Rackable's Concentro Feted at LinuxWorld

The Concentro portable data center from Rackable Systems (RACK) was awarded the 2007 “LinuxWorld.com Product Excellence Award” for “Most Innovative Hardware Solution.”

Concentro directly addresses the growing need for increased data center compute capacity while reducing up-front costs and operational expenses, competing with Sun’s Project Blackbox in the market for portable data centers. Housed in a secure, nondescript, weather-tight 40′ x 8′ shipping container, Concentro can hold up to 1,200U of servers or storage systems, uo to 9,600 cores and storage capacity of up to 3.5 petabytes, according to Rackable.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.