Cost optimized, open-hardware servers introduced
Equus Compute Solutions has announced the release of its WHITEBOX OPEN R1660 and R1660 NVMe servers, part of the Equus portfolio of custom cost optimized open hardware server and storage platforms. These servers are suited for content delivery network providers (CDNs), cloud services providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), and enterprise IT.
Incorporating dual Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and new open-hardware features, the R1660 servers are compact high-performance compute solutions for demanding applications such as content delivery, cloud services, business applications, and virtualization.
The 1U ten Bay R1660 server features 10 2.5” hot-swap HDD/SDD bays and 24 DIMMs for up to 3TB of memory. The R1660 also features OCP slots that accommodate multi-vendor cards including one, ten, 40, 50 and 100Gbps Ethernet NICs, and NVMe/SSD storage modules. The R1660 servers, like all of the WHITEBOX OPEN server platforms, can be customized to exact end user specifications.
The R1660 NVMe version of this server supports six 3.5”/2.5” hot-swap HDD bays and four NVMe bays for customer applications that demand higher storage performance.
The R1660 and R1660 NVMe support all the WHITEBOX OPEN features, including OpenBMC system management, which is the open-source implementation of the Baseboard Management Controller firmware stack that works across heterogeneous systems and can free companies from proprietary system management vendor lock-in.
The servers also support LinuxBoot to customize the server BIOS for flexibility, improve security, and create a lightning-fast boot experience. Each server’s OCP networking enables it to utilize NC-SI (network controller sideband interface) in-band network management communication, removing the need for a separate IPMI 1GbE management port and the associated dedicated network that in turn generates cost savings, frees rack space, and reduces cabling complexity.
The R1660 and R1660 NVMe servers are shipping now.