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Introducing Minimus Servers

Posted by Matt Solomon on April 14, 2016
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Last week, we introduced Minimus Servers to the market. At its core, Minimus is two things - less expensive, and a novelly simple method for using liquid cooling in your data center. It's an integrated package made up of purpose-built servers, standalone rack-based cooling, and power distribution.

Designed in partnership with high-quality OEM manufacturers like Supermicro and Gigabyte, the Minimus Server is a reliable, low-cost server that offers savings of 50% to 60% compared to Dell.com.

Why Minimus? Why now?

For years, Green Revolution Cooling has been helping customers design and build their own custom hardware so that they are able to take full advantage of their immersion cooling technology. Since GRC has deployed thousands upon thousands of these servers, paired with the fact that they boast a less than 1% failure rate, we're making the Minimus architecture widely available to the entire market. In conjunction with immersion cooling, Minimus Servers make data centers more efficient, more cost-effective, and easier to deploy - simple as that.

How do Minimus Servers cost a fraction of average OEM prices? Take a look at the image below.
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Don't pay for unnecessary components with fully customizable Minimus Servers

How to save 50% to 60% off over Dell.com

The Minimus offers you the ability to pick and choose the parts and features you need for your application like processors, memory, etc., while eliminating all the extraneous parts and features such as fans, intricate chassis, architecture for redundant power supplies, hard drive caddies, etc.

The result is a lean, low-cost server that is custom-built for your application. 

High Reliability

Thousands of Minimus-designed servers have already been deployed in data centers around the world and are performing efficiently. In addition, they have proven to be some of the most reliable servers in application. This high reliability comes from the use of premium components from quality manufacturers like Supermicro, Gigabyte, Intel, and others, used in conjunction with naturally protective immersion cooling environments. All of these factors are what contribute to the Minimus’s unmatched reliability.
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It gets even better with the Minimus Pod - think of it as a data center easy button.

The Minimus POD - Integrated Design

The Minimus POD is an integrated, pre-cabled, pre-populated rack design that makes adding capacity to your data center extremely simple and cost-effective. The pod design allows you to connect over 350 servers with a single 480 or 400 VAC power plug and a water connection.
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Full Service Offering

With one number to call, the single integrated system of the Minimus POD is as simple and easy to support as a data center can possibly be.

There’s never been a more cost-effective and simpler way to get all the benefits of liquid cooling! To learn more about Minimus Servers and how it can help you meet your data center's goals, write us at info@minimusservers.com or call +1 512-692-8003.


Sample Comparisons

EXAMPLE CONFIGURATION: BASIC DUAL PROCESSOR

  Minimus Server Dell R430
CPU Dual E5-2620 v3, 6 Core, 2.4 GHz Dual E5-2620 v3, 6 Core, 2.4 GHz
Memory 64 GB ECC, RDIMM DDR4 64 GB ECC, RDIMM DDR4
Storage 400 GB Intel 3610 SSD 400 GB Intel 3610 SSD
LAN 2 x RJ45, 1 GbE 3 x RJ45,1 GbE
1 x RJ45 dedicated management 1 x RJ45, dedicated for iDRAC
Management IPMI 2.0 with KVM over LAN Proprietary iDRAC with remote access
Density Up to 4 motherboards per U
(8 processors)
1 motherboard per U
(2 processors)
Cost $1955 $3914 web - $5914 list


EXAMPLE CONFIGURATION: HIGH END, DUAL PROCESSOR WORKHORSE

  Minimus Server Dell R430
CPU Dual E5-2650 v3, 10 Core, 2.3 GHz Dual E5-2650 v3, 10 Core, 2.3 GHz
Memory 128 GB ECC, RDIMM DDR4 128 GB ECC, RDIMM DDR4
Storage 800 GB Intel 3610 SSD 800 GB Intel 3610 SSD
LAN 2 x RJ45, 10 GbE 2 x RJ45,10 GbE
1 x RJ45 dedicated management 3 x RJ45, 1 GbE
  1 x RJ45, dedicated for iDRAC
Management IPMI 2.0 with KVM over LAN Proprietary iDRAC with remote access
Density Up to 4 motherboards per U
(8 processors)
1 motherboard per U
(2 processors)
Cost $4189 $7139 web - $10776 list

To learn more about Minimus Servers contact us at info@minimusservers.com or call +1 512-692-8003.
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