The standard 42U rack is the cabinet of choice used by data centers and enterprise offices today. As such, most server rack solutions today are designed to fit into this rack in accordance with the standard dimensions of the rack unit (U) or a multiple of it (for example: 2U, 3U, 4U). This standardization enables users to easily and effectively size space requirements for the applications they plan to run. The standardization also allows the server market to measure the computing density of each server against others of similar size using rack units as the size quantifier.
Rack servers are differentiated in the market by their availability in different configurations of hardware components. A large range of configuration options are available for customers. The differentiation is in the quality of components, track record and reputation of server vendor or brand, and warranty and support services. In the industry, Thinkmate is one of the top vendors of rack solutions. Its extensive range of rackmount solutions using only top quality components and put together by in-house engineers provide customers with server solutions that meet or exceed all application requirements. Thinkmate rack solutions are also backed up by a 3-year warranty with advance parts supply and 24-hour customer service.
Thinkmate’s RAX range of rack servers is one of the largest selections of server rack solutions offering industry-leading performance, energy efficiency, scalability, and value. RAX configurations range from standard compute density configurations to higher density configurations and come in a wide variety of form factors with features that enable them to be building blocks of modern, fault-tolerant, and scalable data centers.
Thinkmate RAX rack solutions are available in over forty configurations in 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U, and 5U chassis sizes. Thinkmate is also a Supermicro reseller, and some of these RAX configurations are from Supermicro such as the Supermicro 2U server. Available CPUs are multi-core Intel® Xeon® and AMD Opteron™ processors. Dual CPUs are available in 1U and 2U configurations, quad CPUs are available in 1U, 2U, and 4U configurations, and the 5U configuration has support for eight CPUs. The 5U configuration can also support up to three NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPU co-processors.
Storage options include hot-swappable 2.5” and 3.5” SAS/SATA drives, and 2.5” PCIe NVMe solid-state drives:
Network connectivity for Thinkmate RAX rack solutions include options for multiple network adapters in each chassis ranging from 1-Gigabit ethernet, 10-Gigabit ethernet, 10/40-Gigabit ethernet, 40/56-Gigabit ethernet, 40-Gigabit QDR InfiniBand, 56-Gigabit FDR InfiniBand to Fibre Channel.
The large number of configurations available for Thinkmate RAX rack solutions will provide most users with a configuration that meets their requirements and budgets. However, if none of the available configurations fulfill requirements, custom configurations can also be assembled by Thinkmate’s expert configurators. If very high density servers for high performance computing and storage are required, Supermicro solutions like the Twin Blade and SuperStorage can be purchased from Thinkmate.