A Compact, High-Density, 4U Storage Server for HPC

IceBreaker JE4960 JBOD

Supporting up to 60 3.5” SAS HDDs in a 4U form factor, the Penguin Computing® IceBreaker™ JE4960 delivers a high-density storage solution for HPC customers. Unlike traditional storage servers, JBODs do not require their own CPU, motherboard, memory or internal RAID controller and provide users with a great way to expand their storage capacity. With a highly efficient power supply, power redundancy and 60 hot-swap drive bays, the IceBreaker JE4960 is designed to meet the challenges of demanding data center applications through a combination of performance, scalability and reliability.


Key Features

IceBreaker JE4960 JBOD Storage Solution Features

  • 4U rackmount form factor
  • Supports up to 60 3.5” hot-swap SAS drives
  • SAS 12Gb/s expander
  • Dual redundant I/O
  • Two mini-SAS HD connectors per I/O
  • 2x 1200W 80Plus Silver
Technical Specs

IceBreaker JE4960 JBOD Technical Specs

Form Factor
Form Factor4U Rackmount
Storage System
Backplane Interface12Gb
External Connection TypeSFF-8644
Number of External Connections4
Hard Drive Bays
3.5"60x Hotswap SAS Drives
Power System
Power Supply Size1+1 1200W 80Plus Silver
Mounting Hardware
Rackmount RailsStandard Rails Included
Operating Environment
Temperature5C to 40C (41F to 104F)
Humidity8% to 80% (non-condensing)
Non-Operating Environment
Temperature0C to 60C (32F to 140F)
Humidity8% to 80% (non-condensing)
Height6.91 inches
Width16.69 inches
Depth33.39 inches
Weight (without drives)Approximately 80 lbs
Weight (with drives)Approximately 200 lbs
Warranty3 Year Standard; Up to 4 years on-site available

IceBreaker JE4960 JBOD Configuration

Base System IceBreaker JE4960
Includes 4U chassis, HS 1+1 PS, CMA, 60x 3.5" Carriers, and Rails
I/O Modules
2x HD Mini-SAS (SFF-8644) Connectors per Module
External SAS Cable to Host
2.5" 10KRPM SAS
2.5" 15KRPM SAS
1-25 DWPD SAS Drives
Power Cord
Power cord options for system with dual C14 inlets, 100-250V
Service (Large Storage)
Large Storage: 24+ Drives
Keep Your Hardware Support (Storage)
Cluster Configuration Trim Kit