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AMD adds to high blade performance

Performance Technologies has launched the CPC5564 Single Board Computer.

The CPC5564 is claimed by the company as the world’s first CompactPCI 2.16 blade computer based on 64-bit, single- and Dual-core AMD Opteron processors. The server forms part of Performance’s next-generation compute products built for telecommunications, security, and commercial applications.
 
The AMD Opteron processor provides a scalable x86 architecture plus a path from 32- to 64-bit computing. Its multi-core architecture is attributed with offering immediate, cost-effective technology to address processor design challenges such as educing heat and power consumption, by-products that occur at continually advancing single core processor clock speeds.

Designed to run Linux, Solaris and Windows operating systems, the CPC5564 will likely see use as for high-end packet processing or multi-threaded software applications found in wireless, softswitch, defence and other compute-intensive applications.

States David Rich, director of 64-bit Embedded Markets, AMD: “Performance Technologies’ CPC5564 will help drive the next generation of high-performance embedded products designed to meet the high compute needs of today’s equipment manufacturers and system integrators.”

The CPC5564 is designed for use with Performance’s line of Advanced Managed Platform products. The Advanced Managed Platform is the basis of a family of application-ready, fully managed platforms that allow system designers to build NEBS-compliant solutions that combine switching, system management, and a full line of slot components and software.


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