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Project Orangebox

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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

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

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Comments ( 7 )
  • Rince Friday, October 27, 2006
    Really good - SUN on their first steps to Bionic?
  • Rince Friday, October 27, 2006
    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.
  • Rich Sharples Friday, October 27, 2006

    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.

  • halton Sunday, October 29, 2006
  • Gary the unknown hardware geek Tuesday, October 31, 2006
    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.
  • MaryMaryQuiteContrary Wednesday, November 1, 2006
    This is awesome!!
  • germa Friday, June 15, 2007
    is magnific
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