SGI® CloudRack®

CloudRack X2 Family


CloudRack C2 Family

Breakthrough Density and Configurability for Cluster Computing

Cool, Clean and Efficient
The CloudRack product family takes a new rack-centric approach to server design, achieving extreme densities with break through energy efficiency and high reliability. CloudRack capitalizes on an ultra-efficient, Eco-Logical™ design which uses fan-less and cover-less 1U server trays with all cooling and AC-DC power conversion performed with N+1 redundancy at the rack level. This assures maximum power usage, cooling efficiency, and staggering server densities with up to 1824 cores per cabinet.

From Scalable, Workgroup Clusters to Scale-Out Data Centers
CloudRack enclosures are available in a variety of form factors, meeting the most common deployment needs. Only 14U tall, CloudRack X2 is the ideal scalable, workgroup cluster when deployed on casters in an engineering laboratory environment. It can also be easily rackmounted in any industry-standard 19" rack, especially handy for scale-out deployments in existing rack build-outs. CloudRack C2 realizes even higher densities with a choice of 24U or 42U, 24-inch wide cabinet configurations perfect for large data center environments.

The Power XE™ Difference
CloudRack is the first of many SGI products to utilize Power XE - a next-generation cabinet-level power distribution technology:

  • Virtually eliminates the data center stranded power problem (a data center's power capacity which is paid for, but ultimately unused) and provides nearly perfect phase balancing
  • Significantly improves power delivery efficiency by converting incoming AC power to 99 percent efficient 12V DC power via hot-pluggable, N+1 redundant rectifiers
  • Eliminates server-level power supplies for improved reliability

Dramatic Thermal Efficiency
CloudRack is thermally optimized to allow data centers to operate at much higher temperatures, up to 104F (40C).

  • Higher ambient temperature tolerance means significantly reduced power consumption by Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC) units, radically reducing operating costs
  • Server-level cooling has been eliminated in favor of N+1 redundant, hot swappable and easily serviceable cabinet-level fan arrays for better enclosure reliability
  • Thermally managed airflow from autonomic fan arrays reduces fan power by over 80% as compared to conventional AC enclosures

CloudRack X2

The Scalable Workgroup Cluster
CloudRack X2 is a unified enclosure that combines extreme densities with breakthrough energy efficiency for cluster computing. It brings scalability, flexibility and efficiency to HPC, graphics and Internet applications. CloudRack X2 enclosure allows for flexible deployment either as a stand-alone unit mounted on casters for in-lab use, or installed in industry-standard 19 inch racks—especially valuable for heterogeneous computing environments.

Cool, Clean and Efficient
CloudRack X2 assures maximum power usage, cooling efficiency, and staggering server densities with up to 216 cores per enclosure in a footprint of only five square feet. CloudRack X2 capitalizes on an ultra-efficient Eco-logical™ design that uses fan-less and cover-less 1U server trays installed vertically in the 14U enclosure. As a result, HPC installations are now able to immediately capitalize on the many performance, density and thermal advantages of the tray-based CloudRack design.

Design to Order Optimization for Internet, HPC and Graphics Environments
SGI DTO processes assure CloudRack X2 systems are tailored to your computing environment and optimized to support your specific computing applications. Enclosures are available to address needs ranging from HPC workgroup clusters to high-performance quad-socket database servers and scale-out Internet deployments. GPU-based configurations are even available to speed graphics calculations. For investment protection, CloudRack X2 is ready to take advantage of next generation AMD and Intel designs. CloudRack X2 systems are rigorously tested then shipped to your data center floor, ready for immediate integration.

CloudRack C2

Cool, Clean and Efficient
CloudRack C2 delivers extreme densities with break through energy efficiency for cluster computing in a unified cabinet design where power and cooling is centralized at the rack level. Its Eco-Logical™ design uses fan-less and cover-less 1U server trays, assuring maximum power usage, cooling efficiency, and staggering server densities with up to 1824 cores per cabinet.

Ideal for Scale-Out Deployments
CloudRack C2 is the ideal choice for data centers looking to maximize server density while cutting operational costs. By leveraging three-phase input power, CloudRack C2 delivers dramatic bottom-line savings by eliminating stranded power (a data center's power capacity which is paid for, but ultimately unused)

Available in both 24U and 42U sizes, the 24-inch wide cabinets were designed for hot-aisle, cold-aisle data centers.