Acrosser Purley’s new platform combines multiple platform innovations and integrates performance enhancement technologies

In response to the rising of artificial intelligence (AI), high-definition audio and video streaming and online live broadcast, data high-speed computing and transmission applications, Intel and AMD have launched a new generation of server platform products, including Intel’s next-generation Xeon® scalable processor family – Purley CPUs which are based on the Skylake-SP architecture and planned to replace the previous both Xeon® E5 and E7 processors powered by Broadwell microarchitecture.

Purley’s new platform combines multiple platform innovations and integrates performance enhancement technologies, including Intel AVX-512, Intel MESH architecture, Optane Solid State Drive (SSD) and Omni-Path Fabric fiber optic transmission technology. Purley’s new platform also supports existing and emerging data center and network workloads, including cloud computing, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence, etc. The evolving data center and network infrastructure are designed to deliver the industry’s highest energy efficiency and system-level performance. Its average performance is 1.65 times higher than the previous generation. Performance of Xeon® expandable processor is 2.2 times more efficient than the previous generation under the ever-increasing workload of artificial intelligence.

acrosser Technology now is providing customers the Purley’s new platform network appliances, the Acrosser first 2U IoT Rackmount Server: ANR-C627/622N1. Positioned as powerful network appliances, ANR-C627/622N1 equipped with the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are perfect for IoT Gateway, Edge Computing (EC), Cloud, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), IPS/IDS, Security Gateway (Se-GW), Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). As excellence network appliances, ANR-C627/622N1 series support dual-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, 24* RDIMM/LRDIMM DDR4-2666, dual onboard SFP+ (10G fiber) and 8* Expandable Network Interface Modules (NIMs) for 1G/10G/40G (fiber/Copper/Bypass) various options. Strong networking ability can meet most of enterprise-class customers’ needs.

Acrosser had committed its valuable resources to further develop its advanced network product lines. Furthermore, Acrosser is now working directly with Intel, as part of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, in order to be able to offer its customers first-to-market services, the latest technologies, and solutions in a timely manner. As a member of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, Acrosser is able to directly obtain valuable resources in providing high quality and stable performance products/solutions to its customers, vis-à-vis non-IoT-Alliance-members.

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Acrosser Announced New Apollo Lake Network Appliances: AND-APL1N1FL

In order to provide customer more choices in entry-level network solution, today acrosser Technology, a world-leading network appliance supplier, proudly revealed its latest micro box fan-less network appliance –AND-APL1N1FL series.

The fan-less micro box network appliance, AND-APL1N1FL, can offer the UTMost connectivity with a compact form factor at dimensions 280 x 209 x 44 mm (11.02” x 8.23” x 1.73”). In addition, AND-APL1N1FL also supports 3-pair LAN bypass for Ethernet connection and provides a luxurious set of I/O, including one mini PCIe slot to support WiFi or 4G, three USB3.0 ports on the rear panel, one console port (RJ45), 8-bit GPIO on-board pin header, and one SATA III port or mSATA socket. Rich I/O ports and drive bays are designed for easy access and maintenance.

AND-APL1N1FL, with compact size and reasonable cost, is the perfect solution for small office network solution, UTM, mail server and firewall applications.

AND-APL1N1FL Specifications:

  1. Intel® Apollo Lake SoC J-series/N-series/E-series
  2. 1 x SO-DIMM DDR3L-1866 MHz, up to 8GB
  3. 6 x GbE, 3 x USB
  4. 1 x Mini PCIe Socket
  5. 8 x GPIO

Product introduction video please refers to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JymTQfSXsY&feature=youtu.be

This new Apollo Lake network appliance: AND-APL1N1FL is designed with customers looking for a cost-effective niche solution in mind. Samples are available upon request; please contact us via the online inquiry system:

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Acrosser is able to directly obtain valuable resources in providing high quality and stable performance products/solutions to its customers, vis-à-vis non-IoT-Alliance-members.

acrosser Technology latest network applianceAND-DNV3N2, which equipped with Intel® Atom C3558 Denverton-NS Platform and 2x SO-DIMM DDR4, 6x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, 2x Mini PCIe(One support SIM card socket),1x 2.5″ SSD and TPM 2.0 for a secure cryptoprocessor. This optimized system design allows network systems to function in a small footprint and form factor. In this particular size, the AND-DNV3N2 is a great alternative for the budget-conscious buyers. This cost-effective network security appliance can offer stable performance with low power consumption; and is suitable in multiple security applications including: network intrusion prevention, content filtering, data leak prevention, VPN, unified threat management (UTM) and SD-WAN solutions.

Major AND-DNV3N2 Specification:
1.Intel® Atom C3558 Denverton-NS Platform
2. 4-Core SoC
3. 2x SO-DIMM DDR4
4. 6x GbE, 2x USB 3.0
5. 2x Mini PCIe, One support SIM card socket
6. 1x 2.5″ SSD,
7. TPM 2.0

AND-DNV3N2  product vidoe ==> Here

Acrosser had committed its valuable resources to further develop its advanced network product lines. Furthermore, Acrosser is now working directly with Intel, as part of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, in order to be able to offer its customers first-to-market services, the latest technologies, and solutions in a timely manner. As a member of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, Acrosser is able to directly obtain valuable resources in providing high quality and stable performance products/solutions to its customers, vis-à-vis non-IoT-Alliance-members.

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Acrosser Announced New Apollo Lake Network Appliances: AND-APL1N1FL

In order to provide customer more choices in entry-level network solution, today acrosser Technology, a world-leading network appliance supplier, proudly revealed its latest micro box fan-less network appliance –AND-APL1N1FL series.

The fan-less micro box network appliance, AND-APL1N1FL, can offer the UTMost connectivity with a compact form factor at dimensions 280 x 209 x 44 mm (11.02” x 8.23” x 1.73”). In addition, AND-APL1N1FL also supports 3-pair LAN bypass for Ethernet connection and provides a luxurious set of I/O, including one mini PCIe slot to support WiFi or 4G, three USB3.0 ports on the rear panel, one console port (RJ45), 8-bit GPIO on board pin header, and one SATA III port or mSATA socket. Rich I/O ports and drive bays are designed for easy access and maintenance.

AND-APL1N1FL, with compact size and reasonable cost, is the perfect solution for small office network solution, UTM, mail server and firewall applications.

AND-APL1N1FL Specifications:

  1. Intel® Apollo Lake SoC J-series/N-series/E-series
  2. 1 x SO-DIMM DDR3L-1866 MHz, up to 8GB
  3. 6 x GbE, 3 x USB
  4. 1 x Mini PCIe Socket
  5. 8 x GPIO

Product introduction video please refers to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JymTQfSXsY&feature=youtu.be

This new Apollo Lake network appliance: AND-APL1N1FL is designed with customers looking for a cost-effective niche solution in mind. Samples are available upon request; please contact us via online inquiry system:

http://www.acrosser.com/inquiry.html

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In response to the rising of artificial intelligence (AI)

In response to the rising of artificial intelligence (AI), high-definition audio and video streaming and online live broadcast, data high-speed computing and transmission applications, Intel and AMD have launched a new generation of server platform products, including Intel’s next-generation Xeon® scalable processor family – Purley CPUs which are based on the Skylake-SP architecture and planned to replace the previous both Xeon® E5 and E7 processors powered by Broadwell microarchitecture.

Purley’s new platform combines multiple platform innovations and integrates performance enhancement technologies, including Intel AVX-512, Intel MESH architecture, Optane Solid State Drive (SSD) and Omni-Path Fabric fiber optic transmission technology. Purley’s new platform also supports existing and emerging data center and network workloads, including cloud computing, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence, etc. The evolving data center and network infrastructure are designed to deliver the industry’s highest energy efficiency and system-level performance. Its average performance is 1.65 times higher than the previous generation. Performance of Xeon® expandable processor is 2.2 times more efficient than the previous generation under the ever-increasing workload of artificial intelligence.

acrosser Technology now is providing customers the Purley’s new platform network appliances, the Acrosser first 2U IoT Rackmount Server: ANR-C627/622N1. Positioned as powerful network appliances, ANR-C627/622N1 equipped with the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are perfect for IoT Gateway, Edge Computing (EC), Cloud, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), IPS/IDS, Security Gateway (Se-GW), Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). As excellence network appliances, ANR-C627/622N1 series support dual-socket Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, 24* RDIMM/LRDIMM DDR4-2666, dual onboard SFP+ (10G fiber) and 8* Expandable Network Interface Modules (NIMs) for 1G/10G/40G (fiber/Copper/Bypass) various options. Strong networking ability can meet most of enterprise-class customers’ needs.

Acrosser had committed its valuable resources to further develop its advanced network product lines. Furthermore, Acrosser is now working directly with Intel, as part of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, in order to be able to offer its customers first-to-market services, the latest technologies, and solutions in a timely manner. As a member of Intel IoT Solutions Alliance, Acrosser is able to directly obtain valuable resources in providing high quality and stable performance products/solutions to its customers, vis-à-vis non-IoT-Alliance-members.

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Embedded computers are just alright

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“Back in the 2005 timeframe, Northrop Grumman had hundreds of data centers and consolidated them down to five data centers in 2011,” says Joe Cloyd, Director of Technology, Defense Cyber Security and Enterprise Services at Northrop Grumman (www.northropgrumman.com). “In our next round of Embedded Computer consolidation we will go down to three enterprise data centers. The DoD will eventually do this as well, consolidating each respective network, and far down the road of embedded computer a totally segregated approach to having multiple networks with duplication.”

 

refer to : http://mil-embedded.com/articles/cloud-security-the-dod/

 

Brand New Rackmount 1U Networking Appliance System with 3rd generation Intel Core i processor

 

ANR-IB751N1/A/B networking appliances.

 

 

ANR-IB75N1/A/B is a rackmount platform (440x372x44mm) which can be installed in the 19” rack. It can carry a 3rd generation Intel Core i i3, i5, i7, or Pentium processors to deliver higher efficiency, increased processing throughput, and improved performance on applications. ANR-IB75N1/A/B also comes equipped with a maximum 16GB DDR3 memory and optional 2 or 4 x SFP and 8 x LAN ports. System Integrators can select different configurations for their network appliances. It offers the best P/P ratio in applications like the UTM, IDS/IPS, VPN, Firewall, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, RSA gateway, QoS, streaming.

ANR-IB75N1/A/B uses 80 Plus PSU which reduces energy consumption and helps protect the environment. The software and hardware configurable LAN bypass feature also prevents communication breaks due to power loss or system hang-ups. In addition to Intel long life support chipsets, ANR-IB75N1/A/B is designed with a long-term support of 5 years.

 

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Key features:

1. Support 3rd generation Intel Core i LGA1155 i3/i5/i7/Pentium cores processor

2. Intel B75 Chipset

3. DDRIII DIMM x 2, up to 16GB memory.

4. Intel 82576EB x 2 Fiber ports

5. Intel 82574L 10/100/1000Mbps x 8 ports

6. Two pairs LAN ports support bypass feature (LAN 1/2 + LAN 3/4)

7. LAN bypass can be controlled by BIOS and Jumper

8. CF socket, 2.5” HDD x 2, SATA III x 1, SATA II X1

9. Console, VGA (pinhead), USB 3.0 x 2 (2 x external)

10. Support boot from LAN, console redirection

11. Equipped with 80 Plus Bronze PSU to decrease CO2 dissipation and protect our environment

12. LCM module to provide user-friendly interface

13. Standard 1U rackmount size

 

 

Product information:

http://www.acrosser.com/Products/Networking-Appliance/Rackmount/ANR-IB75N1/A/B/Networking-Appliance-ANR-IB75N1/A/B.html

 

 

Ordering information:

1.ANR-IB75N1: 1U Networking Rackmount Platform with PCH B75, 8 x RJ45 GbE LAN (2 pair bypass)

 

2.ANR-IB75N1A: 1U Networking Rackmount Platform with PCH B75, 8 x RJ45 GbE LAN (2 pair bypass), and 2 x Fiber ports

 

3.ANR-IB75N1B: 1U Networking Rackmount Platform with PCH B75, 8 x RJ45 GbE LAN (2 pair bypass), and 4 x Fiber ports

Contact:

http://www.acrosser.com/inquiry.html

Building, maintaining, and evolving proprietary network systems for applications

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In recent years, building, maintaining, and evolving proprietary network systems for telecom-grade applications that are highly available and “always on” have become increasingly prohibitive from the perspective of cost, risk management, time to revenue, and so on. The custom-built approach becomes even less cost effective as Communications Service Providers (CSPs) move toward offering cloud-based services, where they have to compete with non-traditional providers that offer such services on networks built using Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) building blocks.

A change in market dynamics is causing a fundamental paradigm shift in industry’s thinking: Instead of continuing to invest precious Research and Development (R&D) resources and dollars to build expensive, special-purpose proprietary systems with the hope that they will never fail, industry leaders are now assuming that there will be hardware and software failures and thus designing systems and applications that continue to provide end-user service in the presence of such failures. 

State-of-the-art software and related standards have made significant advances in recent years to support sophisticated schemes and quick implementation of highly available applications and services that can run on relatively inexpensive COTS hardware systems. Some significant industry standardization efforts are:

  • PCI Industrial computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), an industry consortium that creates and promotes COTS hardware standards that can be used for a variety of network applications
  • The Carrier Grade Linux effort of the Linux Foundation that has helped create a version of Linux suitable for telecom gear
  • The Service Availability Forum (SAF), whose interface specifications have long been used to develop COTS middleware that ensures uninterrupted service availability of network applications. Multiple implementations of these specifications exist, including an open source version that is available from the OpenSAF

refer to : http://xtca-systems.com/articles/engineered-cots-network-systems/

Can your gaming platform last long?

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The first mezzanine standard to go through the VITA/ANSI process was the IndustryPack. Developed by gaming platform Computers, it was chosen by the Motorola Computer Group as the expansion mezzanine for its MVME162 SBC. The move to make IndustryPacks a standard was joined by Acromag and the VITA 4 IP Module effort was launched. Since then, no fewer than eight mezzanine standards have gone through the VITA/ANSI process to become accredited gaming platform.

Gaming platform are an important design element to many board form factors. They grew out of a necessity to gain more board real estate or to incorporate modular flexibility to the original form factor. In the early days, few, if any, standards for mezzanines existed. However, over time, standards emerged to make it easier to incorporate mezzanines into designs

refer to: http://vita-technologies.com/articles/stacked-standardizing-mezzanine-modules/

Migrating legacy applications to multicore: Not as scary as it sounds

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Multicore processors bring significant performance and power usage benefits to embedded systems, but they also add the complexity of multiprocessing to the legacy migration workload. Nonetheless, development teams can successfully manage their transition to multicore by following some straightforward techniques.

Port to a portable standard

Often, migrating to multicore involves more than moving to a new processor. In many cases, developers must first port the legacy code to a new programming language, compiler, or OS. Using an open standard such as POSIX is highly recommended, in light of its support of many general-purpose and real-time operating systems. Doing so will help ensure that large portions of the application, including its interface with the OS, are portable. Just as important, the POSIX standard has a proven history in multiprocessing systems, and a multicore processor is simply a multiprocessing System-on-Chip (SoC).

Divide and conquer

The OSs that support Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) are the best option for homogenous multicore processors. SMP leaves the complex details of allocating CPU resources to the OS, rather than to the application. From the application’s point of view, the interface to the OS remains the same, regardless of the number of cores, from 1 to N. Consequently, the application can scale easily as more cores are added.

A multicore system running in SMP mode provides true parallelism, but some legacy applications were never designed for parallel execution. Often, large portions of the code do not use threads, which would allow different parts of the application to run in parallel or use threads only to isolate blocking system calls such as file or network I/O.

Another typical pitfall occurs when code uses a priority scheme to control access to shared memory. For instance, in a uniprocessor embedded system, the softwaredeveloper can often assume that a high-priority thread and a low-priority thread will not access the memory simultaneously, since the high-priority thread will always preempt the low-priority thread. Thus, many programs fail to use a mutual exclusion lock (mutex) to properly synchronize access to the memory. In an SMP multicore system, however, both of these threads can run in parallel and, as a result, access memory simultaneously with unpredictable results. Other insidious problems might exist due to synchronization errors that work perfectly on a single processor system but surface only in multiprocessorexecution.

To solve such problems, developers can divide and conquer: isolate the problem code on a single core of the multicore chip until the code can be fixed. To do this, developers can use Bound Multiprocessing (BMP), an extension to SMP that allows selected processes to run on only a specified core or CPU. In effect, BMP provides a single-core, nonparallel execution environment for legacy code while allowing other code to leverage the full parallelism of SMP. The development team can subsequently remove the CPU binding once they have modified the legacy code to behave properly in its new parallel environment.

Leverage the tools

Development teams must also use the right tools. In particular, they need visualization tools that help them pinpoint areas where code is misbehaving in a parallel environment. Mostly, this effort involves the detection and correction of the synchronization bugs mentioned earlier.

Once an application is operating properly, it may still fail to take advantage of all of the multicore chip’s CPU capacity. Visualization tools can help here, too, by allowing developers to reduce contention for shared resources (hot spots), eliminate excessive thread migration or communication between cores, and find opportunities for parallelizing code. As the number of cores increases in multicore platforms, visualization tools will be the key to successfully leveraging the performance benefits that multicore offers.

To provide such analysis, multicore visualization tools must reach beyond the scope of conventional debug tools. They must, for example, track threads as they migrate from one core to another and diagnose messages flowing between cores. They must also offer flexible control over which events are recorded and when, so that developers can focus on areas of concern.

Making the transition

“Multicore” does not need to be a bad word nor add another roadblock to legacy migration. Adopting portable programming standards such as POSIX, using OSs designed for multicore platforms, isolating legacy code to run on a single core, and using visualization tools all make the transition less daunting.

 

 

refer:

http://mil-embedded.com/articles/migrating-applications-multicore-not-scary-it-sounds/