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"I have found Advanced Clustering to be a good source for integrated Linux systems. Service has been great and extremely knowledgeable... We can call and get immediate answers to our questions."  --Phil N. at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Compute Blades vs. Alternatives

The Pinnacle Compute Blade system is unique and can provide you the same power and performance of a standard 1U server in half of the rack space. Competitors might provide a similar configuration in the forms of a "1U Twin" configuration, but with trade-offs in flexibility and serviceability. Below you'll find a comparison of 1U servers, 1U twins, and Advanced Clustering's unique Compute Blade architecture.

Typical 1U server

Typical 1U Server

  • Only 1 system in 1U of rack space
  • Half the density of available 2-in-1 systems (1U Twin or Compute Blades)
  • Requires slide rails for easy removal from rack cabinet

1U Twin

1U Twin

  • Twin system, 2 complete servers in 1U of rack space
  • Nodes are fixed into the enclosure
  • Must take both nodes down, even when servicing only 1 node
  • Single shared power supply
  • Requires slide rails for easy removal from rack cabinet

Advanced Clustering's Pinnacle Compute Blades

Compute Blade

  • Individual removable nodes
  • Nodes can run outside of housing for testing and serviceability
  • Dedicated 80%+ efficient power supply per blade
  • Mix and match CPU architectures (both AMD and Intel in the same 1U of space)
  • Enclosure fix mounted into cabinet, no rails required for individual compute blades