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Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XM
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The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XM Platform

The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XM platform is the density optimized compute solution with support for up to 96 blades, each housing the most cutting edge components and processors available making this platform attractive for demanding grid and web serving environments.

Product Features and Benefits

  • Supports up to 96 compute blades per platform.
  • Over 2300 processing cores per platform.
  • Ideal platform for cloud, web 2.0 and grid computing environments.
  • Energy conscious 85+% overall power efficiency.
  • Utilizes the Cirrascale patented Vertical Cooling Technology™.

BladeRack 2 XM Overview

Like all Cirrascale products, the BladeRack 2 XM (BR2-XM) is completely customizable and can be configured with a focus on compute density. With its ability to employ over 2300 processing cores and over 1.5PB of local disk space, the potential of the BR2-XM is truly boundless. The BladeRack 2 XM is perfect for web hosting, Gaming as a Service (GaaS), and other various Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for data center operators. Service providers will find the ultra dense capacity appealing while the 85%+ efficient power subsystem will improve recurring costs in a co-location environment.

Advanced power and cooling architectures make the BR2-XM platform perfect for today's Application Service Providers where an increased level of uptime is required. With server management based on the IPMI 2.0 standard system administrators will be able to remotely monitor and manage individual blades as well as have full control with optional KVM-IP functionality.

The BR2-XM platform employs the same patented Vertical Cooling Technology™ that is found in all of the 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 BR2-XM utilizes an ultra-efficient 208- 400VAC power solution to drastically reduce your organization's energy expenditure. The BR2-XM power distribution module is available with redundant power inputs for an added level of reliability when connected to separate power circuits. This innovative power solution also generates substantially less heat than those found in competing solutions, saving additional resources. The combination of extreme density and efficiency drive the total cost of ownership of the BR2-XM far below that of competing solutions while gaining an increase in performance and reliability; and the enterprise computing community has taken notice.

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 XM Platform Specifications

  • Patented Vertical Cooling Technology™
  • IPMI Management
  • Optional Redundant Power Inputs
  • Up to 96 Blades
  • Up to 300 Ethernet Connections
  • Over 2300 Processing Cores
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 XM Product Data Sheet - 495KB
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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