Kontron has a full range of ATCA board and application-ready platforms for Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) to help accelerate their network system development for LTE Evolved Packet Core, carrier cloud and content delivery applications.
TEMs designing for 40G based platforms can begin development immediately with the OM9141-40G ATCA platform which consists of a 40G chassis with advanced cooling, 40G switching, 40G packet processing, and now, 40G general purpose multicore processing capabilities.
Introducing the Kontron AT8070, a 40G ATCA Dual Xeon processor blade with the highest performance and flexibility for addressing the high traffic and increasing delivery costs of fixed broadband and wireless network applications managed by budget-constrained service providers.
For superior processing and I/O performance, the Kontron AT8070 is designed with the 10-core Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 family, a larger storage capacity, and virtualization technology. Key benefits of the Kontron AT8070 include:
- Massive I/O bandwidth increase: a total of 80 lanes of PCIe (40 lanes per processor);
- Faster memory bandwidth: each processor has 4 channels running at 1600MHz, more than a 60% improvement over previous generation Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series;
- Large inter-processor connection: reduced latency with two 8GT/s QPI, which accelerates access a processor needs to access resources (PCIe and/or memory) attached to second processor;
- More cores, same power budget: Kontron supports up to 10 cores (20 threads). Dual-socket supplies 20 cores (40 threads).
Security workloads with compatible Kontron Rear Transition Modules (RTM)
For consolidating application, control and packet/content processing workloads onto one platform, the Kontron AT8070 is compatible with the Kontron RTM8063-CC, which features two SAS disk drives and the Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series. This enables support for crypto-acceleration, compression, and other security application designs. The AT8070 is also available with only storage options with the RTM8063 and RTM8066 rear transition modules.
Kontron Active Power Management
Kontron has developed Active Power Management, a software interface for clients to intelligently pre-set and regulate the processor power settings on its AdvancedTCA® processor blade via the Intel® Node Manager embedded in the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family. The Active Power Management fully integrates existing Kontron Management Solutions and is accessible using known standards such as IPMI and PICMG® interfaces. It allows dynamic power monitoring, power capping controls, and power threshold alerting, thus enabling platforms to achieve maximum performance and power for a single node.