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July 13, 2010 09:00 ET

iXsystems Introduces New iX-TB4X2: Triton TwinBlade Blade Servers Powered by Intel® Xeon® Processors

20 Server Compute Nodes in 7U of Server Rack Space Are the Ultimate Energy-Efficient Companions to FreeBSD and Linux

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  The new Triton TwinBlade Server from iXsystems is the ideal solution for system administrators who need energy efficiency, density, and ease of management in Linux and FreeBSD environments. The iX-TB4X2 delivers the most energy-efficient blade server in the industry with four N+1 redundant, high-efficiency (94%) 2500W power supplies.

"Unlike other server companies, iXsystems' focus is on open source hardware design," says Andrew Madrid, product marketing manager, iXsystems, Inc. "That's why we know that finding the right hardware that is compatible with a software solution is of critical importance to open source system administrators. Our customers can have full confidence that the new iX-TB4X2 is fully pre-tested for compatibility with their desired OS and won't encounter problems post-deployment."

The iX-TB4X2 chassis holds 10 TwinBlade servers, and each TwinBlade supports two nodes. This gives the iX-TB4X2 chassis the ability to house 20 nodes in 7U of rack space. The powerful Triton TwinBlade achieves 0.35U per dual-processor node, and is twice as dense as the previous generation of dual-processor blades.

Each of the TwinBlade's two nodes features:

  • Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600/5500 Series, with QPI up to 6.4 GT/s
  • Intel® 5500 Chipset
  • Up to 128GB DDR3 1333/ 1066/ 800MHz ECC Registered DIMM / 32GB Unbuffered DIMM
  • Intel® 82576 Dual-Port Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 x 2.5" Hot-Plug SATA Drive Trays
  • Integrated Matrox G200eW Graphics
  • Integrated IPMI2.0 w/ Remote KVM and Virtual Media
  • Mellanox ConnectX QDR InfiniBand 40Gbps or 10GbE Support (Optional)

For more information visit: http://www.ixsystems.com/ix/servers/triton-blade-servers

About iXsystems, Inc.
iXsystems is the all-around FreeBSD company that builds FreeBSD-certified servers and storage solutions, runs the FreeBSD Mall, and is the corporate sponsor of the PC-BSD Project. iXsystems is an employee-owned and-operated, open source-centric, customer focused organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality built-to-order enterprise rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and scalable storage solutions to our customers around the globe.

Fact Sheet: iXsystems' iX-TB4X2 Triton TwinBlade Server

iX-TB4X2 TwinBlade
  Amount Per Server Rack Amount Per Chassis Amount Per Blade Amount Per Node
Chassis 6 -- -- --
TwinBlades 60 10 -- --
Nodes 120 20 2 --
Processors 240 40 4 2

The iX-TB4X2 enables a greener and more powerful data center. By replacing 1U blade servers with TwinBlade servers, the power savings of the iX-TB4X2 can reach more than $1,000* per year, per server with reduced cooling costs included. Replacing 1U rack mount servers with an iX-TB4X2 improves carbon footprints by reducing carbon dioxide emissions by over 5.5 metric tons**.

*Costs vary by location
**According to Energy Information Agency, saving one kilowatt hour of electricity reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 1.43 pounds.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Denise Ebery
    iXsystems
    408-943-4100