Penguin Computing demonstrated a new microserver platform based on the Intel Atom processor C2000 product family. According to the company, the microserver design is one of the first implementations that is built according to the Open Compute Project s microserver card specification. It can accommodate the 64-bit Intel Atom processor C2000 that features up to eight cores and up to 32GB of 1600 MHz of DDR3L RAM within power envelopes as low as 6W.
The new microserver is designed for I/O bound scale out workloads such as low-end Web hosting, simple content delivery and ultra low-end Web servers.
Penguin Computing is at the forefront of delivering cutting edge server and storage solutions for the Open Data Center and our customers are focused on delivering the maximum compute and storage density within existing power and cooling constraints, said Charles Wuischpard, CEO of Penguin Computing. Due to its ultra-low power envelope, high density, expanded memory and 64-bit support for the x86 instruction set we ve added designs based on the Intel Atom processor C2000 to our product roadmap that will be fundamental to our microserver-based solutions.
The platform features a modular architecture that allows for right-sizing compute capacity by populating each chassis with the right number of microserver cards required to accommodate a specific workload. The microserver cards as well as the microserver system are compliant with specifications defined by the Open Compute Project.
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