AMC computer board with Intel Xeon processor introduced by Kontron AG

ECHING, Germany, 16 Feb. 2010. Kontron AG in Eching, Germany, is introducing the AM5030 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) computer board with quad-core processor for dense server environments deployed in storage, military and aerospace, and communications networks such as IPTV, VoIP, NAS, SAN, and wireless radio network controllers.

Posted by John Keller

ECHING, Germany, 16 Feb. 2010. Kontron AG in Eching, Germany, is introducing the AM5030 Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC)computer board with quad-core processor for dense server environments deployed in storage, military and aerospace, and communications networks such as IPTV, VoIP, NAS, SAN, and wireless radio network controllers.

The AM5030 double-wide, full-size AMC embedded computer has the Intel Xeon processor LC5518, which is based on Intel 45-nanometer microarchitecture and PCI Express Gen 2.0 I/O within the processor.

In addition, the embedded processor offers as much as eight megabytes of shared last level cache, Intel hyper-threading technology support, Intel Turbo Boost technology, Intel 3420 platform controller hub (PCH), Direct Media Interface (DMI), and integrated redundant array of independent disks (RAID) acceleration.

The Kontron AM5030 hosts as much as 24 gigabytes ECC memory (DDR3) at 1066 MHz implemented as 3-channel interface, and is built with two 10 Gigabit Ethernet (XAUI) interfaces in accordance with AMC.2 for networking capabilities.

The AMC.1/.2/.3 compliant Kontron AM5030 AdvancedMC processor module has hot-swap capabilities for replacing, monitoring and controlling the module without the need to shut down the MicroTCA system.

A dedicated Module Management Controller (MMC) is used to manage the board and to support a defined subset of Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) commands. IPMI enhances the board's availability while reducing the overall operating costs and mean-time-to-repair. For mechanical reliability, the front panel is designed to meet the MircoTCA.1 requirements.

The Kontron AM5030 supports RedHat Linux, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 2008 Server. For more information contact Kontron online at http://de.kontron.com/.

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