physical unit, the company says. The UDX1 features a modular architecture that can be configured with up to 48 Calxeda EnergyCore server nodes, with four cores per node. The system includes an internal 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch fabric for node-to-node connectivity and provides up to 144TB of hard drive capacity.
"Power and cooling are the biggest facility challenges for most data centers; on the other hand, typical cloud computing, Web 2.0 and Big Data applications are based on scale out architectures," said Charles Wuischpard, CEO of Penguin Computing. "A new generation of power efficient, high-density servers is required to run these workloads efficiently. With the incredibly low power envelope and the extremely high density Calxeda's EnergyCore SoCs offer, the UDX1 is the ideal platform for running these types of workloads."
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.