Ara

Ara

Features & Benefits

The Ara series server board offers compelling performance and improved power efficiency, which is optimized for performance platforms (storage, security and communications infrastructure).

Ara

Product Overview

The Ara series server board offers compelling performance and improved power efficiency, which is optimized for performance platforms (storage, security and communications infrastructure).

By implementing the next-generation 22nm/14nm Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3/v4 series, fully integrated microarchitecture with AIC-patented MAX I/ O™ technology, the Ara server board provides for maximum flexibility of I/O usage, never before available in the industry.

The Ara features benefits of the Haswell processor and Next Generation architecture with available Gen 3 PCI Express and more memory support. Built upon the MAX I/O™ technology, the Ara series allows users to maximize the input/output (I/O) usage by utilizing the PCI Express directly at the source and eliminating the need for expensive switches. Users can cost-effectively manage PCI Express with the available bandwidth by choosing one of many riser cards for their IO expansion requirement. Max I/O™ supports any brand of PCI-based HBAs and that puts the decision of how to use PCI Express in the hands of the user, not in the hands of the board supplier.

The unique RTX form factor utilizes full internal chassis height for optimum I/O configurations.
 

Features & Benefits
• Supports one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v3/v4 Product Family, 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor, or Intel® Pentium® or Celeron® Processor for entry-level server or network appliance solutions
• Embedded components for 5+ years life cycle
• Flexible I/O usage with Max I/O™ to support an optimal number of PCI devices utilizing 16 lanes of PCIe Gen3 and one PCIe Gen2 x4 slot
• 2 server class GbE ports
• Onboard Baseboard Management Controller for system management and IPMI control
• Rackmount Technology Extension (RTX) form factor utilizes full internal chassis volume for optimum I/O configurations

Specifications

System
Dimensions :
• mm : 330 x 152.4
• inches : 13 x 6
Processor Support :
One Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v3/v4 Product Family, 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor, or Intel® Pentium® or Celeron® Processor
Bus Speeds :
DMI - 5 GT/s
Socket Type :
Socket H3 (FCLGA1150)
System Chipset :
Intel® C226 Chipset
System Memory :
• 4 x DIMM slots support DDR3 1866/1600/1333 MHz Unbuffer ECC/non-ECC
• Up to 32GB UDIMM
Expansion Slots :
• 1 x PCIe x16 Gen 3 Gold-finger
• 1 x PCIe x8 onboard slot (x4 Gen 2 mode)
System BIOS
BIOS Type :
AMI BIOS
BIOS Features :
SPI Interface
On-board Devices
SATA :
6 x SATA3 ports
BMC :
Aspeed AST2400 Advanced PCIe Graphics & Remote Management Processor
• Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)
- IPMI 2.0 spec
- iKVM, Media redirection, SMASH support
- KCS (Keyboard Controller Style), IOL (IPMI Over LAN), SOL (Serial Over LAN) interface
- Temp, voltage and fan speed monitoring
- Smart fan speed control
- System identity, fan fail alarm, system status alarm LED
- Remote power ON/OFF/RESET
- RMCP+, SNMP, DHCP in IOL support
- AES-128 encryption in RMCP+
Network Controller :
• Intel® Ethernet Controller I210-AT, single port GbE, PCIe v2.1
• Intel® Ethernet Connection I217-LM, single port, 1Gbps
Graphics :
Aspeed AST2400 Advanced PCIe Graphics & Remote Management Processor
• 2D Video Graphic Adapter w/ PCIe bus interface
• 1920x1200@60Hz 32bpp
Input/Output
LAN :
2 x RJ45 GigaLAN double-stack connectors
USB :
• 2 x USB 3.0 double-stack Type A connectors
• 1 x USB internal pin-header to support 2 x USB 3.0/USB 2.0
VGA :
1 x DB-15
Serial Port :
1 x DB-9

* All specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

Ordering Information Description
BMB-UPH0001A ARA/VER:C0/INTEL DENLOW/12V-IN/GBE *3/DDR3 UDIMM *4/
PCIE x16(CPU) MAX IO
BMB-UPH0001B ARA-COMPACT/VER:C0/INTEL DENLOW/12V-IN/GBE *2/DDR3 UDIMM *4/
PCIE x16(CPU) MAX IO
BMB-UPH0001C ARA-LITE/VER:C0/INTEL DENLOW/12V-IN/GBE *2/DDR3 UDIMM *4/
PCIE x16(CPU) MAX IO/ NON REAR VGA&COM
Ara 2  
BMB-UPH0000A ARA2/VER:A2/INTEL DENLOW/12V-IN/GBE *3/DDR3 UDIMM *4/
PCIE x8(CPU) PCIE x4*2(PCH) MAX IO
BMB-UPH0000B ARA2/VER:A2/INTEL DENLOW/12V-IN/GBE *2/DDR3 UDIMM *4/
PCIE x8(CPU) PCIE x4*2(PCH) MAX IO

 

DatasheetAra Server Board Datasheet
Ara_Datasheet_201708.pdf
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Date: 01/18/2016
ProductImagesAra
Ara_Rear45.jpg
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Date: 01/18/2016
ProductImagesAra
Ara_RearIO.jpg
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Date: 01/18/2016
ProductImagesAra
Ara_Top.jpg
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Date: 01/18/2016
Reference GuideMB Ara Compatibility List
ARA_AVL_CompatibilityList.pdf
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Date: 01/18/2016
Reference GuideMB Ara Compatibility List
ARA2_AVL_0609Y15.pdf
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Date: 01/18/2016
User ManualAra User Manual
UM_Ara.pdf
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Size:4 MB
Date: 09/25/2017