Solution brings intelligence to the edge for IoT applications

26th April 2016
Jordan Mulcare

ADLINK Technology has announced two solutions based on the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 Product Family (codename Broadwell-EP). These latest ADLINK offerings are based on 14nm technology-based, server-class Intel processors that bring intelligence to the edge for IoT applications and include an AdvancedTCA processor blade and network appliance from our Modular Industrial Cloud Architecture (MICA) offering.

The products target networking, communications, security and other data center applications where ruggedness is critical and compute requirements are intense.

“The Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 Product Family features improved specifications over their predecessors in terms of core count, offer a multi-threaded design and the most robust CPU performance to date,” said Yong Luo, general manager of ADLINK’s Embedded Computing Product Segment. “In addition, this latest offering can be housed in platforms ranging from single socket all the way up to eight socket racks and cater to high-bandwidth communicationsapplications that require large amounts of cores and memory working in parallel to accomplish multiple tasks and workloads.”

The ADLINK aTCA-9715 40 Gigabit Ethernet AdvancedTCA processor blade feature a dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 family processor (28C/56T) and Intel C612 Chipset and Intel Communications Chipset 8950. The blade offers 16 memory sockets supporting DDR4-2133 REG/ECC VLP RDIMM up to 256 GB and on-board bootable 32G mSATA flash (up to 256G). Interface options include dual Intel XL710-AM2 40GBASE-KR4 Fabric Interface Channels, three USB 2.0 ports on front panel, VGA, USB1/2, LAN1/2 and COM (mini-USB) ½. The aTCA-9715 supports Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and Intel Node Manager 3.0.

The CSA-7200 2U 19” MICA network appliance features the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 with Intel C610 Chipset. The CSA-7200 is part of ADLINK’s MICA platform, industrial-grade delivery system designed to support the native virtualisation requirements for software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV), while integrating a wide range of the latest hardware acceleration technologies to boost the processing of network packets and video streams.

The CSA-7200 offers up to 64x 10GbE SFP+ ports with I/O intensive architecture and flexible storage interfaces, including SATA, PCIe and M.2. The appliance is highly scalable with eight Network Interface Modules, offers advanced chassis management and is IPMI v2.0 compliant. The 2U 19’’ rackmount form factor is suitable for communications infrastructure deployments.

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