SGI Announces Universal Class of ICE Cube Modular Data Center
SGI announced changes to its ICE Cube family of containerized data centers, adding new models that will be able to house standard server racks for the first time.
Rick Chapek, SGI senior vice president of hardware engineering, offered the following comments:
Our new Universal ICE Cube data centers extend SGI's leadership in modular data center innovation, allowing us to offer our customers greater flexibility in design and deployment. SGI can now offer targeted ICE Cube configurations across vertical markets that span technical computing, federal government and defense, oil and gas, and Internet, meeting customer specific application and deployment needs.
Data Center Knowledge reports that SGI will produce air-cooled versions of the data center in addition to water-chilled models for more efficient deployments in cool and dry climates.