Perseus

Perseus

Features & Benefits

The Perseus series motherboard is a Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) 2.0 compliant blade design based on the advanced Intel Cranberry Lake hardware platform. It is the first hot-pluggable motherboard design ever following an industry standard, and offering board-to-board communication path allowing users to design an all-in-one high-availability system.

Perseus

Product Overview

The Perseus series motherboard is a Storage Bridge Bay (SBB) 2.0 compliant blade design based on the advanced Intel Cranberry Lake hardware platform. It is the first hot-pluggable motherboard design ever following an industry standard, and offering board-to-board communication path allowing users to design an all-in-one high-availability system.

Designed to support a single Intel 5000 series Xeon processor and an onboard Maxim VSC7157 3G SAS Expander, Perseus is capable of supporting up to 24x SAS/SATA hard disk drives in a single enclosure. Optional LSI 1068e SAS IOC Mezzanine module allows users to run software RAID over this platform. A second optional PCIe x8 Quad-GbE Mezzanine module is provided for high bandwidth network connectivity, and a third PCIe x8 slot is routed to the chassis mid-plane for further I/O expansion use.

Perseus SBB 2.0 motherboard is a modular and pluggable design suitable for enterprise-class storage appliance application, and can be used in various SBB 2.0 compliant storage enclosures from AIC from 12 to 24 bays.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Support a single Intel quad-core or dual-core 5000 series processor along with the Intel 5100 MCH 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
  • Quad-GbE Mezzanine over PCIe x8 bus for host connectivity
  • LSI 1068e SAS IOC Mezzanine over PCIe x8 bus + onboard Maxim 36-PHY SAS expander for support up to 24x SAS/SATA disks
  • 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 202
inches : 10.7 x 8
Processor Support Single LGA771 socket to support Intel® Dual Core/Quad Core Xeon® processors
System Memory • 2 DIMM slots support up to 16 GB of DDR2 533/667 Reg ECC SDRAM
• 2 MB system flash
• 8 MB IO processors flash
• 4 MB expander Flash +
2 MB expander SDRAM
System Chipset • Intel® 5100 (San Clemente) + ICH9 1066/1333 MHz FSB
• Maxim VSC7157 SAS Expander
Storage 4 GB USB Flash Disk
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 hgh-speed board-to-board connectors
System BIOS
BIOS • 2 MB AMI BIOS
• SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) FLASH
Management
System Management Implemented in SAS Expander and ICH9
Battery Backup Supports an 18650 rechargeable lithium ion battery
Ethernet
Network Controller • Intel® 82571 dual GbE controller for inter-canister communication
• Intel® 82566 single GbE controller for management
Connector 1 x RJ45
IO
I/O Chipset and Expansion • Intel® ICH9
• 1 x SATA2 port
USB 2 x USB 2.0
Connectors • 1 2x6 header for Port 80 Debug Card
• 1 2x4 header for Serial Port Card
• 2 x Serial Connections
Mezzanine Card Options • LSI SAS1068e IOC
• Quad Port GbE

* All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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