Rack System

QCT Rackgo M

Based on the Open CloudServer version 2 standard, contributed to the Open Compute Project by Microsoft and powered by the latest Intel® server processor family.

Rackgo M is an innovative solution for running business applications that is built to integrate server, storage and networking functionality with technology exchange and heterogeneous management. The rack system offers ease, density, availability, affordability and scalability that are central to the blade technology promise. Rackgo M shares the same design concept of blade servers with integrated storage, all in an easy-to-use package that is designed specifically for the office and distributed enterprise environment.

Infrastructure introduction

One Rackgo M chassis holds up to 24 compute and storage blades in any combination of your choice with integrated chassis management module in a mere 12U rack space. The chassis centralizes the high efficiency power suppliers (5+1 redundancy) for up to a pool of 8K watt power source, and utilizes large fan walls to reach the operational efficiency beyond the conventional servers currently available in the market.

A Multiple Option of Blades

QCT Rackgo M offers two different types of blades. MC510 compute blade supports the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family to provide unprecedented computing performance. With up to eight 2.5” hard disks (four hot-swap and four fixed), MC510 blade provides astonishing compute and storage integration that is so easy-to-use. MS100 storage blade supports up to ten 3.5” 6tb fixed (non hot-swap) hard disks with the highest storage density in an 1/2U architecture, ideal for hadoop and distributed software applications.

Similarity to blade server

Furthermore, with both 40Gbps-ready (network) and 12G-SAS-ready (storage) tray backplane design, Rackgo M increases data transfer speed and efficiency across blade servers and networks. The shared single compute/storage tray backplane design and pre-configured rear cables function the same as the blade midplane to help reduce service complexity and allow enterprise businesses to run mission critical applications.

Network and storage cabling via backplane architecture

QCT Rackgo M offers an unique passive backplane for simplicity and signal integrity risk reduction, and architectural flexibility for multiple network types such as 10Gbe/40Gbe Copper/Optical. For any enterprise service teams, no cable touch required helps reduce the TCO during production operations and on-site support.

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Rackgo X, An Innovative Open Rack Solution Inspired by OCP

The cloud is changing at the speed of light. Chief Technology Officers working on datacenter build-out, say data growth, lack of space, and power and cooling issues are their biggest challenges. Conventional datacenter hardware cannot keep up with the growing density and large capacity requirements of datacenter operators who are looking for more efficient and simplified hardware design. QCT's pioneering ideas and engineering excellence help meet their needs.

The Rackgo X is a 21" open rack solution inspired by the Open Compute Project (OCP, http://www.opencompute.org/, a project initiated by Facebook in 2011) standard. It is designed to deliver hyperscale datacenter performance for low CAPEX and OPEX with simplicity, energy and cooling efficiency, high density, serviceability, scalability, and manageability. The Rackgo X is ideally suited for cloud architecture such as cloud service providers or large enterprise datacenters.

Increased Efficiency with Unique Open Rack Design

The Rackgo X is an open rack solution that integrates QCT's server, storage and top-of-rack switch. Meant to optimize capital efficiency, its simple and vanity-free design eliminates excessive features that do not contribute to overall performance.

The Rackgo X features a wider open rack width of 21 inches. Compared to conventional 19-inch rack solutions, it provides higher compute density, greater storage capacity, and increased airflow, which improves cooling efficiency.

The Rackgo X equips centralized power supplies (PSU) on the rack. All nodes share the centralized power supplies, providing lower capital cost and high energy efficiency.

Serviceability and Easy Maintenance

Designed for easy cold aisle operation, most service parts are tool-less and can be replaced in the front aisle. The Rackgo X boasts serviceability.

Compared to conventional design where each node equips its own power supply unit (PSU), the Rackgo X's centralized PSU in the rack greatly reduces total PSUs. Its vanity-free design eliminates excessive components and reduces the total component number, resulting in lower capital cost, minimized maintenance efforts and a better mean time between failures (MTBF).

Manageability

The QCT Rackgo X allows datacenter operators to monitor the hardware status through a single point of contact with its best-in-class easy-to- use management tool.

More Compute, Storage, and Network Switch Options

Like the LEGO concept, Rackgo X provides modular units to be built on each other. The QCT Rackgo X includes options of compute server, microserver, JBOD storage, and QuantaMesh network switches as the basic building blocks. Customers can choose componenets to fit the specific needs of their datacenter applications.

To help customers get started with the Rackgo X open rack solutions quickly, QCT offers three rack architectures to suit different types of workloads. Datacenter customers can choose from the three rack configurations or build their own racks.

Rackgo X-RSD

An Innovative OCP Rack Solution with Rack Scale Design

The cloud is changing at the speed of light. According to Chief Technology Officers who are working on datacenter build-outs, their biggest challenges are data growth, lack of space, and power and cooling issues. Conventional datacenter hardware cannot keep up with the growing density and large capacity requirements of datacenter operators who are looking for more efficient and simplified hardware design. Fortunately, QCT offers pioneering ideas and engineering excellence to meet the needs of CTOs and datacenter operators.

As a case in point, QCT proudly introduces in Rackgo X RSD, the first industry standard framework for disaggregating and dynamically managing compute, storage and network resources for more efficient hyper-scale deployment and utilization of data center assets.

Rackgo X RSD is designed on the principles of the Open Compute Project (OCP), which aims to minimize CAPEX and OPEX of datacenters by offering simplicity, energy and cooling efficiency, high density, serviceability, scalability and manageability.

Rackgo X RSD delivers increased utilization and flexibility through pooled resources (network, compute and storage) and enables hyper-scale agility via a flexible, modular rack architecture. It also offers the ability to manage multi-vendor hardware via the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Redfish™ API, an open industry standard specification and schema for management of modern, scalable platform hardware.

Increased Efficiency with Unique Rack Design

The Rackgo X RSD is a rack solution that integrates QCT servers, storage and top-of-rack switches. Meant to optimize capital efficiency, its simple, vanity-free design eliminates excessive features that do not contribute to overall performance.

The Rackgo X RSD features a wider rack width of 21 inches. Compared to conventional 19-inch rack solutions, it provides higher compute density, greater storage capacity and increased airflow, which improves cooling efficiency.

The Rackgo X RSD equips centralized power supplies (PSU) on the rack. All nodes share the centralized power supplies, providing lower capital cost and high energy efficiency.

Serviceability and Easy Maintenance

The Rackgo X RSD boasts serviceability. Designed for easy cold-aisle operation, most service parts are tool-less and can be replaced in the front aisle.

Compared to conventional design where each node equips its own power supply unit (PSU), the Rackgo X RSD's centralized PSU in the rack greatly reduces total PSUs.

Manageability

The Rackgo X RSD integrated management backplane, allows datacenter operators to monitor the hardware status through a single point of contact with its best-in-class easy-to-use management tool.