Server-grade COM Express module has up to 64GB of memory

February 13, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Advantech's Type 7 COM Express Basic Module, the SOM-5992 is claimed to be the world’s first COM Express powered by a server-grade processor with up to 16-core scalability and up to 64GB DDR4 memory.

In the past, high-end COM Express modules could only support 32GB memory because of board size limitations. With innovative design and technology, SOM-5992 now supports a maximum of 64GB memory, which puts it closer to server application scenarios, and makes it possible to take advantage of the extreme performance of the Intel Xeon 16-core processor in a 125x95mm COM Express Basic module. The board is integrated with two 10GBASE-KR, providing high bandwidth interfaces for data transmission and reception. Users can take advantage of SOM-5992's native 10GBASE-KR interfaces to design in 10GbE carrier boards. Moreover, PCIe x16 and 8 PCIe x1 support Non-Transparent Bridge (NTB), which allows redundancy via PCIe. This allows low latancy interconnect offering reduced risk of data loss, allowing a secondary system to take over PCIe storage devices if a CPU fails.

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