ATCA-7480 Packet Processing Blade
The Artesyn ATCA-7480 blade is based on two members of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family with up to 28 processing cores per blade. Data paths to main memory and I/O are highly optimized and, combined with the scalable memory capacity of up to 512GB, allows for shorter response times of database accesses, accelerated pattern matching and it can help optimize routing decisions in virtualized network environments.
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 blade can be combined with optional hardware accelerators directly connected to the CPUs. The accelerators are optimized for assisting encryption/decryption algorithms and can greatly enhance throughput of encrypted data in security applications.
The 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.
With Artesyn’s Silver Lining™ enabling software for Artesyn’s SDN/NFV solutions, the ATCA-7480 blade includes support for the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit with accelerated OpenVSwitch, OpenFlow and OpenStack plug-ins for managing virtualization services on the computing platform. The blade will also support Wind River’s Titanium Cloud.