New Amalgamated Rack Standards + New ORv2

News: New Amalgamated Rack Standards + New ORv2 Here

Amalgamated Rack Standards 

QCT is taking the building blocks from the OCP Open Rack version 2 ORv2 (Facebook) and Project Olympus (Microsoft) and conforming them to the EIA-310-D standards i.e. in standard RU racks. 
QuantaPlex T22SF-1U - Building upon OCP principles and the Tioga Pass system, this front fabric, multiple independent node server is designed with the highest level of serviceability and reliability, making this an ideal fit for any colocation requirement. With up to 16 DIMMS, eight 2.5” drives, and 3 expansion slots, this system also supports QCT’s latest M.2 carrier module, further enhancing the scalability of this compact design.
QuantaPlex T22C-1U - A derivative of the Tioga Pass platform, this 1U 2-node EIA compatible server is aimed at supporting more storage intense workloads, such as Hadoop and Spark.  This front-access server supports fourteen 3.5” drives, creating an ultra-dense rack solution in a compact 1U chassis.
Microsoft DX-88 with standardized power connector - QCT has taken the most advanced storage JBOD in the world and converted the proprietary associations to comply with the EIA 19” standard. This 4U high capacity hot plug device, that supports 88 near-line 3.5” drives, is designed to the highest standards of performance, durability, and quality.

QuantaVault JG4080 - A 4U front-access high density FPGA/GPU enclosure that completes QCT’s front-access offerings.  This powerful JBOG additionally leverages the same design concepts as Big Sur & Big Basin, but has been revised to fit into EIA 19” racks.

X700 - Ideal For Open Stack

X300 - Ideal for Big Data

X500 - ideal for Storage

New ORv2 Offerings 

QCT is introducing progressive updates and refreshes of our most popular ORv2 building blocks.
Google 48V Flatbed - QCT collaborated with Google on the flatbed project to create a new ORv2 power delivery option. The result is a new interposer that can take the 48VDC from the bus bar and power on any 12V-based motherboard design, creating more flexible and efficient power delivery options to the OCP ORv2 infrastructure.
Yosemite V2 - Yosemite Valley’s infrastructure has been upgraded into a 4OU 16-node server with optional carrier modules that support M.2 and NIC cards.  This modularized design provides this new infrastructure with more flexibility than ever before.   
Big Sur Refresh - One of the industry’s most adopted PCIe-based GPU servers, also gets a compute node upgrade with the latest Intel Xeon Scalable Processor. The GPU baseboard has also been upgraded to be compatible with PCIe 4.0 specifications, which allows adoption of next generation high speed/low latency acceleration cards. Current versions of BIG SUR below. 

QCT’s Rackgo R Design (Intel)

An effortless data center management instrument that can compose pooled resources across the data center for multi-tenant use.
QuantaVault JG4080 - A 4U high density FPGA/GPU pool utilizing the Intel Rack Scale Design (RSD). With this RSD capability, users can dynamically allocate any of the 10 double-width GPUs to its host computers, boosting machine learning/deep learning (ML/DL) frameworks.
QuantaVault JB2240-2U
- A 2U storage pool with up to 24 NVMe drives that support the Pooled System Management Engine (PSME). This RSD building block provides super low latency NVMe drives the flexibility of dynamic assignments.

Ubuntu OpenStack Reference Architecture on Open Compute Hardware

Executive summary

This document (download here) provides a reference architecture for users to build an OpenStack environment with Open Compute Project (OCP) hardware and the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating system. It is composed of recommended hardware, software architecture and the validated installation steps to help users to set up clouds from bare metal.