Based on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor platform, the FWA-5020 is a high-end 1U network appliance designed for maximum performance, scalability and functionality. One or two Intel® Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors (Broadwell-EP) provide the latest architectural enhancements, larger on chip cache memories as well as Intel® QuickPath Interconnects, running at up to 9.6GT/s for reduced cross-socket memory I/O latencies and increased throughput.
Each socket supports 4 DDR4 channels with speeds up to 2400 MHz for up to 512GB of ECC memory when using the latest RDIMM technology. Advanced RAS modes such as mirroring and sparing increase platform reliability. Advanced thermal system design enables support for processors with up to 145W on Standard SKUs. This allows the appliance to scale from mainstream 12 and 14 core CPUs to the highest performance 18 core processors available today.
The FWA-5020 integrates up to 4 GbE copper ports with advanced LAN bypass and two 10GbE SFP ports. Up to 4 Mezzanine Cards (NMC) slots provide an option to add configurable networking I/O including a broad choice of GbE, 10GbE and 40GbE modules.
Advanced Lights Out Management based on Aspeed’s latest iBMC AST2400 and AMI’s MegaRAC IPMI suite improves system manageability and reliability, providing platform thermal management, H/W monitoring and supervision. Remote firmware upgrade capability and hardware-based BIOS redundancy make the FWA-5020 an ideal 1U platform for missioncritical and highly available networks.
Front and rear hot swappable FRUs such as power and fan modules along with service friendly design features such as fan failure LEDs further help to reduce system down time and enhance serviceability. Management and IO elements include two management Ethernet ports, a console port, two USB 3.0 ports, a LCD module, LEDs for power/locate/alert indication and two front-loadable 2.5” SATA HDDs/SSDs. The system is FCC, UL, CB, CCC and RoHS compliant.
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