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    NUC miniature computing has evolved

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    For those unfamiliar with NUC, it’s Intel’s powerful new mini PC.  Built to deliver stunning HD graphics from a low power, high performance unit, NUC has the potential to meet a variety of demanding applications.

    When G2 launched its NUC product we broke new ground, manufacturing the world’s first rack-mounted version of the mini pc.  Whilst on the face of it this may not seem impressive, the important innovation was the incorporation of an internal AC/DC power supply, which meant the product could be professionally rack-mounted without unnecessary cable clutter behind the unit once racked.  Prior to this, achieving the same result meant mounting a traditional NUC to a tray and sliding it into a rack – a pretty inconvenient method.   This simple innovation has sparked significant interest across the world from people looking at the possibilities of racking NUC for more intensive applications.

    Three NUC’s are better than one!

    Our innovation around NUC continues however.  A single rack-mounted NUC exists in 1U, and deployed alone is an in-efficient use of that space.  However, the G2 NUC is built around a modular system that enables a further two NUC’s to be mounted into the same unit of space, so more compute can be added at any time as your needs change.  The benefits of this are many-fold, including:

    • Optimising available real estate – critical when data centre space is so expensive
    • Denser computing in the data centre – three individual mini computers can now co-exist in the same space
    • Consolidate workloads – possible through cluster computing across devices

    We believe these new efficiencies around cost and space are compelling and as a consequence have opened up a wealth of new possibilities for NUC computing.

    To learn more about our NUC products and to take a look at the system options in the range click here or call 01252 711 114.

    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: News

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    Chipmunk Hippotizer bags Live Design New Projection Product of the Year!

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    We’d like to congratulate Green Hippo on scooping the Live Design New Projection Product of the Year award in the Media Servers category at the prestigious awards event.

    The accolade is one in a long line of awards the company has received for their exceptional products, aimed at the Digital Media and Production industry.

    For a brief moment we’d also like to bask in the reflected glory of the achievement!  We’re proud to have worked alongside Green Hippo to develop the hardware appliance that eventually became the Chipmunk Hippotizer and plays host to their innovative software.  The Chipmunk Hippotizer is our latest commission from Green Hippo and was turned around against demanding timescales with the intention of meeting a very specific market niche.  It looks like the product has gone down a storm and we’re pleased to have played a role in such a fantastic achievement!

    If you’d like to know more about the customised solutions we have delivered for Green Hippo click here .  Alternatively, take a closer look at how easy it is to commission your own bespoke solution.

    To learn more about the Chipmunk Hippotizer and the Green Hippo product range click here.

    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: News

  • Pre-order the Intel 4th Generation NUC PC

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    Intel have announced that from the 1st Week in November the new Intel 4th Generation Haswell NUC systems will be available for pre-order. The new models available are the D54250WYK and D34010WYK, where the K at the end of the product code signifies a Kit or fully packaged product .

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    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: News, Products

  • Explained: Computer Graphics Outputs

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    I often speak to people who are confused by the many and varied types of graphical output available on modern motherboards and graphics cards. Below is an explanation of the common variants.

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    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: Technical Articles

  • Release of Gigabyte’s Z87 and H87 Motherboards

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    New to the market are Gigabyte’s latest H87 and Z87 chipset motherboards. These new motherboards come at a great price point with a fantastic specification with lots of ports to plug peripherals into.

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    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: News

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    In development: Intel NUC 1U Rack mount PC

    Updated , by Geoff Undrell

    For some time our engineers have been watching the exploding market for Intel NUC mini PCs. As most manufacturers jump on band wagon to develop smaller and more interesting ways to house this really quite simple board, G2 has been considering a different angle.

    We have very successfully designed and manufactured ultra compact rack mounted PCs to a small market share, all the while Dell, IBM, HP, etc dominate their respective market with server solutions.  So the question was; Does Intel NUC fit in a rack mount PC case, and what is the point? Read More…

    Posted by: Geoff Undrell
    Posted in: Development Projects