19 March 2012
RSC Group has demonstrated an update of its RSC Tornado architecture. Supporting the new Intel Xeon E5 processor and Intel server boards, RSC Tornado is the first energy-efficient super-dense blade solution with liquid cooling. The complete hardware and optimised software stack were showcased by RSC Group as a part of official launch of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor series for servers and data centres in Russia and CIS countries.
At a technology showcase during an Intel event in Moscow, RSC Group’s specialists demonstrated a fully functional super-dense solution based on RSC Tornado architecture. This represented a rack with liquid-cooled blade servers based on Intel S2600JF server boards, with two of the latest Intel Xeon E5-2690 processors per board (eight computing cores with the clock speed of 2.9 GHz and 20MB of cache memory per chip and 135W thermal design power).
In Turbo Boost mode, the Intel Xeon E5-2690 processors used in the new solution stably operate at a higher clock speed of 3.3 GHz – 400 MHz higher than the nominal clock speed – due to the liquid cooling. With a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.06, a maximum of 5.7 per cent of the consumed energy will be used for cooling the system.