Interested in openly designed hardware while lowering carbon footprint? You've come to the right place - check out the open design of the Sesame Discovery chassis - allowing individuals, organizations, and companies to have an "datacenter in a box" in a desk side form factor. With the ability to plug in 4-12 nodes of scalable computing - the Sesame Discovery can be used in a variety of projects in any location without the need of a data center.
From Kubernetes to a Blender render farm to medical research, the possibilities are endless. Imagine being able to run thousands of containers under 2000 watts?
Visitors to the stand will also learn about the Open Compute Project - a consortium of data center companies working in concert to build an open data center without vendor lock-in. The Discovery chassis provides an open window how open hardware design works in practice.
The Sesame Discovery is the basis of ITRenew Inc's commerical product Sesame Fast-Start where we combine the open design of the chassis with the ITRenew Inc's vast supply chain. With nearly 18,000 IT gear brought in a month world wide - the commercial product can provide a lot of horsepower. This supply chain is possible because of the concept of the circular datacenter.
Not only can you have great computational power that you can plug into your home, lab, or classroom but the hardware is based on a supply chain of re-certified top tier data center components from worlds foremost hyperscale companies like Facebook, Dropbox and Google. By leveraging this supply chain we lower our carbon footprint extending the life of valuable equipment that already exists rather than manufacturing new ones. The circular economy directly relies on open collaboration and open source communities for its business.
One important aspect of the circular datacenter is the carbon costs that are saved when using the circular datacenter supply chain. Ali Fenn the President of ITRenew Inc has a great short 12 minute talk about the amount of waste a datacenter can produces as well the amount of resources it consume. In addition, there is a nice video of a tour of the design of the chassis that is the brainchild of Jean-Jacques Chanut.
Here are some additional videos by Dr. Erik Riedel the SVP of Engineering at ITRenew Inc on the Sesame Discoveyr/Fast-Start and a tour that just goes through the facts. If your're interested in hearing more click on the chat button and come speak with us! Please note that the video on the right is overly loud - please adjust accordingly.