Yesterday, Eurocom announced the launch of the world's first 12-core, 24-thread, compact mobile server which can be deployed without the need for a server room.
Although not meant to replace traditional servers, Eurocom's Panther 5SE Mobile Server supercomputer-class laptop is "designed for server-on-the-go use" and supports VMware ESXi 5.1, Red Hat 6.4 Enterprise, Microsoft Server 2012 and other network operating systems.
The mobile server weighs in at 12.1 lbs and includes a keyboard, display (1920x1080), touchpad, fingerprint reader, and a Kensington lock port in one compact unit that can fit into a single carrying bag.
The Panther 5SE is powered by an Intel Xeon E5-2697 processor, and according to Eurocom, it can "boost performance by up to 50% over previous generations while also offering increased energy efficiency."
"The Panther 5SE Mobile Server is perfect for organizations relocating operations that require fast network setup to eliminate staff downtime with overhead associated with traditional Server Rooms. Technically there is no server room required to get your organization or workgroup up and running. Startup companies can have an entire network server, for 20-50 users, running in one box. We have customers who use our mobile servers as backup in case their production server goes down, they can load the virtual machine on to the mobile server for production purposes while the main production server is down. The more professionals we speak with about the Panther 5SE the more creative and beneficial uses we see" said Mark Bialic, Eurocom's President.
The Panther 5SE can support up to 32GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM with 4 physical memory slots, and includes 6TB of internal storage configured with four 1.5TB drives. The drives can be SSD, hybrid, or enterprise grade drives; RAID 0, 1,5, and 10 are supported. The laptop includes an Intel 82579V Gigabit Ethernet port; additional LAN ports can be added using an internal ExpressCard slot or an external Magma Express expansion box.
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The server comes with a swappable lithium-ion battery pack that is used as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and provides about an hour of backup power. The 300W power supply is external.
The Panther 5SE supports the following Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors:
- E5-2697 v2: 30 M cache, 2.70 GHz; 12 cores, 24 threads
- E5-2695 v2: 30 M cache, 2.40 GHz, 12 cores, 24 threads
- E5-2687w v2: 25 M cache, 3.40 GHz, 8 cores, 16 threads
- E5-2690 v2: 25 M cache, 3.00 GHz, 10 cores, 20 threads
- E5-2680 v2: 25 M cache, 2.80 GHz, 10 cores, 20 threads
- E5-2670 v2: 25 M cache, 2.50 GHz, 10 cores, 20 threads
- E5-2650 v2: 20 M cache, 2.60 GHz, 8 cores, 16 threads
- E5-2620 v2: 15 M cache, 2.1 GHz, 6 cores, 12 threads
For more information about the Panther 5SE Mobile Server, visit eurocom.com.