Rackmount chassis

EN 8840-020 PC Blades / Rocks Clusters
20-Node Configuration

Designed for High Performance Rock Clusters


Featuring Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition (Six Cores)

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Salient Features on Individual Blade

  • Supports single Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition
  • 12MB On-processor L3 Smart Cache memory
  • Supports six processor cores
  • Supports Intel® Virtualization Technology
  • 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 24GB DDR3 800/1066/1333Mhz Un-Buffered DIMM memory capacity
  • One 500GB SATA harddisk (3Gb/s)
  • Two Intel 82574L 100/1000Mbps (Gigabit) ethernet LAN ports
  • Supports PXE via Ethernet, USB device boot
  • Maxtro G200eW 8MB DDR2 video port
  • Supports Rocks Clusters
  • 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 LGA 1366 Socket, one Intel Core i7 Processor Extreme Edition (3.3GHz - 3.6GHz) (i7-980X - i7-990X)
L3 Cache 12MB SmartCache
Chipset Intel X58 Express Chipset with ICH10R
PCI Slot 1 available PCI-Express 16X (Default)
System Memory 6 x DDR3 DIMM sockets (Three channels) support maximum memory configuration of 24GB (DDR3 800/1066/1333Mhz non-ECC or ECC Un-buffered Memory)
SATA Interface

6 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 2 x Intel 82574L (Gigabit) 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet ports (RJ45)
BIOS 8Mb Flash ROM AMI Flash 2 BIOS
Video Support Matrox G200eW 8MB DDR2 video port
Keyboard / Mouse Interface PS/2 style keyboard and mouse ports.
Hard Disk Drive 1 x 500GB 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 (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)


EN-8840-020 in 20-Node Configuration

 Model: EN-8840-020

 Model: EN-8840-020 Front View

Rear View of EN-8840-020 Blade Housing Unit


Operating System Compatibility Listing (Optional)

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 Server
  • CentOS Linux
  • Supports Rocks Clusters
  • RadHat Enterprise Linux

Typical Applications

  • ISP / ASP Web Server (Clustering)
  • Clustering Nodes - Rocks Clusters
  • Graphic Render Nodes
  • PC blade running as remote terminal
  • Test & Measurement Station
Physical Characteristics
  • 8U Height.
  • Dimensions: 26" x 19" x 14" (DxWxH)
  • Chassis thickness: 1.2mm.
  • Weight:170 lbs (loaded with 8 blades)
Optional Items
  • Linksys SR2016 16-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch
  • NetGear GS116 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch (Low-Cost)
Application Notes
  • Installation Requirements - Electrical Power
  • Installation Requirements - Racks & Cooling




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  • EN8840-020 PC Blades / Render Nodes - (20) Intel Core i7 980X 3.3GHz, 12M L3 CPU, (20) x 500GB HD, (20) 12GB RAM
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  • EN8840-020 PC Blades / Render Nodes - (20) Intel Core i7 990X (3.6GHz, 12M L2), (20) x 500GBI HD, (20) 24GB RAM
  • Availability: Usually ships within 14-21 Business Days


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