Lanner Rolls Out FW-9650, FW-8892, FW-8875 Rackmount Systems

Lanner Electronics Inc., a leading designer and ODM manufacturer of advanced network application platforms, announced three new rackmount systems built with the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series, based on the next-generation Intel® microarchitecture, formerly code named Nehalem. The Lanner FW-9650 and FW-8892 are 2U network application platforms designed for enterprise-class intelligent network applications such as WAN acceleration,Internet gateway security and Unified Threat Management (UTM). Both are built with the Intel® 5520 I/O Hub + Intel® ICH10R I/O controller and support dual Intel® Xeon® processors. The Lanner FW-8875 is a 1U rackmount platform that supports a single Intel Xeon processor. All three platforms also offer optional network processor coprocessors for even faster throughput for enterprise-class network security and acceleration solutions.

Lanner FW-8892 rackmount system“Lanner is commit ted to designing cutting edge appliance platforms based on the latest, most advanced technologies from Intel,” said Jesse Chiang, Lanner Network Communications Product Planner. “By releasing three systems along with Intel’s new platform launch, Lanner has demonstrated our commitment to be at the forefront of the ODM network appliance market.”

The new Intel microarchitecture includes an integrated memory controller with DDR3 support and includes Intel® QuickPath, Turbo Boost, and Hyper-Threading Technologies. The associated Intel® 5520 chipset supports up to 36 lanes of PCI Express 2.0 and directly assignable I/O for virtualization. These features help deliver efficient performance for bandwidth-intensive embedded applications such as medical, storage, and security applications.

By enabling systems to support two Intel Xeon processors with up to four cores each (with each core capable of processing two streams simultaneously), Lanner is, able to harness the power of the Intel Xeon 5500 platform and deliver an exceptional level of computing power – up to 16 process flows on a dual-CPU system.

“Network appliances built on the Intel® Xeon® 5500 platform, like the Lanner FW series, will offer a new level of performance and energy efficiency for the next generation of network security and acceleration apps.” said Steve Price, marketing director, Intel Performance Platform Division.

The Lanner FW-9650 is a dual-mainboard system with two Intel Xeon processor 5500 series per board. The FW -9650’s unique modular design speeds application delivery and reduces service costs by allowing network modules, fans, hard drive trays and even motherboard trays to be replaced without removing the system from the rack. The FW-9650 networking features are customizable, up to a maximum of 48 GbE network ports.

The Lanner FW-8892 is also a 2U rackmount system, with a single motherboard supporting two Intel Xeon processors. It offers a maximum of 24 network ports via three replaceable network modules, up to 48GB of DDR3 memory and four removable 3.5” hard drive trays.

The Lanner FW-8875 is a 1U platform that provides up to 24 network ports via addon modules, one PCI-E (x8) expansion slot and redundant power supply, though this model only has room for one 3.5” hard drive in its 1U chassis.

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About Lanner
Founded in 1986 and publicly listed (TAIEX: 6245) since 2003, Lanner Electronics, Inc. is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of network application platforms, network video platforms and applied computing hardware for first-tier companies. Lanner’s expertise also extends to include driver and firmware support, enabling customers to optimize hardware and software communication to achieve faster time to market. With headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and branches in the U.S. and China, Lanner is uniquely positioned to deliver custom technical solutions with localized, value-added service. Lanner is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a group of companies committed to developing modular, standards-based solutions based on technologies, processors, products, and services from Intel®.