Parked directly opposite the Moscone Center, San Francisco, Rackable Systems’ ICE Cube Centro was something of any eyesore. However, it’s also a mobile datacenter that packs in, would you believe, 1,400 half-height servers each outfitted with couple of quad-core Xeons, providing a total of 11,200 processing cores.
The container also throws in 4.1 petabytes of storage for good measure, and the internal design is such that there are no fans in the actual racks. Rather, cooling is centralised and, Rackmount states, can reduce cooling costs by 80 per cent when compared to traditional datacenter setups.
The 40-foot containers fit on to the back of a lorry and, as such, can be transported to the customer’s location.
You can even hook a number of these containers together, should 11,200 processing cores be not up to the task.
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