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May 10, 2011

DTI Releases Intel Westmere-Based AdvancedTCA Processor Blade

Embedded hardware supplier Diversified Technology, Inc. (DTI) has released the newest member of its AdvancedTCA (News - Alert) family, which includes multiple processor blades, switches, systems and full integration capabilities. The ATC7000 is a dual socket Intel (News - Alert) Westmere-based node blade for next generation telecom and government/military equipments.

The ATC7000 supports 12 cores (24 simultaneous threads with HyperThreading) of processing performance by using dual Intel Xeon 5600 series “Westmere” processors. Plus, it provides support for up to 64 GB memory and an optional RTM with additional network interface options.

Other key specs include two on-board solid-state storage disks, dual 1 G Ethernet base fabric, dual 10 G Ethernet extended fabric, RTM support, and compatibility with switches like ATS1936 and ATS1160. While ATS1936 is DTI’s (News - Alert) third generation Ethernet-based AdvancedTCA switch, the ATS1160 is an AdvancedTCA 3.0 and 3.1 option 4 switch with support for high availability. It provides separate control plane switching, data plane switching, and storage plane switching for ATCA shelves, said the manufacturer.

“Our customers are demanding high performance blades and the ATC7000 delivers with dual Intel Xeon 6-core processors and up to 64 GB of RAM (News - Alert)", said JP Landry, networking program manager for DTI, in a statement. “The ATC7000 blade is available with both the Intel Xeon L5628 processor for NEBS applications and the higher performance Intel Xeon E5645 processor for the most demanding applications,” added Landry.

Designed for the next generation telecom equipment markets, the blade is a PICMG 3.0 compliant processor board that provides high performance for LTE (News - Alert)/4G and other next-generation wireless and wireline infrastructure requirements, including 3G and 4G infrastructure, WiMAX, IMS applications, virtualization, IPTV, radio network controlling, datacenter/network operations, security and traffic handling, computational clustering, and transcoding and encoding processes.

Ashok Bindra is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of editorial experience covering RF/wireless technologies, semiconductors and power electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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