CAR-5060

Intel Dual Xeon SP Gen.3 High-Performance Multi-Networking Solution

CAR-5060

Intel Dual Xeon SP Gen.3 High-Performance Multi-Networking Solution
2U Appliance (White Box)
  • 2x Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Gen.3 (Ice Lake, max. 40C, up to 205W)
  • DDR4-3200 ECC Memory (up to 16 RDIMMs & 512 GB)
  • On-board Ethernet Ports and Network and Storage Module Expansion
  • Up to 8x CASwell Proprietary NIN Modules (PCIe 4.0 x8 design)
  • Up to 64x RJ45 Ethernet Ports
  • 1x PCIe 4.0 x16 Expansion slot e.g. for FPGA/GPU accelerators
  • 4x SATA 3.0 Storage onboard
  • 2x PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD onboard
  • 1x SlimSAS U.2 SSD onboard
  • Redundant Power Supply Unit (CRPS, up to 800W)
  • System Health Monitoring Support (IPMI 2.0)
  • TPM 2.0 Support

The CASwell CAR-5060 rackmount appliance is based on two third generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors (Ice Lake) and a highly configurable network architecture that allows up to 64 high-speed Ethernet ports. It uses the manufacturer's own designed network configuration with up to eight PCI Express connected, proprietary (NIN) modules that each provides a maximum of eight high-speed Ethernet ports for 64 network connections with up to 100 Gigabit/s depending on configuration. The system can also be equipped with different storage options and FPGA or GPU accelerators for higher performance in networking or artificial intelligence (AI) workloads.
The CAR-5060 is primarily targeted for unified threat management (UTM) but is also highly capable to support large-size data centers, communication or cloud service providers and enterprises with high internal networking workloads.

The CASwell CAR-5060 rackmount appliance is based on two 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors that are optimized for cloud, enterprise, AI, HPC, network security and IoT workloads with up to 40 powerful cores and a wide range of frequency and power levels. The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver 1.5x more performance on a range of broadly-deployed network and 5G workloads over the prior generation. Specifically the N SKU processor models are designed to support diverse network environments and are optimized for many workloads and performance levels such as L3 forwarding, 5G UPF, OVS DPDK, VPP FIB router, web server/NGINX, vEPC, vBNG, and vCMTS. They offer higher performance on NFV and networking workloads at lower thermal design power. Built-In AI and crypto acceleration, enhanced security, PCI Express 4.0 support and increased memory options are additional reasons for using Intel's latest generation of processors.

Versatile and multi-functional

The two 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors of the CASwell CAR-5060 can be combined with 16 DIMMs of DDR4-3200 for up to 512GB of ECC main memory. Two M.2 and one U.2 SlimSAS ports are available onboard for fast SSDs. For more storage there's also a front-accessible, hot-swap-capable 3.5-inch SATA hard drive slot. Further storage options are available through eight front-loading modules. These are typically used for the manufacturer's own designed network configuration with up to eight PCI Express connected, proprietary (NIN) modules that each provides a maximum of eight high-speed Ethernet ports for 64 network connections overall. But storage modules with either one or two 3.5" or 2.5" HDDs or SSDs are also available. Each network or storage module is connected to the processors by PCI Express 4.0 interface introduced with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platforms to provide extremely high bandwidth that is basically doubled compared to the previous PCIe 3.0 generation.

The CASwell CAR-5060 also features an internal PCI Express 4.0 x16 slot for a low-profile full-length adapter card. This offers the possibility of adding more Ethernet ports to the system but also can be used for FPGA or GPU acceleration PCIe cards to support emerging machine learning and deep learning workloads with the highest bandwidth and lowest latency.

Furthermore, instead of the networking and storage front modules of the CAR-5060, the PCI Express 4.0 slots can alternatively be used for up to four full-height, full-length and two low-profile PCI Express cards if needed for special purposes and when a limited number of network ports is sufficient.

Conclusion

Especially communication service providers, cloud service providers and enterprises with high internal networking workloads should benefit from using the CAR-5060. Network and security appliance companies can use the CAR-5060 as an upgraded next-generation unified threat management device.

Platform
Processors 2x Intel Xeon SP Gen.3 (Ice Lake)
Chipset Intel C621A (Lewisburg-R)
System Memory DDR4-3200 ECC (Max. 16 DIMMs & 512 GB)
Ethernet Port Support up to 64x Ports with up to 100 GbE
Storage onboard 4x SATA 3.0 HDD or SSD,
2x PCIe 3.0 M.2 SSD
1x SlimSAS U.2 SSD
Expansion 8x PCIe 4.0 x8 for CASwell NIN Modules or FHFL or LP cards
1x PCEe 4.0 x16 slot for low-profile card
Power Supply 800 Watt CRPS Redundant PSU
Dimensions (W x D x H) 443 x 600 x 88 mm
I/O
Console 1x RJ-45 port or USB-C
USB 2 x USB 3.0 ports
Display output Optional VGA from LOM or VGA module
LCD Panel 128 x 32/64 Graphic, 2 x 16 Characters (EZIO-360)
LED Power / HDD / Reset or F/D
PSU (Optional) / LAN (optional by NIN module)
LOM IPMI 2.0 with GbE speed
Models Cores Frequency (Max) Cache TDP
Intel Xeon Platinum 8351N 36C 2.40 GHz (3.50 GHz) 54 MB 225 W
Intel Xeon Gold 6338N 32C 2.20 GHz (3.50 GHz) 48 MB 185 W
Intel Xeon Gold 6314U 32C 2.30 GHz (3.40 GHz) 48 MB 205 W
Intel Xeon Gold 6330N 28C 2.20 GHz (3.40 GHz) 42 MB 165 W
Intel Xeon Gold 6330 28C 2.00 GHz (3.10 GHz) 42 MB 205 W
Intel Xeon Gold 6338T 24C 2.10 GHz (3.40 GHz) 36 MB 165 W
Intel Xeon Gold 6336Y 24C 2.40 GHz (3.60 GHz) 36 MB 185 W
Intel Xeon Gold 6312U 24C 2.40 GHz (3.60 GHz) 36 MB 185 W
Intel Xeon Gold 5318N 24C 2.10 GHz (3.40 GHz) 36 MB 150 W
Intel Xeon Gold 5318Y 24C 2.10 GHz (3.40 GHz) 36 MB 165 W
Intel Xeon Gold 5320T 20C 2.30 GHz (3.50 GHz) 30 MB 150 W
Intel Xeon Gold 6326 16C 2.90 GHz (3.50 GHz) 24 MB 185 W
Intel Xeon Gold 5317 12C 3.00 GHz (3.60 GHz) 18 MB 150 W
Intel Xeon Gold 5315Y 8C 3.20 GHz (3.60 GHz) 12 MB 140 W
Intel Xeon Silver 4316 20C 2.30 GHz (3.40 GHz) 30 MB 150 W
Intel Xeon Silver 4314 16C 2.40 GHz (3.40 GHz) 24 MB 135 W
Intel Xeon Silver 4310 12C 2.10 GHz (3.30 GHz) 18 MB 120 W
Intel Xeon Silver 4310T 10C 2.30 GHz (3.40 GHz) 15 MB 105 W
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