BOARDS: Industrial server has 4 PCI Express x4/x16 expansion slots - Embedded.com

BOARDS: Industrial server has 4 PCI Express x4/x16 expansion slots

LONDON — The Kontron Industrial Silent Server (KISS) 2U may be equipped with up to 4 PCI Express x4 cards and one PCI Express x16 (PEG) card.

The integrated 2U industrial server is suitable for complex visualization and image processing tasks that require the independent operation of up to 8 high-definition monitors or the integration of 4 PCI Express x4 frame grabber cards for machine vision or video surveillance.

The server is designed particularly for applications in control rooms and operation centers of energy suppliers, rail companies, or airports. Additional applications are in infotainment and digital signage on trains and airplanes as well as in the gaming industry as a central computer for multiple gaming machines.

The bandwidth of up to 8 GB/s 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 Kontron KISS 2U PCIe can act as a compact supercomputer (with around 500 gigaflops), accelerating complex image processing operations through parallel processing. Customers benefit in any case with high-performance graphics and image processing on a single consolidated industrial server in space-saving 2U format.

The Kontron KISS-2U industrial 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 gigabytes 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 (approx. 5.7 years of continuous operation), the robust and shock-resistant systems ensure the highest availability and lowest maintenance costs. The integrated Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) 3.0 allows for the remote management of the server.

The highly integrated Kontron KISS 2U PCIe supports Linux and the complete Windows desktop and server range including Windows 7.

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