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Servers: Exxact Quantum AR02012-0

Fremont, Calif.-based Exxact's Quantum AR02012-0 is a 2U server for Web server, cloud and general applications.

Each server supports up to 12 ARM A9 Cortex quad-core CPU systems, each of which is an 8-core, 64-bit SoC, for a total of up to 48 cores. The server also has space for up to 24 2.5-inch hot-swap hard drives with a total capacity of up to 48 GB and up to 12 10-Gbit-per-second SFP+ uplinks.

The servers can be configured for varying balance between CPU performance and network I/O.