The ADLINK aTCA-9710 is a high performance AdvancedTCAR (ATCA) processor blade featuring dual 12-core IntelR XeonR Processor E5-2658 v3, IntelR C612 Chipset, eightchannel memory up to 256GB of DDR4 memory and 400W power supply subsystem. Versatile connectivity includes four 40GbE Fabric Interfaces, dual GbE Base Interfaces, dual front panel 10GbE egress ports, front panel dual COM and USB 2.0 ports and front panel VGA connector. An onboard SATA connector supports a mSATA up to 256GB and the optional RTM (aTCAR9700) supports six 10GbE SFP+ ports and one hot-swappable SATA bay providing additional network throughput and storage capacities.
The aTCA-9710″s thermal solution (including VRM heat sink) ensures stable operation under extreme operating environments and allows for compliance to the NEBS Level 3 standard (design only). The robust computing power and reliability of the aTCA-9710 meets the requirements of telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and network equipment providers (NEPs), allowing them to build the next-generation telecom networks and communication infrastructures.
As industrial computing moves to cloud-based solutions, power saving has come to the forefront as a major consideration for all companies and organizations. With our efforts to increase energy efficiency, thus reducing costs and damage to the environment, ADLINK has developed the Embedded Power Management Agent (EPMA), an integrated software package that monitors and effectively manages power consumption on the latest ADLINK x86 boards to enable green computing.
With ADLINK EPMA, users can set power limits on ADLINK server boards, allowing maximized rack density with confidence that the rack power budget will not be exceeded. During a power or thermal emergency, EPMA software can intelligently limit server power consumption and extend service uptime. EPMA also provides an interface to collect power and thermal statistics of ADLINK server boards, providing crucial information for big data analysis, and helping to improve the power supply and cooling design of the server facility.
EPMA leverages IntelR Node Manager Technology, proprietary hardware design and enhanced BIOS/IPMI firmware to enable a suit of policy-based power management features. When a power policy is configured and activated, EPMA will take average power consumption or temperature readings over a predefined period and use power controls provided by BIOS routines to limit power consumption to meet policy-defined budgets. If these controls do not meet the targets set by a particular budget within the defined time limit, a user-configured exception action will be taken (e.g. “send alert” or “shutdown”).
EPMA implements a closed control loop that:
- Monitors platform power consumption and inlet air temperature
- Collaborates with IntelR Node Manager and BIOS to maintain power consumption at pre-defined budgets
- Takes exception action when a power budget cannot be met within time limits
- Stores exception events for external management software polling