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Cirrascale BladeRack 2 FL
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The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 FL Platform

The BladeRack® 2 FL platform is the newest addition to Cirrascale's data center scale computing solutions and is designed with enterprise class data centers in mind. End users with resource hungry applications and power conscious facility managers will enjoy the best of both worlds with an ultra efficient (90%+) fully redundant power architecture and comprehensive line of available compute and storage blade offerings.

Product Features and Benefits

  • Supports up to 72 storage or compute blades per platform.
  • Up to 3.4PB of storage capacity or over 1700 processing cores per platform.
  • Ideal platform for cloud service providers, enterprise applications and more.
  • Ultra-efficient 90+% power efficiency.
  • Utilizes the Cirrascale patented Vertical Cooling Technology™.

BladeRack 2 FL Overview

In addition, BladeRack 2 FL blade servers are drop-in compatible with the award-winning Cirrascale FOREST Container, which allows for a full scale-out deployment of data center as a service and compute on demand applications.

The BladeRack 2 FL is perfect for mission critical customer installations where high availability, ultra dense systems are a requirement. With its ability to house up to 3.4PB of storage or 1728 processing cores per rack, the BladeRack 2 FL is one of the densest blade server platforms on the market today. BladeRack 2 FL blades also support IPMI as well as the Cirrascale Common Control Module software solution which enables IT managers to manage their Cirrascale solutions.

With the marriage of robust features and performance, customers in the Semiconductor and Telecommunications industries would find the Cirrascale BladeRack 2 FL an excellent vehicle for Electronic Design Automation and high performance grid installations while its ultra efficient power architecture fits seamlessly in their current power challenged environments. Data center administrators in the Service Provider industry would increase efficiency by utilizing the added connectivity options for virtual machine serving while dramatically cutting power and cooling costs due to the ground-breaking, efficient design.

The BladeRack 2 FL platform employs the industry leading patented Vertical Cooling Technology™. This allows Cirrascale to employ the fastest and most powerful processors available on the market without the performance loss commonly found in blade servers from other vendors. Increased thermal capacity has been incorporated into the design, as well as the ability to adjust airflow within the cabinet, enabling a reduced energy expenditure and increasing overall system reliability. The efficiency of the BladeRack 2 FL power subsystem allows IT staff to spend fewer resources on heat related failures and provides the ultimate in availability with fully redundant power inputs, power distribution modules, and power supplies. This ultra-redundant power system allows for greater server uptime, further protecting customer investments.

The combination of extreme density and efficiency drive the total cost of ownership of the BR2-FL far below that of competing solutions while gaining an increase in performance and reliability. Industry redefining solutions like the BR2-FL are how we at Cirrascale make good on our promise to deliver Blades Without Boundaries®.

With the consistent advances in technology, Cirrascale engineering and development teams are constantly testing and deploying the latest technical specifications being offered by our technology partners. We make every effort to provide the below specifications error-free and up-to-date. However, we always encourage our customers to contact us to discuss Cirrascale's latest improvements to its products. This product's specifications are as follows:

BladeRack 2 FL Platform Specifications

  • Patented Vertical Cooling Technology™
  • Separate Management and Data Networks
  • Integrated System Management Controller
  • Redundant Power Inputs
  • Redundant Power Distribution Modules
  • Redundant Power Modules
  • Up to 72 Blades
  • Up to 480 Ethernet Connections
  • Up to 1728 Processing Cores
  • Up to 3.4PB Maximum Storage Capacity
Size and Weight
  • Height: 2222 mm (87.5 in.)
  • Width: 609 mm (24.0 in.)
  • Depth: 1168 mm (46.0 in.)
  • Weight: 907.1kg (2000 lbs.)
Environmental Requirements - Temperature
  • Operating Temperature
  •   - Required: 50°F to 70°F (10°C to 25°C)
      - Suggested: 65°F (18°C)
  • Temperature Rate of Change
  •   - Required: Less than 10°F (6°C) per hour
      - Suggested: Less than 10°F (6°C) per hour
  • Non-Operating Temperature
  •   - Required: 34°F to 120°F (1°C to 49°C)
      - Suggested: 80°F (27°C)
  • Shipping Temperature
  •   - Required: –40°F to 140°F (‐40°C to 60°C)
      - Suggested: –40°F to 140°F (‐40°C to 60°C)
  • Storage Temperature
  •   - Required: 34°F to 120°F (1°C to 49°C)
      - Suggested: 34°F to 120°F (1°C to 49°C)
Power System
  • Auto-Sensing 208V - 400V, 50/60Hz, 3-Phase Input Power
  • Redundant Power Inputs
  •   - Four Hubbell CS8365C, 50A twist-lock plugs
      - Additional Power Options Available
  • Up to 90%+* at 208V input
  • MTBF in Excess of 250,000 Hours
Management Options
  • Rack Enclosure
      - Single point multi-rack support
      - Power blade control
      - Fan control
      - PDM control
  • Blades
      - Voltage, temperature
      - Receive events from BMC
      - On / Off / Reset
      - Power Status
      - KVM over IP support
Environmental Requirements - Relative Humidity
  • Operating Relative Humidity
  •   - Required: 20% to 80% Non-Condensing
      - Suggested: 50% Non-Condensing
  • Non-Operating Relative Humidity
  •   - Required: 20% to 80% Non-Condensing
      - Suggested: 20% to 80% Non-Condensing
  • Shipping Relative Humidity
  •   - Required: 5% to 85% Non-Condensing
      - Suggested: 5% to 85% Non-Condensing
  • Storage Relative Humidity
  •   - Required: 10% to 80% Non-Condensing
      - Suggested: 10% to 80% Non-Condensing

The below links provide access to the detailed data sheets and other resources related to this and potentially several other Cirrascale products and solutions. If you can not find the information you are trying to locate, please contact us directly at (888) 942-3800 or email us at

Product Literature

PDF BladeRack 2 FL Product Data Sheet - 590KB
PDF VB Series Blades Data Sheet - 963KB
PDF SB Series Blades Data Sheet - 500KB
PDF GB Series Blades Data Sheet - 1800KB

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The Cirrascale Advantage

Cirrascale Corporation is a premier provider of blade-based cloud computing and storage infrastructure for conventional and modular data centers. Some of our key advantages over our competitors include:

  • Cooling:  The only supplier with patented Vertical Cooling Technology™ (VCT).
  • Power Efficiency:  Our BladeRack 2 Series platforms are some of the most power efficient solutions available on the market today.
  • Density:  Utilizing our VCT, we can support over 2,300 compute cores or 3.4PB of raw storage in a standard rack footprint.
  • Time to Market:  Our commodity component approach gets you the latest and greatest technology from our partners, before our competition.
  • Scale-Out:  Our platform infrastructure was developed to allow customers to scale up and out, perfect for growing hyperscale cloud applications.
  • Custom-Tailored:  Our job is to ensure you have a system that will expand with your needs, but not break the bank. We work with each customer to tailor their servers to their applications.
  • Flexible Design:  Commodity components PLUS flexible, open architecture EQUALS limitless possibilities. Let your applications and specific software stay flexible.

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