RACKLUTION-OP is GIGABYTE’s server product line based on OCP Open Rack Standards. The products are designed for a 21” OCP rack and feature a separate PSU system, with power supplied to each server node by a bus-bar system running along the rear of the rack.
The Open Compute Project (OCP) is an open source initiative launched in 2011 by Facebook with the purpose to design and share innovative specifications for better datacenters. Part of this initiative has been a set of standards released by the members of the OCP, called the Open Rack Standards, that contain design guidelines and specifications in order to create more efficient, flexible, and scalable datacenter hardware.
PSU are removed from each rack-mount and consolidated into a separate module, that can be cooled and managed more efficiently. Power units are also easier to service and replace.
This graph shows the average power savings realized with RACKLUTION-OP compared to a comparable 19” traditional rack fitted with 1U rack-mounts, both equipped with Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors
GIGABYTE currently has released two versions of RACKLUTION-OP products – Version 1.0 and Version 2.0. The difference is the design of the power distribution system: a triple bus-bar power distribution system (Version 1.0) or a single bus-bar power distribution system (Version 2.0). Both systems can co-exist with each other, and customers can choose the design version based on their preference and requirements.