Hannover, Germany, March 21, 2017 —Inspur today announces its first generation of Open19 products, which include compute and storage server “Bricks”, all based on the next generation Intel® Xenon® processor family (codename Skylake), at CeBIT 2017.

Open19 is a new initiative that aims to build a standard that works in any EIA 19-inch rack, in order to allow many more suppliers to produce servers that will interoperate and will be interchangeable in any rack environment. The goals of Open19 are to provide lower cost per rack, lower cost per server, optimized power utilization, and an open standard that everyone can contribute to and participate in.

As member of Open19, Inspur is bringing to the Open19 community its design and manufacturing of open hardware experience in connection with all open hardware standards. Inspur has a long history of designing open hardware. For instance, Inspur is a key participant in the ODCC Scorpio Project since its inception in 2010 working with the BAT companies (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) and is currently the largest Solution Provider for ODCC/Scorpio Racks for hyperscale deployments. The company is committed to bringing innovations in datacenter hardware design and manufacturing in support of the Open19 initiative to fuel the adoption of open hardware.

Inspur Open19 Bricks

Each 1 Rack Unit (RU) can accommodate 2 Bricks or 1 Double Brick. A Double High Brick takes up 2RU space. Inspur’s first generation bricks includes:

  • Brick – Dual-socket Skylake based Compute Bricks
  • Double Brick – Dual-socket Skylake based Storage Server Bricks
  • Double High Brick – Storage and GPU Bricks

As a total solutions provider, Inspur will also offer its own Open19 compliant rack system that includes Open19 Brick Cages, 12V power shelves with optional BBU, and accessories, providing customers with fully integrated rack level Open19 platforms that are ready to roll into any data center and go.

Leijun Hu, Vice president of Inspur Group, said “Open19’s goal to establish a new open standard for servers based on a common form factor aligns with Inspur’s technology vision.  Inspur is committed to the open hardware community and has always been dedicated to providing reconstruction solutions for all types of data centers, and helping them to transform their businesses.”

Please visit Inspur booth at Hall 2, Stand C59 to see other innovative product solutions.