Friday, September 27th 2013

Eurocom Ships Ready to Go Mobile Server with Microsoft 2012 Server Edition

Eurocom, www.eurocom.com is shipping the Panther 5SE Mobile Server that is ready to go (R2GO), right out of the box, loaded with Microsoft Server 2012. The EUROCOM Panther 5 Server Edition with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 provides extra virtualization capability, allowing higher performance, low cost computing through virtualization on one platform.

Mobile Server Overview
A Mobile Server is a computer system that has full server capability while being easily portable in a laptop form factor. Eurocom launched its first Intel Xeon powered Mobile Server in 2007, named the Phantom-X. Since its introduction Eurocom has been building on the capabilities and improving on the Mobile Server concept with every new version. The most advanced version yet, the Panther 5SE is the most stable, capable, scalable and durable Mobile Server solution to date.

"Mobile Servers allow users to expand into new geographic market, gain new customers and secure new projects" Mark Bialic, Eurocom President.

Benefits of Mobile Server Technology
The EUROCOM Panther 5SE provides fast deployment right out of the box, combined with easy relocation and no need for a server room. The ability to hand carry the system makes the EUROCOM Panther 5SE an extremely easy system to relocate while providing server capabilities.

If a unit needs to be swapped out for any reason, simply grab and go. Most of the wiring required in rack mount scenarios vanishes with the Mobile Server.

Obviously, taking a racked server to a customer's site is problematic, and even tower-style servers are considerably more cumbersome. A Panther 5SE solution simply slips into a notebook carrying case.

A racked system still requires a keyboard, mouse, and monitor, which are often placed on additional trays within the rack in order to minimize the total hardware footprint. With Mobile Servers, these peripherals are integrated.

Conventional servers require attendant UPS capability rated for at least 10 to 15 minutes of runtime before shutdown. With the Panther 5SE, the swappable polymer Li-Ion battery provides many times this amount.

The idea of a portable server is appealing to application developers, emergency responders, on-site trainers and others who need powerful computing solutions wherever they may be.

EUROCOM Panther 5SE Core Specifications
The EUROCOM Panther 5 Server Edition is a heavy duty Intel Xeon based super-computer class laptop designed for Server On-the-Go deployment. It is powered by Intel's family of Xeon E5-2600 series 6 and 8 cores processors, capable to deliver server class performance in a small and compact 12lbs/5.5kg, All-in-One package complete with integrated keyboard, 17.3" LCD Display and built-in UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply).

Mobility
The Panther 5SE is easy to transport, move around and relocate as it can fit into a single carrying bag because of its all in one, compact design.

Processors:
The EUROCOM Panther 5SE is driven by a complete line of optional 4 core, 8 thread, 6 core, 12 thread and 8 core, 16 thread Intel Xeon E5 Processors, based on the LGA 2011 processor socket. The top of the line Intel Xeon E5-2690 has 8 cores, 16 threads, 20 MB of L3 cache, running at 2.9 GHz, supports Intel vPro Technology, Intel Virtualization Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Virtualization Technology for I/O.

Memory
EUROCOM Panther 5SE uses quad channel memory, and enables the Panther 5SE to initially support up to 32 GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM via four 8 GB SODIMM 204 pin modules. With such massive amounts of RAM available, the Panther 5SE becomes a great tool for virtualization and server class environments.

Storage and RAID Support
Eurocom Mobile Servers are designed to support large amounts of high capacity, redundant storage options for server class environments. Solid State, Hybrid, or Enterprise level drives with RAID capability are supported in the Panther 5SE. With support for up to four 1.5 terabyte storage drives, the Panther is able to offer 6 terabytes of storage. RAID 0,1,5,10 capability gives users the ultimate in performance or redundancy.

LAN
The Panther 5SE comes with an Intel 82579V Gigabit Ethernet port for greater compatibility with modern server operating systems such as Windows Server 2012. A second LAN adapter can also be added via the ExpressCard slot or a quad port LAN through the MagmaExpress Box. Additional LAN capability can be added through the ExpressCard slot itself, while also allowing connection to a MagamExpressBox for even greater LAN capability.

Power
Equipped with a built in uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in the form of a 78.44Wh lithium-ion swappable battery pack, which offers upwards of an hour or backup power in case of electricity failure. An external power supply creates a smaller, lighter chassis that requires less ambient cooling than traditional servers.

Key EUROCOM Panther 5SE Specifications:
  • All-in-one server; 12lbs; built in LCD, keyboard, LCD, battery/UPS - easy to move around / hand carry
  • Processor: Xeon E5-2600 series including E5-2687W 8 cores/16 treads
  • Memory: 4 RAM sockets; up to 32 GB; 64 GB support coming soon
  • Storage: 4 physical HDD/SSD in RAID 0/1/5/10
  • LAN: on board; extra ports available via Expresscard slot; including fiber
  • Operating System: Red Hat 6.4 Enterprise Server; Microsoft Server2008R2 and 2012; VMware; Linux
  • Battery/UPS: 1 hour battery
Microsoft Server 2012
The sixth release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012 has added several features, such as an updated version of Hyper-V, an IP address management tool (IPAM), a new version of Windows Task Manager, Resilient File System (ReFS), Internet Information Services 8.0 and a redesigned and improve user interface in Task Manager.

Windows Server 2012 provides extra virtualization capability, allowing higher performance, low cost computing through virtualization on one platform. It allows for development of images of virtual machines and porting them to production servers. Hyper-V allows for network virtualization, multi tenancy and storage resource pooling.

Key Deployment Areas of Mobile Servers
  • Consulting Companies
  • a. Database Development (SAP, Oracle, IBM)
    b. CRM
    c. Operating System
    d. Network Administrator
  • Natural Resource Exploration and Development
  • Application Development
  • Training
  • a. To deliver onsite training to customers
  • Small, Medium business (SMB) out of box server deployment
  • Cloud Computing
  • a. Development, Prototyping and testing
  • Software Development on the Go
  • a. Database, CRM Software
  • Corporate Training on the Go
  • a. Computer Aided Training
    b. Mobile Corporate Training Teams
  • Network Administrators
  • a. Prototyping
    b. Preproduction Testing
    c. Network Monitoring and Auditing
    d. For auditing compliancy and security standards and software licensing requirements
  • Relief Organizations; Military & Law Enforcement
  • a. Mobile Units
  • Engineering on the Go
  • a. Mobile Engineering Teams
    b. Mobile Construction
  • Personal Cloud
  • Financial Secure Server
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8 Comments on Eurocom Ships Ready to Go Mobile Server with Microsoft 2012 Server Edition

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
wipe the OS and put on CentOS and save me a few thousand bucks :nutkick:
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Katanai
Easy Rhino said:
wipe the OS and put on CentOS and save me a few thousand bucks :nutkick:
you can get it without any OS at all, you won't save 1 penny though :D
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#3
Katanai
Katanai said:
you can get it without any OS at all, you won't save 1 penny though :D
I just configured it at max. fastest CPU is 3.1Ghz not 2.9 2x GTX 780 SLI 4x Samsung 840PRO in RAID 0 no OS, It's almost 10000$ :D
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#4
The Von Matrices
This product makes no sense. They call it a "mobile server" then equip it with a single server processor and two consumer graphics cards. A "mobile server." would have two server processors and integrated/low-end graphics.
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#5
Prima.Vera


Mother of G...
This doesn't look like a mobile server but more like a mobile 3D CAD Workstation.
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#6
klva80
The Von Matrices said:
This product makes no sense. They call it a "mobile server" then equip it with a single server processor and two consumer graphics cards. A "mobile server." would have two server processors and integrated/low-end graphics.
they called mobile server beacause of it server grade components, they put consumer grade video cards for they compute power, maybe you're seeing it with the wrong eyes it's not necesary to have dual sockets and a crappy video for being a server, hey they are even atoms being used in server enviroment, just my two cents :)
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#7
jihadjoe
Katanai said:
you can get it without any OS at all, you won't save 1 penny though :D
On the configuration page you can choose what OS to load on it, including "none".
Not getting Server 2012 will save you $1399.
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Katanai
jihadjoe said:
On the configuration page you can choose what OS to load on it, including "none".
Not getting Server 2012 will save you $1399.
It will still be expensive as hell, that's why I said you won't save anything...
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