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New Orange Box (5th Gen) coming soon
Posted by Prime(CH) (Swiss) on 09 June 2015 04:53 PM


The 'Orange Box' as it's become known in cloud and telecoms circles is having a little make over.  

The small, luggable 'data centre' in a box, has seen many successes and now that the 5th generation i5 vPro CPU powered NUC boards are in general supply, we are working hard to make the minor internal changes to adopt the new boards.  The main benefit, besides a newer version of Intel AMT, and the new 'Broadwell' CPUs is that the 5th generation platforms can support 2x 16GB IMM Memory modules, which means 10x 32GB RAM in the box, compared to the original 10x 16GB.  The IMM modules have been tested in Intel Labs - and here you can learn more about the new option.  

It may not be fully released, until the 'Orange Box' softWare installation kit is completed. But Tranquil R&D are now completing the physical hardware changes.  Those wanting to run their own choice O/S can order now - but if you want a fully 'ready to go' Ubuntu branded system with Ubuntu MAAS etc - then you may need to wait just a little while.

The new units will look extremely similar to the original.  If you are interested to learn more about the Orange Box or other Tranquil Micro Clusters just drop us a line

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The birth of a Xeon Cluster - story #1
Posted by Jack Riley on 19 February 2015 03:40 PM

xeon Cluster

We want to share a short series of stories, as the Tranquil R&D team conceive, design, test and build one of the world's first rugged, transportable micro clusters, based on Intel Xeon Core processors – what would become the MSC3M.

Our first micro cluster, the Orange Box was developed with the founder of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth.  Watch here as Mark unveils the 'Orange Box' ~ at ODS 2014.


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MSC3M (rugged Mobile Xeon Class Cluster)
Posted by Jack Riley on 08 February 2015 05:49 PM

The awaited MSC3M is now in production stage.

Check out the gallery for more images

If you would like to learn more, or have a specific cluster requirement, please drop us a line

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Want our (remote) help?
Posted by Jack Riley on 12 August 2014 06:17 PM

Did you know you can ask for our (remote) help, to save you time, if you are having any difficulties with our equipment?

Give us a try - click here

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