The Intel Xeon D on CompactPCI Serial Provides 16 Cores for Computing and Virtualisation

Intel Xeon D

Which standardised platform if not Compact PCI Serial would fit better to play out the strengths of the new Intel Xeon D? The new multicore SBC G25A from MEN makes it possible: with up to 16 independent CPU cores, high-performance data transfer lines and built-in hardware virtualisation, the CPU board enters the race for its usage in data servers, mobile data centers and for building up virtual machines.

Based on the new Intel Xeon D processor, the G25A is MEN’s first CompactPCI Serial SBC which supports two times 10GB Ethernet on the front as well as PCIe 3.0 via the backplane. This enables a smooth handling of high data volumes.

The versions of G25A with four, eight and 16 cores provide concentrated computing performance and are at the same time the basis for virtualisation applications. The required abstraction of software from hardware is achieved by the CPU’s built-in hardware virtualisation support, the organisation of the 32 GB DDR4 RAM and the scalability of the G25A standard models.

For security reasons a trusted platform module (TPM) is available. Safety functions are implemented using ECC for the RAM storage, a board management controller and a watchdog for the operating system.

While the G25A is prepared for conformal coating and can be equipped with a heat sink as well as being embedded into a conductive cooling frame, all components are by default firmly soldered and guarantee shock and vibration resistance. Therefore, the G25A is suited for applications outside of a protected server room as in a train or an airplane or of course also for complex applications in industrial environments.

The minimum standard availability of seven years guaranteed by Intel and the implementation on the state-of-the-art CompactPCI Serial standard provide future-safety for the customer’s projects.

For more information, contact MEN Mikro Elektronik.

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