The Ultra Micro Data Center® project was started to tackle the problem of using GPU cards inside 19 inch servers. Here a short comparison in terms of size, speed and cost is provided. To keep the comparison simple, only one typical configuration is compared (high end CPU and GPU). The specifications of the 19 inch server presented here have been gathered from the online shop and from invoices of famous actors of the industry.
|19 inch server (2U)||Ultra Micro Data Center®|
(width x height x depth)
|482 x 87.3 x 755 millimeters
19 x 3.4 x 29.7 inches
|420 x 64 x 360 millimeters
16.5 x 2.5 x 14.2 inches
|Volume||31.7 L||9.7 L|
|CPU||Xeon E5-2640 (2.5GHz, 6 cores)||Xeon E3-1240v2 (3.4Ghz, 4 cores)|
|GPU||nVidia Quadro 5000||Any PCI-Express gpu card
(full lenght, dual slot supported)
ex: nVidia GeForce GTX 7xx, Quadro 5000/6000 ...
|Storage||100GB SSD||180GB SSD|
|Network||Gigabit LAN x2||Gigabit LAN x2|
|Power supply and consumption||1100W||400W|
|Supported operating system||Windows Server 2008/2012
Red Hat Linux
Red Hat Linux
Can be sold without OS
|Approximative retail price||USD 10000||From USD 5000|
As this simple comparison shows, the Ultra Micro Data Center® design supports a greater range of storage and operating system options while being 3 times smaller and about half as expensive as an equivalent 19 inch server.