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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Multicore Atom edge devices boost IoT performance

By Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

Super Micro Computer has launched a full suite of all-in-one systems for the growing Embedded Appliance, Intelligent Datacentre and Network Edge markets with long lifetime support. 

The compact systems and motherboards are designed around the new Intel Atom C3000 (Denverton) SoC feature lower thermal and power requirements and can improve performance by 2.5X compared to the previous generation for IoT designs.

Supermicro's A2 series motherboards feature 2 to 16 Atom cores, up to 128GB ECC memory, quad 10G SFP+ or RJ45 ports and up to 7 years long life. The  A2SDi series motherboards are optimised for low-power servers, storage appliances, or web hosting applications and are integrated with Intel QuickAssist technology (QAT) for network security appliances. These new low power full-featured motherboards extend Supermicro's embedded Server Building Blocks for transportation and communications infrastructure, retail applications, digital signage, industrial automation, digital security and surveillance, cloud and cold storage, medical imaging and network/security appliances.

"Our new Atom C3000 solutions can deliver 2.5X more performance to the Edge, which helps increase overall enterprise efficiency and drives improved competitiveness and productivity," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "As the embedded server market continues to evolve, Supermicro has become the solution provider of choice with enterprise-class engineering, manufacturing and support expertise in this area."

The motherboards are in the Flex and mini-ITX form factors with additional building blocks for a wide range of edge applications including vCPE, NFV, SDN and SD-WAN. The boards support up to 6-cores in the Atom C3958 with quad 10G and up to 128GB memory on the A2SDV-16C-TLN5F.
  
For system form factors, solutions range from a 16W 1U box and compact 25W 1U rackmount to a 9W mini-tower and even a 3U MicroCloud system designed for entry-level dedicated hosting and memory caching applications.

Designers can choose between AC or DC power supplies and fan-less options. Networking and storage expansion capabilities with mini-PCIE and M.2 sockets make it easy to scale application hosting and storage.

www.supermicro.com/Atom

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