The Cubix Linux2U Rackmount 8 4U consists of a HostEngine 2U Computer that connects to an Xpander Rackmount 8 4U PCIe Enclosure. Both chassis are rack mountable, rugged, and low-profile.
The Xpander Rack Mount 8 PCIe Enclosure enables connection of 8 double-wide graphics or other controllers with rear-connected auxiliary power cables to the host computer. It also supports graphical processing units (GPUs) with passive cooling. The enclosure has two Main Interface Boards (MIBs) each with four PCIe x16 slots 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 Quadro K5200 and one AMD FirePro W2100 graphics cards. Each MIB connects via a PCIe x16 cable to an HIC in the host computer.
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.