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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Fujitsu to Feature Low-Power, High-Speed 10Gbps Ethernet Prototype Board at Server Blade Summit 2006

via PRNewswire

SERVER BLADE SUMMIT 2006, GARDEN CITY, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --Fujitsu Micro electronics America, Inc. (FMA) will make a presentation on the PICMG-defined, ATCA standard design practice, and feature its 10-Gigabit Ethernet prototype board at the Server Blade Summit 2006 in Garden City,California (Hyatt Regency Orange County, booth 807).

The Fujitsu MB87Q3140 single-chip 10Gbps Ethernet switch will be demonstrated on Celestica's ATCA 10 Gigabit Ethernet hub AMC carrier blade. The Fujitsu switch represents a best-of-breed silicon systems solution for advanced network server, blade server and storage applications. The switch, which is now available as a prototype board, features:

* Compliance with PICMG3.0 and 3.1 (10Gbps Ethernet) * Compliance with AMC.0 and AMC.2 Type E2 (Gigabit Ethernet) and Type 5 (10Gbps Ethernet) * Support for up to two full-height AMC modules * RTM interface * Optional IPMI software and CGLinux Board Support Package (BSP). Tutorial on 10Gbps Ethernet Data Fabric for ATCA Applications

Fujitsu will also present a detailed breakout session on backplane interconnect protocols in the Special Open Tutorial on AdvancedTCA (ATCA). Thetutorial, "10 Gbps Ethernet Data Fabric for ATCA Applications," will be hosted from 2 to 5 PM on Thursday, April 20 .

The promise of PICMG3.x is that, by standardizing hardware components such as the backplane interconnect, the current supply chain model and producttime-to-market can be improved and hardware R&D costs reduced. To date, PICMG3.x has defined backplane interconnect protocols that include Ethernet, InfiniBand, ASI, PCI Express and RapidIO. This tutorial will explain why Ethernet -- and in particular 10 Gbps Ethernet -- is the optimum backplane interconnect for the majority of Advanced TCA applications.

Luan Nguyen, staff application engineer for Fujitsu Microelectronics America, will describe the current suite of backplane interconnect protocols and their implementation in the blade server environment, as well as examine trends for protocol extensions, interoperability and overall migration challenges within the ATCA environment.

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