Sun Announces NanoMagnum at ISC 2008 in Dresden
By Josh Simons on Jun 18, 2008
Last night in Dresden at ISC 2008 Sun announced NanoMagnum, the latest addition to the Sun Constellation System architecture. Nano, more properly called the Sun Datacenter Switch 3x24, is the world's densest DDR InfiniBand core switch, with three 24-port IB switches encased within a 1 rack-unit form factor. Nano complements its big brother Magnum, the 3456-port InfiniBand switch used at TACC and elsewhere, and allows the Constellation architecture to scale down by supporting smaller clusters of C48 (Sun Blade 6048) chassis. Nano also uses the same ultra-dense cabling developed for the rest of the Constellation family components, with three 4X DDR connections carried in one 12X cable for reduced cabling complexity.
Here are some photos I took of the unveiling on the show floor at ISC.