Appro, a provider of enterprise computing systems, has launched a dual-core Intel Xeon processor-based HyperBlade server.
The Appro HyperBlade B222X is based on the Intel chip that many knew under its codename of Dempsey and is designed to provide high performance and reliability for a broad range of enterprise and technical computing applications.
The HyperBlade is said to bring advancements in memory, power, I/O and security, optimising the platform for the demands of multi-core processing. It boasts improved memory bandwidth and capacity with new fully buffered DIMM memory, for improved system responsiveness for data-intensive applications.
The server is in reality a hybrid between a blade and a 1U server, and combines the functions of blade servers and rack-mounted servers in an integrated cluster solution. Like blades, the HyperBlade plugs into a common backplane, eliminating cable clutter; and like 1U servers, it is an independent server, vertically rack-mounted so doubling the density of traditional 1U server clusters.
Appro says that the HyperBlade infrastructure addresses most datacentre issues such as space constraints, manageability, scalability, capacity, performance, cooling and power. It is confident that the solution will take less time to install, requiring fewer people to maintain, lowering TCO and accelerating time to ROI.