Building Blocks for Ultra-Efficient EnergyCore Server Clusters
EnergyCards are production-ready boards designed by Calxeda to demonstrate the full breadth of capabilities offered by the EnergyCore platform. With this as a building block, system OEMs can leverage Calxeda’s design expertise, allowing them to easily bring hyper-scale solutions to market in a fraction of the time required for ground up custom designs.
The Quad-Node EnergyCard has four EnergyCore SoCs integrated on a local fabric, and collectively forms a complete, multi-server cluster that can be easily expanded with additional cards. Each board exposes eight 10 Gigabit fabric links and SATA to a passive system board for near limitless expansion. Similar in concept to blade servers, each EnergyCore-based server chassis contains a base system board with one or more slots compatible with Calxeda EnergyCards. This extensible approach means that as your computing requirements grow, meeting that demand is as simple as plugging in additional EnergyCards as needed.
The concept can also be extended to include storage solutions, with SSD and 2 1/2″ disk drive cards in development now. For custom system board designs, please contact Calxeda Design Services.