5U platform with up to 16 cores and 10 Gbit/s switching for maximum performance and data throughput
Eching, Germany, September 30th, 2010 – Today Kontron introduced the compact Kontron MicroTCA™ platform OM6040D, which is specifically designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs™ and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform hosts up to 16 Intel® Xeon® processor cores and 96 GB of RAM. Thus, the compact and modular 42HP / 5U MicroTCA™ platform is highly suitable for applications with demands on performance and data throughput.
Applications in these spaces will benefit from the densely-packed, parallel processing power of up to four high-performance double-width AMC modules, like the Kontron AM5030 and the high-speed fabric of 10GbE on the backplane. Target applications can be found in embedded markets with a high demand for processing capacity, high communication bandwidth and high availability such as communications (data conversion and encryption), energy (smart grid infrastructure), industrial automation (high-speed video processing for quality control), medical (diagnostic applications with sophisticated image-enhancement techniques) as well as military and aerospace (radar towers).
The Kontron MicroTCA™ platform OM6040D is based on a compact chassis (266 x 428 x 365 mm) which provides four double-width slots for AdvancedMC™ modules (up to 80 watts) and one slot for the MicroTCA™ Carrier Hub (MCH). The Kontron OM6040D comes in a cost-optimized design with two pluggable AC power supply units, integrated power management and fan control on the backplane. The fans are housed in a removable fan tray, which is easily accessible from the front for maintenance purposes.
Equipped with Kontron AdvancedMC™ modules, OEM customers are able to obtain pre-validated application-ready platforms from Kontron at any time and from a single source, which drastically reduces time-to-market. Dedicated modules for the platforms are the Kontron MicroTCA™ Carrier Hub AM4910, which supports 10 GbE Ethernet switching and modules such as the Kontron AdvancedMC™ processor module AM5030 (Intel® Xeon® processor LC5518) or the Kontron AdvancedMC™ processor module AM5010 (Intel® Core™ 2 Duo). The AMC slots can also accommodate the Kontron AdvancedMC™ storage module AM5500 (one with every AMC processor) with up to 1 terabyte of storage capacity via either two 2.5" SATA HDDs or extremely robust SDDs. Further customer-specific AdvancedMC™ implementations using the 10 GbE, 1 GbE, PCIe x4 and SATA supporting backplane can be realized by Kontron on request.
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