Yandex with partners has released the first batch of servers made in Russia. They are based on the fourth-generation server developed by Yandex. Such servers are used in data centers to expand the Yandex.Cloud platform and in Yandex supercomputers – the most powerful in Russia according to the TOP500 project rating.
Now the first batch of servers is being tested in the Yandex infrastructure. In 2022, a future joint venture between Yandex, LANIT, Gigabyte, and VTB plans to release similar servers under the Openyard brand for sale to other companies.
The servers are designed to operate in large data centers where high performance and energy efficiency are required. Openyard is the first server manufacturer in Russia to use the latest AMD EPYC Milan server processors alongside Intel Ice Lake.
The released servers do not require active cooling systems in data centers and can operate at temperatures of +40 ° C, which reduces energy costs and infrastructure support in the data center. This can be seen in the example of Yandex data centers in Vladimir and Mäntsälä that use fourth-generation Yandex servers. The energy efficiency of these DCs exceeds the statistical average in terms of the PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) value, which shows the ratio of all consumed energy to that spent on equipment. Yandex has a PUE of 1.1, while the global average is 1.59.
The first batch of servers was released at the ALT Master contract manufacturing facility in Zelenograd. It is planned that in 2022 the joint venture will launch its own plant for the production of server equipment near Ryazan. It will manufacture servers, storage systems, gateways, and smart device components. At the first stage, the joint venture will invest over 1 billion rubles in production.