Rackmount chassis

EN 8730-020 PC Blades / Render Nodes
20-Node Configuration

Designed for High Performance Clustering Applications


Featuring AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core Processor

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Salient Features on Individual Blade

  • Supports single AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor
  • 1MB On-processor L2 cache memory pre processor core
  • Ten individually powered PC Blade / Render Nodes decked in to an 8U form factor housing unit
  • Efficient cooling - each individual processor temperature is kept below 55° C / 131° F while running full (100%) CPU / IO utilization
  • Up to 8GB DDR2 800/667/533Mhz memory capacity
  • One 80GB SATA harddisk (3Gb/s)
  • One Nvidia nForce 430 100/1000Mbps (Gigabit) ethernet LAN ports
  • Supports USB device boot
  • Nvidia GeForce 6 GPU integrated video port
  • One Year Limited Warranty
  • One PCI-Express 16X slot available

Salient Features on Blade Housing Unit

  • Supports six 120mm heat exhaust fans with removable fan trays
  • Supports 2-post and 4-post EIA racks
  • Specially designed top and bottom air ventilation openings for maximum blade cooling

Specifications on Individual Blade

Processor Intel Socket AM2, one AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual-Core Processor (2.0GHz - 2.6GHz) (3800+ - 5200+)
Coprocessor Internal coprocessor
Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6150 + nForce 430 2000 / 1600 MT/s FSB, based on Asus M2NPV-MX motherboard
PCI Slot 1 available PCI-Express 16X (Default) slot
System Memory 4 x DDR2 DIMM sockets (dual-channel) support maximum memory configuration of 8GB (DDR2 800/667/533Mhz non-ECC Memory)
IDE/EIDE Interface

1 x Enhanced/Bus Master IDE ports (supports up to 4 IDE Drives) PIO Mode -3,-4 : 17MB/sec. (max) DMA Mode -2 : 16MB/sec. (max), UltraDMA 100/66/33

4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s Ports

On-Board I/O 4 x front accessible USB 2.0 ports,1 x PS/2 mouse port, 1 x PS/2 keyboard port,
Network Support 1 x NVIDIA nForce 430 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet port (RJ45)
BIOS 4Mb Flash ROM AMI Flash 2 BIOS
Video Support NVIDIA GeForce 6 GPU integrated video port, supports up to 1920 x 1440 resolutions
Audio Support Intel ADI1986 5.1-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Keyboard / Mouse Interface PS/2 style keyboard and mouse ports.
Hard Disk Drive 1 x 80GB or 160GB Seagate SATA harddisk drive for operating system and booting
Power Supply ATX 250 watt power supply (Supports 100V/260V Auto-Switch)
Typical Power Consumption 200 watts with 100% CPU and IO utilization
Warranty One Year Limited Warranty (parts & labor)


Specifications on Blade Housing Unit

Cooling Fan 6 x 120mm DC Axial Fan (120CFM)
Standard 8U EIA 310-C/D (supports 2-post and 4-post EIA rack)
Dimensions 26" x 19" x 14" (DxWxH)
Weight 25 Lbs (without blade installed)
Power Supply 2 x 60 watt power supply (100V- 260V) Auto-Switch
Typical Power Consumption 85 watts
Warranty One Year Limited Warranty (parts & labor)


Specifications on 25U Rack Cabinet

Maximum Weight Capacity (Static Load) 2000 Lbs
Standard 25U EIA 310-C/D 4-post EIA rackmount cabinet with casters
Dimensions 42.20" x 23.5" x 51.69" (DxWxH)
Doors & Side Panels Removable front, rear and side panels.
Model APC AR2105BLK
Warranty One Year Limited Warranty (parts & labor)


EN-8730-020 in 20-node configuration

 Model: EN-8730-020 (10-Node Configuration)

 Model: EN-8730-020 Front View

Rear View of EN-8730-020 Blade Housing Unit


Operating System Compatibility Listing (Optional)

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • RadHat Enterprise Linux 4.0 (ES / AS)

Typical Applications

  • ISP / ASP Web Server (Clustering)
  • Clustering Nodes
  • Graphic Render Nodes
  • PC blade running as remote terminal
  • Test & Measurement Station
Physical Characteristics
  • 25U Height (25U rack)
  • Dimensions: 42" x 23.5" x 50.62" (DxWxH)
  • Chassis thickness: 1.2mm.
  • Weight:650 lbs (loaded with 16 blades with 25U rack)
Optional Items
  • Linksys SR2024 24-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch
  • NetGear JGS524 24-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch (Low-Cost)
Application Notes
  • Installation Requirements - Electrical Power
  • Installation Requirements - Racks & Cooling


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  • EN8730-020 PC Blades / Render Nodes - (20) AMD Athlon 64 X 2 (2GHz, 2x1M L2) CPU, (20) x 80GB HD, (20) 1GB RAM
  • Availability: Usually ships within 14-21 Business Days


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  • EN8730-020 PC Blades / Render Nodes - (20) AMD Athlon 64 X 2 (2.6GHz,2x1M L2), (20) x 80GBI HD, (20) 2GB RAM
  • Availability: Usually ships within 14-21 Business Days


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