Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor

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The Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor is an end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS3 server solution that delivers up to twice the performance for I/O intensive applications over the previous generation SAS 6Gb/s interconnect. Additionally, leveraging LSI's DataBolt™ technology enables this new platform to enhance the performance of 6Gb/s drives when connected via a 12Gb/s expander.


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Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor

Boston has developed the Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor to provide users with a solution that fully leverages SAS3 technology, delivering an end-to-end 12Gb/s server solution that offers up to double the performance for I/O intensive applications over the previous generation SAS 6Gbit/s interconnect.

With the constantly increasing demand for critical applications to have faster access to their data, problems caused by IO bottlenecks can seriously impact the chances of a business achieving its goals. Leveraging SAS3 can help dramatically lower latency, improve performance and remove data bottlenecks that were previously unavoidable with existing technology. The benefits of an end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS3 server solution are of particular interest to those managing I/O intensive applications in enterprise datacenter, cloud, virtualised server and OLTP environments.

With the inclusion of LSI's latest generation of SAS 12Gbit/s controller, the Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor can provide the data protection and performance demanded by applications and end users. The MegaRAID SAS 9361-4i 12Gb/s SAS and SATA RAID controller card addresses the demands of applications and end users by delivering proven performance and RAID data protection for a range of server storage applications.

Additionally, featuring LSI's revolutionary DataBolt™ expander technology, the Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor is designed to help IT Managers keep pace with the explosion of data in today's datacenters whilst maintaining backwards compatibility. This unique feature allows users to take advantage of 12Gb/s speeds while using existing 6Gb/s drive infrastructure. DataBolt™ achieves this by aggregating bandwidth from 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s devices to a 12Gb/s data stream via an expander, helping to ease a potential bottleneck.

The Boston Igloo 2U-16T-Stor is equipped with Windows Server 2012 R2, providing a proven enterprise-class datacentre and cloud platform that's capable of running the largest workloads while remaining flexible enough to cope with the changing demands of today's datacentres. Windows Server 2012 R2 helps Datacentre Managers easily and cost-effectively respond to developing trends in the datacentre, such as new applications, device proliferation, data explosion, and cloud computing.


Key Features

An end-to-end SAS 3.0 12Gb/s storage solution Leveraging LSI MegaRAID technology and the LSI 12Gb/s SAS Expander with DataBolt™ bandwidth optimiser Greater flexibility and agility with Windows Server 2012 R2 - enabling users to deploy and manage a multi-tenant cloud infrastructure within a flexible IT environment that adapts to your changing business needs Supermicro chassis equipped with 24x 2.5" Hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD/SSD bays for greater capacity Optimised cooling with 3x 80x38mm hot-swap fans; optional 5x60mm middle fan kit: MCP-320-82603-0N 7x Low-profile expansion slots 920W Redundant High-efficiency Platinum Level Power Supplies An enterprise-class datacentre and cloud storage platform that is capable of running the largest workloads


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  • Applications

    Cloud Infrastructure
    Enterprise data center

  • Backplane

    SAS3 12Gb/s Direct Attached Storage Backplane

  • BIOS Features

    ACPI 1.0
    ACPI 2.0
    ACPI 3.0
    ACPI 4.0
    APM 1.2
    PCI 2.3
    Plug and Play (PnP)
    SMBIOS 2.7.1
    UEFI 2.3.1
    USB keyboard support

  • BIOS Type

    128MB SPI Flash with AMI UEFI

  • Buttons

    Power On/Off button
    System Reset button

  • Certifications

    80 Plus Platinum (94%+)

  • Chipset

    Intel C602

  • Colour


  • CPU Family

    Intel Xeon

  • CPU Manufacturer


  • CPU Quantity (Maximum)


  • CPU Series

    Intel Xeon E5-2600

  • Drive Bays

    24 x 2.5" Hot-swap SAS/SATA

  • Error Detection

    Corrects single-bit errors
    Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)

  • Expansion Slots

    3 x (x8) PCI-E 3.0
    3 x (x16) PCI-E 3.0

  • Form Factor


  • GPU Family

    Matrox G-Series

  • GPU Manufacturer


  • GPU Model

    Matrox G200eW

  • HDD's (Installed)

    2 x WD 600GB 2.5" SATA III 6Gb/s
    8 x 200GB Seagate 1200 SAS-3 SSD's
    16 x 900GB WD XE 2.5" SAS Internal Hard Drives

  • Input/Output

    1 x DOM (Disk on Module) power connector
    1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
    1 x TPM 1.2 20-pin Header
    1 x VGA port
    2 x Fast UART 16550 Serial Port (1 rear, 1 via header)
    2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    2 x SATA 3.0 ports (6Gbps)
    4 x SATA 2.0 ports (3Gbps)
    4 x SATA ports (3Gbps) via SCU
    11 x USB 2.0 ports

  • IPMI

    IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
    Nuvoton WPCM450 BMC
    Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0

  • LED indicators

    2 x Network activity LEDs
    Hard drive activity LED
    Power fail LED
    Power status LED
    System Overheat LED

  • Manufacturer


  • Memory (Installed)

    64GB DDR-3 Reg ECC

  • Memory (Maximum)


  • Memory Sizes


  • Memory Slots


  • Memory Speed


  • Memory Type

    DDR3 ECC Registered DIMM

  • Network Adapter

    Intel i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
    Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)
    Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
    Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead

  • Peripheral Drives

    1 x 2.5" Rear Hotplug Tray MCP-220-82609-0N

  • Product Range

    Boston Igloo

  • PSU Output Capacity

    920 Watts

  • Redundant Power Supply?


  • SAS Controller

    LSI 9361-4i RAID Controller

  • Software (Installed)

    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Software Vendor


  • System Bus

    QPI up to 8 GT/s

  • System Cooling

    3 x 80mm 7,000 RPM 4-pin PWM fans
    Optional 5x 60mm middle fan kit: MCP-320-82603-0N

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