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Lanner Electronics has launched a 2U rack-mount dual-CPU appliance built around two Intel Xeon C5500 processors and supporting up to 40GbE ports.

The FW-8910 appliance targets the performance segment of the network security, NAC, wire-area-network acceleration and analogue-to-digital-converter markets and offers the latest features of Intel’s most advanced processor, such as an integrated memory controller, an integrated PCI Express Gen2 controller and Intel Quick Path Interconnect technology.

Frank Schapfel, director of marketing at the Intel Performance Products Division, said: ‘The new Intel Xeon Processor C5500 Series features multicore and multi-threaded processing, allowing for vast improvements in network packet processing efficiency.

‘Directly connecting GbE and 10GbE MACs to the integrated PCI Express controller allows network appliance manufacturers such as Lanner to easily add sophisticated network connectivity,’ he added.

A 2U rack-mount platform, the FW-8910 includes up to five customised Ethernet modules for a combination of up to 40 local-area-network ports combining GbE copper, fibre and bypass port options.

The FW-8910 supports multiple 10Gbps cards, either fibre or 10G Base-T copper.

Twelve DIMM sockets support up to 96Gb of DDR3 memory, while four 2.5in (6.4cm) hard drives allow for Raid-based data protection.

High-availability features include optional Raid, swappable system fans and redundant 500W power supplies.

An optional onboard Cavium Nitrox CN1620 security processor offloads high-level security commands to increase total system throughput.

Lanner’s modular design facilitates the replacement of front-facing network port modules, hot-swappable hard drives, rear-accessible fan assemblies and power-supply units.

The company also provides complete customisation and chassis design services to enhance the customer’s brand image.

The FW-8910 features a front LCM panel, a 1GbE management port, a dual-USB console port and an IPMI 2.0 port for lights-out management (LOM).

First introduced in 2008, the LOM interface has become a standard feature of the company’s enterprise appliances, enhancing the platform’s usability in field applications.

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