Canonical’s Orange Box Is A 40-Core Lightweight Cluster

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, The Orange Box is a 10 node cluster computer developed by Canonical, in collaboration with Tranquil PC.

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Canonical's Orange Box Is A 40-Core Lightweight Cluster

It is created from 10 Intel NUCs, all having a 2.8 GHz i5 3427U dual core CPU, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, 120 GB SSD, so the specs of the Orange Box are: 40 x 2.8 GHz CPUs, 10 Intel Graphics 4000 GPUs, 160 GB of RAM, 1.20 TB of SATA memory. Also, it features and Intel Gigabin Ethernet slot and requires a normal power supply 100-240V AC/DC.

The Orange Box’s porpose is to showcase Ubuntu, MAAS, Juju, Landscape, OpenStack, Hadoop, and other technologies, providing a lightweight cluster.

With the default hardware specs, The Orange Box is available for online ordering for £7,575.00. But if the users customize the specifications, the price also modifies. For more information, see this link.

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