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ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of digital imaging products for industrial, medical and transportation industries and OEM machine vision applications. Products includes PCI Express frame grabbers, compact vision systems for various interfaces, such as Camera Link, IEEE 1394 (FireWire b), and Gigabit Ethernet. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the USA; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

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aTCA-9710 AdvancedTCA® Processor Blade

POSTED 09/22/2014

Telecom carrier-grade blades with advanced power management help maximize rack density in data centers, improving overall efficiency
                                      
ADLINK aTCA-9710ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its newest AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) carrier-grade product, the aTCA-9710, which features the dual 12-core Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 (formerly codenamed “Haswell-EP”) paired with the Intel® Communications Chipset 8920 series (formerly codenamed “Grantley”). The aTCA-9710 offers 16 channels of DDR4-2133 VLP RDIMMS, enabling higher clock and data transfer rates than those seen in previous generation memory. The new ATCA processor blade delivers unparalleled performance while keeping a thermal envelope under 105W—a level lower than its predecessor—due to the adoption of Intel® Node Manager 3.0, a power management technology. With the many enhancements to this latest platform from Intel, the aTCA-9710 is suitable for carrier-grade server, data center, networking, and also DPI, SDN and NFV applications.

“The telecom market is facing the cruel reality that mobile traffic volume doubles every nine months, but ARPU grows much more slowly. Industrial trends require new network infrastructure to optimize mobile data and support growing high-bandwidth applications. This, in turn, requires a huge capital investment, which can affect revenues,“ said Yong Luo, head of ADLINK's Embedded Computing Product Segment. “The ADLINK aTCA-9710 targets the world’s rapidly evolving LTE market, or 4G mobile communications market, and leverages every available new technology to maximize rack density and performance with optimal power usage, allowing telecom carriers to see a higher ROI, particularly from DPI, SDN and NFV applications that enhance networking performance without additional hardware expenditures.”

“The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 family provides numerous features and performance enhancements to deliver compelling platforms for networking infrastructure,” said Bill Rollender, Director of Marketing of Intel’s Communications Infrastructure Division. 

“The new processors deliver world class energy efficiency, enhanced security, and advanced monitoring and management capabilities that enable a higher level of automation and orchestration to support today’s software-defined infrastructure (SDI) applications.” 

The aTCA-9710 gains additional performance from the ADLINK PacketManager, a software suite that includes support for the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), a set of libraries and drivers for improved packet processing on x86 platforms running Linux, as well as a management API for implementing network connections between server and client. With ADLINK PacketManager, the aTCA-9710 boasts a 12-times packet processing performance improvement over native Linux and 40Gbps L3F linear throughput using just 20% of CPU resources, making the product ideal for applications such as load balancing, flow classification, deep packet inspection, next generation firewall, traffic offloader, and network gateways.

The aTCA-9710 also comes with ADLINK’s Embedded Power Management Agent (EPMA), a software solution to allow data center managers to confidently set upper limits on server power to maximize rack density without exceeding the rack power budget. With EPMA, users can easily monitor board-level power values and set policy triggers to limit consumption. For example, they can establish lower power consumption policies during peak hours when energy costs are higher, and suspend power consumption limits during off-peak hours. Or users can limit power consumption when inlet air temperatures reach a specific threshold. This flexible and intelligent power management will help to improve overall data center efficiency and optimize overall data center power usage.

For more information on the aTCA-9710 processor blade, please visit http://www.adlinktech.com.

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