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Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop Elite

Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop Elite

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Product Highlights

  • Supports 4 x GPU/ Graphics/PCIe Cards
  • Offers Data Transfer Rate of 80 Gb/s
  • Simple and Quick Installation
  • 250 Mating Cycles Maximum per Connector

You Pay: $2,557.00

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The GPU-Xpander Desktop Elite from Cubix is a portable PCIe expansion enclosure that enables connection of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) or other controllers to a host computer. The Desktop Elite adds four single-slot or dual-slot PCIe cards in your host PC or Mac Pro. Connecting Desktop Elite to your Apple Mac Pro, Linux or Microsoft Windows 7/8 host computers provides desktop operators with the ability to support up to four dual-slot GPUs, graphics cards or other PCIe cards such as RED Rocket, nVIDIA SDI Capture or other cards. The Xpander also supports applications that exploit multiple GPUs, including rendering graphics or high-performance computing (HPC).

The Desktop Elite is an economical way to add GPUs or other PCIe cards to your host computers. Installing the Cubix Host Interface Controller (HIC) in an available PCIe Gen2/Gen3 x16 slot within your host computer assures your operators that they will enjoy a full 80 Gb/s (5 Gb/s x 16 lanes) transfer rate to and from the GPUs or other cards you install in Xpander Desktop Elite. You can add four nVIDIA Quadro 4000/5000/6000, GeForce GTX 580/680, Tesla C2050/C2070/C2075 graphics or other controllers to any computer that has an available PCIe expansion slot using Xpander Desktop Elite. Installing the HIC in the computer's PCIe x16 slot and connecting it to Desktop Elite means you have added four dual-slot or four single-slot, CUDA-capable graphics or HPC controllers to your current PC or Mac Pro without buying a new computer.

Install blazing-fast hardware acceleration within minutes
Features four PCIe Gen2/Gen3 x16 expansion slots (x16 electrical) in each Xpander Desktop Elite
Features up to four single-slot or dual-slot graphics cards such as nVIDIA Quadro 4000/5000/6000 and four dual-slot GPU cards such as nVIDIA Tesla C2050/C2070/C2075
Up to four dual-slot consumer graphics gaming cards like GeForce GTX 580/680
Simple and quick installation with minimal impact per operator desktop; just install a host adapter and a graphics driver
Each x16 cable and connector provides a 250 mating cycle duty cycle
  • Hardware acceleration without purchasing a customized PC workstation or a new Mac Pro (2008+)
  • Works with almost any standard PC featuring PCIe Gen2/Gen3 x16 open slot (s)
  • Add multiple graphics or GPU cards to any computer regardless of power supply limitations
  • Add multiple graphics or GPU cards without having to specify, purchase, install and configure new computers
  • No power or cooling needed from the host computer; Xpander Desktop Elite provides its own power and cooling
  • Zero or minimal impact on operators' desktop screen configuration
  • Less impact on operators' desktop space than a customized tower workstation
  • Connect two or more GPU-Xpander units to one computer (using two or more PCIe x16 slots available in the host computer)
Expansion Slots PCIe x16 mechanical/electrical on 1 Main Interface Boards (MIB)
Number of Slots/MIB 4 slots/1 MIB
Form Factor supports 4 double-wide, full-length, full-height controllers/adapters
Connecting Cable External PCIe x16, 136-pin
Duty Cycle 250 mating cycles maximum per connector
Cable Length 3.3' (1 m)
PCIe x16 HIC Install in a PCIe x16 slot
Data Transfer Rate Host PCIe Gen 2 Slot: Up to 80 Gb/s
Host PCIe Gen 1 Slot: Up to 40 Gb/s

Slot 1 - 4 x16:
PCIe Gen 2, 5.0 Gb/s x16: 80.0 Gb/s
PCIe Gen 1, 2.5 Gb/s x16: 40.0 Gb/s
Front Panel LCD Left Button: Main menu, Right Button: Sub-menu
Cubix Corporation: MIB assembly and revision; management firmware revision
Power Supply Status: Standard main power
Temperature Status: 3 sensor read outs in °C
Fan Status: Fan status, voltage speed in %
PCIe Link Status: x16 cable connected; 2.5 Gb/s or 5.0 Gb/s x16 link speed
x16 Cable: Connected or not connected status
LCD Panel Backlight Toggle on/off using right button
Rear Panel Power input receptacle
Cooling Fan Maximum Speed: 112 cfm
Initial Power Up: Fans are full on for 10 seconds
Fan Speed, Minimum: 77°F (25°C)
Fan Speed, Maximum: 122°F (50°C)
Fan Speed, In Range: 77 to 122°F (25 to 50°C) in progression with sensed temperature
Power Requirements Single phase, auto-ranging, 100-240 VAC, 15-7 A, 50/60 Hz
Total output power not to exceed 1500 W
Auxiliary Power: 4 sets of connectors, each with 8 pins + 8 pins
Environmental Temperature: 32 to 86° F (0 to 30°C)
Humidity: 5 to 80% (non-condensing)
Dimensions (WxHxD) With Handle: 8.50 x 12.75 x 16.25" (21.59 x 32.38 x 41.27 cm)
Without Handle: 8.50 x 11.25 x 16.25" (21.59 x 28.57 x 41.27 cm)
Weight 19.20 lb (8.71 kg)
Cubix GPU-Xpander Desktop Elite
  • Main Interface Board (MIB)
  • 1 x PCIe x16 HIC
  • 1 x 3.3' (1m) External PCIe x16 Cable
  • 2-Year Warranty For Parts and Labor
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