Orion2

Orion2

Features & Benefits

The Orion2 series Application Controller Board is a fully Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) 2.0 compliant blade design based on the advanced Intel® Picket Post hardware platform. It follows the SBB 2.0 specifications on providing multiple high-speed board-to-board communication paths allowing users to design a high-availability unified storage system.

Orion2

Product Overview

The Orion2 series Application Controller Board is a fully Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) 2.0 compliant blade design based on the advanced Intel® Picket Post hardware platform. It follows the SBB 2.0 specifications on providing multiple high-speed board-to-board communication paths allowing users to design a high-availability unified storage system.

Designed to support a single Intel® C3500 series Nehalem-Core Xeon processor and an onboard LSISAS2x36 6G SAS Expander, Orion2 is capable of supporting up to 24 6G SAS/SATA disks in single SBB enclosure. The add-on LSISAS2008 6G SAS IOC mezzanine module allows users to manage the onboard SAS expander and up to 256 total 6G SAS/SATA end-devices internally plus external expansions. An optional PCIe Gen2 x8 mezzanine module slot is available for different Host Connectivity options. Also provided is an external PCIe Gen2 x8 port, which can be used as high-speed switching fabric or external I/O expansion port. The PCIe Gen2 x8 Bus with NTB that is routed to the system mid-plane, if not used as inter-board-communication, can also be used as I/O expansion in 3U and 4U SBB enclosures equipped with the Auxiliary Canister Slots.

Orion2 SBB 2.0 Application Controller Board is a modular and pluggable design suitable for enterprise-class unified storage appliance application, and can be used in SBB 2.0 compliant storage enclosures from AIC for 3U16 bays.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Support a single Intel® quad-core or dual-core C5500/3500 series Jasper Forest processor
    along with the Intel® Ibex Peak PCH for superior performance and low power-consumption
  • 5 - 7 years of product life cycle (Based on chipset roadmap)
  • Support hot-plug and fail-over path to the second motherboard
  • Multiple Host Mezzanine options (Quad-GbE, 8GFC, 10GbE, FCoE, IB) over PCIe x8 bus for host connectivity
  • LSISAS2008 SAS IOC Mezzanine over Gen2 PCIe x8 bus + onboard LSISAS2x36 36-PHY 6G
    SAS expander for support up to 24x SAS/SATA disks internally, and up to 256 total end devices
  • SBB 2.0 compliant, supporting any SBB 2.0 compliant enclosure
  • Ideal for enterprise NAS, iSCSI, SAN Gateway, and other storage application appliances

 

Specifications

System
Dimensions mm : 272 x 203.2
inches : 10.7 x 8
Processor Support Single LGA1366 socket to support Intel® Dual Core/Quad Core Xeon® C5500/C3500 Processors
System Chipset • Intel® 3420 chipset
• LSI SAS2x36 6Gb/s SAS / 36 PHY / 150MHz ARM
System Memory • 3 DIMM slots support up to 24GB DDR3 1333/1066/800 ECC RDIMM
• 2MB system flash
• 8MB IO processors flash
• 4MB expander flash + 2MB expander SDRAM
Expansion • Compact flash port
• External mini SAS connector
• 7 x high-speed connectors for SBB canister to backplane
• 2 x 2x50 high-speed board-to-board connectors
• 1 x 2x70 high-speed board-to-board connectors
System BIOS
BIOS Type • 2 MB AMI BIOS
• SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) FLASH Interface
Management
Management • System management: Implemented by SAS Expander
• Battery backup support
Ethernet
Network Controller • Intel® 82571dual GbE controller for inter-canister communication
• 3 x Intel® 82574 GbE controller
• Intel® 82578 GbE PHY for management controller
Connector 4 x RJ45
Input/Output
Serial ATA • SATA controller from Intel® 3420 chipset
• 1 x SATA2 port
USB 2 x USB 2.0
Connectors • 1 x 2x6 header for port 80 debug card
• 1 x 2x4 header for serial port card
• 2 x serial connections
Mezzanine Card Options LSI SAS2008 8 ports, 6Gb/s SAS, x8 PCIe 2.0

* All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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