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Dual Intel Xeon SHB Express board

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ADVANTECH has announced the PCE-7210, an SHB Express (also referred to as PICMG 1.3) system host board with support for dual Intel Xeon/Xeon LV processors up to 3.6GHz.

Equipped with the Intel E7520 chipset and the Intel 6300ESB I/O controller, this optimised server board supports up to 8GB of dual-channel DDR2-400 ECC registered RAM.

The PCE-7210 provides two PCIe x8 and one PCIe x4 connection, offering up to 10GB/s of bandwidth to the SHB Express backplane.

Another PCIe x4 is linked to a Broadcom BCM5715C dual-port Gigabit LAN chip, enabling high throughput for demanding network environments. An IPMI module is optionally available to provide comprehensive platform management.

The PCE-7210's versatility and capability to support larger data sets applications makes it ideal for a variety of high-performance computing and server applications. It is compliant with the RoHS specification, and is fully compatible with Advantech's 13-slot SHB Express backplane, the PCE-7B13-64A1E, and comprehensive chassis range.

Higher performance, increased efficiency

The PCE-7210 is based around the advanced architecture of the Intel E7520 chipset, which consists of the E7520 memory controller hub (MCH) and the 6300ESB I/O controller hub. This server chipset provides an 800MHz FSB connection to dual Intel Xeon or Xeon LV processors with 2MB of L2 cache.

With four DIMM slots, the PCE-7210 supports up to 8GB of dual-channel DDR2-400 ECC Registered DIMM and is suited to a broad range of memory intensive applications.

Dual DDR2-400 memory channels deliver a maximum memory bandwidth of 6.4GB/s. Additionally, ECC Registered DIMM includes memory error detection and correction, which is crucial in industrial environments where rock-solid reliability is essential.

Outstanding I/O bandwidth, enhanced scalability

The PCE-7210 is compliant with SHB Express specifications, and features two x8 and one x4 PCI-Express connections to provide a substantial 10GB/s of bandwidth to the backplane.

The combination of the PCE-7210 SHB and the 13-slot backplane PCE-7B13-64A1E enable the SHB system to provide two PCIe x8, six PCI-X and four PCI expansion slots for high-bandwidth add-on cards. It's an ideal platform for a wide range of computing applications which require high I/O bandwidth and reliability.

Additional system management

An optional small form factor mezzanine board is also available, designed to provide a fully-fledged IPMI 2.0 interface with LAN and serial port connections for comprehensive platform management capabilities.

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