CAR-6031

Intel Xeon SP Gen.3 Networking and Storage Solution with PCIe Expansion Optons

  • Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Gen.3 (Ice Lake) with up to 38 cores
  • 8x DDR4-3200 ECC Memory (up to 256 GB)
  • 2x CASwell Proprietary NIN Modules (PCIe 3.0 x8)
  • 3x PCIe 3.0 x8 Expansion Slots
  • 3x 3.5” HDD or 2.5” SSD (SATA 3.0)
  • Smart Fans
  • Redundant Power Supply Unit (CRPS)
  • System Health Monitoring Support (AST2600 BMC)
  • TPM 2.0 Support

The CASwell CAR-6031 is a 2U rackmount appliance based on one third generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor (Ice Lake) and a highly configurable network architecture. It uses CASwell’s own designed network configuration with one or two PCI Express connected, proprietary (NIN) modules that each provides a maximum of eight high-speed Ethernet ports for up to 16 network connections with 100 Gigabit/s depending on chosen model. There’s also one PCIe expansion slot for a standard network card and additional front-accessible Ethernet ports plus two internal PCIe expansion slots for more adapter cards for networking, GPU or FPGA functionality. The system provides three front-loading 3.5-inch hard drive bays for extended storage.
The CAR-6031 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 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor of the CASwell CAR-6031 rackmount appliance is optimized for cloud, enterprise, AI, HPC, network security and IOT workloads and available at a wide range of frequency and power levels. These 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 and increased memory options are additional reasons for using Intel’s latest generation of processors.

Versatile and multi-functional

The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor of the CASwell CAR-6031 can be combined with 8 DIMMs of DDR4-3200 for up to 256GB of ECC main memory. The three front-loading hard drive trays can house 3.5″ HDDs or 2.5″ HDDs or SSDs with widely available SATA connectivity. In addition to the two front-loading, PCIe-connected NiN network modules the CAR-6031 offers one PCIe expansion slot for a full-length, full-height network intercace card (NIC) that offers one or more front-accessible Ethernet ports. Two more PCI Express slots are usable for internal full-height, half-length expansion cards. These can be NICs or FPGA or GPU acceleration PCIe cards to support emerging machine learning and deep learning workloads with the highest bandwidth and lowest latency – or just to accelerate specific computing performance.

Conclusion

The CASwell CAR-6031 is optimized for high balance of networking and storage requirements while providing the performance of Intels 3rd Gen. Xeon Scalable Processors and adding the versatility of multiple standard PCI Express expansion cards that can be used for a wide variety of purposes.

Platform
Processor1 x Intel Xeon SP Processor (Ice Lake)
ChipsetIntel C621A PCH (Lewisburg)
System Memory8 x DDR4 ECC 3200MHz RDIMMs (Up to 256GB)
Ethernet PortUp to 18 x Ethernet Port(s) with maximum 100GbE bandwidth
BypassBased on CASwell NIC Module or Standard add-on card
Expansion2x PCIe Gen.3 x8 for CASwell NIN Modules
2x internal PCIe Gen.3 x8 for Standard NIC
1x external PCIe Gen.3 x8 for Standard NIC with front access
Storage Device3x SATA 3.0 HDD or SSD
Power Supply420W Redundant PSU
Dimension (WxDxH)443mm x 6xxmm x 88mm (17.72" x 0.24" x 3.52")
I/O
Management Console1x RJ45 System Console Port
1x RJ45 GbE Port (BMC)
2x RJ45 GbE Port (x86)
USB Port2 x USB 3.0 Port(s)
Display Output1 x HDMI Port (Optional)
LCD Panel128 x 32/64 Graphic, 2 x 16 Characters
LEDPower / PSU / HDD / Ethernet
LOMIPMI 2.0 w/ GbE Speed
Operation & Certifications
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F)
Humidity: 10 - 90% RH
Storage EnvironmentTemperature: -10 - 70°C (14 - 158°F)
Humidity: 5 - 95% RH
CertificationCE / FCC / UL
OS SupportLinux
Models Core/Threads Frequency (Max) Cache TDP
Intel Xeon Gold 5315Y8C/16T3.20GHz (3.60GHz)12M140W
Intel Xeon Gold 531712C/24T3.00GHz (3.60GHz)18M150W
Intel Xeon Gold 5318N24C/48T2.10GHz (3.40GHz)36M150W
Intel Xeon Gold 633028C/56T2.00GHz (3.10GHz)42M205W
Intel Xeon Platinum 8351N36C/72T2.40GHz (3.50GHz)54M225W
Intel Xeon Silver 431416C/32T2.40GHz (3.40GHz)24M135W
Intel Xeon Silver 431620C/40T2.30GHz (3.40GHz)30M150W
Models Type Manufacturer Number of Ports
NIN-51040EthernetIntel I350 AM44 x 1GbE RJ45
NIN-52040EthernetIntel I350 AM44 x 1GbE SFP
NIN-52240BypassIntel I350 AM44 x 1GbE SFP (SX)
NIN-52241BypassIntel I350 AM44 x 1GbE SFP (LX)
NIN-83020EthernetIntel X710-BM22 x 10GbE SFP+
NIN-83040EthernetIntel XL710-BM14 x 10GbE SFP+
NIN-83041EthernetIntel C6254 x 10GbE SFP+
NIN-83042EthernetIntel C6264 x 10GbE SFP+
NIN-83120BypassIntel X710-BM22 x 10GbE SFP+
NIN-83121BypassIntel X710-BM22 x 10GbE SFP+
NIN-83240BypassIntel XL710-BM14 x 10GbE SFP+
NIN-83241BypassIntel XL710-BM14 x 10GbE SFP+
NIN-87020EthernetIntel XXV710-AM22 x 25GbE SFP28
NIN-88020EthernetIntel E810 CAM22 x 100GbE QSFP28