Project Orangebox


There has been a lot of hype around Sun in recent days about Project Blackbox, and justifiably so. After all, it's a revolutionary new datacenter concept, and breaks new ground in energy, space, and performance efficiencies. However, not content to rest on our laurels, the Sun Cluster team has decided to go one better and we have designed an improved even more revolutionary datacenter concept...

Presenting Project Orangebox!

Compared to Blackbox, Orangebox is:

  • lower power
  • smaller form factor
  • less expensive
  • more thermally efficient
  • more environmentally friendly (full biodegradable)
  • organic
  • simple architecture

More Orangebox photos:

Radiative thermal reservoir for hydraulic cooling system
I/O Panel
Under the covers -- Inside look

For more info, see the Orangebox Marketing Brochure .

We have "test marketed" this product and it universally resulted in smiles on the faces of customers.

Achut Reddy
Tech Lead, Sun Cluster

Comments:

Really good - SUN on their first steps to Bionic?

Posted by Rince on October 26, 2006 at 09:16 PM PDT #

btw, the orangebox has a wireless connection you failed to mention: it can transmit light across the room: bit 1 (light is on), bit 0 (light is off). So you don't even need cable to connect it to the outside world.

Posted by Rince on October 26, 2006 at 09:29 PM PDT #

You guys rock... :) http://blogs.sun.com/roumen/entry/project_blackbox_beaten

Posted by Roman Strobl on October 26, 2006 at 09:46 PM PDT #

You're totally underplaying the sustainable eco-potential here. The entire unit is field-replaceable and can be turned into garden mulch to grow the next gen. orange box (just needs water and sunlight).

This looks like it's catching on fast - I saw an entire orange box farm at the weekend - huge scale - kids loved it.

Posted by Rich Sharples on October 27, 2006 at 06:22 AM PDT #

Now thats what I call cutting-edge :)
May be we can get the IT Guy to talk about it :)

Abhi.

Posted by Abhishek Mahanty on October 27, 2006 at 06:36 AM PDT #

cool~~~~

Posted by halton on October 29, 2006 at 10:25 AM PST #

"more thermally efficient"

but still requires a hydraulic cooling system.

Ugh...

two steps forward and one back.
-Frank

P.S. - Don't forget the pie aftermarket.

Posted by Frank Cohen on October 30, 2006 at 10:38 AM PST #

Must have been created by software engineers as it seems to have some hardware issues. Your design has a receptacle instead of plug. Does it generates electricity?

If you need a hardware engineer, call me I would love to work on your project!

How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? None, that's a hardware problem.

Posted by Gary the unknown hardware geek on October 31, 2006 at 10:40 AM PST #

This is awesome!!

Posted by MaryMaryQuiteContrary on November 01, 2006 at 04:21 AM PST #

Cheers for the first usage of "datapumpkin".

Posted by Steve on November 07, 2006 at 11:30 AM PST #

is magnific

Posted by germa on June 15, 2007 at 12:48 AM PDT #

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