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.
Wow...1 meter...not impressed. Once it can withstand sub-freezing temperatures or temperatures in excess of 145 degrees F (desert) while working, can withstand pouring rain, can be dropped out of a moving aircraft, and can withstand a bullet to the case, I'll consider it military grade. Until then, bs.
I like your style.
1 meter is only about twice as high as we would use when doing the "Atari Drop" back in the day. I fixed factory-new dead systems by re-seating their chipsets.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Is it EMP and Radiation proof though?
Unless this server can imprison you for life without trial, torture and rape with impunity it's a lightweight.
TAKE BACK OFF TOPIC IGNORE NEWSBOT POSTS! Cooler Master HAF X - Thermaltake Toughpower W0178RU 850W - Gigabyte G1.Assassin - Intel Core i7 930 - Noctua NH-U12P SE2 - Kingston HyperX Red 1600 3X4GB - XFX 6850 - 2 X Samsung DVD SH-S223L - WD Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB - WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB - Acer AL2216W - Tt eSports Challenger - Logitech MX 620 - Win 7 Pro x64
NEWS TIPS |
This site is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. The contents are the views and opinion of the author and/or hisassociates. All products and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All content and graphical elements areCopyright © 1999 - 2013 David Altavilla and HotHardware.com, LLC. All rights reserved. Privacy and Terms