The SPARC Embedded Server Blade is designed to offer greater processing power at 650MHz, speedier dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and full PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI Packet-Switching Backplane (cPSB) compliance.
Force Computers, a provider of embedded computing, introduced a fast UltraSPARC-IIi+ processor-based embedded server blade, the CPSB-560, which is designed for high-performance, energy-efficient applications in communications, storage, industrial control, defense, aerospace and others that require integrated, reliable solutions.
With the same power-conserving operation as its predecessor, the CPSB-560 is designed to offer greater processing power at 650MHz, speedier dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and full PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI Packet-Switching Backplane (cPSB) compliance. Also featuring up to 2GBytes SDRAM, optional onboard IDE hard-disk drive of 30 to 60GBytes and support for processor upgrades on Sun Microsystems' embedded roadmap to 700MHz, the CPSB-560 may provide a high-performance "Solaris 8 operating-system-on-a-board."
The company says that by enabling this Solaris 8-system-on-a-board with UltraSPARC-IIi+ 650MHz processor, dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, up to 2GBytes SDRAM (with memory module) and optional IDE hard-disk drive to 60GBytes, the CPSB-560 embedded server blade provides maximum functionality in minimum space.
Other features include:
- PICMG 2.9-compliant IPMI controller
- One PCI mezzanine card (PMC) slot
- One Ultra3 SCSI (LVD) interface
- Dual Fast Ethernet interfaces (supplementing dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces)
- Dual USB interfaces-via rear transition board
- Four RS-232 interfaces-two with hardware handshake capability
CPSB-560s will be available through Force's Early Access Unit (EAU) program in September 2002 with volume shipments scheduled for January 2003. Single-unit-quantity prices start at $2,940.