Performance boost for rugged edge computing markets

05-03-2019 | Congatec | Subs & Systems

Congatec has introduced its first SOM with AMD embedded processors. The new conga-B7E3 Server-on-Module with the AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 processor is on the cutting edge of embedded server technologies, providing up to 52% more instructions per clock compared to legacy architectures. As SOMs form the technology basis for complementary rugged server designs, developers can utilise the new modules as a drop-in replacement to improve performance within their closed loop engineering design cycles in manifold rugged edge applications. Use cases include Industry 4.0, smart robot cells with collaborative robotics, autonomous robotic and logistics vehicles, as well as virtualized on-premise equipment in tough environments to execute functions such as firewall security, industrial routing, and VPN technologies - optionally in combination with multiple real-time controls and neural network computing for AI.

"Embedded edge servers must always meet highest performance requirements for harsh environmental conditions," explains Martin Danzer, director product management at congatec. "Customers who design with Server-on-Modules can implement these features fairly easily in their edge server platforms through closed loop migrations, these modules are highly software compatible with competing solutions and address the various functions of our continuously growing Server-on-Module portfolio thanks to standardized APIs."

"It's great to see customers like congatec and the industry use the AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 processor in unique ways that leverage the EPYC architecture's datacenter heritage and experience," said Stephen Turnbull, director of product marketing, Embedded Solutions, AMD. "By using the new congatec standardized server-on-modules equipped with our AMD EPYC Embedded 3000 system on a chip, customers can build and equip new modular server platforms with the performance required for potential edge compute applications."

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