CAR-5071

CASwell's cutting-edge system for Data Centers and Edge computing with additional advantage of Smart NIC and GPU cards.

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  • 2 x Intel Dual Intel Emerald Rapids Processor Socket
  • 16x DDR5 RDIMM memory, up to 5600 MHz (1DPC) – 32G Memory ECC (Total 256G)
  • Vertical NICversion : 6x Standard NIC slot Half High Half length (PCIE x16)
  • 6x Swappable U.2/SATA SSD (PCIex4) slot
  • Common Redundant PSU (CRPS, up to 1600 Watt)

CASwell’s latest supreme appliance, the CAR-5071, provides world-class performance. The system offers flexibility through modular network and storage configurations, and it also provides the option to enhance specific usage models, such as smart networking and artificial intelligence (AI) computing.

The CAR-5071, equipped with two Intel Xeon Gen.5 processors, stands out as one of the most powerful multi-networking solutions available. Its front-end interchangeable network and storage modules enable effortless customization to meet specific customer requirements. Moreover, these systems incorporate six internal PCI Express Gen.5 slots that not only accommodate regular expansion cards for networking but can also be equipped with DPUs (data processing units) and Smart NICs. DPUs are specialized cards designed for hardware-accelerated data processing, while Smart NICs serve as programmable accelerators, enhancing efficiency and flexibility in data center networking, security, and storage by offloading tasks from server processors.
Additionally, programmable FPGA-based accelerators can assume some of the CPU workload, further enhancing the functionality of the overall appliance. These appliances can also host dedicated AI accelerator cards, empowering advanced artificial intelligence computing, which is increasingly pervasive in various domains.

CAR-5071 can be installed with the NVIDIA ConnectX-7 family of network interface cards (NICs) which can provide up to 400 Gigabit/s of total bandwidth, offering scalable networking solutions for AI, edge computing, or the evolving needs of modern data centers.

Consider the use case of fraud detection in retail stores during the pandemic. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, retailers implemented self-service checkouts. However, they noticed losses due to customers incorrectly scanning goods. To address this, camera-based fraud detection technologies were deployed at the checkouts. Processing video information locally and intelligently at the network edge, within the store itself, became crucial to prevent losses by allowing immediate action from on-site security or store management.

Another example of Edge AI computing is Smart Manufacturing, where factories need to ensure error-free automated processes. Quality inspection plays a pivotal role as any oversight in production can lead to significant losses. Implementing an intelligent Edge solution that utilizes computer vision for quality inspection helps prevent such incidents.

An exemplary configuration of a fully equipped CAR-5071 includes six standard NICs with 100 Gigabit networking capabilities, one DPU card in collaboration with CASwell’s partner, HawkeyeTech. This configuration boasts the fastest networking available, enabling rapid processing of network data, substantially enhanced by AI capabilities.

Platform
Processor2 x Intel Xeon Scalable Gen.5 Processor (Emerald Rapids)
ChipsetIntel C741 PCH (Emmitsburg)
System Memory16 x DDR5 ECC 5600MHz DIMMs
ExpansionUp to 6x Standard NIC slot Half High Half length (PCIE x16)
Storage DeviceUp to 6x Swappable U.2/SATA SSD (PCIex4) slot
Power Supply1600W Redundant PSU
Dimension (WxDxH)443mm x 520mm x 88mm (17.72" x 20.8" x 3.52")
I/O
Management Console1 x RJ45 System Console Port
1 x Type C Console Port
1 x RJ45 GbE Port (BMC)
2 x RJ45 GbE Port (x86)
USB Port2 x USB 3.0 Port(s)
Display Output1 x VGA Port (Optional from LOM or VGA module)
LEDPower / PSU / HDD / Ethernet
LOMIPMI 2.0 w/ GbE Speed
Operation & Certifications
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F)
Humidity: 20 - 90% RH
Storage EnvironmentTemperature: -10 - 70°C (14 - 158°F)
Humidity: 5 - 95% RH
CertificationCE / FCC
OS SupportLinux