The Cubix Linux2U Rackmount 8 5U consists of a HostEngine 2U Computer that connects to an Xpander Rackmount 8 5U PCIe Enclosure. Both chassis are rack mountable, rugged, and low-profile.
The Xpander Rack Mount 8 PCIe Enclosure supports one/two server connections with up to eight discrete, dual-slot PCIe x16 (gen 3) graphics cards per system. This enables parallel calculations separate from the server, enhanced system reliability, performance, and flexibility. The enclosure has two Main Interface Boards (MIBs) with four PCIe x16 slots each for a total of eight double-wide GPUs like NVIDIA Quadro, Tesla or Grid Series, AMD FirePro W9100 / S9100, or accelerators like Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. It comes configured with two NVIDIA GTX 980 and one AMD FirePro W2100 graphics cards.
The HostEngine 2U comes with 16GB of RAM and one 500GB SATA3 SSD, but supports up to 1TB of RAM and a 2TB SATA3 SSD. It has four PCIe x16 (gen 3) expansion slots for low-profile cards such as the Cubix HIC that connects to Xpander. The system is loaded with CentOS Linux 6.4 and Cubix GPU Manager to monitor the health and performance of both the GPUs and Xpander.
Install GPUs for fast hardware acceleration purposes, as well as other types of third party I/O controllers
Eight PCIe Gen 3 x16 expansion slots (all supporting both dual slot and single slot cards) per system
Two 4-slot Main Interface Boards per 5U, 19" rackmount system
Two independent power supplies and multiple cooling fans to meet expansion requirements (per Main Interface Board)
Simple, quick installation with minimal impact per rackmount computer; install a HIC (Host Interface Controller) and drivers for installation devices in the GPU-Xpander
Each x16 cable and connector provides a 250 mating duty cycle
Enhances server I/O infrastructure capabilities without adding servers
Hardware-acceleration using NVIDIA graphics and GPU cards for faster VDI and thin-client multimedia performance
Uses 5U vertical rack space, supports up to 8 dual-slot NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards, Tesla GPUs, Blackmagic Design Decklink HD Extreme 3D, or other complimentary PCIe-based I/O adapters
Save space, weight, and cost while increasing I/O card density
Adds eight dual slot GPUs for supporting one/two rackmount computers which have very limited slot expansion capabilities and limited power supply capacities
Supports up to two separate host PCs or Apple Mac Pro workstations with one Xpander Rackmount 8
Add GPUs like NVIDIA Quadro K4000 / K5000 / K6000, Tesla C2070 / K10 / K20 or GeForce GTX 780 / TITAN graphics cards