ADLINK Technology Introduces aTCA-6250 AdvancedTCA Processor Blade

ADLINK Technology aTCA-6250 AdvancedTCA (ATCA) processor blade

ADLINK Technology introduced their aTCA-6250 AdvancedTCA (ATCA) processor blade. The ADLINK aTCA-6250 features dual 8-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2658/E5-2648L, Intel C604 PCH, eight-channel memory (up to 128GB of DDR3 memory), dual 10GbE Fabric Interfaces, dual GbE Base Interfaces, quad front panel GbE egress ports, front panel dual COM and USB 2.0 ports, front panel VGA connector, onboard SATA connector and 400W power supply subsystem.

High-speed data transfer on the PICMG 3.1 Fabric Interface is enabled by a PCI Express 2.0 capable Intel 82599EB 10GbE controller. Base Interface connectivity is provided by PCI Express 2.0 capable Intel 82576EB GbE controllers. An optional aTCA-R6270 Rear Transition Module (RTM) is available for the ADLINK aTCA-6250. The dual 10GbE ports and dual hot-swappable SAS bays on the aTCA-R6270 RTM provide additional network throughput and storage capabilities. Paired with the optional aTCA-R6270 RTM, the aTCA-6250 supports additional dual 10GbE SFP+ ports enabled by an Intel 82599ES 10GbE controller.

The aTCA-6250 implements dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2658 and E2648L-based devices linked by dual Intel Quickpath Interconnect (Intel QPI) point-to-point link interfaces. With Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2658 and E2648L provides increased performance from both single and multi-thread workloads while maintaining thermal and energy efficiency. Eight sockets of DDR3-1600 VLP RDIMM offer a maximum capacity of 128 GB of main memory. The memory design of the aTCA-6250 is optimized for maximum memory bandwidth and provides forward compatibility with next generation DDR3-1866 memory supported by future Intel CPU designs.

The board is ideal for IPTV media servers, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) broadband networks, network security, network monitoring/analysis, and wireless infrastructures.

ADLINK aTCA-6250 Features

  • Two Intel Xeon E5-2658/2648L (8C/16T) processors
  • Eight memory sockets support up to 128 GB of VLP DDR3-1600 REG/ECC
  • Intel C604 PCH
  • Dual 10GBASE-KX4 Fabric Interface channels
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Intel QuickPath Interconnect
  • Dual COM and USB 2.0 ports
  • Front panel VGA connector
  • Onboard SATA connector
  • 400W power supply subsystem
  • Supports the Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK), which enhances packet processing capabilities on the aTCA-6250
  • Provides future support for accelerated packet processing capability via an optional mezzanine card (available in Q4 2012)

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