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Industrial server

15 September 2010 Computer/Embedded Technology

Thanks to a new PCI Express butterfly backplane, the Kontron Industrial Silent Server (KISS) 2U may be equipped with up to four PCI Express x4 cards and one PCI Express x16 (PEG) card.

Based on a PICMG 1.3 CPU board, the processor performance is also scalable at any time. The server is especially suited for complex visualisation and image processing tasks that require the independent operation of up to eight high-definition monitors or the integration of four PCI Express x4 frame grabber cards for machine vision or video surveillance.

The server is designed particularly for applications in control rooms and operation centres of energy suppliers, rail companies or airports. Additional applications are found in infotainment and digital signage on trains and aeroplanes as well as in the gaming industry as a central computer for multiple gaming machines. The high bandwidth of up to 8 GBps 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 KISS 2U PCIe can act as a compact supercomputer (with around 500 Gigaflops), accelerating complex image processing operations through parallel processing. The 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 8 GB of DDR2 dual-channel RAM. Equipped with the Kontron PCI-760, the long-term available 2U industrial servers offer up to 3x Gb 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 75 Hz 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 (approximately 5,7 years of continuous operation), the robust and shock-resistant systems ensure high availability and low maintenance costs. This is also thanks to the integrated Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) 3.0, which allows for the remote management of the server. Designed for continuous operation, the KISS systems are CE certified and UL suitable.

The KISS 2U PCIe supports Linux and the complete Windows desktop and server range including Windows 7. It is available direct from the warehouse as a standard configurable system, or it can be further customised as needed and delivered as a tested and independently certified solution.



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