The Advantech SKY-8101D is a highly configurable high performance server designed to balance the best in x86 server-class processing with maximum I/O and offload density in a 1U 29.5″ depth chassis.
The system is a cost effective, robust platform optimized for superior reliability in business critical applicationssuch as communications, edge and industrial high performance computing. It is specifically designed for high density PCIe card payloads where maximum IO connectivity is needed or the integration of industry leading offload and acceleration technology is essential.
The power and cooling options along with the streamlined mechanical design make it ideal for demanding applications requiring high performance acceleration technologies such as GPU, DSP and FPGA cards. Architected around the new Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family, the dual socket SKY-8101D combines cutting-edge performance with the ruggedness, reliability, and long system lifecycles required by the industry.
With integrated security and compression offload based on Intel® QuickAssist technology and two 10GbE ports with SR-IOV and RDMA support, the system offers best-in-class integration in a compact form factor. The SKY-8101D accommodates up to four 10.5” PCIe x16 Gen3 adapters, designed for applications requiring high TDP, high speed networking capacity or longer length add-on cards.
The server can significantly scale the bandwidth up and provide better cost advantages for applications such as NFV infrastructure requiring up to 400Gbps throughput, high definition multi-stream video processing and AI workloads leveraging high density FPGA offload adapters. Redundant power supplies, the ability to withstand single fan failures, redundant firmware images with failsafe upgrades and hot swappable FRUs make the SKY-8101D the platform of choice for applications requiring zero downtime. Interoperability testing is performed with a wide selection of Advantech and third-party PCIe card vendors in order to accelerate integration and shorten time to deployment.