The CriKit MicroServer is a compact powerhouse that can run standard server workloads and/or multiple Virtual Machines when using any of a variety of hypervisors. The secret to its compute power is the combination of a 64 bit Intel Xeon processor and a high-speed Intel Solid State Drive. The Intel Xeon Processor has 4 cores and 8 threads, and we’ve included 16 GB of memory so you could run 4 operating systems using virtualization by assigning 2 compute threads and almost 4GB of RAM to each Operating System running in virtualization. And do this all while using only 100 watts of electricity !! Yep, the CriKit MicroServer only draws a maximum of 100 Watts of electricity ! Depending on your energy rates, you could possibly operate a virtualized server for literally a few pennies of electricity a day! Compare that to what you spend today and the decision to buy CriKit MicroServers will be an easy one.
US Micro designed this little marvel to be super energy-efficient, so let’s look at how this helps reduce your energy costs and reduces carbon footprint.
If you are running older servers that consume 500-1000 watts of electricity and use processors that have 1 or 2 compute threads per CPU, you are wasting significant amounts of electricity compared to a CriKit MicroServer. You could easily consolidate multiple single CPU systems on to one CriKit MicroServer using virtualization and possibly attain better performance on all of the old workloads ! Further, If you consolidate only 2 existing old 1,000 watt servers to 1 CriKit MicroServer running at 100 watts, you would save 1,900 watts which could mean a reduction of 46 KiloWatt Hours PER DAY !! That also translates into NOT burning approximately 47 pounds of coal EACH DAY! So, not only are CriKit MicroServers good for your wallet, they are very, very GREEN !
Examining this a little further, if you currently have an older 1,000 watt server that contains 2 dual threaded CPU’s which provides 4 computing threads (and there are several million of these types of boxes out there), from an energy consumption perspective, you could buy 10 CriKit MicroServers and have 40 cores, 80 threads, 160 GB of RAM and 2.4 TB of high speed solid state drives and still consume about the same amount of electricity !!
Plus if your entire computing environment runs on, say, 10 of those energy hogging older servers, you could probably consolidate to fewer than 10 CriKit MicroServers and use external storage and reduce your cooling and space requirements dramatically ! It seems too good to be true, but it’s real. And , there’s more, lots more.
Plus, when you decide these units are no longer useful as Servers, you can reuse them as desktop computers which extends their useful life well into the future ! When designing these units, we even considered the disposal scenario and it boils down to a question. So, would you rather dispose of a 20 pound server unit in 3-5 years or a 4 pound unit in 7-10 years? The answer is obvious, and so are the savings.
Even further, because these units are so powerful, they can run a desktop operating system like Microsoft Windows 7 AND Server operating systems at THE SAME TIME using virtualization which further reduces energy consumption.
For more information on these concepts, please see the videos at CriKit Videos
CriKit MicroServers are an excellent solution for –
• Development, Test and QA of software solutions
• Small Business, Department, Governmental agencies
• Education and Corporate training
• Software Proof of Concept
• Workload consolidation projects
• Very Fast Print Server
• Energy and carbon footprint reduction initiatives
• Technical sales tools to compress the sales cycle of complex software sales
• Firewalls and gateway solutions that require dual network interfaces
• Cool things we haven’t tested yet, like solar powered classrooms or an entire solar powered data center !
Each CriKit MicroServer contains –
1. Intel mini-ITX Server Motherboard
2. Intel 64 Bit Xeon low-wattage processor – 2.4 Ghz with TurboBoost to 3.3 Ghz, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Smart Cache
3. Intel 520 Series 2.5” 240 GB SATA III SSD – 4K Read IOPS up to 50,000, 4K Write IOPS up to 60,000
4. 16 GB DDR3 1066/1333 ECC Memory
5. 4 – USB 2.0 Ports
6. 1- DVI monitor port
7. 2 -1 Gb/sec NIC ports
8. External 102 Watt power supply
You can use multiple units to create clustered solutions or Private Clouds or High Performance computing solutions or simply a seriously powerful, energy-efficient development and test bed right on your desk!
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