The RPS Linux3U Rackmount 8 6U from Cubix consists of a HostEngine 3U computer which is connected to a Xpander Rack Mount 8 6U Gen 3.
The Cubix Xpander Rack Mount 8 6U Gen 3 is a rack mount PCIe (PCI Express) expansion enclosure that enables connection of up to 8 double-wide graphics or other controllers with rear- or top-connected auxiliary power cables to one or two host computers. Rack Mount 8 6U RP provides two MIBs (Main Interface Boards). It also comes equipped with one AMD FirePro W2100 and two NVIDIA GTX 980 graphics cards.
The HostEngine 3U RP is a solidly-built server chassis that features 1000W redundant power. The HostEngine 3U RP can support up to 1TB of memory and up to four SATA 3.0 connectors. The system is loaded with CentOS Linux 6.4, all updates and drivers, as well as Cubix GPU Manager, for monitoring the health and performance of both the GPUs and Xpander.
Cubix Xpander Rack Mount 8 6U Gen 3 with Redundant Power
The Cubix Xpander Rack Mount 8 6U Gen 3 is a rack-mount PCIe (PCI Express) expansion enclosure that enables connection of up to 8 double-wide graphics or other controllers with rear- or top-connected auxiliary power cables to one or two host computers. The Rack Mount 8 6U RP provides two MIBs (Main Interface Boards). Each MIB connects via a PCIe x16 cable to a HIC (Host Interface Controller) in a host computer. You can connect both MIBs to HICs in one computer or each MIB to a HIC in separate host computers. The host computer must have one or two PCIe x16 slots (preferably PCIe Gen 3.0) available for the HICs.
Each MIB features four PCIe x16 slots to support a total of eight double-wide GPUs for use with high-performance computing (HPC) and other CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) or OpenCL / OpenGL-enabled tasks. The Rack Mount 8 6U RP supports double-wide GPUs with active cooling like NVIDIA Quadro or GeForce GTX Series (GTX TITAN X or GTX 980Ti), as well as AMD Firepro W9100.
With eight Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors equipped with active cooling, the Rack Mount 8 6U RP supports parallel processing applications. It also supports other PCIe adapters with multiple input / output ports such as FireWire, USB 3.0, or high-definition (HD) audio.
Cubix HostEngine 3U RP Rackmount Computer with Redundant Power
The Cubix HostEngine 3U RP Rackmount Computer features dual Intel Xeon E5-2660v3 processors with the Intel C612 chipset and a power supply with redundant modules. It offers four PCIe gen 3.0 x16 expansion slots. Each slot can accommodate a half-height, half-length controller such as the Cubix HIC (Host Interface Controller) that connects to Cubix Xpander products. Each HIC can connect to multiple slots within an Xpander Rackmount 8 or other Xpander products.
By connecting the HostEngine 3U RP to Xpander Rackmount 8, you can add eight double-wide GPUs such as NVIDIA Quadro K5200 or M6000 for running Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk 3ds Max or Bunkspeed Shot with Mental Images iray on Linux or Microsoft Windows. Connecting to Xpander Rackmount 8 also enables you to connect to GPU Compute Engines such as NVIDIA Tesla K40 / K80. You can also connect to AMD Firepro S9100 / 9150 / 9170 for HPC applications, as well as Grid K2 for virtual desktop projects or multiple Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors for parallel processing.