Avantek ARM Server – Cavium ThunderX2


Avantek ARM Server Portfolio based on Cavium ThunderX2

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Avantek announces early availability of high performance ARM server platforms based on Cavium’s second generation 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX2 product family.

Avantek offers multiple platforms optimised to utilise the ThunderX2 SoC.

The Avantek 2U4N series is a 2U server platform that can support FOUR(4) dual socket ThunderX2 compute nodes, with 1TB memory capacity per node and a PCIe x16 gen3 slot. The chassis supports dual power supplies, 4x M.2 SSD and OCP expandablity including InfiniBand and 100Gb Ethernet. The 2U4N platform is designed to address the requirements of the most demanding applications in high performance computing and public/private cloud applications.

The R181 (1U) series utilises a single socket ATX form factor motherboard with multiple PCIe x16 Gen3 and SATA connectors for expansion modules, along with high memory capacity. The R181 is an ideal solution for applications that need cost effective, high performance compute platforms.

The Avantek H216 series is a 2U server platform that can support FOUR(4) dual socket ThunderX2 compute nodes, with 1TB memory capacity per node and multiple PCIe x16 gen3 slots. The chassis supports dual redundant power supplies and 24x 2.5″ SSD/HDD. The H216 is designed to address the requirements of the most demanding applications in high performance computing and public/private cloud applications.

Avantek’s second-generation line of ARMv8 server offerings, enabled by Cavium’s ThunderX2 processors, provides best-in-class high performance ARM solution for the Data Centre, Cloud and Telcos.

ThunderX2 SoCs deliver performance competitive with the latest high-end server processors. Avantek has developed highly integrated system solutions enabling an efficient and cost-effective path to high density Hyperscale class data centre design using the industry’s best ARMv8 server class processor.

ThunderX2 is:

Optimised to drive high computational performance,

Delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity.

Including multiple workload optimized SKUs for both scale-up and scale-out applications

Fully compliant with ARMv8-A architecture specifications as well as ARM’s SBSA and SBBR standards.

Widely supported by industry leading OS, Hypervisor, Software tool and Application vendors.

“The Cavium ThunderX2 multi-core ARMv8 product family is well suited to address the high compute demands of next generation data center and cloud infrastructure. By using Cavium’s ThunderX2 class processors, Avantek is able to offer a wide variety of high-performance, high volume 1U and 2U systems in single and dual socket configurations as well as reference platforms that fully utilise core differentiators such as integrated SATA ports , high memory bandwidth & capacity along with multiple PCIe Gen3 x16 ports”

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