Open-hardware solutions provide freedom of choice
Equus Compute Solutions announces the release of its WHITEBOX OPEN™ M2660 and M2760 servers, part of the Equus portfolio of custom, cost-optimized open-hardware server and storage platforms. Incorporating dual Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPUs and new open-hardware features, the M2660 and M2760 are multi-node solutions for demanding applications such as content delivery, cloud services, business applications, and virtualization. The M2660 and M2760 servers are ideal for content delivery network providers (CDNs), cloud services providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs), and enterprise IT.
The 2U 4Node 12 Bay M2660 server features 12 3.5” hot-swap HDD bays (three per node) and the M2760 is a 2U 4Node with 24 2.5” hot-swap HDD/SDD bays (six per node). Each node supports 16 DIMMs for up to 2TB of memory per node. Each node also features OCP slots that accommodate multi-vendor cards including 1, 10, 40, 50, 100 Gbps Ethernet NICs, and NVMe/SSD storage modules. The M2660 and M2760, like all of the WHITEBOX OPEN server platforms, can be customized to exact end-user specifications.
The M2660 and M2760 support all of the WHITEBOX OPEN features, including OpenBMC system management, which is the open-source implementation of the Baseboard Management Controller firmware stack that works across heterogeneous systems and can free companies from proprietary system management vendor lock-in. The M2660 and M2760 also support LinuxBoot to customize the server BIOS for flexibility, improve security, and create a lightning-fast boot experience. The server node’s OCP networking enables it to utilize NC-SI (network controller sideband interface) in-band network management communication, removing the need for a separate IPMI 1GbE management port and the associated dedicated network that in turn generates cost savings, frees rack space, and reduces cabling complexity.
The M2660 and M2760 servers are shipping now. Technical details on all the WHITEBOX OPEN servers are available here: https://www.equuscs.com/servers/whitebox-open/ .