Performance Technologies Introduces 64-bit AMD Opteron™ Processor-Based High-Performance Single Board Computer
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of systems, platforms, components and software, today introduced the CPC5564 Single Board Computer. The CPC5564, the world’s first CompactPCI®
2.16 blade computer based on 64-bit, single- and Dual-core AMD Opteron™ processors, is part of Performance Technologies’ next-generation compute products built for high-end telecommunications, defense and homeland security, and commercial applications.
The AMD Opteron processor provides a highly scalable x86 architecture that delivers next-generation performance as well as a flexible upgrade path from 32- to 64-bit computing. Its true multi-core architecture offers immediate, cost-effective technology to address today’s processor design challenges—reducing 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 is the ideal computer for high-end packet processing or multi-threaded software applications found in wireless, softswitch, defense and other compute-intensive applications.
“The AMD Opteron processor helps break through today’s single-core performance limitations with its Direct Connect Architecture and multi-core design, providing a significant increase in per-slot processing power for embedded applications,” said 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 Technologies’ complete line of Advanced Managed Platform™ products. The Advanced Managed Platform is the basis of a family of application-ready, fully managed platforms, allowing system designers to build NEBS-compliant, highly reliable solutions that combine state-of-the-art switching, system management, and a full line of slot components and software.
“With the CPC5564, Performance Technologies provides equipment manufacturers and system integrators with the industry’s most powerful and efficient processing solution,” said Tony Romero, product manager for Performance Technologies. “The architecture of the
AMD Opteron processor enables us to provide a highly flexible, performance-driven solution.”
Key features of the CPC5564:
- Two 64-Bit AMD Opteron processor options
- Single core 2.2 GHz
Dual core 1.8GHz
- 2GB, 4GB or 8GB memory options
- PICMG 2.16 and PICMG 2.9 (IPMI) compatible
- Onboard managed Ethernet switch
- Dual Gigabit interface
- PMC (64-bit PCI-X ) / XMC (PCI Express 8 lane) slot
- Optional onboard hard drive
- USB 2.0 support
- 4 channels SATA or 1 channel PATA routed to RTM
The CPC5564 is available now. Volume pricing starts at $3500.
About Performance Technologies
Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM : PTIX) develops the systems, platforms, components and software solutions for the world's evolving communications infrastructure. Our broad customer base includes global technology companies in the communications
, defense and homeland security
, and commercial
markets. Serving the industry for nearly 25 years, our complete line of embedded and system-level products enables equipment manufacturers and service providers to offer highly available and fully managed systems with time-to-market, performance and cost advantages.
Performance Technologies is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Additional engineering
facilities are located in San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California; Norwood, Massachusetts
and Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). For more information, visit www.pt.com
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