AdvancedMC module supports latest Intel Xeon processor

’ AdvancedMC (AMC) module, the AM G6x/msd, supports the latest generation of Intel Xeon processor E3-1500 v6. It is suitable for high-speed physics experiments, instrumentation, and test-based applications. AM G6x/msd users are able to specify a choice of processors, including the Intel Xeon processor E3-1505M v6 or Intel Xeon processor E3-1505L v6. Such processors are high-performance quad-core devices with Intel HD Graphics P630 onboard and are optimized to create board variants with high compute performance (E3-1505M) or low power consumption (E3-1505L).

AM G6x/msd has an onboard 64 GB solid-state drive (SSD) for reliable operating system and application storage. For high-speed mass storage, AM G6x/msd has two sites for M.2 storage modules based on PCI Express (PCIe) M-key interconnects supporting the new Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) protocol, which is optimized for SSD storage performance. The module also supports the future Intel Optane range of 3-D XPoint modules. Intended for long life cycle applications, the AM G6x/msd offers improved CPU and memory performance. An upcoming version will be available offering dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for higher speed networking with the ability to connect via either electrical or fiber links, making it more suitable for use in remote locations.

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