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RSC DCmini (32 to 306 nodes, up to 0.6 PFLOPS)

RSC DCmini

RSC DCmini (32 to 306 nodes, up to 0.6 PFLOPS)

RSC DCmini - a comprehensive all-in-one solution for HPC and cloud segment based on RSC Tornado Cluster Architecture developed by RSC Group. The solution can be used for quick deployment of a data center with performance level up to 0.6 PFLOPS  (up to 306 nodes)  even without a special prepared server room. The solution includes all subsystems required by a modern data center, including powerful server farm, communication network, storage systems, power supply, cooling and fire protection subsystems.


  • High performance (up to 237 TFLOPS, appendable up to 280 TFLOPS with RSC HPC Expansion Pack) per Cabinet
  • Compact size (up to 153 two-processor nodes in one 42U cabinet (0.8х0.8х2.0m)). Reduction of data center space by several times
  • Based on x86 architecture
  • Supports higher grade Intel® Xeon E5-2699 v4 processors
  • Intel® Turbo Boost technology is always on (+300 MHz at all cores)
  • Energy efficiency (Power Usage Effectiveness = 1.06) system cooling consumes max. 6% of total power
  • High economical efficiency, TCO reduction
  • Fully independent computing nodes
  • High scalability to several dozens petaflops
  • High reliability and low noise level with RSC liquid cooling technology and no moving parts
  • No need to install air conditioning systems

RSC DCmini includes optimized software for creating an HPC cluster or a private cloud. It also contains a subsystem for monitoring and control of system hardware and software components. All subsystems are contained in 2 standard cabinets taking less than 2 m2 space.

RSC DCmini – Technical Data Sheet

Technical Specification


RSC Tornado Cluster Architecture


  • Just 2 cabinets;
  • Direct liquid cooling system (“Hot water” mode support);
  • Communication system;
  • Data Storage;
  • Single Point of Monitoring and Management

Unique features

  • Low-noise;
  • Energy effectiveness;
  • Absence of moving parts, such as fans and traditional hard disk drives (solid state drives are used instead);
  • Compact;
  • Flexible installation options: limited by space and mass requirements only – doesn’t require additional forced air cooling


Supported, by DCmini solutions, up to 2 compute cabinets

  • Two circuits system:
  • Internal – infrastructure cabinet mounted;
  • External – can be mounted on the roof, walls and ground or customer’s cooling system integrated.
  • Customer cooling system direct integration supported

COMPUTE CABINET (basic Configuration)

Compute Field Type Homogeneous (Heterogenous with RSC HPC Expansion Pack)
Performance (RMax) 237 TFLOPS
Compute resources Up to 128 basic x86 architecture compute nodes  (306 processors, 6732 cores, 13464 threads Intel® Xeon® E5-2699 v4)
Memory 39.2 TB
System management

Fully integrated software stack for High Performance Computing “RSC BasIS”:

  • Single System Management Point,
  • Flexible Software Configuration System,
  • Supercomputer and Data Center view and management system 
Operating Systems Linux (RedHat, SUSE, Debian, CentOS, Scientific Linux), MS Windows
Job management SLURM, Altair PSB Professional, Adaptive Computing Moab, IBM Platform LSF
Parallel File Systems Lustre, Panasas, GPFS, FhGFS and others
Libraries, Compilers and Tools Intel® Cluster Studio, PGI compilers, standard MPI libraries
Power consumption Up to 70 kW

“RSC Tornado” direct liquid cooling system: up to 100kW per Cabinet;

Option: integration with existing customer’s cooling system

Formfactor 42U
Dimensions H 2.0m (80 in.) х W 0.8m (32 in.) х D 0.8m (32 in.)
Weight Up to 860kg (1,874 lbs.)
Power Up to 250A at 400/230V (three-phase, neutral and ground)

Infrastructure cabinet


Air cooled equipment distribution: Communication equipment, Data Storages, Monitoring and
Management Systems; UPS; Autonomous fire extinguishing system


Up to 20kW heating power




H 2.0m (80 in.) х W 0.8m (32 in.) х D 0.8m (32 in.)


Depending on configuration


Depending on configuration

Compute node (Basic configuration)


16-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2697A v4 (2.6GHz, 32 threads, TDP 145W) or other Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 family processors;

2 processors per node;

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology is permanently enabled (+300MHz with all cores utilized)

System board

Intel® Server Board


DDR4-2133/2400, up to 256GB per node

Local storage

Solid State Drives; up to 2 SSDs per node

I/O interfaces

Integrated I/O: FDR InfiniBand, 56Gbps; QDR InfiniBand, 40Gbps; 10 GigE;
Optional enhancement (PCIe x16 gen3): Dual-Port InfiniBand EDR, Intel Omni-Path Fabric, Quad-Port 10/40 GigE, FibreChannel

Service I/O interfaces

2x GigabitEthernet, IPMIv2 support


Water cooled, coldplate, “Hot Water” mode support


Independent per node, 180-240V 50Hz


High Density Blade

Expansion Supported, with RSC Expansion Pack

Hot Swap

Supported, with no influence to any other nodes



RSC Tornado Expansion Packs

  • RSC Tornado HPC Expansion Pack focused on high-performance computing with two Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors improves computing node performance to 3,74TFLOPS;
  • RSC Tornado VDI Expansion Pack is intended for virtualization and remote workplace access and for CAD/CAM/CAE fields. It is based on AMD FirePro™ S10000 or NVIDIA GRID™ K1/K2 cards and on Intel® SSD DC P3700 high-performance solid-state drives;
  • Hardware and software package RSC SDM Expansion Pack implements Software Defined Management concept developed by RSC specialists for RSC Tornado and RSC PetaStream nodes improving manageability and accessibility of computing systems for user applications. Flexible combination of management agents (infrastructure components, computing nodes, scheduler and user application libraries) within the scope of this concept enables creation of new Task-Oriented Management Applications (TOMA) that improve computing system efficiency and reduce operating costs. One of the examples of this is an application for adaptive management of task scheduler priorities that considers available power resources and actual capacity of data center cooling systems to prevent task termination and resulting loss of critical data on temporary infrastructure failures.

Other specialized expansion packs can also be created on specific requests of the customers. This approach has significantly improved availability of specialized configurations and made modernization process much more easier while preserving record compactness, computing density and power density of solutions based on RSC Tornado cluster architecture.

Technical Info

  • Peak performance:  42.00 - 560.00 ТФЛОПС
  • Power consumption:  30.00 - 170.00 кВт
  • Number of servers:  32 - 306 серверов
  • Number of cabinets:  1 - 2 шкафов
  • Occupied Area:  2.00 - 4.00 м2

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