SVM Server Houses Six Hardware-Independent I/O Modules

SVM Server Houses Six Hardware-Independent I/O Modules

Dubbed the Tarantula, General Micro Systems’ (GMS) conduction-cooled Secure Virtual Machine (SVM) server features six hardware-independent I/O modules as well an 18-port intelligent Gigabit Ethernet switch for high-speed connectivity. The SO302 4-in-1 SVM’s CPU driver is Intel’s Xeon Ivy-Bridge-EP, which integrates 10 physical cores, each operating up to 2.4 GHz with the ability to TurboBoost to 3.0 GHz. Support for hyperthreading expands its capability to 20 logical cores. Cores are dynamically allocated in real-time as needed by each of up to six virtual machines and their individual application requirements. The host CPU support one four-lane PCIe XMC site, one 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports with power, two serial ports with RS-232/-422/-485 buffers, full HD-Audio, and eight general-purpose I/O lines. A 416-MHz MIPS CPU (with 128 Mbytes of DRAM) powers the intelligent Gigabit Ethernet switch functions, controlling the (up to) 18 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a second 10 Gigabit Ethernet port. The Tarantula supports fully managed Layer 2 and Layer 3 functions, such as VLAN and QoS processing. Security measures include a tamper-proof function that recognizes unfamiliar access of software, boot, or BIOS, and locks the system, allowing restart only with a controlled reauthorization process. It also enables an authorized user to “zero-ize” the system, placing all data and programs at zero.


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