X-ES Introduces New Intel Xeon-Based Server-Class Computing Products

By Mike Ball / 29 Jun 2017
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XES Intel Xeon Server-Class products

Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) has announced the introduction of the XAct1012, XCalibur1412, and XPand9011 – three server-class computing products featuring dual Intel Xeon E5 v4 family processors. These products come integrated with X-ES SecureCOTS technology, making them ideal for platforms such as unmanned systems that require state-of-the-art processing performance, physical security, and cybersecurity.

X-ES’ SecureCOTS technology prevents reverse engineering and the extraction of critical information, providing superior security for standard form factors. These products are equipped with a tightly coupled Xilinx Kintex UltraScale security FPGA with over a million logic elements, providing a combination of security and performance.

The XAct1012, XCalibur1412, and XPand9011 are the newest additions to X-ES’ extensive product lineup and are the first to support dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 (formerly Broadwell-EP) family processors. These server-class products include up to 128 GB of soldered-down DDR4-2400 ECC SDRAM across eight channels. They are also true Open Systems Architecture (OSA) designs, providing a simplified path to future upgradability and eliminating the vendor-lock commonly associated with proprietary implementations.

X-ES’ server-class processing boards have board-level ruggedization features built-in, enabling them to perform reliably in harsh environmental conditions common for military and aerospace applications without the need for modification or enhancement.

The XPand9011 is a secure 2U rackmount server based on the XAct1012 motherboard. It includes dual 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports and six standard PCI Express Gen3-capable expansion sites that simplify support for a near unlimited number of high-performance and legacy I/O options by utilizing COTS modules.

The XAct1012 and XCalibur1412 are rugged server-class processing boards that are ready for out-of-the-box installation into a COTS chassis. The XAct1012 is a server motherboard that supports a standard Extended ATX (E-ATX) form factor and includes six standard PCI Express expansion slots. The XAct1012 is suitable for installation within a COTS E-ATX tower or 1U/2U/3U rackmount chassis.

The XCalibur1412 is an ATCA blade with two high-speed fabric ports capable of supporting up to 56 Gigabit per second InfiniBand or Ethernet.

The X-ES Enterprise Linux (XEL) Board Support Package (BSP) is standard with these products, and other BSPs are available upon request.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact