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Liquid Blade server

19 August 2011

Boston Limited

Boston Limited now supplies Hardcore Computer's high-performance server solution featuring Liquid Blade total liquid submersion cooling technology. The Liquid Blade technology helps solve many of the most complex and costly challenges plaguing the HPC enterprise sector today – escalating utility costs, increasing operational costs, and the numerous costs associated to maintaining sophisticated cooling and environmental thermal control systems.

By housing eight servers within a 5U enclosure, the Liquid Blade offers high performance by harnessing the power of Intel's Xeon 5600/5500 generation processors. These servers provide up to 12 computational cores, 48 threads and memory configurations as large as 384Gb. Full support for hybrid GPU compute technologies have been integrated into the product design providing full support for Nvidia Quadro and Tesla accelerators.

The cooling efficiency is assured by employing Hardcore Computer's dielectric (non-conductive) cooling liquid, CoreCoolant. Core Coolant has a 1,350 times greater heat rejection capacity by volume than air, keeping components cooler and providing greater reliability and sustained optimal performance.

When application requirements demand high-speed connectivity and video processing power, the Liquid Blade can offer the most reliable connectivity options – including 1GB/s Ethernet, 10Gb/s Ethernet and 40Gb/s InfiniBand. Each type of connectivity is available as an embedded option, freeing up one PCIE slot for a high-performance video card, GPU accelerator, additional I/O interconnectivity, flash storage or to support other application requirements.

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