Intel “Nehalem” Xeon 5500 Series compute module
The ATCA-4500 is the 7th generation single board computer from Radisys. It is a high performance, single slot AdvancedTCA computer module based on the single socket L5518 Intel Xeon processor. It is ideal for control plane and server functions for LTE wireless infrastructure, Deep Packet Inspection, IPTV, IP multimedia subsystems and defense application. The ATCA-4500 Nehalem ATCA module provides 10-Gigabit fabric connectivity, 8 DDR3 DIMM sockets, an AMC slot and an optional RTM offering additional storage and network interface options.
High Performance / Low Cost
The single quad-core L5518 processor provides higher performance at a lower cost then the previous generation of dual socket quad-core ATCA boards. Support for Hyper-threading allows the four cores to process up to two threads simultaneously, so to the OS the processor appears as eight separate cores. The integrated memory controller significant reduces memory latency. Support for 8 DIMM of VLP DDR3 allows memory density of up to 64GB, while providing a cost effective solution for applications that have lower density memory requirements.
The ATCA-4500 Nehalem ATCA module supports multiple storage options. Optional dual user flash can support up to 16GB each, providing a total of 32GB of storage. This storage can function as a boot device, so it can be used to store an operating systems and application image, eliminating the need for a hard drive. The ATCA-4500 Nehalam ATCA blade supports a storage AMC and also supports a configurable SAS/SATA multiplexer. The optional RTM has a SAS controller that supports RAID (0/1), two external SAS connectors and an additional hard drive, allowing a RAID to be setup between the AMC, RTM or remote storage. The board also supports iSCSI storage over both the base and fabric, allowing the use of an ATCA or external iSCSI storage device.
EFI – Industry Standard Replacement for BIOS
The ATCA-4500 Nehalem ATCA module is based on EFI which is a significantly improvement over the old legacy BIOS firmware. The EFI provides a pre-operating system shell where customers can build and execute EFI applications, such as setup, OS install, diagnostic or configuration utilities.
Support for extended VT-x and VT-d on the board decreases the overhead associated with virtualization. The ATCA-4500 has been validated with leading hypervisors, making it the ideal platform where virtualization is required.
The ATCA-4500 Nehalem ATCA blade has been designed to accept the next generation of Intel processors with minimum changes to firmware and BIOS, providing an upgrade path that that will minimize customer development and validation.
System Management, Reliability and High Availability
The ATCA-4500 is designed for High Availability (HA) applications providing 99.999% up time. An Intelligent Platform Management Controller (IPMC) provides system management functionality compliant with the IPMI specification, and includes features such as standard e-keying, remote upgrade capability, IPMI-over-LAN, Serial-over-LAN, and message bridging and messaging support.
The ATCA-4500 will be available as a building block or fully validated and integrated into the Radisys family of platforms which include 2, 6, 14 and 16 slot platforms. The board will be fully interoperable with Radisys DSP, Packet Processing and Switch products, and the board also has been validated with 3rd party AMC and storage components.
- Single slot PICMG 3.0/3.1 (Option 1, 2 and 9) compliant
- Single Intel Xeon 5518
- 2.13 GHz clock rate
- Integrated Memory Controller
- Support for Hyper-Threading
- 8 DDR-3 VLP DIMM Sockets
- Support for up to 64GB Memory
- Support for Multiple storage options
- Option Dual User Flash of up to 16GB each.
- Support of SATA
- Option RTM supports an addtional drive and provide HW Raid (0/1), and provides 2 SAS Ports
- Supports iSCSI on base & fabric
- Single Midsize AMC
- AMC.1 (PCI Express)
- AMC.2 (Ethernet)
- AMC.3 (Storage)
- Based on EFI Firmware
- Pre-OS Shell
- Ability for customer to create unique EFI Applications
- OS Support
- Wind River PNE 2.0
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
- MontaVista CGE 4.1
- MontaVista CGE 5.0
|Physical||Dimensions||8Ux6HPx280mm ATCA, single slot|
|Compliance||PICMG 3.0, PICMG 3.1 Option 9 Revision 2.0|
|Processor System||CPU||Intel Xeon L5518 (Quad Core with Hyper-threading)|
|QPI Speed||5.86 GT/s|
|Memory||Technology||Registered ECC DDR3 1066MHz or 800 MHz|
|Sockets||Eight 240-pin VLP DIMM|
|Ethernet Fabric||Fabric PICMG(3.1)||Option 1, 2 or 9|
|Basic Fabric||Interface||Dual 10/100/1000BaseTx|
|AMC Site||Single Mid-Size AMC.0, AMC.1 (PCI Express) AMC.2 (Ethernet) and AMC.3 (Storage)|
|Storage||Flash||Optional Dual 16GB User Flash|
|HDD||SATA Support via ICH to AMC (See RTM for Additional Options)|
|iSCSI||Support for Base & Fabric|
|Front Panel||I/O||2 USB 2.0 connectors, 2 100Base-T Ethernet connectors (RJ-45), 1 RS-232 Serial port connection (RJ-45)|
|LEDs||Hot Swap (Blue), Red or Amber Out Of Service (ATCA “LED 1″), Green/Amber Power Good (ATCA “LED 2″), Amber Application defined, Activity and status indicators for dual Ethernet (RJ-45)|
|Mechanical||Hot Swap extraction ejector, Reset Button|
|Optional ATCA-5400-RTM||Storage||Supports an Optional 1 SAS/SATA SFF HDD|
|Controller||Intergrated with HW RAID (0/1)|
|I/O||1 USB 2.0 Connector, 2 SFP Modules (Not Included), 2 SAS Ports, 1 RS-232 Serial port connection (RJ-45)|
|LED||Hot Swap (Blue), Red or Amber Out of Service, Green/Amber Power Good, Amber HDD Activity, Activity & Link status for SFPs|
|Software||Operating System (standard)||Wind River PNE LE 2.0 (64bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (64bit)
Monta Vista CGE 4.1 (32bit)
Monta Vista CGE 5.0 (64bit)
VMWare ESX 4.0 Certified
|Environmental||Temperature (operating)||Continuous: +5°C to +40°C, Short Term: -5°C to +55°C|
|Temperature (storage)||-40°C to +70°C|
|Vibration (operating)||0.1g, 5 to 100 Hz and back, 0.1 octave/min sine sweep 3|
|Relative Humidity (operating)||Continuous: 5% to 85% RH non-condensing, Short Term: 5% to 90% RH non-condensing at +30°C|
|Relative Humidity (storage)||Continuous: 5% to 90% RH non-condensing at +40°C, Short Term: 5% to 95% RH non-condensing at +40°C|
|Regulatory||Safety||UL/EN/IEC 60950-1, CSA 22.2|
|EMC||FCC Part 15, Class A, EN 550022: 1998, Class A 60950|
|Warranty||-||Two years, parts only|