Computex 2010: MSI Presents the World's First SSI Compliant Blade Server
Unveiling standardizing blade-based server for cost effective solution
[Taipei, Taiwan] MSI, the leading manufacturer of server boards and systems, presents the world's first SSI compliant blade server MS-92C1. At Computex 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan, which takes place during June 1st to 5th, 2010, MSI will be showcasing SSI compliant blade server. The advantages of MS-92C1 include supporting open standards, pervasive and ubiquitous, RAS, lower TCO, high efficiency, and flexibility.
Support Open Standards
By achieving the SSI standards, MS-92C1 is able to support the growth of the SSI ECO system, creating benefits at all levels of industry, such as reduced manufacturing cost, reduced engineering cost, faster time-to-market, and enabling innovation, that results a true win-win situation. With the time and development cost significantly reduced, company can focus more on real value capabilities and differentiating their products from the competitors, which will also help the growth of blade server industry in the long run.
Pervasive and Ubiquitous: Exceptional for Cloud Computing
MS-92C1 can be used in universal scenarios that require tremendous computing performance, such as Application-Optimized for Enterprise, Financial Services, High-Performance Computing, Data Centers, Virtualization and most importantly, Cloud Computing. Cloud computing is the extreme representation of virtualization application today. MS-92C1 is the combination of high speed servers and powerful storages in a single blade unit. With MS-92C1 on the backbone of the infrastructure, administrators no longer need to worry about constant update on individual computers, which can reduce the cost and provide more flexibility and mobility.
RAS: Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability
One of the major emphases for server is the ability to provide uninterrupted services. MS-92C1 can help avoid and detect faults if there is corruption or report the corruption on the timely basis. Also, with the multiple components redundant design, administrators can hot-plug each individual server if it is down and the service will not discontinue at all. With the advanced management system, MS-92C1 can also automatically report the problem if any failures arise.
Lower TCO (Total Cost Ownership)
With the maximum of 10 compute nodes supported, administrators can decide the appropriate modules and quantity based on their needs, so no more unnecessary spending is needed. It can also be easily upgraded in the future if the need arises. MS-92C1 also features user friendly management software, which can easily help manage the system and reduce the maintenance cost in the long run. If any failure occurs, it will automatically report to the administrator without any delay to reduce the possibility of down time. "The greatest benefit for MS-92C1 is that it can be easily managed and upgraded, which can reduce the investment on server systems for the business," said Norman Tsai, MSI EPS BU General Manager.
High Efficiency: Save Cost, Save Environment
In each single compute node, MS-92C1 supports up to 2x Intel® Six Core 95W Xeon® processors and 12x DDR3 1333MHz Registered & Unbuffered Memory for the ultra performance. That's total 20 processors and 120 memories inside a single integrated system! It can dynamically adjust the computing power for each compute node, so it can achieve the highest power efficiency. It also provides better cooling technology to reduce electricity bills, also help protect the environment. "Intel® Xeon® is the latest generation of intelligent processors. With the features such as Turbo Boost Technology, Hyper-Threading Technology and Intelligent Power Technology, it is ideal for power efficient, high performance blade systems", said Jason Waxman, General Manager of High Density Computing, Intel Corporation.
MS-92C1 has variety of optional modules, includes 10 compute nodes, 10 IO blades, 1 QDR Infiniband switch module or 2 DDR Infiniband switch modules, 4 Gigabit Ethernet switch modules, 2 CMM modules, 4 power supply modules, and 4 system fan modules. Companies can flexibly configure the modules based on their specific application requirements, so everything they get is exactly what they need.
With the industry standard SSI compliant modules, companies can have the freedom to choose based on their exact needs. It will not only save the cost at beginning, but also save on the management and maintenance cost in the long run. Also, the compatibility and interoperability for the modules are guaranteed for more flexibility.
For more information, come along to the MSI booth at Computex, or visit MSI's website at: http://www.msi.com