congatec’s Type 7 server-on-modules are now PICMG standard

congatec’s Type 7 server-on-modules are now PICMG standard

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congatec presents its conga-B7XD server-on-module as bringing server-grade functionality and performance to COM Express based computing designs. The company notes the PICMG release of the COM Express 3.0 specification: revision 3.0 of the specification formally integrates the new Type 7 pinout type which is the basis for congatec's Server-on-Modules.
By Graham Prophet

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The official release, says congatec, “ fires the starting shot” for the race to a new generation of server designs based on standardized Server-on-Modules. These products enable the most cost efficient server designs and performance upgrades across all existing and upcoming generations of server class processors and sockets from any vendor. Modular server designs can be started instantly as modules, carrier boards, starter kits, design guides and circuit schematics are readily available.

 

“Server farms need constant upgrades to improve the performance and energy efficiency per rack. With Server-on-Modules, operators can execute these upgrades by simply exchanging standardized modules instead of complete and costly server boards or even rack systems,” explains Christian Eder, editor of the PICMG COM Express 3.0 specification and director marketing at congatec, the benefits of Server-on-Modules for cloudlets, edge and fog severs as well as any kind of data centre servers tasked with delivering constantly improved rack performance at lower prices.

 

Server-on-Modules also suit the various embedded and IoT server designs in harsh industrial environments where space is restricted and dedicated high-bandwidth interfaces are essential to connect the various controls in the industry 4.0 fields, where improve design efficiency.

 

congatec’s recent Server-on-Module designs offer server-grade performance and functionality with their Intel Xeon D processors, 2x 10 GbE and 32 PCIe lanes. The latter can be used for intrasystem expansions such as GPGUs and NVMe based ultra-fast storage devices as well as multi-module configurations on one single carrier board for High Performance Computing designs.

 

Congatec; www.congatec.com

 

A white paper is here; www.congatec.com/en/technologies/com-express/com-express-type-7/type-7-whitepaper-registration.html

 

A short video introduction about COM Express Type 7 is hosted at; www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu1jycKQ0hY&list=PL7UXgPSAjr81KBNb9LnxyaQLmZmltQcID

 

 

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