iXsystems Announces the iX-Earth Series

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Green, Energy Efficient 1U and 2U Server Configurations Optimized For High-Performance Applications

iXsystems leverages advanced technology and system design expertise to minimize power consumption in all of our servers, making us a leader in power saving technology. Helping companies minimize their carbon footprint is a primary server design objective that results in a significant reduction in the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of our systems, through savings on energy and cooling costs.

iXsystems customers asked for an ultra-efficient green solution tailored specifically to the power constraints of a datacenter. iXsystems responded by introducing the iX-1282 and the iX-2216 in the iX-Earth Series line of environmentally friendly servers. The iX-Earth server line features power-efficient 2.5" hard disk drives, low-power Intel CPUs, Low-Voltage Memory, and highly efficient power supplies. The 2.5" SAS and/or SATA hard drives featured in the iX-Earth server configurations can reduce power consumption by 40% over standard 3.5" hard drives. Use of optional Solid State Drives (SSD) equates to a power savings of up to 95% over 3.5" standard spinning drives.

The iX-Earth series is optimized for high-performance applications. The iX-1282 1U configuration within the iX-Earth series features up to 8 cores, up to 64GB of low voltage RAM, and 8 hot-swap 2.5" SAS/SATA hard drive bays, as well as the world's first 1U "silver level" power supply with 85%+ power efficiency. The iX-2216 2U server provides up to 8 cores, double the amount of RAM, and double the amount of hard drive bays as the iX-1282 in an efficient 2U form factor designed for the most frequently encountered applications. The chassis is also equipped with a redundant 900W high-efficiency (85%+) redundant power supply for outstanding power savings, and fault-tolerance.

"The iX-Earth Series was developed as part of our commitment to green technology", says Michael Lauth, CEO of iXsystems. "iXsystems leverages advanced technology and system design expertise to minimize power consumption in all of our servers, making us a leader in power saving technology. Helping companies minimize their carbon footprint is a primary server design objective that results in a significant reduction in the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of our systems, through savings on energy and cooling costs."

Features of the iX-1282 include the following:

1U Form Factor with 8 Hot-swap SAS/SATA 2.5" Drive Bays
Dual Intel® 64-bit Xeon® Quad-Core or Dual-Core, with 1600/1333/1066 MHz FSB
Intel® 5400 (Seaburg) Chipset - 5400/5300/5200/5100 Series Processors
Up to 64GB DDR2 800/667/533 SDRAM Fully Buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) 1.8V or 1.5V supported
Left Slot (Full-height / Full-length): 2 (x8) PCI-Express (Gen 2.0)
Right Slot (Low-Profile w/ 5.5" length): 1 (x8) PCI-Express (Gen 2.0)
Intel® 82575EB Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet Controller w/ IOAT
ATI ES1000 Graphics with 32MB video memory
Remote Management Card, IPMI 2.0 (optional)
Slim DVD
560W 85%+ High-efficiency Power Supply or
(Optional) 650W Redundant 85%+ High-efficiency Power Supply (iX-1282R)

Features of the iX-2216 include the following:

2U Form Factor with 16 Hot-Swap SAS/SATA 2.5" Drive Bays
Dual Intel® 64-bit Xeon® Quad-Core or Dual-Core, with 1600/1333/1066 MHz FSB
Intel® 5400 (Seaburg) Chipset - 5400/5300/5200/5100 Series Processors
Up to 128GB DDR2 800/667/533 SDRAM Fully Buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) 1.8V or 1.5V supported
3 (x8) PCI-Express (2 w/ Gen 2.0), 1 (x4) PCI-Express (Using x8 slot),
2x 64-bit 133MHz PCI-X
Intel® 82575EB Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet Controller w/ IOAT
ATI ES1000 Graphics with 32 MB video memory
Remote Management Card, IPMI 2.0 (optional)
5.25" Drive Bay
Slim DVD
900W 85%+ High-Efficiency Redundant (1+1) Power Supply

The iX-Earth series is an excellent choice for high-performance computing (HPC) cluster nodes, server farms, and other datacenters where space, cost, energy-efficiency, and density are high priorities.

Pricing and Availability

Green Server Class units in the iX-Earth series are currently available from iXsystems and its Authorized Value Added Reseller Partners. Industry-leading pricing will vary based on the specific configuration needed. For more information about the iX-Earth series contact iXsystems at (408)943-4100 or visit our website at http://www.ixsystems.com/green 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.

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.

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