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1U Network Appliance Based On The Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3400 Series

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A 1U Communications Appliance is based on the quad-core Intel Xeon processor X3400 or L3400 (formerly codenamed Lynnfield) or Intel Core i5 or Core i3 processor. The CAR-4003 from American Portwell is a solution targeted for security applications such as enterprise Internet security, firewall, WAN optimization, unified threat management, network access control, network behavior analysis and triple play broadcasting for both the enterprise and medium-sized offices.

Powered by the Intel Xeon processor 3400 series, the CAR-4003 supports four DIMM slots with high-speed 1333 MHz dual-channel DDR3 ECC memory; dual x8 PCI Express Gen2 slots (8 Gbyte/s bi-directional) for connecting expansion modules; expansion capabilities include two PCIe x8 interfaces for a modular bay for Portwell’s ABN/NIP module product family; fiber and copper port connections including dual-port 10G readiness (Intel 82598EB, Intel 92599ES with SFP+ Interface and Intel 82599EB 10Gbase-T Copper Interface) and PCIe Gen2 Quad Port GbE and SFP (Intel 82580) module.

In addition, the CAR-4003 provides Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) v2.0 functions for remote management, including IPMI over LAN, IP over KVM  (iKVM), Serial Over LAN (SOL) redirection, Event logging and OS independent Hardware Health Monitoring. IPMI helps lower the overall costs of server management by enabling customers to save time, maximize IT resources and potentially manage multivendor environments in the same way. 

The IPMI consists of a main controller called the baseboard management controller (BMC) and other management controllers distributed among different system modules that are referred to as "satellite" controllers. User can access IPMI functionality through the command line with the IPMItool utility either in-band or out-of-band. Additionally, user can generate an IPMI-specific trap from the Web interface, or manage the server's IPMI functions from any external management solution that is IPMI v1.5 or v2.0 compliant. 

The IPMI operates independently of the operating system and allows administrators to manage a system remotely even in the absence of an operating system or the system management software, or even if the monitored system is powered off, while connected to a power source. IPMI can also function after the operating system has started, and offers enhanced features when used with system management software. IPMI prescribes only the structure and format of the interfaces as a standard.

American Portwell Technology, Fremont, CA. (510) 403-3399. [www.portwell.com].