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Advantech High Performance Server Platforms Carrier Grade Server Optimized IO Server Integration, Customization & Design Services

Your System Design Partner for Fully Integrated Carrier Grade & Optimized IO Servers

Design Quality Assurance Certified PCIe Adapters Application Examples

High Performance Server Application Examples Carrier Grade Network Monitoring and QoS Knowledge is power! Never is this more true than with the power that new network monitoring solutions offer to network operators and carriers to optimize the utilization of their networks while maximizing customer satisfaction. Premium customers expect and deserve premium service quality. Knowing exactly what is being carried over one’s network at any instant is crucial to making decisions about routing, traffic management, prioritization and of course security. Advantech's NEBS compliant CGS-6000 server, when used in combination with Packet Capture adapters (also NEBS 3 compliant) from Napatech, presents a best in breed platform to build Quality-of-Service and network intelligence solutions. With support for multiple network interfaces with a wealth of choices up to 40Gbps these carrier grade systems are able to capture and analyze 100% of data traffic at any time for any network condition. “Our customers benefit from the integration of carrier-grade products and our system level approach with Advantech will not only help customers maximize their network visibility and packet analysis, but also shorten their time to market significantly.” Henrik Brill Jensen, CEO, Napatech

High Density Video Encoding/Transcoding The Video streaming market has exploded over the last few years as has consumer expectation. A key challenge is being able to stream the same content to a multitude of devices that have differing resolutions and processing capabilities. For the latest video server applications one needs the right mix of high performance processors (general purpose & DSP) and network throughput. By integrating Intel's latest Xeon® technology with the highest density / highest performance DSP cards based on TI silicon, Advantech Optimized IO servers have done just that for Utelisys, a leader in video transcoding technology. Their real-time encoding/transcoding platforms offer the highest levels of HD video compression using the latest CODECs such as H.264. For content delivery companies and network operators alike, quality and density are critical metrics and Utelisys is able to offer the highest levels of both, thanks to the integration of High Performance Servers and DSP cards. A one stop shop offering from Advantech. “Deploying our high performance video transcoding solution on Advantech platforms has allowed us to boost channel density significantly reducing customer’s cost per channel.” Danny Burns, Technical Director, Utelisys

High Performance Integrated Servers Advantech's Networks & Communications Group (NCG) is driving innovation in next-generation network solutions with their High Performance Servers (HPS). Advantech NCG provides business critical hardware to the world’s leading telecom and networking equipment manufacturers with both standard and customized products. Our High Performance Servers are highly configurable platforms designed to balance the best in x86 server-class processing performance with maximum I/O and offload density. The systems are cost effective, highly available and optimized to meet next generation networking and media processing needs.

The Growing Need for High Performance Servers in Global Networks Over the last decade, the primary focus of network architects has been to keep up with the exploding demand for mobile broadband bandwidth driven by the tremendous increase in the use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. In addition, rapidly expanding use of video on all types of connected devices plus new applications such as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) have caused bandwidth demands to sky rocket. High performance mostly meant faster-and-faster pipes with the resulting emphasis on 1Gbps, 10Gbps and now 40Gbps communications technology. Recently, the need for more intelligent, secure and efficient networks has driven demand for higher performance application and network management capabilities. Technologies such as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) are integral parts of building and operating networks which deliver differentiated services. DPI enables traffic and policy management tasks to guarantee tailored quality of experience for multi level subscriber bases from premium all the way down to freemium users. The quest for more intelligent networks with lower OPEX and CAPEX yet with higher throughput and larger service segmentation has greatly increased the demands for more reliable, cost efficient systems integrating general purpose computing, special purpose processing and high performance IO connectivity. Next generation networks with an increased emphasis on virtualized resources will dynamically configure themselves to meet network workload demands, providing an optimal environment for widespread audiences. The high bandwidth and advanced processing requirements of next generation networks mean that High Performance Servers will be essential elements of this intelligent networking future.

Optimized IO Servers

Carrier Grade Servers

・ Integration of compute, offload and IO

・ Integration of compute, offload and IO

・ Higher performance ingredients ・ High TDP CPUs & PCIe

・ No air filter and higher RPM fans


・ NEBS ready: +55°C, Air filter, Acoustic noise ・ 20” compact system design ・ AC & DC options

・ 20” compact system design

・ Telco Alarm Support

・ AC PSU only

・ CPU and PCIe card limitations apply

Common platform design features ・ Carrier Grade BIOS and FW ・ Reliability and Availability

・ Serviceability

・ Advanced Thermal Design

・ Balanced PCIe IO, gen.3 capable ・ Industrial life cycle & change management

Advantech High Performance Servers The Advantech HPS line is specifically designed for high density PCIe card payloads where maximum port count is needed or the integration of industry leading offload and acceleration technology is essential. They are designed from the ground up to provide greater robustness and meet more stringent environmental conditions while complying with reduced rack depths. Key features such as hot swappable redundant power supplies and fans, advanced carrier grade remote management, and redundant BIOS or firmware images for fail safe updates all bring increased reliability and serviceability advantages to customers. Advantech HPS platforms are available in two main categories: Carrier Grade Servers (CGS) and Optimized IO Servers (OIS).

The Advantech Carrier Grade Servers (CGS) are members of the High Performance Server family with features required for deployment in carrier grade environments such as telecom switch rooms. Based on dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 processors these NEBS compliant systems utilize advanced thermal design and redundant 1500W AC and DC power supplies enabling the installation of up to 6 intelligent, passively cooled yet powerful 3rd generation PCIe cards. The improved throughput offered by the latest generation Intel® Xeon® technology also allows migration of legacy telecom applications thereby offering improved CAPEX when compared to bladed architectures such as ATCA. This unique feature set makes the CGS product line a perfect fit for applications such as Soft Switches, Session Border Controllers and Telecom Gateways.

The Optimized IO servers are High Performance Servers designed to provide the best PCI Express card density available when NEBS certification is not required. With up to 6 high power PCIe slots totaling 600W of power in the 2RU model, the Optimized IO Servers are intended for maximum I/O, offload and acceleration applications such as real-time video encoding and transcoding, high resolution imaging and high performance analytics. The systems include extended thermal design power and performance features needed to host specialized PCIe cards to complement the most powerful Intel® Xeon® processors rated at 130W.






3 x front swappable fan modules (2 x 8038 fans per module)


4 x 2.5” SAS/SATA HDD/SSD bays with hot swap tray feat. lock mechanism and 2 status LEDs


Replaceable air filter mounted on front bezel


Front management IO ports: Power, ID button, 1 x RJ45 console, 2 x USB


Front LEDs: Power, System health/alarm/user programmable


Hot swappable, redundant AC or DC PSU 2 hole ground lug for equipment grounding VGA, Console, Management LAN and USB connectors 4 server grade Gigabit Ethernet ports Telco Alarm Connector (DB15) (optional) 4 PCIe × 8 gen3 full height, full length slots 2 PCIe × 8 gen3 full height, half length slot








Integration, Customization & Design Services Advantech takes a complete platform approach with the high performance server line to help solution providers offload the complex system integration and validation services of PCIe cards from Advantech and third parties. Advantech integrates, tests and delivers fully integrated systems. Solution providers can also leverage our Customized COTS framework for semi-custom electronic or mechanical design as well as full product branding including artwork, packaging and BIOS firmware strings or IDs. As we design and manufacture all our sub-assemblies we are able to modify and optimize any element in the system to suit a specific market need.

Optimized CPU Selection

Thermal Simulation

Interoperable & Optimized IO

Safety/Reliability Test

Mechanical Design

System Integration

Longevity Support


Advantech Design Quality Assurance (DQA) Design engineers typically apply Intel Thermal Test Vehicles (TTVs) and similar test gear to validate their designs. Advantech NCG goes one step further and employs a 40-strong dedicated DQA team of engineers each of whom bring added expertise in their particular domain in order to yield the highest possible product quality. We test all our designs to the maximum, checking thermal profiles, signal integrity, shock and vibration. Our HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Test) capabilities allows us to stress equipment so you wont have to. DQA is so much more than just meeting the limits. It is about maximizing design margin.

Enhanced Functionality and Reliability with Integrated PCI Express Adapters Advantech’s High Performance Server line offers a wide choice of complementary PCI Express cards (full & half length) enabling configuration flexibility and scalability to meet the requirements of the most demanding media processing and networking applications. A sample of tested adapters ready for integration is shown below.


Part No



Advantech PCIE-3214

Quad Intel® QuickAssist Acceleration Card with 4 x Intel® Communications Chipset 8910 controllers


Advantech DSPC-8681

Half-length PCIE adapter with 4 TMS320C6678 DSPs


Advantech DSPC-8682

Full-length PCIE adapter with 8 TMS320C6678 DSPs


Advantech PCIE-2001E

Quad GbE Adapter with SFP ports


Advantech PCIE-2201E

Dual 10GE Adapter with SFP+ ports



Low profile Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA based adapter, PCIe Gen.2 x8, 2x 10GbE SFP+



Low profile Altera Stratix V GX FPGA based adapter, PCIe Gen.3 x8, QSFP+ for 40GbE or up to 4x 10GbE, SFP+ for 10GbE x1



Low profile Xilinx Virtex 7 FPGA based adapter, PCIe Gen.3 x8, DA QSFP+ for 40GbE or up to 4x 10GbE, DA SFP+ for 10GbE x1


Napatech NT20E2-PTP

20 GbE Adapter for Packet Capture and Replay with Onboard IEEE 1588-2008 Support


Napatech NT40E2-4

4-Port 10 GbE Adapter for Packet Capture, Replay and Traffic Generation


Napatech NT40E2-1

40 GbE Packet Capture & Replay Adapter

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