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Server Type COM-HPC Size E Module with ARM-based Ampere Altra Processor

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Features

  • ARM-based architecture, up to 80 cores at 175W TDP

  • Up to 768GB DDR4 with 6 individual memory channels

  • Open source EDK II, seamless support for popular OS

  • 64 PCIe Gen4 lanes (3 x16 available)

  • PCIe x16 that can insert the GPU as AI accelerator

  • Dedicated PCIe and IPMB for remote management


Specifications

Core System

SoC

  • Ampere Computing, Ampere Altra Series Processors

    • Q80-28 80 cores, 2.6(2.8)GHz, 175W TDP

      • Q32-17 32 cores, 1.5(1,7)GHz, 58W TDP

    Note: Additional SKUs are supported by project basis

Memory

  • Six DIMM sockets with individual memory channels

  • Up to 768GB (6x 128GB) DDR4 RDIMM memory, up to 3200MT/s

Embedded BIOS

  • Open Source TianoCore EDK II

Cache

  • 1 MB L2 cache per core, 32 MB System Level Cache

Expansion Busses

  • 64 PCI Express Gen4 Lanes

    • 8 PCI Express Lanes 0-7 (J1): configurable to x8, x4, x2

    • 8 PCI Express Lanes 8-15 (J1): configurable to x8, x4, x2

    • 16 PCI Express Lanes 16-31 (J2): configurable to x16, x8, x4

    • 16 PCI Express Lanes 32-47 (J2): configurable to x16, x8, x4

    • 16 PCI Express Lanes 48-63 (J2): configurable to x16, x8, x4

      Note: PCIe x16 that can insert the selected GPU as AI accelerator

  • CCIX for heterogeneous computing (by project basis, TBC)

  • SMBus (system), 2x I2C (user), GP_SPI


Module Management Controller

  • IPMB (for communication with carrier BMC)

  • Voltage/current monitoring

  • Power sequence debug support

  • AT/ATX mode control

  • Board Information

  • Forensic information, watchdog timer, fan control


Debug Headers

  • 40-pin multipurpose flat cable connector for use with DB40-HPC debug module providing:
    • BIOS POST code LED
    • MMC/EC access
    • SPI BIOS flashing
    • Power testpoints
    • Debug LEDs

Ethernet KR

MAC

  • External LAN controller

Interface

  • Up to 4x 10GBASE-KR (TBC)

NBASE-T Ethernet

Intel MAC/PHY

  • Intel® Ethernet Controller I210

Interface

  • 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet connection

Remote Management Dedicated Interfaces

PCIe_BMC

  • Dedicated PCIe for carrier BMC, mainly used for KVM (carrier BMC emulates graphics card) (TBC)

IPMB

  • Provided by MMC, dedicated connection between carrier BMC and module
    ​ MMC (TBC)

Multi I/O and Storage

USB

  • 4x USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 (USB 0,1,2,3)

Serial

  • 2x UART ports with console redirection

GPIO

  • 12x GPIO (GPI with interrupt TBC)

TPM

Chipset

  • Infineon

Type

  • TPM 2.0 (SPI based)

Power

Standard Input

  • ATX: 12V±5% / 5Vsb ±5%; or AT: 12V±5%

Management

  • ACPI 5.0 compliant

Power States

  • TBC

Mechanical and Environmental

Form Factor

  • PICMG COM-HPC: Rev 1.0 Server Type

Dimension

  • Size E: 200 mm x 160 mm

Operating Temperature

  • Standard: 0°C to 60°C (storage: -20°C to 80°C)

Humidity

  • 5-90% RH operating, non-condensing

  • 5-95% RH storage (and operating with conformal coating)

Shock and Vibration

  • IEC 60068-2-64 and IEC-60068-2-27

  • MIL-STD-202F Method 213B, Table 213-I, Condition A and Method 214A,

  • Table 214-I, Condition D (TBC)

HALT

  • Thermal Stress, Vibration Stress, Thermal Shock and Combined Test

Operating Systems

Standard Support

  • Yocto Hardknott project based Linux 64-bit

  • Ubuntu Server for ARM - 20.04.3 LTS 64-bit

  • CentOS 8 Stream


Functional diagram

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Note: Crossed out Interfaces are not supported on Module