PROCESSING

Viridis

25 November 2011

Boston

Boston has introduced the Boston Viridis Project, a new generation of ultra low power platforms based on Calxeda ARM EnergyCore SOC (system on a chip) processors.

Based on a completely new architecture outside of the traditional x86 platforms, the Boston Viridis Project provides a new approach to highly parallel ultra low power computing with a self-contained highly extensible multi-node cluster with integral high speed interconnects and storage all contained within a tiny 2U rack mount appliance.

With 48 nodes available in a 2U enclosure this new platform can provide for up to 900 servers per industry standard 42U rack and can deliver up to 10x the performance per watt over existing processor technologies.

Designed and built exclusively for the server market this ultra efficient new server appliance has been optimised from the ground upwards to provide data centre performance while consuming power comparable to a mobile device to assure industry leading power, space and operational costs.

Boston is working closely with Calxeda to demonstrate the full breadth of capabilities offered by appliances that fall within Boston’s Viridis Project. Now, OEM partners and large data centre customers can leverage both Boston and Calxeda’s design expertise, allowing them to easily build hyper-scale sized clusters in a fraction of the time compared to designing traditional server systems from the ground up.

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