Boston Limited, a leading manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient server, storage and clustered solutions, is delighted to unveil the latest addition to its innovative Viridis Microserver range powered by ARM Cortex™ A15 quad-core processor. The Boston Viridis 2.0 is based on six ECX-2000 cards; each card hosting two four-core SoC’s (Server-on-Chip) running at 1.8GHz and consuming as little as 6 Watts of power.
The EnergyCore™ ECX-2000 is Calxeda’s latest family of SoC (Server-on-Chip) products that deliver the power efficiency of ARM®-based processors to the datacentre. Certified to run Ubuntu 13.10 the ECX-2000 SoC enables the Boston Viridis 2.0 to run the latest OpenStack Havana platform designed for building public, private and hybrid clouds.
Using the ARM Cortex™ A15 quad-core processor, the ECX-2000 delivers twice the performance, three times the memory bandwidth, and four times the memory capacity of the ground-breaking ECX-1000. It is highly scalable thanks to the integrated 80GB Fleet Fabric™ switch, while the embedded Fleet Engine™ simultaneously provides out-of-band control and intelligence for autonomic operation and power optimization.
Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston Limited, comments that “Boston is delighted to introduce our latest iteration of the ARM-based Viridis platform, based on Calxeda’s EnergyCore ECX-2000, for the storage, cloud and virtualisation arenas.
“Now, with improved performance and triple the memory bandwidth, Boston is excited to build on the game-changing launch of its ARM-server range last year.”
The Boston Viridis Microserver was launched at the International Supercomputing Conference in 2012 as the first to enter general availability in a new generation of datacentre servers based on technology from ARM, whose chip designs power the Apple® iPhone®, iPad® and many other low-power consumer devices.
For more information please visit Boston (stand #441) and ARM (#3141) at SC ’13, Colorado Convention Centre from 18-21st November.
ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.
About Boston Limited
Boston Limited (boston.co.uk) has been providing first-to-market technology to a diverse client base since 1992. Boston's high performance, mission-critical server, storage and workstation solutions can be tailored for every client. With expertly trained engineers and a dedicated R & D labs facilities, we are able to fully customise the specification, design and branding of a solution in order to help clients solve their toughest business challenges simply and effectively. Since its founding in London, UK, Boston has expanded operations globally. Following on from the successful launch of Boston IT Solutions India in 2009, Boston launched Boston Server & Storage Solutions GmbH in Germany a year later, with offices opening on the East coast of America in 2013.
Founded in January 2008, Calxeda brings new performance density to the datacenter with revolutionary server-on-a-chip technology. Calxeda currently employs 100 professionals in Austin Texas and the Silicon Valley area. Calxeda is funded by a unique syndicate comprising industry leading venture capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including ARM Holdings, Advanced Technology Investment Company, Austin Ventures, Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners and Vulcan Capital.