Verari Systems’ BladeRack® 2 and Rack-Optimized Servers to Support Latest AMD Opteron™ Processors
New processors enable customers to improve processing performance, save energy costs and achieve higher levels of efficiency
San Diego, Calif. --
Verari Systems™, the premier developer of powerful, platform-independent blade computing systems, today announced that the company’s BladeRack® 2 blade server platform and RM series of rack-optimized servers will now support AMD’s (NYSE: AMD) new standard and low-power AMD Opteron™ processors.
The latest AMD Opteron processors are designed to offer higher levels of performance-per-dollar and performance-per-watt to customers while operating within consistent thermal envelopes; 68W max thermal design power for Models 2218 HE and 8218 HE, and 95W max thermal design power for Models 2220 and 8220. AMD Opteron processors are designed to offer improved overall system performance and efficiency for energy-conscious customers looking to reduce their power and cooling bills.
“A growing number of customers worldwide are becoming conscious of the amount of energy used to run their IT systems. The availability of the latest models of the AMD Opteron processor will help Verari Systems address this growing concern,” said David Driggers, CTO, Verari Systems. “Companies in every industry are beginning to ‘go green’ and look for environmentally friendly alternatives without sacrificing power or performance. The availability of these AMD Opteron processors provides Verari with an incredibly reliable system for customers who want to maximize server performance.”
Verari Systems’ rack-optimized servers, which are highly scalable, time tested systems used primarily as web servers or database application servers are used by demanding enterprise customers. Verari’s flagship product however is BladeRack 2, the most power efficient blade server and storage platform available in the market today. This system provides reliable and scalable density, performance and capacity in an integrated solution. It is capable of supporting the fastest, most powerful volume CPUs by utilizing the company’s patented Vertical Cooling Technology. Integration of the latest AMD Opteron processors will provide outstanding performance-per-watt for Verari Systems’ RM series and BladeRack 2 VB series of blade servers and workstations, to effectively reduce total cost of ownership by consuming less power.
“Verari Systems and AMD are once again working together to offer industry-leading performance-per-watt capabilities for the rapidly growing blade computing environment,” said Pat Patla, Director, Server/Workstation Marketing, AMD. “Driven by our plan for seamless upgradeability to Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors later this year, AMD is enabling industry-leading, stable and power-efficient platforms today, helping customers stay within their power budget.”
The new AMD Opteron processors include low-power Models 2218 HE and 8218 HE which are designed to operate at only 68W max power, thus offering maximum performance-per-watt and are ideal for energy-conscious customers looking to reduce their power and cooling bills. These AMD Opteron processors are for use in systems based on Socket F (1207), which are designed to be upgradeable to native Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors later this year. AMD’s industry-leading Direct Connect Architecture helps reduce the bottlenecks inherent in traditional front-side bus architectures by directly connecting processors, memory and I/O to each central processor unit to enable improved overall system performance and efficiency.
About Verari Systems
Verari Systems, Inc. is the premier developer of powerful, flexible and scalable platform-independent blade-based computing solutions that are defining a new era in high performance utility computing for the enterprise data center. Enterprises such as Akamai, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Motorola, NASA, Northrop Grumman, QUALCOMM, Sony Imageworks and Veritas DGC, as well as top universities and research institutions worldwide, are among the enterprise customers who have chosen Verari Systems' line of high density blade server clusters, rack-optimized servers and award-winning software solutions. To learn more about Verari Systems and its unique solutions, please visit www.verari.com or call (888) 942-3800.
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