Cubix Xpander Rackmount 2 Gen 3 PCIe Expansion Enclosure

Cubix Xpander Rackmount 2 Gen 3 PCIe Expansion Enclosure

Cubix Xpander Rackmount 2 Gen 3 PCIe Expansion Enclosure

Cubix Xpander Rackmount 2 Gen 3 PCIe Expansion Enclosure

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  • 2 x PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 Slots
  • External PCIe x16, 136-Pin Cable
  • 2 x Cooling Fans
  • 700W Power Supply
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  • 1Description

The Xpander Rackmount 2 Gen 3 PCIe Expansion Enclosure from Cubix enables connection of graphics or other controllers to a host computer. The host must have a PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 expansion slot available for the Host Interface Controller (HIC). This Rackmount 2 provides two PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 slots and connects to an HIC in one host computer, providing the full, theoretical connection transfer rate of 128.0 Gb/s.

With an HIC installed, a single host computer can support two double-wide GPUs inside the Xpander. This rackmount provides two PCIe Gen 3 x16 slots for GPUs, PCIe flash memory, or other PCIe adapters with multiple Input/Output (I/O) ports such as FireWire, USB 2.0, or High-Definition (HD) audio. You can use NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPUs for 3D rendering, visualization walls, or high-performance computing.

Two PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 slots for double-wide GPUs such as NVIDIA Quadro K5000/K6000
One end-bracket space for NVIDIA Quadro Sync (Q-Sync) card
One 700W power supply and two cooling fans
One PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 HIC and one 6.6' PCIe x16 data cable
One 2RU rackmount enclosure with LCD status display on front panel
Monitor the status of power supply, temperature, cooling fan, PCIe cable, and slots from the LCD panel
Expand one host computer slot to two GPUs or other cards


Post-production applications requiring high-performance GPUs or HD-SDI audio/video capture cards from Blackmagic Design, AJA or NVIDIA
Adobe After Effects CS6 (with 3D ray-tracing, Mercury Engine)
Autodesk 3DS Max with GPU-accelerated, 3D rendering products such as Chaos Group V-Ray RT 2.0+ or Mental Images iray
Bunkspeed SHOT/MOVE, Otoy Octane Render, Random Control Arion, and others
High-Performance Compute (HPC) mathematical/scientific/engineering applications
Video walls with multi-port display cards and video synch for HPC visualization
In the Box
Cubix Xpander Rackmount 2 Gen 3 PCIe Expansion Enclosure
  • 2 x Cooling Fans
  • 700W Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • 2-Slot Mainboard
  • PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 HIC
  • 6.6' PCIe x16 Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Expansion Slots
    Expansion Slots 2 x PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 mechanical/electrical
    Form-Factor Support 2 x Double-wide, full-length, full-height controllers/adapters
    Connecting Cable External PCIe x16, 136-pin cable
    Length Standard: 6.6' (2.0 m)
    Connector Duty Cycle 250 mating cycles maximum per connector
    Host Interface Controller (HIC)
    PCIe Gen 3.0 Slot 5.0 Gb/s x16 = 128 Gb/s data transfer rate (theoretical)
    PCIe Gen 2.0 Slot 5.0 Gb/s x16 = 80 Gb/s data transfer rate (theoretical)
    PCIe Gen 1.0 Slot 2.5 Gb/s x16 = 40 Gb/s data transfer rate (theoretical)
    Front Panel LCD Main Menu: Left button
    Sub Menu: Right button
    Cubix Corporation MIB assembly and revision
    Management firmware revision
    Power Supply Status Standard main power
    Temperature Status 3 x Sensor readouts in degrees Centigrade
    Status Fan status, voltage percent speed
    PCIe Link Status x16 Cable connected
    8.0 Gb/s x16 link speed
    x16 Cable Connected or not connected status
    Receptacle Panel
    Rear Panel 1 x Power input receptacle
    1 x PCIe x16 cable receptacle
    Cooling Fans 2 x fans at 112 cfm maximum
    Fan Speed Minimum: 50% (6 V) at 77°F (25°C) or less
    Maximum: 100% (12 V) at 122°F (50°C) or more
    Range: 77°F (25°C) to 122°F (50°C) in gradual, linear progression
    Normal Operation D1 LED: 1 x Pulse of 10 ms on for every 700 ms off
    Error Indication D1 LED: 4 x Pulses of 10 ms on for every 700 ms off
    Error Conditions No fan tachometer or no temperature sensor connected
    Power Supply Single-phase, auto-ranging, 100 - 240 VAC, 10 - 5 A, 50/60 Hz
    Total output power is not to exceed 700 W
    Operating Temperature 32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C)
    Humidity 5 to 80% (non-condensing)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 19.0 x 3.5 x 16.0" (48.3 x 8.9 x 40.6 cm)
    Weight 18.5 lb (8.4 kg)

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