KMAX server offers:
Low energy compute. KMAX leverages compute devices built using the latest 14nm manufacturing process, arranged using ARM big.LITTLE technology and power management capabilities typically engineered for battery operated devices. This optimized design reduces energy waste during idle periods while minimizing the energy consumption required for any specific workload.
Open Platform. Each of the 192 8-core servers in the single chassis has the ability to host a single operating system image with Ubuntu 16.04 LTE server offering a rich repository of applications and frameworks. As an open platform the specific function and utilization of network and storage resources is open to customer configuration. Each server is presented as a traditional 8-core SMP platform with dual network ports and two local block storage devices.
Software Compatibility. KMAX preserves the full out-of-the-box open-source compatibility with the broad repository of software applications and environments available from the Linux-based community and the ARM-based platform.
System Management. The KMAX server provides interface to deploy server images across the installation. The independent 1Gb/s chassis management network provides management and system access across the chassis, and provide local, web, and IPMI based access to the chassis for upgrades and system monitoring.
Minimize cabling - Embedded Ethernet Switch. Each of the sixteen 8-core servers on a blade connect to an embedded 10-40Gb/s Ethernet switch. This provides both local switching for low latency sharing of blade level resources and also the ability to route up to 2x 40Gb/s to the front of the blade. The blade-stacker [Add link to options page] options allow these switches to be aggregated into a single larger switch allowing an entire chassis to share its resources and interface to the outside through as little as two cables.
Local Storage. Each KMAX 8-core server has two block-storage devices. An 64/128/256GB flash device sustaining over 500MB/s over a low power dedicated link and quarter-share of the higher IOPS, NVMe based flash device sustaining around 500MB/s. Applications on each 8-core server are open to use and share these resources in any many they require.