M2DC HPC appliance

Reduce costs and energy with optimised reconfigurable low-latency communication and hardware acceleration

M2DC HPC at a Glance

M2DC HPC Appliance

The fully integrated platform designed for High Performance Computing combines preconfigured hardware, middleware and software tools that allow the user to perform HPC computations from day one, without any configuration burden. This “plug & play” appliance is flexible enough to be adapted to various needs of our customers. Moreover, the HPC Appliance is optimized to save energy, rack space and minimize total cost of ownership.


gains in energy efficiency


savings in TCO after five years of use


gains in rack space at the data centre

Have a look at the demonstrator!

Cloud appliance demonstrator

Making it easier for you to do what you love

This M2DC appliance features a combination of high performance CPUs and GPUs that were carefully selected to maximize performance and energy efficiency. This complex distributed system is orchestrated by OpenStack which provides bare metal deployment of operating systems running on individual compute nodes. On top of that, the Slurm Workload Manager takes care of efficient allocation of hardware resources for your computational jobs. Finally, a set of pre-installed accelerated libraries for HPC, data analytics and deep learning saves your time so you can directly work on your domain problem.

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. But in addition to the CPU-based microservers, also FPGAs are available for specialized applications. PCIe extension cards are also supported for even further flexibility. The appliance nodes are connected with a high performance network that will allow a superb scaling of HPC applications. This is thanks to the high speed and low latency host to host RDMA communication over PCIe x8 which we call Communication SEE. Nodes will be connected with regular 10G Ethernet.

Configuration flexibility

Flexibility allowing various configurations

High density architecture

High density architecture enabling integration of up to up to 27 high performance microservers and up to 3 PCIe accelerators

Preinstalled software

Preinstalled software enhancing the hardware capabilities

Intelligent Power Management

Intelligent power management optimizing the energy consumption

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