Mercury Systems Inc. in Andover, Mass., is introducing the XR6 RES HD computing modules with the newest Intel Xeon Scalable processors and three additional storage, PCI Express expansion, and managed switch modules for mission-critical embedded computing applications.
The XR6 RES HD modules make the most of performance with commercial-off-the -shelf (COTS) components and plug into three scalable and extendible RES HD chassis.
"Mercury's RES HD servers were designed to reduce the overall costs associated with technology upgrades, logistics, life cycle management, and total cost of ownership," says Michael Schneider, vice president of Mercury's Trusted Mission Solutions group (formerly Themis Computer).
Each compute, storage, and PCI Express expansion module embeds two Intel Xeon Scalable processors with as many as 20 cores per socket and 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC memory that deliver hardware-enhanced security in the same small footprint. A 3U server could be configured to deliver 8 Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs, 6 terabytes of memory, and 480 terabytes of storage.
The newest PCI expansion module (HDP) increases throughput for high-demand workloads accommodating a sized NVIDIA Tesla (e.g. V100) and Quadro (e.g. GV100) graphics card in addition to two half-length PCI Express 3.0x16 cards. Additional PCI Express configuration options are available.
The RES HDS4 double-slot module has four front-access SATA, SAS3, or U.2 storage drives to deliver as much as 120 terabytes of storage per module. Additional storage options include the HDS8 double-slot and HDSE single-slot modules that accommodate as many as eight SATA/ SAS3 drives each. Secure storage options also are available.
The 100 Gigabit Ethernet managed switch module (HDN100) integrates Mellanox switching technology to pack 18 ports of 10/25 Gigabit Ethernet and 4 splittable ports of 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet, to deliver as much as 1.7-terabyte-per-second aggregate throughput and 300-nanosecond consistent latency for 100 Gigabit Ethernet.
RES HD servers double the compute density as each module takes half the rack space and reduces total system weight by 50 percent when compared to standard commercial hardware. With per module weights as low as 10 pounds XR6 RES HD modules cut costs associated with spares.