HC3 Product Specifications

HC3 is the future of the IT infrastructure: a scalable, highly available platform that runs your applications. As a completely integrated cluster, HC3 brings servers, storage, and virtualization together, creating a turnkey solution that’s as easy to manage as a single server.

Guest OS Support Windows Linux Other
Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows 8 (64 bit), Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP RHEL/CentOS 4, 5, 6
(32 bit and 64 bit):
Other operating systems that run on virtualised x86 and x64 platforms may work, but they will not be fully supported by Scale Computing.


Hardware Node Specifications 3-node Starter System
VM Execution is supported on the following Scale Computing systems CPU:

  • # of Cores: 4
  • # of Threads: 8


  • Size: 32GB

Network Access:

  • 2 x 1GbE bonded active/passive; or
  • 2 x 10GbE bonded active/passive


  • Type: Performance SATA
  • RAW Capacity: 2TB (4x500GB), (4x1TB), 8TB (4x2TB)
  • Speed: 7200RPM

  • # of Cores: 12
  • # of Threads: 24


  • Size: 96GB

Network Access:

  • 6 x 1GbE bonded active/passive; or
  • 6 x 10GbE bonded active/passive


  • RAW Capacity: 6TB, 12TB, 24TB


  • VM-based Virtual NICs are bridged to the LAN (public) Ethernet interface on each node
  • HC3 systems provide access to VMs through 3 or more bonded 1Gb or 10Gb NIC pairs (1 bonded pair per node)


  • Able to add up to 8 nodes per cluster. Add nodes with no disruption to operation.
  • Up to 100 VMs in 8 node cluster*


  • Web browser-based GUI, email, and Syslog notifications
  • Live migration between nodes
  • Built in Hypervisor (included)


Storage Features
All existing storage features of ICOS are available, including:

  • VM failover/restart upon node failure
  • iSCSI, CIFS, NFS storage access
  • Thin provisioning, space-efficient snapshots
  • Cluster-to-cluster asynchronous replication

* based on average workload of 2.5GB of RAM, 2 Virtual CPU cores, 50-100 IOPs per VM