Networking Platform with Intel Xeon Multicore CPUs Provides 10 Gigabit LAN Performance

Modular, high-performance 2U networking platform

NORTH ANDOVER, MA, December 2, 2009: WIN Enterprises, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded x86 motherboards and platforms for OEMs, announces the PL-80100, a 2U server-grade platform that uses Intel 5300 Series technology to provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet (2x) and support for a range of high-performance Intel Xeon processors for OEM solutions. Developed for network service applications, the PL-80100 features the Intel® 5520 chipset (Tylersburg) which supports two socketed processors of the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series. The device employs Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI), Intel's new point-to-point interconnect technology to provide high bandwidth, low latency communications between the processors and chipset. The chipset delivers up to 32 lanes of PCI Express 2.0.

As a socketed solution, the Intel Xeon processor 5000 series enables outstanding scalability and performance. The processor family ranges across two, four, six, and in 2010, eight processing cores per integrated circuit (IC) die. In the case of the quad-core processor solution, the PL-80100 provides 12 (i.e., three channels per CPU) 1333/1066/800MHz DDR3 system memory slots which support ECC and parity protection for internal data paths. Two versions of the unit are available. One offers 10x RJ45 LAN ports with eight GbE LAN ports and two ports of 10 GbE performance. The second version offers 24x GbE LAN ports.

Designed for the Enterprise market, the PL-80100 provides a 1+1 redundant power supply, hot swappable HDD trays and system fan module to address server grade requirements. A modularized expansion system enables the PL-80100 to offer many different connectivity options, such as 10x Gigabit SFP+, Gigabit copper (by-pass function for option), Gigabit fiber (by-pass function optional) and other combinations. The maximum LAN capacity for the unit is 24 GbE ports.

Features

• Dual Intel® 45nm Xeon® (Nehalem) processors with 2 to 6 cores per CPU

• Intel® 5520 + ICH10R (Tylersburg-36D / TBG-36D) chipset

• Two ports 10 GbE with Intel® 82599 controller

• Maximum 24x GbE ports

• Optional hardware-based cryptographic acceleration

• Maximum 24GB LAN

• DDR3 1333/1066/800MHz system memory

Software Support

PL-80100 supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP 64. FreeBSD and additional Linux versions are supported.

Cost/Availability

Pricing for the PL-80100 in OEM quantities begins at $2500. Price does not include the processors or memory. PL-80100 is available in evaluation quantities now. Visit the PL-80100 product webpage for additional information: www.win-enterprises.com/index.php?option=com_co[...] .