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November 21, 2013

Boston Limited Unveils Latest Viridis Microserver

DENVER, Colo., Nov. 21 — Boston Limited, a leading manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient server, storage and clustered solutions, is delighted to unveil the latest addition to its innovative Viridis Microserver range powered by ARM Cortexc A15 quad-core processor. The Boston Viridis 2.0 is based on six ECX-2000 cards; each card hosting two four-core SoC’s (Server-on-Chip) running at 1.8GHz and consuming as little as 6 Watts of power.

The EnergyCore ECX-2000 is Calxeda’s latest family of SoC (Server-on-Chip) products that deliver the power efficiency of ARM-based processors to the datacentre. Certified to run Ubuntu 13.10 the ECX-2000 SoC enables the Boston Viridis 2.0 to run the latest OpenStack Havana platform designed for building public, private and hybrid clouds.

Using the ARM Cortex A15 quad-core processor, the ECX-2000 delivers twice the performance, three times the memory bandwidth, and four times the memory capacity of the ground-breaking ECX-1000. It is highly scalable thanks to the integrated 80GB Fleet Fabric switch, while the embedded Fleet Engine simultaneously provides out-of-band control and intelligence for autonomic operation and power optimization.

Manoj Nayee, Managing Director of Boston Limited, comments that “Boston is delighted to introduce our latest iteration of the ARM-based Viridis platform, based on Calxeda’s EnergyCore ECX-2000, for the storage, cloud and virtualisation arenas.”

“Now, with improved performance and triple the memory bandwidth, Boston is excited to build on the game-changing launch of its ARM-server range last year.”

The Boston Viridis Microserver was launched at the International Supercomputing Conference in 2012 as the first to enter general availability in a new generation of datacentre servers based on technology from ARM, whose chip designs power the Apple iPhone, iPad and many other low-power consumer devices.

For more information please visit Boston (stand #441) and ARM (#3141) at SC ’13, Colorado Convention Centre from 18-21st November.

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Source: Boston Limited

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