The new server range is aimed at relieving concerns on future power shortages.
British technology firm Avantek computer has launched a new ARM-based low energy consuming server range.
Being the first of their kind to use ARM processors, the new servers are said to offer improved performance at reduced costs, through less energy consumption.
Avantek Computer managing director, Tony Lees, said that the major key advantage of the new Avantek server range is power consumption.
"At five watts per node, our servers use a fraction of the power of a traditional x86 server, which will use a minimum of 75 to 80 watts – or in many cases 120 watts – per node," Lees said.
Incorporating ARM’s Cortex-A9 processor, the Calxeda EnergyCore SoC (Server on Chip) product, and Kingston’s solid state drives, the new rack-mounted 3U server also generates lower heat levels that in turn consume less energy to cool.
The new server range include 48 quad-core server nodes that offer one-to-one mapping with each node mapped onto its own memory and its own 240Gb to 480Gb SSDNow KC300 drive within a 3U rack chassis.
With each node operating independently, the in-built 80Gb fabric and cluster networking will integrate all separate data back together.
The new server range is well suited for several applications, including media serving, web hosting, research functionality and scale-out file storage.