AdvancedTCA (ATCA) is a standardized high availability platform that is widely used for computing and telecom applications. A typical system supports up to fourteen processor blades with dual power, cooling and shelf management modules. Larger systems have dual switch blades. Smaller systems have direct mesh connections between processor blades. Although ATCA platforms have the same basic configuration, there are several innovative ways to increase system performance or reduce the number of slots required.
In this blog I am going to explore how you can use Intel® Atom™ processors C2000 to enhance the shelf management modules and increase the performance of ACTA based systems. For this blog I am using examples from Advantech, a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance and ZNYX Networks, Inc, a General member of the Alliance. The 250-plus members of the Alliance collaborate closely with Intel to create hardware, software, tools, and services to help speed intelligent systems to market.