- Two Intel® Xeon® processors, E5-2600 v3 family
- Scalable performance range with up to 14 cores per processor
- Up to 512GB main memory, DDR4, configurable for highest capacity or cost-effective memory configurations
- Large scale on-board solid state storage
- 40G fabric interfaces enabling multiple bandwidth and redundancy options
- Hot-swappable mass storage options and RAID 0/1 support
- Suitable for open source and commercial Linux derivatives
- Intel DPDK ready
The SMART Embedded Computing ATCA-7480 COTS processor blade is based on two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 family processors providing up to 28 processing cores per blade.
It has been adapted from the ATCA-7480 commercial variant with an alignment block that enables the blade to be secured in a chassis with captive screws, such as SMART EC’s AXP1440-D chassis, which is specially hardened against shock and vibration for shipboard electronics applications.
Data paths to main memory and I/O are highly optimized using DDR4 and PCIe Gen 3 protocol to provide high computational performance and optimized packet throughput combined with high bandwidth network connectivity.
The scalable memory capacity of up to 512GB is ideal for deep in-memory databases and look-up/routing tables. This will allow for shorter response times of database accesses, accelerated pattern matching and routing decisions. Cost sensitive applications will benefit from the possibility to use up to sixteen memory DIMMs with lower capacity while still achieving attractive memory capacities.
Careful component choices have been made for an extended product life cycle. SMART EC has selected processor variants from the Intel® Xeon® E5 processor embedded portfolio that offer 15-year availability to provide both the performance and longevity expected by military service branches and contractors.
ATCA is an open COTS standard with a rich ecosystem of both blades and systems from many vendors. With its rugged design, 5-nines high availability (99.999%) and shallow footprint, ATCA is being deployed in both shipborne and land-based military applications. The ATCA bladed architecture meets the requirements for Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) in a rugged, compact and power-efficient package.