CASwell, a leading manufacturer of innovative uCPE/vCPE network systems, is proud to announce that the recently released CAR-3080 rackmount appliance is available now as an officially verified Intel® Select Solution for uCPE.
The CASwell CAR-3080 rackmount appliance, a verified Intel Select Solution for uCPE was developed for multi-access edge computing with multiple network connections including high-speed Ethernet – a common requirement today with growing demand in the future. As an Intel Select Solution for uCPE, the CASwell CAR-3080 brings the powerful performance of Intel® Xeon® D processors to the network edge as part of a workload-optimized hardware and software stack that offers verified performance. The compact 1U device platform easily fits into any rackmount cabinet and includes PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) for easy upgrades.
The CASwell CAR-3080 verified as an Intel Select Solution for uCPE is based on the Intel® Xeon® D-2166NT processor with 12 CPU cores, 32 GByte main memory, 480 GByte SSD and 2x 10-Gbit IntelÂ® Ethernet Controller X722. This configuration can be upgraded to Intel Xeon processor D-2183IT or Intel Xeon D-2173IT processor with 14 or 16 CPU cores and up to 128 GByte DDR4-2400 main memory.
The Intel Xeon processor D-2166NT comes with integrated Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel QAT). Intel QAT accelerates encrypted data traffic in a secure network, reduces overall data size and lowers storage demands by speeding real-time compression while at the same time offloading the CPU of some of the processing workloads. An optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for encryption, authentication and digital rights management is also available for the CAR-3080, and the whole system can be monitored by the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI 2.0).
The CASwell CAR-3080 rackmount appliance can be equipped with ultra-fast networking connections of up to 40 Gbit/s and offers a rich set of Ethernet configurations with a maximum of 40 ports in this flat, low-rise 1U design. This setup is made possible by the unique design and combination of CASwell’s Network Interface Plug-ins (NIP) modules and Network Interface Cards (NIC) with IntelÂ® Ethernet Controller X722, all connected via high-speed PCIe 3.0.
The CASwell CAR-3080 by default comes with six Gigabit-Ethernet ports and two SFP+ ports for 10-Gbit-Ethernet but can be enhanced almost endlessly with a standard NIC connected by PCIe x16 (can accommodate GPU or FPGA acceleration cards) and three patented NIPs that use PCIe x4/x8 for data transmission and packet acceleration. Each NIP and the NIC can offer up to eight Gigabit-Ethernet ports of their own but are also available in different configurations with 10-GbE, 25-GbE or even 40-GbE ports. Optional bypass switches ensure that the network keeps running even during maintenance or in case of power outages. PoE options are also available when Power over Ethernet is needed besides delivering data – seemingly infinite possibilities of networking configurations!
“Having our CAR-3080 officially verified as an Intel Select Solution for uCPE by our trusted and long-standing partner Intel is the result of our efforts in developing reliable high-performance network solutions,” says Reaforl Hung, president of CASwell. “We plan to work with Intel even more closely than before and will provide more excellent products like the CAR-3080 to our customers and the market in the near future.”
“Our Intel Select Solution reference designs were created to assist communications service providers and enterprises to quickly transform their infrastructure by offering a variety of scalable configurations to meet the varying demands of their evolving networks,” said Renu Navale, senior director Edge Services and Industry Enabling of the Network Communications Division. “By verifying the CAR-3080 as an Intel Select Solution for uCPE, CASwell is helping to accelerate network transformation for its customers and across the industry by reducing both complexity and time to deployment for uCPE solutions.”
The CASwell CAR-3080 is the ideal solution for most industry sectors and can be equipped according to the needs and requirements of each customer. The variety of networking connections – both in number and speed options – in conjunction with the upgradability and the powerful Intel processing platform gives service providers, network operators and enterprises an interesting and attractive option.