ExpressBox 3450

ExpressBox 3450

HPC Five Slot Gen 3 Modular Expansion Chassis

The ExpressBox 3450 is the perfect chassis for accelerating workstations and servers with GPUs in size restricted applications. Compact and powerful, the EB3450 can house four double-wide GPUs with an additional single-wide slot for other peripherals.

Key Features

  • Cooling 2 Fans
  • Slots 5 PCIe Slots
  • Power 1200W/1500W PSUs
  • Speed 128 Gbps
  • Extras Express I/O System Management

Modularity and disaggregation make ExpressBox 3450 the perfect expansion chassis.

ExpressBox 3450

Part # eb3450

Magma’s ExpressBox 3450 provides optimal GPU and other HPC peripheral expansion to existing host computer systems. Designed to support full Gen 3 x16 PCIe connectivity to all devices, the EB3450 is a perfect companion to both workstations and servers. Up to four double wide (e.g. GPU) and one single wide PCIe devices are supported through expansion.

The EB3450 supports fan speed control which allows the support of a variety of peripherals including workstation class GPUs for quiet deskside HPC. The EB3450 is ideal for media and entertainment, oil and gas exploration, finance, simulation and virtualization. Server class GPU devices are supported with higher airflow for data center applications. The EB3450 includes Magma’s Express I/O for system control, monitoring and alarming.

Expand the Power of your Workstation

  • Accommodates 4 double wide GPUs and one single wide peripheral
  • PCIe Gen 3 x16 (128Gbps) for all connections
  • Supports both workstation and server class GPUs
  • Designed for HPC peripherals (SSDs and GPUs)
  • Rack shelf and desktop compatible


  • Design optimized for GPU applications – concentrate your HPC investment in a chassis that will support full GPU performance utilization
  • Low-profile host card allows for easy installation into low-profile computers
  • Supports peer-to-peer transfers between cards in the expansion chassis to provide full bandwidth potential among I/O cards
  • Supports daisy-chaining of fan-out configuration of multiple expansion chassis


  • Passive host interface; no PCIe switch on host link cards provides lowest latency possible
  • Two 1200W/1500W hot swappable power supplies standard
  • Direct flow through air cooling for maximum cooling efficiency with fan speed control


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ExpressBox 3450 Specifications

ExpressBox 3450
  • One five slot backplane mounted in 1/2 19" rack width chassis; Supports up to 4 GPUs + 1 single slot device
  • Two 1200 W/1500W PSUs
  • Five peripheral slots and one host link slot
Interconnect Bandwidth
  • Host and all peripheral slots Gen 3 x16 (128Gbps)
Material Steel Chassis
Dimensions 8.5” Wide x 7” High (4U) x 20” Deep
Weight 43.5 lbs/19.7kg
Host Connection
Host side Any PCIe based host-equipped computer (preferably Gen 3 x16)
Expansion side All host links are Gen 3 x16 capable and will train down to Gen 2 or 1 as needed
  Switchless host link adapter design for minimal host/expansion latency
  1m or 2m cable lengths are supported for host interface
Power Supply
  1200W/1500W PSU
Additional Hot swappable 1200W@120V/ 1500W@240V AC power supplies may be ordered as spares
Ambient Temperature 0º to 50º C
Storage Temperature -55º to 125º C
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing
Regulatory Compliance
FCC Class A Verified
CE Certified
RoHS Compliant
Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 7, 8
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
  • Linux
  • Solaris
30 day Money back guarantee
1 year (extendable) Return to factory
Package Contents
  • 4U ½ 19” rack enclosure
  • 5 PCI Express Gen 3 x16 slots
  • 1 Host Interface Slot
  • 2 Expansion cards (Expansion and Host)
  • Cooling Fans (Field Serviceable)
  • Hot Swap power supply modules (2400W)
  • Express IO Manager
  • PCIe expansion cable (1m or 2m); ordering option
  • Cable clamps

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