Story image

ADLINK and Charles announce multi-access pole-mounted edge AI solution

20 Mar 2019

ADLINK Technology and Charles Industries (Charles) have joined together to demonstrate the industry’s first complete micro-edge low latency Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning (AI/ML/DL) solution that can be co-located on LTE small cell poles or with emerging 5G radios. The solution is being demonstrated at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference.

The new solution is a compact low profile pole or wall mountable unit based on an integration of ADLINK’s latest AI Edge Server MECS-7210 and Charles’ SC102 Micro Edge Enclosure. 

This advanced solution is ideally suited for outdoor telecom use cases and well positioned to be deployed globally enabling carriers and communities to provide a wide range of new and advanced services, including autonomous vehicles/pods, virtual and augmented reality applications, vision analytics with additional AI/ML/DL applications.

The solution supposedly demonstrates ADLINK and Charles’ commitment to facilitating the transformation of communications network architectures in the era of 5G. 

Powered by advanced, dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the MECS-7210 is a high performance, cost-effective commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform in a small footprint 2U chassis with 420mm of system depth. 

Designed for all I/O front access, dust prevention, wide operation temperature, and dual full-height full-length (FHFL) PCIe expansion slots reserved for access to acceleration hardware (FGPA/GPU), ADLINK’s MECS-7210 is among the first platforms to fully comply with Open Telecom IT Infrastructure (OTII) defined by Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) to meet 5G requirements of ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, real-time access to radio network.

Charles’ SC102 Micro-Edge Enclosure has been custom-designed for the MECS-7210, using advanced thermal modelling to ensure reliable, high-end AI and compute equipment performance in harsh outdoor operating environments. 

To be able to handle the extreme temperature ranges and rugged attributes of telecom edge technologies, the SC102 Micro-Edge Enclosures complies with the stringent Bellcore GR-487 specifications for an outdoor ambient environment of -40ºC to +55ºC.  

The enclosed solution integrates system cooling and power by incorporating a 1,880W heat exchanger and 250W heater and providing power feed options for either AC or DC depending on site availability. In addition, the enclosure is sealed against environmental elements such as rain, wind, ice, and sun and equipped with alarms for temperature and door intrusion.

Huawei FusionServer Pro built for 'intelligent transformation'
The next generation X86 servers draw on an intelligent acceleration engine, an intelligent management ending, and intelligent data center solutions for ‘diverse’ scenarios as transformation shifts from digital to intelligent.
HFW deploys digital edge strategy on Equinix
Equinix announced that global law firm HFW has collaborated with Equinix to build out its digital edge in key markets including Dubai, London, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Paris.
DE-CIX and Datacenter One sign service deal for Germany
Datacenter One’s LEV1 data centre in Leverkusen is the first to be connected to DE-CIX, with further DE-CIX sites to be created in the next few years as part of the agreement.
Teradata expands as-a-service offerings for Advantage platform
Data intelligence company Teradata has announced three new cloud and on-premise solutions that are now integrated into its Teradata Vantage platform.
DigiPlex opens up Nordic data centers to international customers
"The Nordics are Europe's premier market: a firm deploying 100 megawatts over 20 years could save approximately $2 billion by placing their data center in Sweden or Norway versus the U.K."
HPE & Nutanix join forces to deliver hybrid cloud as a service
The two tech giants have partnered to offer a fully integrated solution that capitalises on the hybrid IT market.
Opinion: The growing importance of sustainability in data centres
Aruba's Alessandro Bruschini discusses why to carry on growing, the data centre industry will have to turn to green methods of energy consumption and production.
Equinix releases Azure Stack-as-a-Service in APAC
The hybrid cloud solution offers pre-configured, Microsoft validated systems, pre-installed into Equinix IBX data centres.