Energy-Efficient Blade Solution for SMBs

Appro recently helped the Renault Formula One racing team go greener and go faster when it built and installed its Xtreme-X Supercomputer—a green high-performance computing (HPC) solution for large enterprises—in Renault F1's Computational Aerodynamics Research Centre in England. Now Appro is helping small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) become greener and stay more competitive with its new GreenBlade Series blade solution.

Appro GreenBlade Series

"Today, many IT departments in the HPC industry are feeling the rising pressure and the need for more computing performance while building a scalable, environmentally friendly infrastructure that lowers total cost of ownership," said John Lee, vice president of Advanced Technology Solutions at Appro. "Appro's high-performance server solutions based on the AMD Opteron processor address our customers' demands by combining the latest green technologies with outstanding price/performance and engineering expertise to improve IT performance while reducing energy bills and floor space in the data center."

Based on AMD's Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor, the GreenBlade solution doubles the density of a 1U server. It supports up to 10 dual-processor server blades with up to 80 processing cores, offering a variety of blade configuration options. GreenBlade features up to 64GB of memory and 1TB of storage per compute blade and up to four 1625W high-efficiency power supplies per system. Because of its high-efficiency power supplies and energy-efficient modular architecture, the GreenBlade solution consumes less power than 1U servers, reducing energy bills.

GreenBlade is part of Appro's Go-Green initiative to address HPC environmental challenges. Also as part of that initiative, Appro will release single and dual storage blades sometime in second quarter 2009.

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