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Industrial server packs PCIe x4/x16 slots

Posted: 22 Feb 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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KISS 2U server

From Kontron comes the Kontron Industrial Silent Server (KISS) 2U that may be equipped with up to 4 PCIe x4 cards and one PCIe x16 card.

The integrated 2U industrial server is suitable for complex visualization and image processing tasks that require the independent operation of up to eight high-definition monitors or the integration of 4 PCIe x4 frame grabber cards for machine vision or video surveillance.

The server is designed particularly for applications in control rooms and operation centers of energy suppliers, rail companies, or airports. Additional applications are in infotainment and digital signage on trains and airplanes as well as in the gaming industry as a central computer for multiple gaming machines.

The bandwidth of up to 8GBps also enables graphic-intensive simulations for weather forecasting, digital mock-ups, or virtual reality for operator training.

By integrating CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture)-compliant graphics cards, the Kontron KISS 2U PCIe can act as a compact supercomputer (with around 500 gigaflops), accelerating complex image processing operations through parallel processing. Customers benefit in any case with high-performance graphics and image processing on a single consolidated industrial server in space-saving 2U format.

The Kontron KISS-2U industrial server with compact PICMG 1.3 system host boards (SHB) packs scalable processor performance up to an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and up to 8Gbyte of DDR2 dual-channel RAM. Equipped with the Kontron PCI-760, the long-term available 2U industrial servers offer up to 3x Gbit Ethernet, 8x USB 2.0, 2 x RS232C and HD audio. The integrated Intel GMA 3100 graphics media accelerator provides resolutions up to QXGA (2048 x 1536) at 75Hz via VGA.

For highest data throughput, an integrated RAID (RAID 0/1/5/10) controller for SATA drives can improve speed and/or data safety. Application-specific extensions are adaptable via a Type IIA miniPCI connector. Specific Kontron extensions are available for LAN, WLAN and SCSI.

With an MTBF of 50,000 hours (approx. 5.7 years of continuous operation), the robust and shock-resistant systems ensure the highest availability and lowest maintenance costs. The integrated Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) 3.0 allows for the remote management of the server.

The highly integrated Kontron KISS 2U PCIe supports Linux and the complete Windows desktop and server range including Windows 7.

- Colin Holland
Embedded.com





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