Military-Grade Bunker XRV-5241 Server Can Withstand Drops and Cold Temperatures
It goes without saying that where durability, stability and endurance are concerned, few organizations care quite as much about the products they deploy than the military. The term "Military-Grade" exists for a reason, after all. Rugged laptops are common there - they need to withstand dirt and an occasional bump - but what about servers? While it might seem a bit strange to picture a server being knocked to the ground or dropped from a flight - it is a very real possibility in the military. Thankfully, solutions for this do exist, with the latest coming from PC vendor NCS.
Called the Bunker XRV-5241, this 1U server is able to operate at altitudes between -45 - 10,000 feet and in temperatures of 0°C (32°F) - 50°C (122°F). Non-operating, those values extend to -40°C (-40°F) - 70°C (-158°F) and -45 - 25,000 feet. In the event of extreme humidity, the server can handle up to 95% at 35°C - a cringe-worthy environment, to be sure.
Perhaps most importantly, the XRV-5241 can withstand a drop of up to 1 meter. If it seems unlikely that someone would bump into a server, consider the fact that this rating means it could also be roughed around with - important in a hectic situation. Or, perhaps it could withstand the swift kick of an upset IT guy.
Specs-wise, the server can hold dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors, up to 256GB of memory (8 slots), up to 4 hard drives and comes equipped with a full complement of connectivity options, including Intel's i350 Gbit Ethernet and 40Gbit InfiniBand controller.
The Bunker XRV-5241 is one heck of a server, not only from a durability standpoint, but performance standpoint as well. I sure wouldn't mind having one of these hogging space in my house.