16 Processor ARM system
By David Clack on Oct 21, 2011
Getting ready to fly down to Santa Clara for ARM Techcon next week.
I've been working with a company in Bellevue, WA called Mobile Integration Workgroup http://www.mobileintegration-group.com/
We will have a 16 processor ARM system from them in our booth at Techcon. The system can be expanded to 32 or 48 processors in a shelf.
We are still testing everything it can do, Java SE Embedded for ARM is running on the Ubuntu without issues, we have BDB built and the TPC-B benchmark is running fine.
From the MIW web site:
The MIW ARMBlock16™ is the highest density ARM® based server design on the market today supporting a modular design that when combined can provide up to 48 ARM® server class nodes per 2U enclosure while leveraging existing enterprise class IPMI and SNMP based monitoring and management infrastructures to allow seamless integration the tools operators use today in their datacenters.
The ARMBlock16™ Is the entry-level product offering from MIW and hosts up to 16 Marvell AP510 server nodes while consuming less than 100W under full load. Designed from the ground up to be server class, each board has 4GB of fast 1066MHz DDR 3 ECC memory; a SATA2.0 bus supporting traditional 1.8" SSD drives as well as MIW’s newest SSD on PCB drives up to 128GB in size, all networked together by its on board 20 port 1GbE switch.
In the new age of green computing, the ARMBlock16™ sets the new standard for low power. The strengths of the ARM® architecture’s low power feature are the core of the design and each node at full power consumes as little as 1.5W of power and its 90% efficient power supply will cleanly supply the needs of the system. The entire ArmBlock16™ has been instrumented for power monitoring with statistics available for multiple power domains throughout the enclosure allowing administrator’s to know how their power resources are being consumed. MIW’s design carefully manages inrush at startup to ensure no unnecessary load on datacenter infrastructure allowing higher utilization of power circuits per rack.
The MIW ARMBlock16™ is a flexible space-saving product offering the benefits of 16 compute nodes with high-speed storage that has been optimized for cloud workloads. High density doesn’t mean high TCO. The MIW ARMBlock16™’s cable-less architecture has been designed from the bare-metal up for ease of operation and overall lower total cost of ownership. It can handle the needs of your business with ease.
So if your really interested in seeing a cool ARM system, come by our booth at Techcon next week.