In the fast lane: PICMG styleProduct
July 26, 2010
When WIN Enterprises incarnated its MB-80100 SHB, it undoubtedly had high performance on its mind. Evidentiary support includes the SHBs PICMG 1.3 style design, facilitating twin Intel Westmere and Nehalem multicore processors.
When WIN Enterprises incarnated its MB-80100 SHB, it undoubtedly had high performance on its mind. Evidentiary support includes the SHB’s PICMG 1.3 style design, facilitating twin Intel Westmere and Nehalem multicore processors. Case in point: MB-80100 supports quad- and six-core Westmere, and dual- or quad-core Nelahem – and the company even promises that its SHB will keep pace once the Westmere reaches its anticipated 8- and 12-core iterations. Not only that, the MB-80100 provides a whopping 20 lanes of 32- or 64-bit PCI Express Gen 2.0 – perfect for military, seismic, and scientific applications, just to name a few.
But there’s more to MB-80100 than meets the performance-critical eye. It also provides support for an MXM-II interface or a custom MXM-II pass-through card that can bridge x16 lanes. And those pesky coding errors are no problem, thanks to MB-80100’s six ECC registered DDR3 240-pin slots, which equip each processor with triple channel memory; meanwhile, those who are perhaps more daring and prefer to not go the ECC route can also opt for 240 non-ECC pin slots. In addition, individual CPU and memory power planes are also rendered, as are FireWire support via a custom card and a custom HD Audio output card featuring an HD Audio bus header. And fnally, dual 1 GbE LANs are provided as standard. But MB-80100 just couldn’t function without all the support it gets from its OSs: Windows Vista 32/64 bit, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 (32/64 bit), and Windows XP 32/64 bit.