QCT, global provider of hardware to cloud datacenters, unvieled its new Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 lineup recently at IDF. The 13 new QCT products are designed to deliver a combination of performance, scalability and energy efficiency. QCT has both standard 1U and 2U offerings along with multi-node 2U servers and Open Compute Platform (OCP) series high-density servers. All of the QCT servers have various options (e.g. 2.5″ or 3.5″ disks) so QCT’s definition of 13 new platforms would be analogous to many other companies announcing over two dozen new offerings.
- The QuantaGrid D51 series encompasses both 1U and 2U single node servers. These servers are the traditional “pizza box” style servers with generally lower density per U but higher storage density per compute platform.
- 1U servers include the D51*-1U models
- 2U servers include the D51B(V)-2U models
- The QuantaPlex T21 and T41 series are multi-node per chassis servers. These servers are meant for higher-density compute environments and are in some ways analogous to the now well-known Dell PowerEdge C6100 (4-nodes in a 2U enclosure) that Facebook, Twitter and others used back in the Nehalem-EP and Westmere-EP era. QCT’s new servers are 2U designs and include the T21SR-2U (2U2N), T41S-2U (2U4N) and T41SP-2U (2U4N) models
- QCT’s Rackgo X series is a 21-inch OCP Open Rack Solution, including F06A and F06D compute sleds
- QCT’s Rackgo M series is based on the Microsoft contributions to OCP Open Cloud Server specifications. The Rackgo M series includes the MC510 compute sled and the MS100 storage sled
QCT’s product lines encompass both standard rackmount form factors as well as the new OCP form factors.
QCT is also announced 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. These types of applications have become increasingly common in the industry with HP, Dell, Lenovo and others offering similar functionality.
QDCM communicates with the new Intel Node Manager firmware on the Intel C610 chipsets in all QCT servers to enable 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 of the new QCT Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 Platforms
- 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.