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-==== ExoGENI Rack Details ==== 
  
-ExoGENI racks are based on IBM x3650 M4 servers with SandyBridge and have the option to support 10/40 and 100G NICs. Current ExoGENI racks ship with 10G NICs. Each rack has a Layer 2 dataplane switch that has 10 and 40G uplinks, depending on the site (1G is also possible). +==== Overview ====  
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 +ExoGENI control software supports a variety of vendors and options. The list of supported hardware grows continuously, please contact us to find out the latest. Each rack consists of a head node, some number (typically 10) worker nodes and, optionally a storage server or storage appliance.  
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 +Below are some of the established configurations of ExoGENI racks. Servers:   
 +  * IBM M4 servers 
 +  * Dell R7XX servers 
 +  * Cisco UCS-B series 
 +  * Cisco UCS-C series 
 + 
 +Network adapters are 10Gbps Chelsio and Mellanox, some sites have 40G Mellanox adapters.  
 + 
 +Supported storage options include (meaning this type of storage can be made user-sliverable):  
 +  * IBM DS3512 or similar 
 +  * Some variants of NetApp 
 +  * Linux-based storage servers supporting partitionaing/virtualization based on either 
 +    * LVM 
 +    * ZFS 
 +    * Gluster 
 + 
 +Supported TOR network switches include: 
 +  * IBM G8264  
 +  * Dell S4810 
 +  * Juniper QFX3500, EX3200 
 +  * Cisco 3400, Nexus series 
 +  * Ciena 8700 
 + 
 +==== ExoGENI IBM Rack Details ==== 
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 +Current generation of ExoGENI racks built by IBM and are based on M4 servers. They have the option to support 10/40 and 100G NICs. Current ExoGENI racks ship with 10G Mellanox NICs (older variants also used Chelsio). Each rack has a Layer 2 dataplane switch that has 10 and 40G uplinks, depending on the site (1G is also possible). 
  
 Expected power consumption is 10kW. Expected power consumption is 10kW.
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