COM-HPC Brings a New Standard for Edge ComputingFollow article
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing many aspects of how data travels around the world. IoT applications are seeing vast amounts of information being transmitted, and there are fundamental changes coming in how that information is processed.
The rise of edge computing has come about as a result of this new technology. It brings the power to store and process data closer to where it is gathered. As IoT-enabled devices become more common, users must face the challenge of handling the volume of data that they generate. By reducing the distance between the source of the data and where it is processed, users can reduce the latency that might occur if transmission distances were longer. This will be vital in applications that need to act in real-time, and will also allow users to reduce costs of centralized or cloud-based servers.
To accommodate this new topology, the PICMG COM-HPC® specification has been devised to meet the demand for high-speed edge computing. The COM-HPC specification envisages two types of modules. COM-HPC Server Modules act as local servers, deploying high-speed computing power close to where it is needed. These are supported by COM-HPC Client Modules which are designed to provide robust embedded computing within the machine.
Both the volume of data and the speed with which it needs to be transmitted has given birth to a new type of connector to carry it. The COM-HPC Connectors are designed to provide a system and interface flexibility by using a pair of 400 pin connectors. The connectors are based on Samtec's AcceleRate® HP High-Performance arrays.
Based on a pitch of 0.635mm, the COM-HPC connectors are optimized to deliver speeds of up to 112 Gbps PAM4 per channel. They are designed to support existing and future interfaces such as PCIe® 5.0 (32 GT/s) and up to 100 Gb Ethernet.
embedded world 2021 DIGITAL is being delivered online between the 1st and the 5th March 2021. The new COM-HPC specification will be much in evidence as to the new standard of embedded computing. There will be plenty of opportunities to hear from the leading experts in the field with a full program of round table discussions, webinars, and forums. For a full list of events and plenty of other reasons to attend ew21, visit the Samtec website.
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