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Mercury Systems Offers New Rugged High Density Server Form Factor

09 February 2018

Mercury Systems, Inc., a provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems, has unveiled Source: Mercury Systems Source: Mercury Systems HDslim, a new sub-rack form factor for its RES High Density (RES-HD) server product line. Less than 10-in. wide and 20-in. deep, the first 4U HDslim chassis is available this month delivering high density computing, storage and networking to mobile tactical environments.

The HDslim form factor addresses a growing market need for small and light enterprise class information technology, and can accompany operators wherever they go and however they may travel.

HDslim 4U Highlights

  • Minimum size, weight and power (SWaP): Only 9.9-in. (25.1 cm) wide, 20-in. (52.6 cm) deep and 7-in. high (17.5 cm) high, the HDslim can be carried aboard commercial airliners, aircrafts and vehicles with ease. The system can be powered by two 1,200 W AC, two 1,100 W 48 V DC, or two 800 W 28 V DC power supplies. Typical system weight is 40 lbs.
  • Rugged high density storage: The system can accommodate up to 264 TB of storage with 24 direct attached HDD/SSD drives. With double the compute density, the HDslim enables a 50 percent savings in rack space and reduces system weight by 50 percent.
  • Composable configuration: The HDslim accommodates existing and upcoming rear I/O RES-HD modules. With six processor, storage, high-speed switch, global fabric extension and system management modules, users are able to configure and reconfigure the system according to application needs.
  • Maintenance made simple: Rather than removing and opening up the entire server, simply plug and pull modules during technology maintenance or upgrades. Modules themselves can be mixed and matched reducing costs associated with spares.
  • Enhanced reliability: HDslim is designed to operate from 0 degrees to 50 degrees Celsius, with greater temperature extremes available for special configurations. Advanced thermal and mechanical design features deliver superior resilience to shock, vibration, dust, sand and temperature extremes. The system meets MIL-STD-810G specifications.
To contact the author of this article, email sue.himmelstein@ieeeglobalspec.com


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