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Emerson Network Sets New Standard in Telecom Platform Deployment with Intel Xeon Processors


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March 12, 2012

Emerson Network Sets New Standard in Telecom Platform Deployment with Intel Xeon Processors

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Emerson Network Power (News - Alert), which offers business-critical continuity solutions, is now offering advanced processing, memory and I/O capabilities to designers of AdvancedTCA (ATCA)-based telecom platform deployment solutions.

By leveraging the new Intel (News - Alert) Xeon processor E5-2600 family, the company can ramp up data flows in communications systems, supporting the most demanding control plane applications in telecom platform deployment scenarios.

The robust telecom platform deployment solution also offers better performance in control plane applications than any other server processor, and Emerson Network Power is one of the first companies to offer this solution to the market.

“The ATCA-7370 benefits from our many years of experience in ATCA server platform design and production, and enables telecom equipment manufacturers to fully realize the capability of this exciting new processor family in deployed systems," said Rob Pettigrew, marketing director of Emerson Network Power's Embedded Computing business, in a statement.

The Emerson Network Power ATCA-7370 has dual eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2648L devices running at 1.8GHz, linked via a dual QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) interface and matched with eight DIMM sockets, offering up to 128GB of main memory.

Additionally, the telecom platform deployment solution also features dual 10G Ethernet ATCA fabric interfaces using the Intel 82599 (formerly Niantic) network interface controller, which allows for in-shelf data fabric connectivity, while an additional 36 lanes of PCIe Gen 3 can carry a huge traffic flow of up to 288Gbps on to and off the board via the rear transition area.

"The reduced latency, lower power requirements and improved performance of the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 family are ideal for ATCA server platforms and enable telecom equipment manufacturers to deliver the performance and capacity required for next-generation infrastructure," Steve Price, marketing director, Intel Communications Infrastructure Division added.

Recently, TMCnet reported that Emerson Network Power demonstrated its telecom platform deployment solutions including the ATCA-based telecom server blade at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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