- Two Intel® Xeon® processors, E5-2600 v3 family (codename Haswell)
- Up to 512GB main memory, DDR4, configurable for highest capacity or cost-effective memory configurations
- QuadStar™ 40G fabric interfaces enabling multiple bandwidth and redundancy options
The ATCA-7480 COTS processor blade from Penguin Solutions™ is based on two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 family processors providing up to 28 processing cores per blade. 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. The Penguin Edge™ ATCA-7480 features a QuadStar™ interface consisting of four 40G Ethernet channels that connect to the shelf’s backplane. System integrators have the choice of combining channels to different kinds of redundant and non-redundant topologies depending on the applications bandwidth and availability requirements. By integrating multiple ATCA-7480 blades with up to four 40G hub blades into a single shelf, applications can benefit from high data rates flowing through the available hub blades. In addition external network connectivity can be further increased by a wide range of I/O network options. The networking design is optimized for use with Intel DPDK.