The Boston Viridis Project is the result of an innovative collaboration between Boston and Calxeda. Born from this project, the Boston Viridis Project is based on a revolutionary new approach to highly parallel, ultra low power computing utilising a number of Calxeda EnergyCore™ SOCs (System on a Chip) as opposed to traditional server platforms.
The Boston Viridis Project is, in essence, a self contained, highly extensible, multi-node cluster with integral high- speed interconnect and storage within a standard 2U rackmount enclosure.
The Boston Viridis Project is a standard 19” 2U rackmount system utilising a similar chassis to our well established and multi award winning Quattro 2U server range. This means easy access to internal components, hot-plug & redundant PSUs, hot-plug storage and easy access to the system hardware. The key points to the processing hardware are as follows:
• 48 SoC components delivered on 12 Calxeda EnergyCard platforms • Each EnergyCore™ SoC contains a quad-core processing unit, providing a total of 192 cores per 2U enclosure • 24 x 2.5” SATA HDDs or SSD devices • 4 x 4GB miniDIMM modules per EnergyCard, providing a total of 192GB of RAM per 2U enclosure • Rear I/O supporitng 4 x SFP+ cages for external fabric connectivity and 1 x serial port