M2DC Security Appliance

June 27, 2017

XLAB, by Robert Plestenjak

Network security, everywhere, but especially in Data Centers, is of the utmost importance. Knowledge, of what is going on inside your private network is invaluable. Until recently, network security was completely preoccupied with protecting network only from the outside sources. Because of fast development and introduction of new technologies, pool of potentially vulnerable applications and protocols is quickly increasing.


April 13, 2017

OFFIS, by Christian Pieper and Daniel Schlitt

M2DC (Modular Microserver DataCentre) is an EU funded project, developing a neandw kind of server in order to significantly increase a system’s overall energy efficiency as well as TCO. The new hardware platform called RECS®|Box (version 4.0) continues work of previous EU projects (e.g. FiPS), resulting in a heterogeneous platform of different highly energy-efficient microservers. This comprises high performance and low power systems, as well as hardware accelerators like GPGPUs or FPGAs.