ADLINK Launches Latest ATCA Blade with Refreshed Intel(r) Xeon(r) E5-2600 v2 processor and Intel(r) Communications Chipset 8920

Blade targets communications applications requiring maximum computing power, packet processing capability, and 40G Internet bandwidth

ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of trusted telecom computing products, today announced availability of its latest high performance AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) processor blade, the aTCA-9700. Featuring dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 product family (formerly "Ivy Bridge-EP") processors paired with Intel® Communications Chipset 8920 series (formerly codenamed "Crystal Forest Server Refresh"), the aTCA-9700 offers enhanced thermal and power management capabilities for exceptional energy efficiency, while still supporting the intensive computing requirements of carrier-grade media server, networking, and wireless infrastructure applications.

"The aTCA-9700 supports dual-dual star 40G Fabric Interface and is designed with dual Intel® Communications Chipsets 8920 for 40G IPsec performance," said Yong Luo, head of ADLINK's Embedded Computing Product Segment. "These capabilities enable telecom equipment manufacturers and network equipment providers to develop powerful, high bandwidth solutions for mission critical applications and offer a smooth upgrade and growth path."

"New Intel® Xeon® processors for large-scale communications infrastructure systems provide more cores within the same thermal envelope, thus exceptional overall power efficiency," stated Frank Schapfel, senior product line manager, Intel Communications Infrastructure Division. "This is the first Intel Xeon processor family with extended lifecycle support to offer 10-core/single-socket to 20-core/dual-socket configurations. When pairing these processors with the Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx series, this platform provides hardware-based acceleration and the general purpose processing needed for today's demanding communication workloads."

The aTCA-9700 40 Gigabit Ethernet processor blade features dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors, as well as a single Intel® C604 chipset and dual Intel® Communications Chipsets 8920. It offers eight channels of VLP DDR3-1866 and REG/ECC memory up to 128 GB and provides versatile connectivity through quad 40GBASE-KR4 Fabric Interface channels, dual Ethernet 10/100/1000BASE-T Base Interface channels, and dual front panel 10/1001000BASE-T egress ports. Additional I/O includes two USB 2.0 ports, VGA, USB1/2, LAN1/2, and COM1/2 (mini-USB) on the front panel. On-board bootable storage of 16G SATA flash (up to 64G) is included, as is graphics support via PCIe x1, up to 1920 x 1440 resolution. Support for Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel® QuickPath Interconnect provides increased performance from both single and multi-thread workloads while maintaining thermal and energy efficiency.