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CoolShell CS-3U Blade Server

product_thumb_coolshellCoolShell blade servers use commercial CPU boards in rugged packages to provide superior electronics cooling and thermal management. CoolShell bladed servers combine high-performance, single-board computers and graphics processors into a blade server configuration. The Themis CoolShell CS-3U is a modularly maintainable, commercial blade server system that combines a powerful complement of processing, memory and IO into a compact 3U, 17.75-inch deep rack mountable CoolShell Subrack.

The CS-3U server features one or two Intel Quad-Core Xeon 5440 series CPUs, up to 64 Gbytes memory, and three high-performance dual headed GPUs. The CS-3U server thermal and kinetic management is accomplished via a conduction-cooled processor module complete with external air flow paths, heat exchangers and impeller assembly combined in a single, field-replaceable unit (FRU). All modules are front replaceable increasing uptime, significantly reducing maintenance costs, and supporting constrained environments.

Parameter Description
Airflow Direction Front to Rear
Operating Shock Up to 30g @ 20 ms (MIL-901D)
Operating Vibration 0.9G (rms) from 10 – 2000Hz
Operating Temperature 0° – 50°C sea level
Humidity Up to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions (H x W x D) – 1RU 1.625″ (41.275 mm) x 16.50″ (419.1 mm) x 17.00″ (431.8 mm)

Subrack Environmentals

Parameter Description
Airflow Direction Front to Rear
Operating Shock Up to 30g @ 25 ms (MIL-901D)
Operating Vibration 1G (rms) from 10 – 2000Hz
Operating Temperature 0° – 50°C sea level
Humidity Up to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions (H x W x D) – 5RU 8.75” (222.25 mm) x 17.5” (444.5 mm) x 17.75” (450.85 mm)

Provides All the Benefits of Blade Servers

  • High compute density
  • Rapid migration to new technologies
  • 10 GigE Switch Fabrics
  • Built-in system management
  • Lower total cost of ownership

Enables the I/O and Storage Flexibility of Rack Mounted Servers

  • Supports PCI-Express
  • Up to 30 Terabytes in a single system
  • Accepts high performance graphics and signal processing cards
  • Built-in cable management and simple front access cable connectivity
  • Reduced system depth – fits in standard 19 inch rack

Provides the Ruggedness of Board Level Computers

  • Withstands 30g @ 20 ms Shock events (MIL-901D)
  • 50°C Operation
  • Corrosion Proof Aluminum Construction
  • Airflow direction: Front to Rear
  • Hot Swappable Power Supplies
  • MIL-STD-901d, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD 167

Innovative CS-3U Processor Modules

CoolShell CS-3U Processor Module motherboards are enclosed in a light alloy 1U clamshell, isolating the electronics from the environment. Integrated blowers create a scalable cooling system, with low acoustic emissions. The light alloy clamshell provides these benefits:

  • Mechanical support to mitigate shock and vibration
  • Forms a Faraday cage around the electronics to control emissions
  • Protects the electronics from dust and dirt contamination
  • Conduction cooling for the electronics

The CoolShell CS-3U Processor Module motherboards include two Quad Core Intel Xeon processors (quad socket motherboards in 2010), in a symmetric multiprocessing configuration. Based on standard off-the-shelf components (COTS), CoolShell CS-3U systems can be quickly updated to the latest processor technology.

CS-3U I/O Blade

The CoolShell CS-3U I/O blade includes three 16-Lane PCI-express slots connected to the processor blade through the backplane of the CS-3U server. The I/O Blade can accommodate three high performance graphics cards or other standard PCIexpress cards. Access to the standard cards is through the front. The CoolShell CS- 3U server’s I/O can be quickly updated to the newest technology by replacing standard PCI-express cards. Also included are six USB 2.0 ports (two ports are dedicated for keyboard and mouse use).

Removable Media Module

The CoolShell CS-3U Media module provides a wide variety of connectivity including:

  • Seven Optical or Copper Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Six USB 2.0 ports
  • DVD/CD
  • Removable 2.5” SATA drive, solid state or rotating
  • One internal 2.5” SSD

To simplify maintenance, the CS-3U Media Module is removable from the front.

CoolShell CS-3U Power Modules

The CoolShell CS-3U includes redundant, hot swappable 850 Watt power supplies in an n+1 configuration.