GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms launched the A10200 ATCA single board computer. The A10200 SBC features a dual Intel Xeon 5500 Series dual or quad core processor and up to 64 Gigabytes of DDR3 SDRAM memory. The A10200 is ideal for demanding telecommunications networks where it will enable significantly faster network performance than is currently possible. Typical applications include Control Plane functions for WiMAX, LTE (Long Term Evolution) and NGN (Next Generation Networks) networks.
GE Fanuc A10200 ATCA Single Board Computer Features
- Up to 64 Gigabytes of memory for reduced routing table swapping
- Asymmetric Multi Processing avoids contention and bus sharing for better performance
- PICMG compliance guarantees interoperability
- Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet enhances connectivity
Keys to the high performance of the A10200, which is optionally available as a single processor platform, are the size of its memory and the implementation of an AMP(Asymmetric Multi Processing) architecture. The provision of 64 GBytes of memory enables storing larger routing tables in main memory, reducing the number of time-consuming routing table swaps between main memory and the database because needed routing information is missing.
The A10200′s Asymmetric Multiprocessing Architecture means that each processor has its own memory bus and access to its own (up to 32 Gigabytes) memory, reducing the processing overhead caused by contention and bus sharing in platforms using Symmetric Multiprocessing Architecture (SMP).
The A10200 features multiple Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and a Gigabit Ethernet maintenance port for remote management and trouble-shooting. Further connectivity is provided by four USB 2.0 ports, a COM port and an IPMC console port. An accompanying TMS102 rear transitional module (RTM) provides rear access two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet interfaces, two USB 2.0 interfaces, eight general purpose I/O ports and two on-board SAS hard disk drives. The SAS controller implements RAID features, further offloading the processor cores from mundane processing.
The A10200 is defined for deployment in NEBS office environments. It is PICMG 3.1, PICMG 3.0 compliant. The software package provided with the A10200 includes standard BIOS, device driver, and the hardware initialization resources required to support Linux environments. An optional run-time BIT (Built-In Test) application package will also be available.
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