Engineering teams who need cloud technology in a portable, secure package are among the target market.
Eurocom has launched a new mobile server powerful enough to serve as a portable private cloud server. The Tornado F5 SE Mobile Server is powered by Intel Xeon E5 1200 V5 series CPUs, and comes with up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, up to 8 TB RAIDable storage and an integrated display, keyboard and UPS.
Eurocom says the Tornado F5 SE is one of the few laptops on the market with a C236 chipset, LGA 1151 CPU socket; Eurocom claims this allows the mobile server to support the following processors: Xeon E3-1240 v5, Xeon E3-1270 v5, Xeon E3-1280 v5.
The Tornado F5 SE Mobile Server is designed for fast deployment right out of the box. Eurocom says the ability to hand carry the system makes the Tornado F5 SE “an extremely easy system to relocate while providing server capabilities.”
Complete technical specs for the Tornado F5 SE
Display: 15.6″ (39.62cm); FHD 1920-by-1080 pixels; WLED backlit; eDP; LCD panel.
Heavy Duty Mechanical Design: Aluminium Alloy (Back Cover and Top Case) and German manufactured resins (Front Cover and Bottom Case).
Weight: 2.92kg / 6.45 lbs w/ battery.
Chipset: Intel C236 Server Chipset.
Processor: XEON E3-1200 v5 series; socket based; LGA1151; up to 91W TDP.
LAN Adapter: 1GbE on board; Qualcomm/Atheros E2500.
Memory: up to 64GB; four 260-pin SODIMM sockets; DDR4-2133/2400/3000/3200.
Storage: up to 8TB of storage with 3 physical drives: 2x M.2 2280 PCIe x2/x4 or SATA SSD and 1x HDD/SSD (9.5mm) SATA3 6Gb/s.
RAID Technology: RAID 0/1 with 2x NVMe SSDs.
VGA Technology: upgradeable MXM 3.0; NVIDIA GeForce: GTX 1070, 1060, 980M, 970M or 965M; Quadro: M1000M, M3000M, M4000M or M5000M; up to 150W TDP; discrete GPU only (no Optimus).
Card Reader: 6-in-1: UHS-II interface; MMC/RSMMC/SD/mini SD/SDHC/SDXC; Push-Push.
Keyboard and Touchpad: Anti-ghosting backlit multi-colour 7-colour keyboard with separate numeric keypad; TouchPad with multi-gesture and scrolling; W/A/S/D Gaming key.
Ports: 3x USB 3.0; 1x USB 3.1 type C (Thunderbolt 3); 1x DP 1.2; 1x HDMI 2.0; 1x Headphone; 1x Microphone-in; 1x S/PDIF (digital); 1x Line-in; 1x RJ-45 LAN; 1x DC-in.
Audio: High Definition Audio; S/PDIF Digital Output; Built in microphone; Built in two 2W speakers; Sound Blaster X-FI MB3; External 7.1CH output (headphone, mic, line-in and S/PDIF).
Display Support: up to 4 active displays including internal LCD; up to 3840×2160 @ 60Hz.
Battery: 8cells; 14.4V 5225mAh/75.24Wh Li-Ion; up to 130 minutes.
Dimensions: 390x266x39.8mm / 15.6×10.64×1.59-inch.
What do we think?
From the specs, it looks like the Tornado F5 SE Mobile Server doesn’t replace conventional server systems. Instead it offers new opportunities for server deployment. A portable render server or an ad-hoc private engineering design cloud are among the possibilities.