A 24 Bay Server, Ideal as a Departmental File Server or Local Storage Resource

Icebreaker 2924 Intel Server

Penguin IceBreaker family comes in multiple capacities and performance ranges to meet the demands of different storage stacks and application workloads. The IceBreaker 2924 has a high storage density featuring 24 hotswap bays for 2.5” enterprise SATA or SAS drives in its 2U chassis. Primary target applications for the IceBreaker 2924 include departmental file servers or local storage resource for a medium-sized cluster spanning 1-2 racks. In Lustre environment the IceBreaker 2924 could be used as a medium-sized OSS (Object Storage Server) node. Penguin Computing provides expert services to help customers identify and optimize the storage and interconnect solutions to support their high performance computing environment. With comprehensive options including RAID support and two PCIe x16 and two x8 Generation 3 slots for low-profile cards, the IceBreaker 2924 is a mass storage solution designed to meet the advanced storage needs of today’s cloud environments.

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Key Features

IceBreaker 2924 Storage Solution Features

  • Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 and v4 processors
  • 2U 24x 2.5” SAS/SATA HDDs
  • Up to 1TB DDR4-2400MHz (16x DIMMs)
  • 2x PCIe x16 Gen3 (low-profile cards)
  • 2x PCIe x8 Gen3 (low-profile cards)
  • 1x Mezzanine for RAID
  • Single/Redundant 750W 80Plus Gold PSU (100-220V AC)
Technical Specs

IceBreaker 2924 Technical Specs

Form Factor
Form Factor2U Rackmount
Processor Number2
Processor TypeIntel Xeon E5-2600 v3 / v4 Series
Maximum TDP135W
Board Management
BMC ChipsetASpeed AST2400
Dedicated BMC InterfaceRJ45
Shared BMCYes
IPMI 2.0Yes
Virtual Media Over LANYes
ChipsetIntel Wellsburg C610 Series
Memory TypeDDR4-2400MHz ECC
Memory CapacityUp to 1TB (16x DIMMs)
Internal Storage Controller
Onboard ControllerIntel Wellsburg C610 Series
Storage System
Hard Drive Bays
2.5"24x Hotswap SAS/SATA Drives
Hard Drive Backplane6Gb
Ethernet ControllerIntel I350
On-Board LAN2x GbE/RJ45
PCI Expansion Slots
Number of Slots/Gen/Speed (Size)4x PCIe, 1x PCIe Mezzanine
Mezzanine Expansion Options
Proprietary Mezzanine
Storage Proprietary MezzLSI2308 int.
External I/O Interfaces
Serial Ports1
USB Ports6x USB 3.0
VGA PortsYes
Supported Operating System
Supported OSRHEL, CentOS
Power System
Power Supply SizeSingle/Redundant 750W 80Plus Gold
Mounting Hardware
Rackmount RailsStandard Rails Included
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature15C to 35C (59F to 95F)
Non-operating Temperature0C to 60C (0F to 140F)
Operating Relative Humidity30% to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-operating Relative Humidity20% to 90% (non-condensing)
System Dimensions & Weight
Height3.42 inches
Width16.92 inches
Depth28.03 inches
Machine WeightApproximately 56 lbs
Shipping WeightApproximately 66 lbs
Warranty3 Year Standard; Up to 4 years on-site available

IceBreaker 2924 Configuration

2.5" 10KRPM SAS
2.5" 15KRPM SAS
0.05-1 DWPD SATA Drives
Main Purpose: Boot and Read Applications
1.1-10 DWPD SATA Drives
1-25 DWPD SAS Drives
Operating System SATADOM
Pin7 pwr no additional cables needed. Please note to operation that it requires jumper re-positioning to work.
RAID Controller
Drive Controller for Expansion Enclosure
RAID Configuration

No RAID volumes configured.

Disk Partition Configuration
Logical DrivePartitions
unassigned swap

Expansion Slot Options
PCI-E gen3 x8
Expansion Slot Options
PCI-E gen3 x8
Expansion Slot Options
PCI-E gen3 x16
Expansion Slot Options
PCI-E gen3 x16
Power Cord
Power cord options for system with dual C14 inlets, 100-250V
Operating System
XFS Scalable File System
XFS Scalable File System requires Red Hat OS.
Warranty & Support
On-Site Service
Keep your Hardware Support