Advantech Showcasing Latest Intel-Based Platforms At IDF 2011

Advantech will be showcasing its latest Intel-based platforms for Cloud, video and communication infrastructure applications at IDF 2011.

Advantech, a global manufacturer of telecom computing blades and multicore processor platforms, will showcase its Intel-based solutions ranging from Intel Core i7 processor AMCs to 40G AdvancedTCA Systems with dual Intel Xeon processor blades at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum 2011 (IDF) in San Francisco. Also featured will be Advantech DPDK-enabled 40G Network Servers.

“As a Premier Member of the Intel Embedded & Communications Alliance, there is a great deal of synergy between Advantech’s extensive product portfolio and Intel’s cutting-edge platform technology,” states Peter Marek, Director x86 Solutions for Advantech’s Networks and Telecom Group. “Our equipment designs scale from small-to-medium business appliances and servers to datacenter-hosted cloud network platforms, and our solutions are used to power mission-critical communication infrastructure and enterprise networking applications such as video, security and Deep Packet Inspection. Of critical importance to our OEM customers, we have designed our systems to be incrementally upgraded as next-generation Intel processors and 40 GbE controllers become available, helping to protect their software and platform investments well into the future.”

Accelerating Network Platform Evolution

Advantech’s multi-core solutions being exhibited at IDF are leading the industry transformation to networking platforms that offer higher performance, increased scalability and reliability, all at lower costs. 

Board products will include Processor AMCs with second generation Intel Core Processors and Ethernet AMCs featuring Intel 82580 Gigabit Ethernet and Intel 82599 10 GE Controllers. The MIC-5603 AMC addresses the needs for higher performance and integration in less space, and increased memory support in virtualized environments. By utilizing the latest platform enhancements in processing capabilities and offloading technologies, architects can consolidate multiple workloads onto a single x86 architecture. A MIC-5603-based Scalable Media Transcoder application providing insight into how Intel processors can effectively address the growing market demand for high density, high quality media transcoding and increased video traffic will be demonstrated in Intel booth 9 in the Embedded Community Zone at IDF.

Bringing the latest Intel processor technology to CompactPCI, the MIC-3395 6U CompactPCI SBC fits a wide range of markets, including telecom, semiconductor test and manufacturing equipment, and transportation. Industrial workstations and other graphics-intensive applications also benefit from the MIC-3395’s integrated graphics controller. The Intel Advanced Vector Extension Technology (Intel AVX) built into the Intel Core i7 processor positions the MIC-3395 for image and signal processing in applications such as radar, sonar, and imaging as well as for use in industrial controllers and video analytics where floating point operations are key.

System-level solutions on display include the FWA-1305 Tabletop Intel Atom processor-based  Platform with 6 GbE LAN Ports and the FWA-6500 Intel Xeon Processor 5500/5600 Series 2U 10 GbE Network Server. The FWA-6500 provides unparalleled application performance and packet processing throughput, making it ideal for server consolidation in network security markets. The system is deployed by OEMs for high-end Unified Threat Management (UTM) and in applications with large I/O bandwidth requirements such as quality and service control or content filtering and management.

Also using the Intel Xeon Processor 5500/5600 Series Processor is the FWA-6500-WRS Data Plane Development Kit. The fully integrated system is a 2U enterprise appliance that includes up to 96GB of DDR3 memory and has capacity for two PCIe add-on cards and two 2.5 in. removable SATA HDDs. Network interfaces are highly configurable, utilizing four extension slots that can utilize a mixture of four-port GbE, 8-port GbE, or two-port 10 GbE network interface cards. IPMI 2.0 is fully integrated into the system for remote management, maintenance and diagnostics. The FWA-6500-WRS runs the Wind River Network Acceleration Platform (NAP) suite and is targeted at network application software developers building advanced multi-core packet processing applications.

A six-slot ATCA system integrating the Advantech MIC-5322 with two 6-core Intel Xeon processors and the Intel 82599 10 GE Controller will also be on display. With 12 cores and 24 threads of processing power, low DDR3 memory latency, fast PCI Express 2.0 and accelerated virtualization, the platform is ideally suited for Network Equipment Providers deploying both data center and carrier solutions.

Advantech is demonstrating this broad range of Intel based multi-core blade and platform solutions in Booth 142 at the Intel Developers Forum 2011, September 13 to 15 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA.