Cubix Fibernode & GPU XpandersFounded in 1975 by former GE engineers Al Fiegehen and Don Lehr, Cubix Corporation continually strives to design, engineer, and manufacture COTS PC hardware systems which exceed traditional expectations of product design and quality. From pioneering blade server hardware systems 30 years ago to the current product lines of high-performance remote video processing and PCIe slot expansion solutions, Cubix continues to lead the industry with unique, thoughtful hardware solutions for a variety of markets including Media & Entertainment, financial trading floors and public sector government / defense agencies.
Fibernode / Cubix GPU Xpanders
Install your powerful (and often noisy) PC system in an alternate location. Connect remotely via your local Fibrenode unit, packed with fast graphics. Cool, quiet and unobtrusive with no computer near any operator, allowing flexibility, simplicity and power while easing security and maintenance concerns. Ideal for DaVinci Resolve systems!
> Blazing fast graphics using standard controllers at the desktop
> Four DisplayPort 1.2 ports support a resolution of 4096 x 2160
> Support for multiple wide-screen monitors
> Keyboard and mouse either USB 2.0 or PS/2
> Audio HD sound, 24-bit/96kHz and 100dB signal-to-noise ratio
> Simple installation and little to no maintenance
> Computers are located in the server room, not on the desktop
Computer-to-desktop connection features the following:
* No packetized IP traffic
* No software overhead or specialized drivers
* No video compression or decompression
* No video encryption or decryption
* No analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog conversion
Xpander Desktops are an economical way to enhance the Input/Output (I/O) power of any computer with an open PCIe x16 expansion slot. A hardware-only solution, Xpander expands the I/O capability of your computer by adding PCIe slots, power and cooling. Each Xpander Desktop model can add between two - four PCI Express slots to your computer, while using only one slot of the host computer. Add high-powered graphics GPU cards from NVIDIA® for mathematical high-performance computing (HPC) or photorealistic 3D rendering to your existing computer with Xpander.
Now Shipping: PCIe Gen3 Xpander Desktop Elite
Cubix has now taken its industry leading, ultra-reliable PCIe slot expansion solution, Xpander, and added PCIe Gen3 x16 bus performance! Xpander Desktop Elite Gen3 provides a maximum bandwidth of 128Gbps and 4x PCIe Gen3 slots (all 16-channel physical & electrical) with external PCIe Gen3 x16 connectivity to the host. Xpander Desktop Elite Gen3, with a much fast transfer rate than Xpander Desktop Elite or Desktop Series II, is ideal for use in high-end media and entertainment industry applications or HPC applications where both maximized data transfer speeds and minimal data errors are required. The cable connectors provide a 250 mating duty cycle.
Xpander Rackmount Elite
Add 6 full-length, full-height PCI Express slots to your current broadcast production set Mac Pro or PC workstation instead of replacing it!
Xpander Elite is a 4U, 19" rackmount PCIe slot expansion solution designed for broadcasters and digital cinema production sets which require plenty of additional power and PCIe slots, while maintaining a small physical footprint and whisper-quiet operations.
Using only one PCIe x16 slot in a host PC or Mac Pro, Xpander Elite provides you with six additional full-length, full-height PCIe slots for multiple NVIDIA graphics cards, SDI capture cards from Blackmagic Design, AJA, NVIDIA, and others. Add multiple RED Rocket cards, high-performance NVIDIA Quadro Series graphics by PNY by PLUS fiber optic HBAs, RAID controllers, PCIe-based memory cache cards - all of the above using only 1 slot in the host workstation or server!
“Add 4, 8, or 16 full-length, full-height PCI Express slots to your current rackmount workstations or servers - instead of replacing them!”
Xpander Rackmount is a 19” rack-mountable PC appliance which provides multiple servers and workstations with between 2 - 16 full-length PCI Express x16 slots, plus multiple, large capacity power supplies and exhaust fans required for operating high-performance discrete NVIDIA® graphics and GPU cards.
By connecting Cubix’s Xpander Rackmount systems to your current 19” rackmount standalone or blade servers, you instantly transform your legacy PC systems into supercomputers for running GPU-accelerated applications ranging from scientific research and CAE modeling/simulation software, to the latest high-performance digital content creation, linear editing, and digital intermediate solutions - dramatically enhancing performance of these applications by as much as 10x-50x or more beyond the capabilities of today’s multi-core CPU technology.
Xpander Rackmount provides an independent life support system for each server or workstation, and each with its own power and cooling, dedicated to the GPUs (as well as other PCI Express-based I/O) themselves. Because Xpander is a separate add-on module, you don’t tax your existing computer’s cooling capability, power supply(s), or violate its warranty by operating it beyond manufacturer’s specifications. You reduce your capital expense increments since you add two or more PCI Express slots to your existing computers instead of a new rackmount workstation with all of the CPU, memory, storage, and operating system license requirements.
PCIe Gen3 Xpander Rackmount 2, Rackmount 8
Cubix has now taken its industry leading, ultra-reliable PCIe slot expansion solution, Xpander Rackmount 2, and added PCIe Gen3 x16 bus performance! Xpander Rackmount 2 Gen3 provides a maximum bandwidth of 128Gbps and 2x PCIe Gen3 slots (both are 16-channel physical & electrical) with external PCIe Gen3 x16 connectivity to the host. Use Xpander Rackmount 2 Gen3 for high-end, 4K visualization projects.
Xpander Rackmount 8 Gen3, with a much fast transfer rate than the previous Xpander Rackmount 8 or Rackmount 16, is ideal for use in high-end media+entertainment industry applications or HPC applications where both maximized data transfer speeds and minimal data errors are required. The data cable connectors provide a 250 mating duty cycle.