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Servers: Boston Viridis 2.0

The Boston Viridis 2.0 microserver from Hertfordshire, U.K.-based Boston Ltd. is based on six Calxeda EnergyCore ECX-2000 cards, each of which hosts two four-core SoCs running at 1.8GHz with as little as 6 Watts. The ECX-2000 cards are based on the dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor.

The Boston Viridis 2.0 is certified to run Ubuntu 13.10, and it runs the OpenStack Havana platform for public, private and hybrid clouds.

The server supports memory capacity of up to 16 GB, as well as KVM and Xen virtualization. It comes with an integrated 80-Gbit-per-second Fleet Fabric switch.


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