Cubix Xpander 4U Rack Mount Elite Expansion Solution

Cubix Xpander 4U Rack Mount Elite Expansion Solution

Cubix Xpander 4U Rack Mount Elite Expansion Solution

Cubix Xpander 4U Rack Mount Elite Expansion Solution

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  • 4U Rack Mount
  • Supports Eight PCIe Slots in Total
  • Six Additional Full-Length PCIe Slots
  • Standard Fans
  • 1500W Power Supply
  • Front Panel LCD
  • 250 Mating Cycles Maximum per Connector
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  • 1Description

The Xpander 4U Rack Mount Elite Expansion Solution from Cubix is a 4U rack mount PCIe expansion enclosure that enables connection of graphics or other controllers to a host computer. The expansion enclosure adds 6 full-length, full-height PCIe slots to your current broadcast production set Mac Pro or PC workstation without the need to replace it.

The Xpander Elite features 8 PCIe slots; 4 double-wide PCIe Gen2 x16 electrical slots for GPUs, 2 single-wide PCIe Gen2 x8 electrical slots for cards such as video capture or Red Rockets, and 2 single-wide PCIe x4 mechanical slots with electrical power only. You can add multiple RED Rocket cards, high-performance nVIDIA Quadro Series graphics by PNY, fiber optic Host Bus Adapters, RAID controllers and PCIe-based Solid State Drives, each of these using only one slot in the host workstation or server.

The Xpander Elite is designed for broadcasters and digital cinema production sets that require plenty of additional power and PCIe slots, while maintaining a small physical footprint and whisper-quiet operation. Using only 1 PCIe x16 slot in a host PC or Mac Pro, the Xpander rack mount Elite provides you with 6 additional full-length, full-height PCIe slots for multiple nVIDIA graphics cards, SDI capture cards from Blackmagic Design, AJA, nVIDIA and others.

The Xpander Elite features integrated remote management, front panel LCD system status read-out and control interface, a 1500W power supply, as well as four variable-speed temperature-controlled exhaust fans for cooling even the most demanding PCIe devices. This means one Xpander Elite can process up to 12 HD-SDI data streams simultaneously (depending upon application and capture devices used), while operating in near silence within a mobile production rack cabinet with its host workstation and third-party storage systems.

Features 8 PCIe slots; 4 double-wide PCIe Gen2 x16 electrical slots for GPUs, 2 single-wide PCIe Gen2 x8 electrical slots for cards such as video capture or Red Rockets, and 2 single-wide PCIe x4 mechanical slots with electrical power only
You can use nVIDIA Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA)-enabled GPUs such as 4 Quadro 6000s for rendering or high-performance computing (HPC)
You can also install two video capture cards such as nVIDIA or BlackMagic Design DeckLink, a video display card and a video synchronization card
  • Production broadcasting or cinema applications requiring high-performance GPUs, SDI or HD-SDI audio/video capture cards from Blackmagic Designs, AJA and nVIDIA DaVinci Resolve color correction
  • Assimilate scratch
  • Adobe CS6 (after effects 3D ray-tracing, Mercury Engine)
  • GPU-accelerated rendering products such as V-Ray RT 2.0+, SHOT/MOVE, iRay, Arion and others
In the Box
Cubix Xpander 4U Rack Mount Elite Expansion Solution
  • 1 x Power Cord
  • Main Interface Board (MIB)
  • 1 x PCIe x16 HIC
  • 1 x External PCIe x16 Cable
  • 2-Year Warranty for Parts and Labor
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Host Interface PCIe
    Expansion Slots Number of Slots: 8 slots with electrical power and 6 with PCIe data support
    PCIe x16 Slots: 4 x PCIe x16 mechanical/electrical
    PCIe x8 Slots: 2 x PCIe x16 mechanical/x8 electrical
    PCIe x4 Slots: 2 x PCIe x4 slots with electrical power but no PCIe data support
    Form Factor 8 full-length, full-height controllers
    Double-Wide: 4 x PCIe x16 GPUs powered
    Single-Wide: 2 x PCIe x8 cards powered
    Single-Wide: 2 x PCIe x4 cards electrical power but no PCIe data support
    Connecting Cable External PCIe x16, 136-pin
    Duty Cycle 250 mating cycles maximum per connector
    Length 6.6' (2 m)
    Host Interface Controller PCIe x16: Installed in a PCIe x16 slot
    Data Transfer Rates PCIe Gen2 Slot: Up to 80 Gb/s
    PCIe Gen1 Slot: Up to 40 Gb/s

    Slot 3 - 6 x16:
    PCIe Gen2, 5.0 Gb/s x16: 80.0 Gb/s
    PCIe Gen1, 2.5 Gb/s x16: 40.0 Gb/s

    Slot 1 - 2 x8:
    PCIe Gen2, 5.0 Gb/s x8: 40.0 Gb/s
    PCIe Gen1, 2.5 Gb/s x8: 20.0 Gb/s
    Front Panel LCD:
    Left Button: Main menu, Right Button: Sub-menu
    Cubix Corporation: MIB assembly and revision; management firmware revision
    Power Supply Status: Standard main power
    Temperature Status: 3 sensor read outs in °C
    Fan Status: Fan status, voltage speed in %
    PCIe Link Status: x16 cable connected; 2.5 Gb/s or 5.0 Gb/s x16 link speed
    x16 Cable: Connected or not connected status
    LCD Backlight Toggle on/off using right button
    Rear Panel 1 Power input receptacle and device I/O
    Cooling Fan Maximum Speed: 4 fans each run at 112 cfm
    Standard fans run at 60-70 dBA to cool 4 x double-wide GPUs
    Initial Power Up: Fans are full on for 10 seconds
    Fan Speed, Minimum: 50%, 6 V at 77°F (25°C) or less
    Fan Speed, Maximum: 100%, 12 V at 122°F (50°C) or more
    Fan Speed, In Range: 77 to 122°F (25 to 50°C) in progression with internal temperature
    Power Single phase, auto-ranging, 100-240 VAC, 15-7 A, 50/60Hz
    Total output power not to exceed 1500 W
    Environmental Temperature: 32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C)
    Humidity: 5 to 80% (non-condensing)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4U: 19 x 7 x 20.5" (48.3 x 17.8 x 52.1 cm)
    Weight 18.6 lb (8.4 kg)*

    *With x16 cable, power cable and no GPUs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 46.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.15 x 23.95 x 13.5"

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