HONG KONG: Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced the ATCA-7480, a new packet and server processing AdvancedTCA (ATCA) blade featuring dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, also announced by Intel.
The power of the new Intel Xeon processor family combined with the blade's high speed data paths between processors, up to 512 GB DDR4 memory and I/O enables short response times for database access and accelerated pattern matching, and can also help optimize routing decisions in virtualized network environments.
Artesyn's optional hardware accelerators, directly connected to the processors, can accelerate encryption/decryption algorithms and can greatly enhance throughput of encrypted data in security applications. Cost sensitive applications will benefit from the sixteen memory sockets, which means a developer can use lower cost, lower capacity DIMMs for applications that don't require the full 512 GB potential memory capacity.
Using the recently announced Intel XL710 network interface controllers, the ATCA-7480 features an Artesyn QuadStar backplane interface consisting of four 40G Ethernet networks that connect all the blades in a system. System integrators have the choice of combining channels to create different redundant and non-redundant topologies, depending on the application bandwidth and availability requirements.
By integrating multiple ATCA-7480 blades with up to four 40G hub blades into a single shelf, applications can benefit from aggregate bandwidth up to 1 Tb/s in an appropriate ATCA shelf, such as Artesyn's Centellis 8000. Also, the high thermal and cooling capability of Artesyn's Centellis 8000 system, up to 600 W per slot, enables users to specify higher performance processsors or more cores on the ATCA-7480 blade, meaning up to 28 cores per slot and up to 336 cores per ATCA shelf.