QCT Unveils Low-Power Servers Powered by Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 Product Family

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), global provider of hardware to cloud data centers, has launched a comprehensive lineup of servers powered by the latest Intel server processor family, Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3. 

The new QCT products are designed to deliver the best-available combination of performance, scalability and energy efficiency. They combine low-power, high-speed DDR4 technology, new instructions in the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family and higher QPI link.

These new QCT servers are projected to achieve a performance increase of approximately 53 percent per watt (measured with SPECPOWER) compared to the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2-based QCT servers.

The new lineup of servers includes a wide range of off-the-shelf hardware products in four product lines based on the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family, 13 product models in total:

  1. QuantaGrid D51 series 1U and 2U single node servers. 1U servers include the D51B-1U, D51BP-1U, D51PS-1U and D51PC-1U models. 2U servers include the D51B-2U and D51BV-2U models.
  2. QuantaPlex T21 and T41 series multi-node servers, including T21SR-2U (2U2N), T41S-2U (2U4N) and T41SP-2U (2U4N) models.
  3. Rackgo X series 21-inch OCP Open Rack Solution, including F06A and F06D compute sled.
  4. Rackgo M series based on the OCP Open Cloud Server specifications contributed by Microsoft, including the MC510 compute sled and the MC100 storage sled.

The Rackgo X and Rackgo M product lines are designed to the OCP standard. Rackgo X is an Open Rack inspired solution and Rackgo M is based on the Microsoft Open Cloud Server specification. These integrated rack solutions are optimized for different data center workloads, data center temperatures, power budget, cooling and maintenance requirements.

Data center management

QuantaPlex T21 multi-node server

QCT is also announcing new data center management software, Quanta Datacenter Manager (QDCM). Through QDCM, data center managers can monitor the real-time power usage and temperature at the dashboard, and manage specific server’s power consumption by setting power policies. QDCM communicates with Intel Node Manager firmware on the Intel C610 chipsets in all QCT servers, which would enable precise, out-of-band readings on system power consumption, thermal telemetry and compute utilization per second (CUPS) metrics.

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.

QCT‘s parent is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 company with more than 100,000 employees located at engineering, manufacturing and services facilities worldwide.