Intel Core Microarchitecture-Based Processor Line-Up Expands To Communications Solutions
Intel Corporation announced building blocks for communication servers that deliver enhanced performance, value and choice for telecommunications equipment manufacturers and computing tasks such as call control, mobile location services and subscriber billing.
The Intel NetStructure MPCBL0050 Single Board Computer is the first AdvancedTCA (ATCA) blade server based on the Intel Core microarchitecture. Also unveiled were the new power-efficient Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor LV 5138 and LV 5128. These new products are well suited for compute-intensive and space-constrained environments such as telecommunications central offices and datacenters. The fourth product announced is the Intel Carrier Grade Server TIGW1U, powered by previously launched Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor LV 5148, which offers customers high performance per watt in a small ruggedized form factor.
The Intel NetStructure MPCBL0050 blade server, powered by the new Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor LV 5138, delivers almost three times the performance per slot of the leading competitive blade server, which enables service providers to deliver new services with fewer blades. It runs Carrier Grade Linux operating system and offers performance improvements for compute-intensive and database-access applications, including IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), wireless control plane and IPTV. Additionally, it is designed to be the first blade server to comply with the proposed Communications Platforms Trade Association (CP-TA) 1.0 standard to improve industry interoperability.
The Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor LV 5138 and 5128 combine the benefits of a dual-core processing with dual-processor capabilities, providing four high-performance cores on a single platform. The LV 5138 offers telecommunication customers robust thermal profiles and a low Thermal Design Power (TDP) for solutions that require compliance with ATCA form factor and NEBS Level-3 thermal specifications.
The Intel NetStructure MPCBL0050 Single Board Computer will cost $5,169 and the Intel Carrier Grade Server TIGW1U starts at $1,550. Both products will be available in the first quarter of 2007. The Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor LV 5138 and LV 5128 will cost $617 and $412, respectively, per 1,000 units, and will begin shipping in the fourth quarter of this year.
Source: Intel Corporation
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