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The 16 Channel GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 (2x Compute Modules, 8x PCIe Slots) from Cubix is a Series II, 5U, external PCIe expansion chassis that can support 1-2 server connections with up to 4 double-wide or 8 single-wide GPUs. This enables massive parallel calculations independent from the server, thus enhancing system performance and flexibility. The GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 allows you to add up to 16.48 teraflops of computational power to your data center.
The GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 is specifically certified for use with the Cubix HostEngine but you can also connect to virtually any host computer with the Cubix host interface controller (HIC). Additionally, as the GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 separates parallel processing from the server itself, you have more freedom to allocate server assets to other tasks.
You can turn your servers into computing powerhouses that can satisfy your quest for customizable speed by populating the GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 with 16 single-wide GPU cards. Up to 16.48 Teraflops: 8 nVIDIA Tesla C2050 or C2070 compute modules means up to 16,480 gigaflops of parallel calculating power at your disposal.Best for the Least: The GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 is a high-quality PCIe enclosure with x16 slots in one enclosure that is available with four nVIDIA Quadro 5000 GPUs for the lowest price.Multiple Configurations: You can mix and match PCIe devices to set the right ratio for maximum application performance.Flexibility: You can connect the GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 to two or four host computers. You can also install GPUs with top-edge auxiliary (aux) power connectors.
Install Almost any Adapter
The GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 is certified for use with the Cubix GPU-Blade server. It also supports almost any PCIe graphics controller or adapter.nVIDIA Tesla C2050 / C2070 / C2075.nVIDIA Quadro 4000 / 5000 6000.nVIDIA Quadro FX 3800 / 4800 / 5800. nVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 / 580.
Auxiliary Power Connectors
The GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 offers a cost effective solution with more value and flexibility for supporting a variety of GPUs or other controllers or adapters. Many GPUs require top-connected auxiliary power connectors, which the GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 handles with ease.
Easy to Own and Operate
The GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 PCIe Expansion Chassis is designed to concentrate tremendous computer power in a simple, scalable format that brings improved space, weight and cost-efficiency to your data center.
GPU-Manager for Microsoft Windows
The Cubix GPU-Manager is an application that provides management of graphics processing unit (GPU) clusters in the GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 enclosure. The primary aim of GPU-Manager is asset management, health monitoring and technical support data of GPUs. The GPU-Manager runs under Microsoft Windows but does not support PCIe devices that are not GPUs. If you run Microsoft Windows on computers connected to the GPU-Xpander, you can download and install GPU-Manager by creating an account on the Cubix website.GPU-Manager collects data from distributed GPU clusters into a central management console that lists the following:All attached GPU-Xpander enclosures.The GPUs within each GPU-Xpander enclosure.GPU capabilities such as number of GPU cores, amount of RAM and many moreOperating system and software driver version numbers. GPU-Manager continuously monitors GPU clusters and provides the following:Link status, number of lanes and link speed for each enclosure. Temperature, fan speed and GPU load characteristics for each GPU.
The GPU-Xpander Rack Mount 8 Expansion Chassis provides you the flexibility as well as the power and speed you need.
2x compute modules of 4x PCIe Gen 2 slots each Each module capable of supporting 4 double-wide or 8 single-wide GPUs Each module is electrically isolated from the other with its own 1200 W power supply Supports connections for 1-2 Mac Pro or PC workstations
External PCIe Connecting Cable
x16, 136-pin standard6.56' (2 m) standard length 250 mating cycles maximum per connector standard for x16 cable
Host Interface Controller
PCIe x16 host adapter standard, install in a PCIe x16 slot- PCIe Gen 2 slot provides 80 Gbps theoretical data transfer rate - PCIe Gen 1 slot provides 40 Gbps theoretical data transfer rate
Front Panel Indicators and Switches
1 set of 4 status LEDs per GPU-Xpander unit inside a rack mount enclosure- System Reset: On, system reset; off, normal operation- Link OK: On, cable connected; off, cable not connected- Power Supply Good: On, power on, voltages in spec; off, power off, voltage out of spec - Power Supply On: On, main power on; off, main power off
Rear Panel Power Input Receptacles
Receptacle 1, right controls GPU-Xpander units 1 and 2
AC Power Supplies
Two single-phase, auto-ranging, 100 - 240 VAC, 15 - 7 Amps, 50 / 60 HzTotal output power for each is not to exceed 1200 W each
Temperature: 32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C) Humidity: 5 to 80% non-condensing