BladeRack 2 XL/ The industry's densest blade-based cloud storage and compute platform

Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XL
Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XL
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The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XL Platform

Cirrascale® has tailored the BladeRack® 2 Series platforms to provide unparalleled performance and investment protection for data center consolidation efforts in the dynamic enterprise computing landscape. Nearly every data center problem can be countered with a BladeRack 2 Series platform and the BladeRack 2 XL (BR2-XL) was designed with just that in mind.

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.
  • Energy conscious 85+% overall power efficiency.
  • Utilizes the Cirrascale patented Vertical Cooling Technology™.

BladeRack 2 XL Overview

Customers in the Entertainment and Media industry can utilize the industry leading density of the Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XL (BR2-XL) to dramatically cut costs and boost efficiency in their render farms. Oil and Gas customers can increase the compute power of their data centers, giving them the ability to process more terrain in record time, leading to increased profits. Financial Services customers could utilize the BR2-XL for a full range of grid computing applications.

Cirrascale's award winning storage solutions for the BR2-XL enhance overall performance of Web 2.0 applications. The BR2-XL is a barrier breaking solution that will redefine enterprise computing across the board. The BR2-XL is an innovative adaptation of the BladeRack 2 X-Series platform that provides customers with a lower cost alternative when features such as a fully redundant power subsystem and robust management are not needed.

The BR2-XL is the industry's densest storage and compute solution with support for up to 72 blades, each housing the most cutting edge components and processors available. Like all Cirrascale products, the BR2-XL is completely customizable and can be configured with a focus on compute, storage or as a hybrid. With its ability to employ up to 1728 processing cores or 3.4PB of storage per platform, the versatility and potential of the BR2-XL is truly without boundaries.

The BR2-XL platform employs the same patented Vertical Cooling Technology™ that is found in all BladeRack 2 X-Series platforms. This allows Cirrascale to use the fastest processors available on the market without the performance loss common in blade servers from other vendors due to CPU throttling. Our patented Vertical Cooling Technology has proven to save money by reducing energy expenditure and ensuring reliability, enabling data centers to use their power for compute instead of cooling.

The combination of extreme density and efficiency drive the total cost of ownership of the BR2-XL far below that of competing solutions while gaining an increase in performance and reliability. Industry re-defining solutions like the BR2-XL 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 XL Platform Specifications

  • Patented Vertical Cooling Technology™
  • IPMI Management
  • Optional Redundant Power Inputs
  • Up to 72 Blades
  • Up to 300 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.)
Management Options
  • IPMI 2.0 / AMT
      - Remote power on/off/reset
      - KVM-IP (optional)
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
  •   - Two Hubbell HBL2721, 30A twist-lock plugs
      - Two Hubbell CS8365C, 50A twist-lock plugs
      - Two Hubbell HBL460P9W, 60A twist-lock plugs
      - Two Interpower 8415 3351, 50A twist-lock plugs (international)
      - Two Interpower 8415 2501, 30A twist-lock plugs (international)
  • Optional 208V 50/60Hz, 3-Phase Redundant Power Inputs
  •   - Four Hubbell HBL2721, 30A twist-lock plugs
      - Four Hubbell CS8365C, 50A twist-lock plugs
      - Four Hubbell HBL460P9W, 60A twist-lock plugs
  • Up to 85%+* at 208V input
  • MTBF in Excess of 250,000 Hours
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 XL Product Data Sheet - 585KB
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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