GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms have announced the release of IS-100 and IS-200 industrial grade servers. Both these products benefit from GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) programs, which ensure IS-100 and IS-200 hardware continuity over five years, thus eliminating the time and cost incurred by customers in regularly recertifying hardware caused by component and subsystem obsolescence. These industrial grade servers are available from Metromatics .
PLM also provide customers with influence over revision control and configuration management. Both the IS-100 and the IS-200 servers are optionally available with extended operating temperature and shock and vibration specifications to allow deployment in challenging industrial environments.
The IS-100 1U industrial server is powered by the latest Intel 64-bit Xeon single-, dual- or quad-core processor coupled with the new San Clemente server chipset. With a 1333/1066 MHz Front Side Bus and up to 8GB DDR2 ECC SDRAM, the Intel 5100P/ICH9 San Clemente chipset offers throughput unavailable in previous generation computer cores.
Internal peripheral resource controllers include a 3Gb/second SAS controller with software RAID 0/1 support, a 3Gb/second SATA controller with hardware RAID 0/1 support, plus an XGI Z9 graphics with 32MB video memory. Hardware RAID 0/1 is available for SAS hard disk drives with an optional SAS controller. The most demanding of flexibility requirements are accommodated by the IS-100 with four 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays; one full-height, half-length PCI-X expansion slot; and a slim drive bay supporting either an optional DVD-ROM drive or an optional floppy drive.
The IS-200 2U industrial server features either one or two Intel 64-bit Xeon single, dual or quad-core 1333/1066 MHz FSB processors coupled with the new San Clemente server chipset. The server hosts up to 32GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 3Gb/second SAS controller with software RAID 0/1 support, a 3Gb/second SATA controller with hardware RAID 0/1 support, plus an ATI ES1000 graphics engine with 32 MB video memory.
Hardware RAID 0/1 is available for SAS hard disk drives with an optional SAS controller. The IS-200 demonstrates application flexibility through the provision of eight 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays; four full-height, half-length PCI-X expansion slots; three half-height, half-length PCI-X expansion slots; and a slim drive bay supporting either an optional DVD-ROM drive or an optional floppy drive.
Both servers include local peripheral ports, including Gigabit Ethernet keyboard, mouse, USB, COM, and video. Keyboard, mouse, USB, COM, Gigabit Ethernet, and VGA connectors are located on the rear panel. Front panel power switch, reset button, five LED indicators, and two USB receptacles provide easy operator monitoring and control interfaces.
The IS-100 and IS-200 support the Windows XP/2000/2003 Server and Linux software environments.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms are providers of embedded computing solutions for a wide range of industries and applications. Their comprehensive product line includes different types of I/O, single board computers, high performance signal processors, fully integrated and rugged systems. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms are represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics.
The features of these ruggedised industrial grade servers include:
- Product Lifecycle Management minimises requirement for hardware requalification
- Extended specification for deployment in challenging environments optionally available
- Intel Xeon processors coupled with San Clement server chipset
- Flexible hard disk support (including RAID)
- Windows Server, Linux support