Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) Unveils Next-Generation Server Lineup Powered by Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 Product Family

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QCT is also announcing a new datacenter management software, Quanta Datacenter Manager.

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QCT’s engineering team has been actively engaged with Intel through multiple processor family introductions, and we are now working together to revolutionize the data center infrastructure with the upcoming Rack Scale Architecture design.

QCT, global provider of hardware to cloud datacenters, is unveiling a comprehensive lineup of next-generation products powered by the latest Intel server processor family.

The new QCT products are designed to deliver the best-available combination of performance, scalability and energy efficiency. They combine low-power, high-speed DDR4 technology, new instructions in the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family and higher QPI link. These new QCT servers are projected to achieve a performance increase of approximately 53 percent per watt (measured with SPECPOWER*) compared to the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2-based QCT servers. (*Benchmark Configuration: QCT STRATOS S210-X22RQ (E5-2697v2, 16GB 1866MHz DDR3, 120Gb SSD) & QuantaGrid D51B-1U (E5-2697v3, 16GB 2133MHz DDR4, 120Gb SSD)

// Product Lineup //
QCT is announcing a wide range of off-the-shelf products in four product lines based on the new Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 product family, 13 product models in total:

1.    QuantaGrid D51 series 1U and 2U single node servers. 1U servers include the D51B-1U, D51BP-1U, D51PS-1U and D51PC-1U models. 2U servers include the D51B-2U and D51BV-2U models
2.    QuantaPlex T21 and T41 series multi-node servers, including T21SR-2U (2U2N), T41S-2U (2U4N) and T41SP-2U (2U4N) models
3.    Rackgo X series 21-inch OCP Open Rack Solution, including F06A and F06D compute sled
4.    Rackgo M series based on the OCP Open Cloud Server specifications contributed by Microsoft, including the MC510 compute sled and the MC100 storage sled

These four product lines represent a wide range of off-the-shelf hardware, including conventional form factors, as well as QCT’s Rackgo X and Rackgo M. All products are based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family. The Rackgo X and Rackgo M product lines are designed to the OCP standard. Rackgo X is an Open Rack inspired solution and Rackgo M is based on the Microsoft Open Cloud Server specification. These integrated rack solutions are optimized for different datacenter workloads, datacenter temperatures, power budget, cooling and maintenance requirements.

QCT is also announcing a new datacenter management software, Quanta Datacenter Manager (QDCM). Through QDCM, datacenter managers can monitor the real-time power usage and temperature at the dashboard, and manage the all or any specific server’s power consumption by setting power policies.

QDCM communicates with Intel® Node Manager firmware on the Intel® C610 chipsets in all QCT servers, which enables precise, out-of-band readings on system power consumption, thermal telemetry and compute utilization per second (CUPS) metrics. Together, QDCM and Intel® Node Manager firmware creates a Power Thermal Aware Solution (PTAS) for optimal workload placement, and improves visibility and integration between IT and facilities.

// Availability //

  •     Available for order immediately are the QuantaGrid D51B-1U and D51B-2U; the QuantaPlex T41S-2U; and the Rackgo X F06A.
  •     Other models listed will be available for order by the end of 2014.
  •     QCT will release additional information on availability of Rackgo M in Q4, 2014.

// See the QCT Lineup at Intel Developer Forum 2014 //
QCT will display the new server product lineup as well as its first Rack Scale Architecture prototype at IDF14 in San Francisco September 9-11. QCT will be at booth #709.

// Supporting Quotes //
“Intel and QCT have worked closely together through multiple processor family introductions, joining engineering and product development forces to deliver all of the benefits of each new processor family generation in the shortest possible timeframe. With today’s announcement, we’ve taken that a step further, with a broad-based server lineup powered by Intel’s latest processor, and commitment to deliver production RSA in the 2nd half of 2015.”
-- Mike Yang, general manager, QCT

“QCT is bringing to market a wide range of products based on our latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 family. QCT’s engineering team has been actively engaged with Intel through multiple processor family introductions, and we are now working together to revolutionize the data center infrastructure with the upcoming Rack Scale Architecture design.”
-- Raejeanne Skillern, general manager, Cloud Service Provider Business, Intel

// About Quanta Cloud Technology //
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) provides advanced hardware systems to cloud datacenters worldwide. Product lines include servers, storage, network switches, and integrated rack systems. QCT customers want the same innovative cloud hardware technology in use by hyperscale cloud datacenter operators, but in off-the-shelf SKUs with global services. QCT sells cloud hardware that delivers hyperscale performance, efficiency and advanced engineering, with flexible product configuration, rack integration, performance tuning and engineering consulting services to help customers deploy optimized cloud solutions for their unique cloud workloads.

QCT's parent is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 company with more than 100,000 employees located at engineering, manufacturing and services facilities worldwide.

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