M2DC Image appliance

We optimise your costs in photo finishing business

M2DC IMAGE at a Glance

M2DC IMAGE appliance

This M2DC appliance enables competitive advantage with respect to performance, scalability, efficiency and cost-savings to applications in need of image scaling processes. This task has become a typical use case in modern web applications like social networks, cloud applications and web shop systems, delivering a large amount of images in different sizes through responsive websites and several clients. Our success stories include Europe's largest photo finisher - CEWE - handling millions of images per year for delivering high quality photo products.


Have a look at the demonstrator!

Cloud appliance demonstrator

We improve image scaling for you

Present-day servers are equipped with state-of-the-art general-purpose CPUs with x86 architecture, designed for high performance at workload peaks. Aiming improvement of processing performance, the M2DC IMG appliance offers an alternative based on specialized hardware, in terms of graphical processing units (GPUs). For image processing use cases they offer more performance or lower power consumption compared to standard CPU architectures. As this approach requires a specialized customization effort to make the most of the hardware, the IMG appliance couples an energy efficient implementation with an abstracted and easy to use REST interface.

M2DC Microserver Components

Available built-in efficiency enhancements


Appliance configuration

You can choose from a wide range of modules, which together form a heterogeneous cluster. These may be microservers with high-performance x86 or ARM64 as well as low-power ARM processors with the latter also providing GPU computing capabilities. And, in addition to the CPU-based microservers, also FPGAs are available for specialized applications. PCIe extension cards are also supported for even further flexibility.


TX2 nodes for high performance

TX2 nodes for high performance

Network Attached Storage

Network Attached Storage

Message Passing Server

Message Passing Server

OpenStack for deployment

OpenStack for deployment

Fitting the availability of your resources

Basic Chassis

Greatly efficient and with lower cost.


Basic chassis

3 Carriers

9 High-Performance Microservers

48 Low-Power Microservers

Mid-Range Chassis

Ready for the most demanding challenges.


Mid-Range Chassis

9 Carriers

27 High-Performance Microservers

144 Low-Power Microservers

Scaleout Chassis

The most powerful option.


Developing for you!

15 Carriers

45 High-Performance Microservers

240 Low-Power Microservers