PacStar Announces Launch of PacStar 451 Server with Intel Xeon D Processors for High Performance Edge Computing
Extending PacStar’s leadership in tactical networking and classified wireless, newest server makes PacStar 451 eligible for use in classified networking solutions.
Portland, OR – October 9, 2018 – PacStar today launched a new generation of PacStar 451 small form factor servers – providing a major leap forward in computing capability while retaining industry-leading size, weight and power and ruggedness. The new server provides up to three times more CPU cores, up to twice the RAM, and up to ten times the networking throughput compared to the prior generation PacStar 451, enabling a wide array of advanced edge computing. The solution will be demonstrated at AUSA, which takes place October 8-10, 2018 in Washington DC.
The US DoD desires to take advantage of new developments in analytics, AI, cloud, software-defined networking, IoT and cybersecurity and needs to enable those applications for tactical programs, not just DoD enterprise. Yet, increasingly, the DoD is planning for cyber and electromagnetic warfare that threatens availability of communications between the expeditionary edge and large enterprise datacenters. The new generation PacStar 451 enables deployment of applications at the edge, ensuring warfighters have access to advanced technology even when in a disconnected, intermittent and limited environment.
This new PacStar 451 is equipped with Intel® Xeon® D processors providing either 8 or 12 physical CPU cores, up to 64 GB RAM, 10 Gig SFP networking and 8 TB SSD and is capable of hosting a vast array of applications, virtualized network functions, storage, analytic and cybersecurity technologies. PacStar 451 delivers this performance in a 2.5 lb., MIL-STD tested platform for flyaway, command post, ground vehicle and aircraft applications.
“We’re thrilled to add this new generation of server to our product line, expanding the applicability of PacStar 400-Series to a class of application we’ve not previously addressed,” said Peggy Miller, chief executive officer, PacStar. “When combined with new generations of other PacStar 400-Series modules and technologies, PacStar is able to deliver a complete suite of tactical, modular data center solutions.”
“A key engineering priority for PacStar is to maintain the PacStar 400-Series form factor while taking advantage of the ever-increasing compute and storage density provided by our vendors,” added Charlie Kawasaki, chief technical officer, PacStar. “This approach ensures we minimize SWaP, maintain compatibility across PacStar 400-Series, maximize modularity and avoid fork-lift equipment replacement.”
PacStar will conduct demonstrations of the product at our booth (#1366) at AUSA 2018.
Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading provider of advanced communications solutions for a wide range of military, intelligence and commercial applications. PacStar created and manufactured its COTS-based rugged, small form factor expeditionary and mobile communications systems. Separately, it developed integrated, network communications management software, IQ-Core® Software, for the military, federal, state/local government and emergency responder markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software, hardware technology and integrated solutions provide secure, command, control and communications systems, particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s communications systems are ideally suited for commercial/industrial organizations with mission-critical field communications requirements.
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