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Miranda CDI Cluster

CDI / Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure

Miranda CDI Cluster

Maximize ROI, Support Different Use Cases with Dynamic Infrastructure

A Reconfigurable Enterprise-grade AI/HPC Solution With Bare Metal Performance

Are you managing compute resources in a multi-tenant environment? Do you have some systems going unused while another type of system is always unable to meet user demand? Have you found your cloud environment to have unsustainably high operational costs? If so, consider the benefits of the Silicon Mechanics Miranda CDI Cluster™.

This Linux-based reference architecture provides a strong foundation for disaggregated environments, using industry leading technologies and optimized infrastructure design to ensure performance and flexibility. By leveraging PCIe-based fabrics and an innovative software layer, the Miranda CDI Cluster provides cloud-like flexibility with bare-metal performance, drastically improving ROI.

Also, by disaggregating resources from their physical configuration, the Miranda CDI Cluster improve the longevity of the underlying hardware investment. By easily reprovisioning these resources via software, you can redeploy resources in optimized configurations for a variety of workloads.

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Miranda Solution Brief

Ideal Use Cases

  • Multi-tenant Environments
  • HPC and Simulation
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Cloud-like Computing
  • Engineering and Visualization
  • VFX and Digital Production

Relevant Industries

Financial Services
Healthcare/Life Sciences
Media and Entertainment
Oil and Gas


What is CDI?

Use Cases for Composable Infrastructure

Traditional vs. Composable Infrastructure

What is CDI?

Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) leverages PCIe-based low latency interconnects to enable dynamically provisioned systems. This lets system administrators pool resources like CPUs, accelerators (GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs), memory or storage without physical reconfiguration. Similarly, resources can be expanded, reduced, or refreshed on the fly.

Dynamically Provision Systems

By disassociating components from their physical location in a server within a cluster, unique hardware platforms can be spun up through software alone. This means users can optimally leverage available resources instead of relying on whatever node architecture is available.

Scale Resources as Needed

The Miranda CDI Cluster lets IT managers and system administrators change the way they think of resource procurement. By disaggregating hardware, Miranda CDI clusters can grow in whatever way your team needs, without unnecessary extra costs. For instance, an existing CPU-only Miranda CDI Clusters can be augmented to include GPU-acceleration using expansion chassis’ for PCIe-based GPUs. These chassis’, like JBODs, run without additional CPUs or storage devices.

Cloud-like Flexibility with Local Performance

Since CDI technology does not virtualize systems, there is no performance loss on Miranda when compared to a similarly equipped traditional HPC or AI cluster. Meanwhile, the software-managed, dynamically composable nodes maintain the ‘on-demand’ nature of the cloud many users have grown accustomed to.

Inside the Miranda CDI Cluster


3rd Gen AMD EPYC™, the world’s highest performing x86 server CPU family



2 PCI-E 4.0 x16 and 1 NVMe/SATA M.2


1x 200G HDR NVIDIA InfiniBand switch

Up to 2 hot-pluggable 10G NVIDIA Spectrum SN4000 Open Ethernet Switches

NVIDIA 10GBASE-T Management Switch


8 DIMMs; up to 2TB 3DS ECC DDR4-3200MHz LRDIMM

Composable Disaggregated Resources

Giga IO FabreX CLI/3rd Party or Liqid Command Center composable disaggregated resource management software

Giga IO FabreX TOR Switch or Liqid Grid 48 Port Gen 4

A Choice of CDI Software

Liqid CDI

Liqid Composable Infrastructure enables users to build a living data center architecture that adapts to meet their business needs and scales as required. Leveraging cutting-edge NVMe-over-flash networking technology, along with Liqid Command Center resource orchestration software, Liqid users can disassociate their resources from their physical server configuration, creating pooled resources that can be composed in new configurations on the fly. This flexibility is paired with powerful improvements in performance, optimization, and efficiency.


GigaIO is an enterprise-class open standard composable infrastructure solution. GigaIO FabreX breaks the constraints of old static architectures, opening new configuration possibilities with composable disaggregated infrastructure, to maximize utilization of all the elements within your racks.

We build each of our systems to “zero defect” standards in our U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. Then we hand-inspect every order, testing them to ensure they are 100% operational and optimized to support rapid deployment. What kind of testing? We use a suite of automated tools that simulate real world operations (including convenience and update utilities) and stress tests to validate system functionality. And, because we’re ISO 9001 certified and we’ve been in your shoes, we document the heck out of it so you can easily replicate hardware settings, firmware updates, and software versioning. Standardized installs of new systems mean efficient system deployment. We like that. We think you will too.
We offer a comprehensive 3-year warranty standard, with every system purchased. But you can add extended or custom warranties if your situation calls for it. We know you are literally curing cancer, finding water on Mars, designing airplanes that will carry thousands of people, and ensuring we have live, on-screen data about opposing players during a critical game. We don’t want you to stop working any more than you do.
We offer customer support at different levels, each based on a detailed service level agreement (SLA) that fits your needs. And, with each one, you get the added benefit of knowing that the people who take your call are in-house Silicon Mechanics’ staff whose sole focus is customer support. When we say “Expert Included,” we mean it.

Expert Included

Our engineers are not only experts in traditional HPC and AI technologies, we also routinely build complex rack-scale solutions with today's newest innovations so that we can design and build the best solution for your unique needs.

Talk to an engineer and see how we can help solve your computing challenges today.