Electronic Design

Microarchitecture-Based Devices Enhance Server Apps

A set of products from Intel Corp. act as building blocks for communications servers that deliver enhanced performance, value, and choice for telecom equipment manufacturers and computing tasks like call control, mobile location services, and subscriber billing. The NetStructure MPCBL0050 single-board computer is the first AdvancedTCA (ATCA) blade server based on the Intel Core microarchitecture. Powered by the new Dual-Core Xeon processor LV 5138, the server delivers almost three times the performance per slot of the leading competitive server, according to Intel. It runs Carrier-Grade Linux and offers significant performance improvements for compute-intensive and database-access applications, including IP Multimedia Subsystems, wireless control plane, and IPTV.

Two other new products are the Dual-Core Xeon processors LV 5138 and LV 5128, which combine the benefits of dual-core processing with dual-processor capabilities, providing four high-performance cores on one platform. The LV 5138 provides robust thermal profiles and a low thermal design power (TDP) for solutions that must comply with ATCA form factor and NEBS Level-3 thermal specifications. The fourth product is the TIGW1U carrier-grade server, which is powered by the previously announced LV 5138. This server delivers high performance per watt in a small, ruggedized form factor.


The NetStructure MPCBL0050 single-board computer and the carrier-grade server TIGW1U will be available in the first quarter of 2007. The Xeon processor LV 5138 and LV 5128 were scheduled to begin shipping during the fourth quarter of this year.


The MPCBL0050 costs $5169. The TIGW1U starts at $1550. The LV 5138 and LV 5128 cost $617 and $412, respectively, in quantities of 1000.


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