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I/O-Rich SHB features Twin Intel Nehalem/Westmere Processors

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A PICMG 1.3-style system host board (SHB) supports twin multicore Intel Nehalem and Westmere processors. MB-80100 from WIN Enterprises features the Intel LGA 1366 processor socket that enables CPU scalability across the Nehalem and Westmere multicore processor families. The MB-80100 features the Intel 5520 Chipset, FireWire, an LSI 1068E RAID chip and PCI-X. Unlike other PICMG 1.3 boards, the MB-80100 provides up to 20 lanes of full 64-bit PCI Express support providing unsurpassed I/O in applications that include military, scientific, medical, seismic, meteorology and others. 

Intel Nehalem and Westmere processors exploit advances of Intel in 32 and 45 nm hafnium-based hi-k metal gate transistors and related manufacturing technologies. The integrated memory controller of these processors enables energy-efficient parallel processing performance. MB-80100 supports dual- and quad-core Nehalem, and quad- and six-core Westmere processors. The 32 nm Westmere processor family is expected to grow to 8- and 12-core versions. These processors will be supported by MB-80100 as they become available.     

The MB-80100 supports up to 20 Lanes of PCI Express Gen 2.0 as well as a MXM-II interface and a custom MXM-II pass-through card to bridge x16 lanes. It also features 6 Non-ECC or ECC Registered DDR3 240 pin slots for Triple Channel Memory to each processor. A semi-custom pin-out supports the full range of PCI Express on WIN Enterprises custom backplanes: 33/66/100/133 MHz at both 32-bit and 64-bit rates. The board runs Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista 32/64-bit and Windows XP 32/64-bit.

WIN Enterprises
North Andover, MA.
(978) 688-2000.
[www.win-ent.com].