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1st generation servers are still available throughout the Packet platform, but are not available to new users by default. To access older generation hardware, please contact us via [email protected] for details.

The Onboard GPU

The x1.small is the "I Can See My House From Here" server - built for the Edge, but with a twist.

In addition to a solid 32 GB of RAM, and a fast SSD, we've boosted the networking setup to 10 Gbps NIC's (thanks to Intel X710 NICs) and replaced the processor with a flexible 4 core (8 hyperthreaded core) E3-1578L, which can burst to 3.4Ghz and includes an integrated graphics accelerator (the Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics P580).  

The Iris Pro Graphics P580 is an integrated graphics processor introduced by Intel for high-end Skylake-based processors. This GPU is Skylake's highest tier GPU incorporating 72 execution units as well as a large 128 MiB eDRAM of cache.

Hardware Specs

  • 4 Physical Cores @ 2.0 GHz
    (1 × E3-1578L)
  • Integrated Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics P580
  • 32GB DDR4-2400 ECC RAM
  • 240 GB of SSD
    (1 × 240 GB)
  • Iris™ Pro Graphics P580
  • 10 Gbps Network
    (2 × Intel X710 NIC's in TLB)

OS Support

  • All
  • Popular
  • for Containers
  • Licensed
  • VMWare/ESXi

Flatcar Linux - Alpha

Flatcar Linux - Beta

Flatcar Linux - Edge

Flatcar Linux - Stable

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7

Windows 2012 R2

Windows 2016 Standard

Windows 2019 Standard

VMware ESXi 6.5

NixOS 18.03

NixOS 19.03

OpenSUSE 42.3

Scientific Linux 6

Ubuntu 17.10

“With Packet’s developer-friendly bare metal, we’re able to take our Curiosity IoT platform to any city in the United States in 90 days or less.  This is simply unheard of.”

Ivo Rook | SVP of IoT @ Sprint