Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sun Microsystems Project Blackbox

Project Blackbox from sun is out in the open. And it is cool, at least I think it is a cool thing. Sun has put a datacenter in a shipping container. If you buy or rent one of those baby’s you get a datacenter equal to a supercomputer in the top 200 range.

A single Project Blackbox could accommodate 250 Sun Fire T1000 servers with the CoolThreads technology with 2000 cores and 8000 simultaneous threads. A single Project Blackbox could accommodate 250 x64-based servers with 1000 cores. A single Project Blackbox could provide as much as 1.5 petabytes of disk storage or 2 petabytes of energy-efficient tape storage. A single Project Blackbox could provide 7 terabytes of memory. A single Project Blackbox could handle up to 10,000 simultaneous desktop users. A single Project Blackbox currently has sufficient power and cooling to support 200 kilowatts of rackmounted equipment.

You can view more about the project on this website and you can download more pictures here.
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