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LanternEdge selects next-gen Intel ‘Ice Lake D’ chip, adds AI power to HarshPro Server range

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Source: LanternEdge

Singaporean embedded server manufacturer LanternEdge is set to provide a just introduced IoT-edge-ready Intel processor as a CPU option in the company’s rugged HarshPro Server range.

LanternEdge will offer the Intel Xeon D-2700 chips which were introduced by Intel in February in its customizable HarshPro Servers. The company’s products, which shipped with previous generation Intel Xeon D-1500 processors will now offer additional performance in harsh industrial environments.

The Intel Xeon D-2700 processor series offers options ranging from 4 to up to 20 cores, allowing the use of multiple virtual machines, operating systems and control systems. This capability is key in industrial applications where the hardware system might require the running of several OS. The system-on-chip product also incorporates Ethernet networking, AI acceleration, and additional security features — another plus for industiral applciations.

“HarshPro servers are designed to enable intelligence even in the harshest of conditions and extend server-class computing to the edge. We are seeing an acceleration of computing workloads at the edge as organizations seek to unlock and integrate value across their operations. Equipping our HarshPro servers with the new IoT-optimized Intel Xeon D-2700 processors that have built-in AI acceleration, a high capacity I/Os and a rugged build will go a long way to meet this rising demand for improved performance and high reliability,” said Mark Mooney, COO of LanternEdge.

In terms of performance, based on the Intel Performance Benchmarks for Intel Xeon D-2796TE against the Intel Xeon D-1577 processor, the former is capable to offer up to 2.97x faster CPU performance gains and up to 7.40x improved AI inference speed.

The processors are designed with built-in acceleration for AI workloads depending on the featured Intel Deep Learning Boost and Intel AVX-512 instructions set that accelerate deep learning inference processing on the high CPU core count. In a rugged enclosure, the HarshPro Servers with Intel Xeon D-2700 processor will offer server-class performance through up to 4x channels DDR4 and 1024 GB memory capacity along with up to 32x PCIe 4.0 and 24x high-speed GPIOs.

LanternEdge noted that the new Intel processor has an extended temperature range and industrial rating of 10 years at 100% usage, giving customers assurance the systems will offer high availability and a long product life cycle.

LanternEdge said expected availability of the new products with the Intel Xeon D-2700 processor is in the first half of 2023. The company will also continue shipping D-1500 processor-based HarshPro Servers.

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