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Limulus Hadoop 900
Xeon® D 7TB Big Data Appliance

$17,995.00 each Out of stock

9 Month Limulus SupportInformation
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21.5" Monitor/Keyboard/MouseInformation
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Limulus Hadoop 900
7 TByte SSD Upgrade (7x1TB) Information
Limulus Hadoop 900
896 GB DDR4 Memory UpgradeInformation


!! Now shipping Model 900: Seven Xeon-D with 56 cores (112 threads) total, 448GB of ECC memory, 4TB SSD main storage, 7TB SSD for HDFS

An Apache™ Hadoop® Cluster When You Need One, An Efficient Workstation When You Don't

Introducing the new Limulus D™ -- an expansion of the Limulus personal supercomputing appliance line. Using the Intel Xeon® D system on a chip (SoC), the new Limulus D offers unprecedented computational power ready to run next to your desk. Designed and built in the Limulus™ tradition, the new Limulus D desk side supercomputing appliance extends the turnkey, high performance, low noise, and power experience to new levels.

The compact Limulus D model 900 offers 56 Xeon cores (7 processors/8 cores per processor) and 448 GB of ECC total memory. Fast SSD storage starts at 11 TB (4TB for host node, 7TB for HDFS) and can expanded to up 20 TB. The Limulus D models have full 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity through out the cluster. A fully populated desk-side tower case provides one head node (with one available PCIe slot) and six CPU worker nodes and a redundant power supply (two wall plugs). All nodes are removable. Each Limulus D Apache Hadoop big data appliance workstation comes with Hortonworks™ Data Platform 2.x (HDP) fully installed. In addition, the quiet and cool desk-side workstation includes the Apache Ambari GUI for Hadoop administration. Each Limulus node uses a mini-ITX motherboard that can be easily removed from he main case.

"Day One, Ready To Run" Turn-key Powerhouse With Support

Each Limulus D comes with a fully installed Linux OS and Hortonworks HDP 2.x. Apache Hadoop software. The system is ready for use on first "power-up." There is no other configuration needed other than user/site customization. All Linux software is fully open source (SRPMS available), integrated, and upgradable (via YUM/RPM). Each system comes with on-board basic documentation which is supplemented by an on-line manual. The fully configured system includes:

  • Node management with pdsh and whatsup
  • Includes simple node power control commands
  • Node log management and replication using rsyslog
  • Automatic ssh key generation and propagation of users accounts on nodes
  • NAT configured on nodes for full LAN/Internet access
  • Environment Modules are automatic preserved (or cleared) across node logins
  • Email from nodes, used by scheduler
  • Complete Apache Hadoop installation
  • Integrated Ambari Apache Hadoop management GUI

A full year of Return to Depot hardware and 90 day software support is included with each system. Additional software support is available.

The basic support package includes 90 days of private access to the Basement Supercomputing Question and Answer page. In addition, one live phone call/incident is included as part of the 90-day support package. Hardware issues and deeper problems are handled via phone and email support. Additional 9-month and 12-month support packages are also available. These include continued access to the Question and Answer page and two live phone call/incidents. The basic support package covers cluster software and operating system issues but does not include Hortonworks HDP support. Hortonworks support packages are available on all Limulus Apache Hadoop appliances. Contact Basement Supercomputing for more information these comprehensive support options.

Basement Supercomputing is a Hortonworks Systems Integrator Partner.


(Upgrades from Limulus Model 300 in bold)

  • Number of processors: 7
  • Processor Model/Speed: Xeon D 1541 (2.1GHz, 12MB cache, 45 Watts)
  • Number of Motherboards: 7 Mini ITX (Intel SoC), all have video/kbd/mouse access
  • Number of cores: 56 (112 threads)
  • Memory (ECC): 64 GB/node for total of 448GB DDR4 (Upgrade to 896GB Option)
  • Video: VGA
  • Main Node System Storage: 4 TB SSD Raw (4x1TB, RAID 0,1, 10 on main motherboard option)
  • M.2 Storage: Nodes have on-board 128G M.2 SSD storage for system and swap
  • SSD HDFS storage: 7 TB SSD Raw, 7x1TB SSD/motherboard (Upgrade to 14 TB)
  • Interconnect: 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
  • Internal Ethernet Switch: 8 Port 10 GbE
  • External Ports (Each node): VGA, 2 RJ45 GbE ports, 2 RJ45 10GbE ports, 1 RJ45 Dedicated IPMI port, 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • Power Supply: 860 Watts Redundant
  • Power Cord: Dual
  • Idle Power Main: 60 Watts
  • Idle Power All Nodes: 120 Watts (estimate)
  • Operating System: CentOS Linux 6.x (Kernel 4.8.+)
  • Dimensions: 8x20x10.5 (inches); 46x50x27 (cm)
  • Weight: 57 pounds; 25.8 kg

Installed Software

Each system comes standard with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.x which includes the following packages:

  • Apache Hadoop (YARN)
  • Apache Hive
  • Apache HCatalog
  • Apache HBase
  • Apache ZooKeeper
  • Apache Pig
  • Apache Sqoop
  • Apache Flume
  • Apache Oozie
  • Apache Ambari (see images)
  • Apache Storm
  • Apache Falcon
  • Apache Tez
  • Apache Spark
  • Apache Zeppelin (see image)

Basic Hadoop Configuration: Head Node(1): namenode, snamenode, datanode, resourcemanager, nodemanager, historyserver, proxyserver. Worker Nodes (6): datanode, nodemanager. Each node of the four nodes has one or two SSD disks for HDFS storage. HDFS replication=2

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