Intel-based ATCA CPU Blade Offers Performance, Integration and Flexibility
Fri, 05/09/2008 - 7:34am
The aTCA-6900, a next-generation AdvancedTCA (ATCA) CPU blade which features the latest Intel® 5100 chipset, two quad-core LV-Xeon processors, and two AMC bays for enhanced performance, integration and flexibility, is available from ADLINK Technology, Inc.® By incorporating Intel® 64-bit extended memory technology, the aTCA-6900 provides telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) with a powerful, cost-effective solution which offers increased memory capabilities, storage and connectivity options. The aTCA-6900 series of CPU blades supports up to eight CPU cores, outperforming existing market solutions which currently only offer up to four CPU cores. The series also supports a flexible Fabric Interface that includes dual 10 GbE Fabric Interfaces, dual PCI-Express Fabric Interfaces, dual Fibre-Channel Fabric Interfaces, two mid-size AMC bays for I/O and/or storage expansion and an on-board 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch for flexible traffic routing. Through these features, aTCA-6900 series CPU blades offer both increased density and performance, while providing flexible I/O and storage options.