This week Kontron officially released the Kontron AT8050, its latest AdvancedTCA (ATCA) 10 Gigabit node blade built around the Intel Xeon 5500, and a 2U rack mountable IP network server incorporating the Xeon 5500.
Kontron is claiming early design wins and "an exceptional level of interest" from major telecommunications equipment manufacturers as OEMs put together the latest and greatest in storage, security and multimedia server network applications. The new AT8050 blade is built around a single quad-core Intel Xenon L5518 and will support up to 48 GB of DDR3 memory; it features 10 + 10 Gigabit Ethernet on the Fabric Interface, plus a couple of 10/10/1000 Ethernet interfaces on the front panel.
Kontron's NSN2U IP Network server is a 2U rack mount server with the latest and greatest Xeon processor and is suited for network data applications with intense I/O and compute performance requirements. Other features include PMBus, DDR3 memory, directed I/O virtualization technology, hot-swap redundant fans, up to 96GB of memory, and support for up to 8 hot-swap 2.5 inch SAS/SATA hard drives. NSN2U will become available by July 2009, according to the company.
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