The Baserock Slab from Codethink is the company's first-generation, high-performance, power-efficient ARM server. Each Baserock Slab server features eight energy-efficient quad-core ARM processors with high speed network fabric and local storage, with support for both mSATA and SATA drives, all in a half-depth 1U chassis.
Baserock Slabs can be racked back-to-back to provide a processor density of 64 cores per U, up to 2432 cores in a full height rack with power distribution and switchgear. While the Baserock Slab was designed for building ARM-based embedded systems, they also serve as energy efficient and highly concentrated cloud or appliance servers.
The Baserock Slab, developed with Cogent Computer Systems, Inc. is designed to maximize parallel horsepower with high density, fast processors, fast switching, and fast local storage.
The Baserock Slab server is based on the Marvell ARMADA XP, which is claimed to be the world’s first quad-core ARM processor designed for enterprise-class cloud computing applications, and that drives higher CPU utilization and offers demand-based scaling. The eight System on Modules (SoMs), designed and manufactured by Cogent, are linked together via a Marvell SDN-ready (software defined networking) high speed Ethernet switch.