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Emerson Intros New 40G Blade

ST. LOUIS -- The latest 40G AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) packet processing blade announced today by Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, promises to enable network operators to gain the cost and efficiency benefits of ‘workload consolidation’ with simpler and faster network security. The ATCA-7470 is designed to utilize the full capabilities of the Intel platform for communications infrastructure, formerly codenamed “Crystal Forest,” with an optimized balance of processing, memory, I/O, data movement, and interfaces.

Stephen Dow, president of Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing business, said: “To gain the full benefit of workload consolidation demands a board that can deliver the highest packet processing performance, as well as the flexibility to perform well in control plane applications. The ATCA-7470 was designed with this in mind, combining the fastest possible memory subsystem, with balanced high-performance offload engines, and full bandwidth active/active 40G fabric interfaces. As part of our market-leading ATCA systems portfolio, this new blade will offer greater flexibility in telecom equipment deployments, enabling the provision of more, and more valuable, subscriber services at lower cost.”

Steve Price, general manager, Intel Communications Infrastructure Division, said: “Through workload consolidation, implemented on the Intel® platform for communications infrastructure, operators will be able to make efficient use of network infrastructure and reduce commissioning and operating expenses, at the same time as expanding network capacity to handle consumer demand for multimedia and other rich content types. The consolidation of packet, application and control processing functions in one blade is an important benefit enabling such high performance from a single blade.”

Emerson Electric Co.

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