iXsystems Announces the Gemini Twin Server Class

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Unequaled Density & Power Efficiency: Two nodes and 16 cores in a 1U Server Configuration

The iX12X2 and the iX12X2-10G are leading edge, green technology solutions that provide high performance, high efficiency, and high density at the lowest possible total cost of ownership. Both systems are designed to optimize system power by utilizing shared, highly efficient power supplies, in addition to low energy consumption motherboards, components, and cooling sub-system designs

iXsystems recently unveiled the iX12X2 and the iX12X2-10G models in the Gemini Twin Server class as part of its "Green Computing Initiative". The iX12X2 and the iX12X2-10G deliver next generation rackmount server technology in a power-efficient, rack-dense chassis with two server nodes in 1U of rack space and 4 or 8 hot swap drive bays. The superior processing power density and performance/watt of the iX12X2 and the iX12X2-10G makes them ideal solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) cluster nodes, web servers, or rendering node clusters. They also offer the highest number of CPU cores per rack. The iX12X2-10G features 10G ethernet in addition to dual GigE LAN on each node.

"The iX12X2 and the iX12X2-10G are leading edge, green technology solutions that provide high performance, high efficiency, and high density at the lowest possible total cost of ownership. Both systems are designed to optimize system power by utilizing shared, highly efficient power supplies, in addition to low energy consumption motherboards, components, and cooling sub-system designs," says Michael Lauth, CEO of iXsystems. "The Gemini Twin Server Class was developed as part of our 'Open Source Hardware Design' process. Open Source Hardware design refers to our carefully crafted server product line, designed and manufactured to ensure operating system and cross-platform compatibility, while providing best in class performance and reliability for any business requirement."

Features of the iX12X2 include the following:

Two servers/nodes in a 1U form factor
Each node supports up to two Intel Xeon Dual/Quad-Core CPUs and up to 1600 Mhz Front Side Bus
Total of four hot-swap SATA drives, 16 cores, and 16FBDIMM, or up to 128 GB memory in a 1U form factor (Per node: Two hot-swap SATA drives and 8 FBDIMM slots provide up to 64 GB memory per node).
800 Mhz 1.5 volt FBDIMM memory
A 980-watt high efficiency (90%+) power supply is shared by both nodes to optimize the utilization level and increase energy savings.
Remote and Lights Out Management w/IP-KVM, SOL via IPMI 2.0

Features of the iX12X2-10G include the following:

Two servers/nodes in a 1U form factor
Each node supports up to two Intel Xeon Dual/Quad-Core CPUs and up to 1333 Mhz Front Side Bus
Total of eight hot-swap drives, 16 cores, and 12 DIMM slots, or up to 96 GB memory in a 1U form factor (Per node: Four hot-swap 2.5" SATA drives and 6 DIMM slots provide up to 48 GB memory per node).
10 GigE Ethernet connection
A 5100 Intel San Clemente chipset that takes registered memory, increasing power efficiency over systems with fully buffered memory.
A 780-watt high efficiency (90%+) power supply is shared by both nodes to optimize the utilization level and increase energy savings.

Pricing and Availability
Gemini Twin Server Class units are currently available from iXsystems and its Authorized Value Added Reseller Partners. Industry-leading pricing will vary based on the specific configuration needed.

About iXsystems
iXsystems is the all-around FreeBSD company that builds FreeBSD-certified servers and storage solutions, runs the FreeBSD Mall, and is the corporate sponsor of the PC-BSD Project. For more information about our Gemini class of servers contact iXsystems at (408)943-4100 or visit our website at http://www.ixsystems.com/gemini and fill out the inquiry form. One of our expert sales professionals will provide you with a customized quote that best meets your open source hardware solution needs.

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