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Whatever your needs may be from low end Intel Atom Appliance Servers to the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 CPU Servers to HPC & GPU Compute Platforms to Twin Servers to MicroServers to Blade Computer Systems, CCSIservers offers expertise with convenience.
Many high profile customers including AMD, Intel, HP, Universal Studios, the US Government, Aerospace and Defense Contractors plus many leading Universities have trusted CCSI’s to provide innovative and reliable solutions. Among CCSI’s notable accomplishments in product design and manufacture are: The first IBM PC XT compatible Rackmount system for energy management control and telephony applications, the CCSI Imagination Station ™ was the 1st Multimedia authoring workstation, CCSI engineered and built one of the earliest rackmounted RAID storage servers in 1991 for Amblin division of Universal Studios, CCSI designed the 1 st 1U Dual slot 1 Pentium II Rack server for HPC clusters, CCSI developed the 1 st 1U Dual Athlon Rack Server, CCSI designed and manufactured the 1 st 1U rack server with redundant power supply, CCSI engineered one of 1 st green data center solutions, the CCSI Clusteron™, capable of running in 35C/95F ambient temperatures without additional air conditioning.
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Performance Series Custom Configured Servers from CCSI
CCSI is one of the oldest custom computer manufacturers in Atlanta, GA. Beginning in 1986 with a rack-mounted computer-controlled energy management and cogeneration installation at Candler General Hospital in Savannah, GA and following that with rackmounted payphone call processing systems in 1987, CCSI has been an innovator and industry leader in the development of custom designed, application specific computer systems, not just a me too white box vendor. CCSI even designed and fabricated our own rack cases and our Clusteron™ Rack Cabinet to provide better system cooling than was available in the early days of rack based computer systems. From the first 1U dual slot 1 Intel Pentium II server to the first redundant hot swappable power supply 1U server to the first 24 drive 4U storage server to the first dual Athlon and Dual Xeon Portable Lunchbox Computers, CCSI consistently sees the need and fills it with new technology. This web site features our more popular offerings, but we also welcome inquiries for custom and OEM computer system builds.
Special Purpose Appliance Servers of all Sizes
There seems to be no limit to the uses of computer systems, with each new iteration of lower power consuming CPUs coupled with increasing processing power, more creative uses have been found for small embedded and appliance computers. Who could have imagined a PC managing entertainment, communication and navigation in your family sedan as few as five or six years ago, yet now they are becoming commonplace. In addition to the very popular netbook craze, the low power Intel Adam™ processors and the VIA Nano™ processors as well as various ARM processors such as the nVidia Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 have spawned a host of small form factor appliance servers utilized for applications as diverse as in-vehicle computing and entertainment systems, wall mounted time and attendance systems, POS systems, remote sensing and monitoring stations, web servers, routers, firewalls and VPNs. Take a look at our appliance server selection or contact CCSI for a configuration tailored to fit your special needs.
CCSIservers is pleased to announce the availability of the new Intel® Xeon® E5 Series Processors. Intel® Xeon® E5 (Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge) family processors can boost server performance by up to 80% over previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor–based servers. Many new features have been added, such as Intel Direct I/O Technology which increases I/O performance up to 2.3X, Intel Integrated I/O increases I/O bandwidth up to 2x and incorporates PCIe Gen3 into the processor die, plus an additional memory channel (4 per CPU) increases memory bandwidth in some models. We've refreshed our entire line of servers to take advantage of these new 32nm two-core, four-core, six-core and eight-core CPUs. Many features of the previous generation Intel Xeon 5600 and 5500 series processors are incorporated or enhanced in the new E5 Sandy Bridge E5 CPUs. Intel® Intelligent Power Technology, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), and DDR3 memory, automatically regulate power consumption and increase processor frequency as needed and combine industry-leading energy efficiency with intelligent performance that adapts to your workload. Next generation Intel® Virtualization Technology enables best-in-class virtualization performance, superb scalability, enhanced flexibility, and simplified server management and Intel® AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) improves CPU performance as much as 52 percent for secure internet transactions. Intel Xeon™ Nehalem microarchitecture processors in the 3000, 5000, 6500 and 7000 series families, incorporate several breakthrough technologies that radically improve system speed and versatility. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology allows the system to automatically “shift into overdrive” by stepping up the clock speed as needed so long as the CPU(s) remain within their thermal envelope. Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) is utilizes their new integrated memory controller with a high-speed interconnect in each processor core, providing dynamically scalable interconnect bandwidth between processors and other components at up to 10.6GB/s with DDR3 1333. Hyper threading has been reintroduced beginning with the Xeon™ processor 5500 series allowing more efficient use of the processor cores by means of thread-level parallelism. Intel® Intelligent Power Technology minimizes power consumption when server components are not fully utilized by turning off unused CPU cores. Automated low-power states dynamically put processor and memory into the lowest available power states that will meet the requirements of the current workload. Integrated power gates allow idling cores to be reduced to near-zero power independently of other operating cores, reducing idle power consumption to 10 watts, versus 16 to 50 watts in prior-generations of Intel quad-core processors. Next-generation Intel® VirtualizationTechnology enhances virtualization performance with new hardware-assisted capabilities across all elements of your server: Improvements to Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT-x) provide hardware-assisted page-table management, allowing the guest OS more direct access to the hardware and reducing compute-intensive software translation from the VMM. Intel VT-x also includes Intel VT Flex-Migration and Intel VT Flex-Priority, which are capabilities for flexible workload migration and performance optimization across the full range of 32-bit and 64-bit operating environments. Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d) helps speed data movement and eliminates much of the performance overhead by giving designated virtual machines their own dedicated I/O devices, thus reducing the overhead of the VMM in managing I/O traffic. Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (Intel VT-c) further enhances server I/O solutions by integrating extensive hardware assists into the I/O devices that are used to connect servers to the data center network, storage infrastructure and other external devices. By performing routing functions to and from virtual machines in dedicated network silicon, Intel VT-c speeds delivery and reduces the load on the VMM and server processors, providing up to 2x the throughput of non-hardware-assisted devices. All CCSIServer.com product lines including Performance Servers, StorageServers, Lunchbox Portable Computers, Blades, Clusters and HPC are available now with the latest Intel Xeon™ E5-2600 series processors from CCSIservers.com in both Uni-processor and Dual-processor 1U servers, 1U and 2U twin servers, 2U servers, 3U servers, 4U servers, and Direct Attached Storage (DAS) servers in 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U, 5U and 9U form factors. Custom design and configuration of servers and HPC clusters are also available. Please contact one of our knowledgeable sales engineers for a free consultation.
SSD (Solid State Disks) Reliable, Fast, Efficient 2.5” Disk Replacement
Rotating media storage in the PC arena has evolved from 5.25” disks to 3.5” disks and is now moving to 2.5”disks. In parallel with the size reduction of rotating media to 2.5” disks, we are seeing an increase in supply and demand for Solid State Disks (SSD). Although SSD capacities are still relatively low when compared with 3.5” disks in particular, SSD capacities and read/write performance are rising and prices are falling. SSD’s provide four main benefits, first the slim line 2.5” form factor allows for excellent airflow for improved system cooling, second, the drives draw very little power, reducing cooling needs and helping to lower carbon emissions, and third, they are not subject to the mechanical failures commonly experienced by rotating media (crashed heads, failed actuators and failed motors) and fourth, greater performance. Available with standard SATA interfaces, these power miserly speed demons are definitely worth a look especially if you need for speed is greater than your need for capacity. Many customers are finding SSDs ideal for boot devices while maintaining rotating media for higher capacity long term storage.
RAIDware™, “Unbeatable Value in Data Storage”
Awesome economy and massive storage capacity realized in Raidware™ servers. RAID, originally developed at UC Berkeley in 1988, and meaning Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, turned out to be a misnomer due to the expense of early RAID systems so the anagram was changed to mean Redundant Array of Independent Disks. RAID was originally conceived to provide greater storage capacity but soon became popular as a means of providing increased reliability for data storage. Due to the overall cost of early RAID systems, they were originally used almost exclusively for mainframe storage. Fast forward 21 years and 3.5” disk capacities are at 2TB and 2.5” disk capacities are at 500GB. As a result, RAID systems can be physically small while offering huge storage capacities, blazing performance and amazingly affordable prices. Now, packaged in shoe box sized devices with costs below $0.34/GB, RAID systems are becoming ubiquitous; finding use in video capture, editing and streaming, departmental storage, small office and home office (SOHO) storage and even in residential home network and media storage applications. Perhaps the anagram should be changed to RAVID for Redundant Array of Very Inexpensive Disks.
Stepping back in history, CCSI built the RapidRaid™, one of the earliest turnkey rack mounted storage server solutions, way back in 1991 for Universal Studio’s Amblin Division. The system was used to store the computer generated scenes outside the submarine on seaQuest DSV, a weekly television show from 1993-1996. The RapidRaid™, system featured temperature controlled cooling fans and twenty five hot swappable 1GB SCSI hard drives in a RAID 5 configuration providing an amazing [for its time] 21GB of usable storage space. The RapidRaid™, was so rugged it survived a Southern California earthquake without loss of data. Times have changed, but CCSI still offers leading edge rack mounted storage solutions in configurations from 1U through 9U with raw storage capacities of 8TB to 100TB, as well as stand alone NAS RAID systems. Whatever your storage needs from a small departmental NAS to an iSCSI or fibre channel SAN to an industrial strength rack mounted storage solution, CCSI has your back. The 21st century question is not “can we afford RAID storage?” but rather, “can we afford NOT to utilize RAID storage?”
Everybody must get RAID!
“One Researcher, One Supercomputer” is the goal of nVIDIA® through Tesla™ GPU technology. Compared to CPU-only systems, servers with Tesla 20-series GPU Computing Modules deliver supercomputing power at 1/10th the cost and 1/20th the power consumption of common quad core CPU solutions. Cluster level supercomputing power is available and affordable right at your desk and powered from a standard power strip! The NVIDIA® Tesla™ Personal Supercomputer is based on the revolutionary NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture and powered by up to 512 parallel processing cores per GPU module. These amazingly powerful stand alone computers cost in the thousands rather than the hundreds of thousands of dollars, easily putting them within reach of scientists and engineering professionals.
The NVIDIA® Tesla™ 20-series GPUs, based on the next generation CUDA GPU architecture codenamed “Fermi”, make GPU and CPU co-processing pervasive by addressing the full-spectrum of computing applications. Designed for C++ and available with a Visual Studio development environment, it makes parallel programming easier and accelerates performance on a wider array of applications than ever before – including dramatic performance acceleration in ray tracing, physics, finite element analysis, high-precision scientific computing, sparse linear algebra, sorting, and search algorithms.
Fermi features several major innovations:
• 512 CUDA cores
• NVIDIA Parallel DataCache technology
• NVIDIA GigaThread™ engine
• ECC support
These features provide 8X the double precision performance compared Tesla 10-series GPU computing products. When compared to the latest quad-core CPU, Tesla 20-series GPU computing processors deliver equivalent performance at 1/20th the power consumption and 1/10th the cost. NVIDIA Tesla 20-Series GPUs (Fermi architecture) are now available from CCSIservers.com. Choose a GPU-powered 1U server with Intel Xeon 5500 or 5600 CPUs or with AMD Opteron 6100 processors, or consider a personal supercomputer with up to 3 20-Series Tesla cards or a 4U rack mounted server with up to 8 20-Series Tesla cards.
Affordably accelerate your research with GPU Supercomputing servers and workstations, in tower or rack mounted configurations using Nvidia® Tesla™ Fermi GPU modules with up to two GPUs in a 1U rack system, up to four GPUs in a tower, or up to eight GPUs in 4U rack system; netting better performance than a small computer cluster, with 2 Teraflops in a 1U rackmount, 4 Teraflops in tower server and 8 Teraflops in a 4U rackmount server. These GPU optimized solutions are ideal for medical imaging, genomics, biometrics, financial simulation, electrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, 3-D rendering, computational chemistry modeling, protein folding, EDA, oil & gas exploration, aerospace, astrophysical, military simulation, and other computationally intensive applications.
Reduce Carbon Emissions with Energy Efficient 2.5” Hard Drives
In a case of the best of all possible worlds, energy efficient servers with low voltage CPUs and ultra high efficiency power supplies coupled with 2.5” hard drives, yield not only the greenest of computing platforms, but can actually increase your overall computing performance while reducing your power consumption. Data throughput is better with 5400 RPM 2.5” hard drives arrays, than with 7200 RPM 3.5”hard drive arrays. For even better disk performance you can opt for 7200 RPM or 10,000 RPM 2.5” drives and for the ultimate in disk performance you can upgrade to 15,000 RPM 2.5” drives.
The growing concern over power consumption of the global IT infrastructure dictates that the future belongs to the 2.5” form factor. 2.5 inch drives are inherently more rugged, consume less power and can out perform 3.5 inch drives. Plus, with 2.5” drives you can protect your data with RAID 5 or RAID 6 with a hot spare in even a 1U or 2U chassis, saving on co-location expenses. As 2.5” hard drive capacities and performance increase, the trend will be to utilization of more 2.5 inch drives. CCSIServers.com meets your needs from 1U Twin servers with up to 4 hot swappable hard drives pre node to 1U servers with 10 hot swappable hard drives to up to 24 hot swappable hard drives in a 2U server, offering raw storage capacities up to 24TB.
CCSI Lunchbox Portable Computers
CCSI is pleased to announce the availability of several new rugged portable computer systems in our lunchbox computer product line. We have two new slim line battery powered portable computers that sport three expansion slots, the LC-1400 powered by a Core i5 CPU and the LC-1300 powered by a Core 2 CPU. These models are also available with traditional AC-DC power supplies. Another exciting addition is our new Tri-Star™ line of triple display lunchbox portable computers. The first in the series, the LC-3030, features three 17” HD LED LCD display panels each with a resolution of 1920x1080 and also accommodates a standard ATX motherboard with up to seven expansion slots.
For those who my not be familiar with the term, a lunchbox computer is basically a hybrid system that consists of a flat panel LCD display with a keyboard that folds up to protect the display during transport, similar to a notebook, but the computer portion is built from off the shelf components. This makes for a rugged, transportable, upgradable, computer system with more feature options than any notebook or laptop. You can have an assortment of expansion slots including PCI, PCIe, PCIX or even ISA in a lunchbox for any number of applications from data acquisition and data logging to ultrasonic structural analysis to infra red imaging to sonar mapping to product demonstration to forensic analysis to video editing to CAD or CAM, among other applications.
Since 1989 CCSI has been a leader in lunchbox portable computer system integration. We take extra pains with our system designs and build outs to avoid thermal throttling and premature hard drive failures from overheating. Our Wind Tunnel ™ cooling solutions are custom designed for each chassis and motherboard combination to assure you receive the best portable computer in the market. When you buy your rugged portable computers from CCSI, you can expect to receive many trouble free years of service from them.
Free Cooling for Data Centers with CCSI Clusteron™
The CCSI Clusteron™ as one of the earliestntries in the green computing space was engineered taking a clean sheet approach to data center and server cooling.The resulting design provides free cooling for a full cabinet of 36 dual processor 1U server nodes running at maximum capacity, without thermal throttling, in 95F/35C ambient temperature environments with the requiring air conditioning.
Significant savings in electricity and infrastructure expense as well as the small physical footprint make the CCSI Clusteron™ ideal for space constrained environments such as server closets and any location with marginal cooling capacity. Furthermore, since all the electrical energy utilized by computers is converted to heat rather than physical work, the CCSI Clusteron™ design includes managed heat recovery, allowing capture and utilization of waste heat generated by the servers; thus saving on both system cooling and facilities heating expenses. Imagine the compute density and energy efficiency that could be realized by a data center designed from the ground up around the unique CCSI Clusteron™ solution.
AMD Magny-Cours Series Opteron Processors
AMD Opteron 6100 Press Release:
Newly introduced AMD Opteron™ 6100 series processors, codenamed “Magny-Cours,” are available now from CCSIservers.com in a broad selection of Virtualization Servers, Storage Servers, Performance Servers, Clusters and HPC product lines. Eight Core and Twelve Core AMD Opteron™ systems are now available from CCSI in dual and quad processor 1U servers, 2U servers, 3U servers, 4U servers, and Direct Attached Storage (DAS) servers in 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U, 5U and 9U form factors. Custom design and configuration of servers and HPC clusters are also available from CCSI. Please contact one of our sales engineers for a free consultation.
Get more and do more for less when you go with AMD Opteron™ 6100 based servers. More CPU cores (choose 8 or 12 cores per CPU), more L3 cache (12MB per CPU) more DDR3 RAM capacity (up to 256GB in a 2 way system), more memory channels (4 vs. 3) plus you get 4P capable CPUs at no premium price with AMD! This means you can build a 48 core 4 way AMD Opteron™ 6100 series server for less you could have built a 24 core 4P server only a few months ago and it is not even an option with the competition!
Just in time for summer, AMD turns up the heat a few more notches in the technology race with the April 29, 2010 introduction of the Eight-Core and Twelve-Core Opteron™ processors code named “Magny-Cours.” Each of the eight or twelve cores is equipped with its own 128k of L1 cache plus 512k of L2 cache. There is also 12MB of L3 cache shared by all 8 or 12 cores. AMD Magny-Cours Opteron™ processors are multi processor (MP) capable, supporting up to 8 processors (with up to 96 cores) in one system and continue AMD’s evolutionary development of some of the most computationally powerful and yet energy efficient processors available. New performance enhancing features include: HyperTransportTM Technology 3 (HT3), Hyper Transport (HT) Assist, quad channel DDR3 memory at up to 1333MHz which doubles the memory capacity of the six-core Istanbul processors and AMD-V™ 2.0. Power saving features include: APML (Advanced Platform Management Link), comprised of the Remote Power Management Interface (RPMI) and the Precision Thermal Monitor; AMD CoolSpeed Technology, which reduces p-states when a temperature limit is reached; C1E, a deep sleep state, LV-DDR3 which helps to reduce overall power consumption.
CCSI, an early AMD Technology Partner with our advanced system cooling expertise has incorporated Eight-Core and Twelve-Core AMD Opteron™ processors in our entire AMD server product line. Coupled with the AMD 5600 Series chipset with I/O virtualization capability, HyperTransport™ 3.0 technology, and PCI Express® 2.0 the AMD Opteron™ 6000 product family is the ideal virtualization platform