AdvancedTCA, Dual/Single Socket CPU Blade with Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 Series Processors for Server and NFV Applications
- Two SKUs available with one or two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 Series processors
- Intel® C610 series PCH server class chipset
- Sixteen or eight DDR4 VLP DIMMs with ECC support
- Support 40G/10G ports on Fabric interface
- Two 10/100/1000Base-T BI ports
- Two 10/100/1000BASE-T front panel ports
- One Fabric Mezzanine Module (type II) for optional front I/O
- Support on-board VGA port
- Extended Storage options (2xSSD / MO-297)
Advantech’s MIC-5345 is a 40G dual processor ATCA blade based on the Intel® server platform formerly codenamed "Grantley". MIC-5345 is offered in two main configurations: As a dual processor blade supporting 16 DDR4 VLP DIMM slots it offers best in class memory support at lowest cost making it an ideal choice for typical server workloads and virtualized application scenarios such as NFV. Up to 512GB memory capacity allow users to harness the full capabilities of Intel®’s E5-2600v3 series processors with up to 24 cores and 48 threads for virtualization by providing an high amount of physical memory per virtual machine.
In a single processor configuration, the MIC-5345 offers a very attractive price point for applications which require lower processing power such as control plane and orchestration.
With support for 8 DIMM sockets, two 2.5" SSDs and the processing performance offered by a 12 core Intel® E5-2600v3 processor, the MIC-5345 comes with an optimized feature set and outperforms 1st and 2nd generation dual socket ATCA blades resulting in a major cost reduction.
Both blade configurations feature two 10/40GbE fabric ports based on XL710-BM2 Ethernet controller with fast PCI Express gen. 3 technology running at up to 8Gbps per lane and best-in-class virtualization support. Two QPI interfaces between the CPUs improve memory and I/O access throughput and latencies when one processor needs to access resources hosted by the other socket. With eight DDR4 DIMMs per socket in a quad channel design running at up to 2133MT/s (1866MT/s with two DIMMs per channel populated) and RAM density up to 512GB, the MIC-5345 offers the latest memory technology with higher performance and lower power compared to DDR3 technology. It outperforms previous generation dual socket designs while keeping similar thermal characteristics. The dual socket SKU of MIC-5345 supports a a Fabric Mezzanine Module type II socket with PCIe x8 connectivity providing extension possibilities for additional front port I/O, offload and acceleration controllers such as the Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series, IPSec offload engines or customer specific logic. The single socket MIC-5345 SKU features two additional MO-297 sockets instead of an FMM site.
The onboard IPMI firmware based on Advantech’s IPMI core offers greater modularity and flexibility for the customization of system management features, and provides the framework for added value features enhancing Reliability, Availability, Serviceability, Usability and Manageabil ity (RASUM) of the product. HPM.1 based updates are available for all programmable components (BIOS, BIOS Settings, IPMC firmware, FPGA) including rollback support . Advantech’s IPMI solution, combined with an optimized UEFI BIOS, continues to offer advanced features used on previous generation MIC-533x blades, such as HPM.2 support, Dynamic Power Budgeting, BIOS redundancy, Real Time Clock Synchronization and MAC Mirroring.
Advantech IPMI firmware has been tested for CP-TA compliance using the Polaris Networks ATCA Test Suite and against a variety of AdvancedTCA shelf management solutions.
The MIC-5345 can be easily customized based on Advantech’s unique Customized COTS framework with custom FMMs, modifications of the on -board system FPGA, IPMI and/ or BIOS firmware.