GIGABYTE expands RACKLUTION-OP range of server hardware

Gigabyte, a provider of server hardware, is expanding its RACKLUTION-OP datacenter solutions product range with new compute and storage nodes that are compliant with Open Rack Standards version 2.0, and a 12OU highly portable mini rack cabinet ideal for proof of concept evaluations or for a 5G base station.

RACKLUTION-OP is the name for GIGABYTE’s server product line based on the Open Compute Project’s 21” Open Rack Standards, a revolutionary set of hardware design guidelines that offer dramatic improvements in space, power and cooling efficiency compared with traditional 19” rack systems. GIGABYTE’s RACKLUTION-OP products are proving popular with hyperscale and large data centre customers, offering noticeable CAPEX and OPEX savings due to the following major design features:

  • Optimal Rack Size & Density – the 21” rack width and 2OU height 3 node tray design provides a balanced consideration between density and power consumption, with more space for cabling and cooling.
  • Centralized Power Distribution – power distribution is centralized in each rack and distributed to each shelf by bus bar. Centralizing power supplies minimizes maintenance requirements and failure rates.
  • Thermal Optimization – rack and nodes have been designed based on the cold aisle / hot aisle concept, to reduce cooling power consumption and provide for easier maintenance in the cold aisle.
  • Gigabyte now has released two versions of RACKLUTION-OP products – version 1.0 and version 2.0, that correspond to versions of the Open Rack Standards with the same designation. The most important change for RACKLUTION-OP from version 1.0 to version 2.0 has been the change from a triple bus-bar power distribution system (version 1.0) to a single bus-bar system (version 2.0). Both systems will continue to co-exist with each other, and customers can choose the design version based on their preference and requirements.

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