Server maker SeaMicro, Inc.has unveiled its new x 86 energy-efficient server -- the SM10000-64, that features the latest 64-bit Intel Atom N570 dual-core processors.

The SM10000-64, which SeaMicro claims is the world's most energy efficient 64-bit x86 server, helps reducing power and space by more than 75 percent without requiring any software modifications.

Optimized for 64-bit Internet data center environments, the SM10000-64 delivers more compute per unit power and more compute per unit space than any x86 system ever built, the company said in a statement.

The server runs on Intel's Atom N570 dual-core chip. Intel Atom is the brand name for a line of ultra-low-voltage x86 and x86-64 chips from Intel, and used mainly in netbooks, nettops, and Mobile Internet devices (MIDs). 

Atom N570 is a dual core Atom chip for netbooks and offers a low power consumption. The processor supports 64-bit operating systems, 4 gigabytes of operating system addressable memory per socket, has a clock speed of 1.66 GHz . Moreover, N570 is the first low power Atom chip to support virtualization.

When used on a SeaMicro motherboard, and in conjunction with SeaMicro power management technology, the N570 uses, at peak utilization, less than one watt for each gigahertz of compute, SeaMicro said.

SeaMicro, founded in 2007, has priced its SM10000-64 server at $148,000 in the U.S.

California-based SeaMicro is backed by investors, including Khosla Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslink Capital, has recently received the $9.3 million grant from Dept. of Energy, which SeaMicro says is the largest DOE grant given to a server company.

Following are the specifications of SM10000-64 server:

Processor

 

Total Number of Cores per System

512

Total No. of Processors per system

256

Cores per Processor

2

No. of Processors per Compute Card

4

No. of Compute Cards per system

64 Hot-serviceable

Processor Specification

Intel N570: 1.66 GHz, Dual Core, Dual Thread X86-64 Processor

Advanced Processor Features

Intel x86-64, VT-x, HT

Memory Capacity

4GB

Memory Type

SODIMM

 

 

Ethernet Uplink

 

Max. No. of Ethernet Interfaces ( 8 cards x 8 ports each card)

64

Min. No. of Ethernet Interfaces

8

Ethernet Interface Type

10/100/1000BaseT with RJ-45 ports

Max. No. of Ethernet Cards

8 Hot-swappable

No. of 1GB Ethernet Ports per Card

8

 

 

Storage

 

Max. No. of Physical Disks

64

Min. No. of Physical Disks

0

Max. No. of Storage Cards

8 Hot-swappable

No. of Physical Disks per Card

8

Type of Physical Disks

2.5 Hot-swappable HDD or SSD

 

 

Hard Disk Drive Options

 

Standard SATA

500GB

Enterprise SATA

500GB, 1TB

SATA Solid State Disk

80GB, 160GB or 256GB

 

 

Load Balancer

 

Layer 4 connections per second

500,000

Max. No. of concurrent connections

32,000,000

Layer 4 aggregate throughput

64 Gbps (Line Rate)

Maximum number of VIPs

64

Load Balancing Methods

  • Round Robin
  • Max Connections

 

Server Health Checks

  • Layer 3 ping health check
  • Layer 4 health checks for TCP ports
  • URL based health check for HTTP ports

 

 

 

Physical Characteristics

 

Power Supply (AC)

3+1 Redundant 240V Single Phase

Management Console

Dual Redundant

Out-of-band Ethernet

10/100/1000BaseT

Cooling

Dual Redundant Fan Tray

Air Flow

Front to Rear

Dimensions (H x W x D)

17.5 (10RU) x 19 x 30

 

 

System Software

 

Embedded Management
Industry-standard Command Line Interface
IPMI 2.0
SNMP v1/v2c
Syslog
Telnet
SSH v2
TFTP, FTP, SCP
NTPv3
RADIUS/TACACS+ Authentication

 

Management RFC Compliance
RFC768 UDP
RFC793 TCP
RFC854 Telnet
RFC959 FTP
RFC1350 TFTP
RFC3164 Syslog

 

Integrated Terminal Server
Telnet/SSH access by TCP port, IP address or server name

 

General IPv4 Protocols
RFC791 IPv4
RFC792 ICMP
RFC826 ARP
RFC1027 Proxy ARP
RFC1035 DNS (Client)
RFC1519 CIDR
RFC1542 BOOTP (PXE Client and Relay)
RFC2131 DHCP (Server and Relay)

 

SNMP MIB Support
RFC1213 MIB
RFC1215 TRAP-MIB
RFC2863 MIB
SNMPv2 MIB
SEAMICRO Enterprise MIB
SEAMICRO TRAP MIB

 

 

 

Environmental

 

Operating Temperature

50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)

Non-operating Temperature

-40° to 149°F (-40° to 65°C)

Operating Humidity

5 to 93% non-condensing

Non-operating Humidity

5 to 93% non-condensing

 

 

Warranty Information

 

Hardware

3 year