Kontron's most powerful industry server with two 8-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors and up to 512 GB of DDR3 ECC Memory

Kontron's most powerful industry server with two 8-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors and up to 512 GB of DDR3 ECC Memory

Kontron KISS 4U EATX: Maximum processor performance at minimum noise levels

Eching, Germany, 15. May 2012 – Today, Kontron introduced the new Kontron Industrial Silent Server KISS 4U EATX. It hosts the extremely high processor performance and energy efficiency of two new 8-core Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors each with up to 2.5 GHz turbo clock frequency, and is housed in a robust, yet ultra-quiet, industrial server design.

Thanks to the integrated motherboard for the Extended ATX (EATX) standard, the new Kontron KISS 4U EATX boasts an extremely high power density and scalability - paired with flexible configurability for individual application requirements. With a total of 16 processor cores, 36 threads and up to 512 GB of DDR3 ECC RAM the industry server with its long-term availability of up to five years is the optimal solution for performance-hungry applications such as industrial imaging, medical technology, cloud computing, as well as storage and simulation applications.

Kontron's Industrial Silent Server KISS 4U EATX with its low noise level of around 35dBA is also ideally suited for applications in noise-sensitive areas like manned control rooms, in professional A/V equipment and in long-term available CAD, QS and video surveillance systems. The KISS 4U EATX also stands out from other conventional servers, as it meets tough application demands, including high shock and vibration resistance as well as hot-swappable chassis fans which can now be exchanged more conveniently via the front panel, minimizing maintenance effort. Besides the standard version with IP20 protection, there is also a variant with IP52, which protects against dust and dripping water. The operating temperature ranges from 0 to 50 °C.
OEMs and end-users benefit from high quality design and manufacturing, flexible configurability with standard components and the user-friendly administration options of the Kontron KISS 4U EATX, which all contribute to the especially low Total-Cost-of-Ownership.

Benefits of designing with the Dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Family
The 32nm Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family introduces a multitude of enhancements intended to significantly improve processor performance over previous generations, while lowering latency and saving power intelligently. It is the first dual-socket server-class Intel® processor to integrate PCI Express 3.0, enabling the I/O hub to be removed to save blade- or board-level real estate.

The feature set of the Kontron KISS 4U EATX in detail:
• 2x Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 processors E5-2620 or E5-2658 (socket R), C602/C606 chip set
• 16x DIMM socket for up to 512 GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM with ECC support
• 3x PCI-E 3.0 x16 and 3x PCI-E 3.0 x8 for customer-specific extensions
• 8x SAS/SATA 3Gb/s ports (RAID 0,1,10)
• 2x SATA 6Gb/s + 4x SATA 3Gb/s ports (RAID 0,1,5,10) for connecting data storage devices
• 2x 5.25" slots, 1x slim bay, 1x 3.5" slot (internal)
• Options: DVD R/W, KISS Stor, KISS DA135, KISS DA335, KISS DA425, 2.5" SSD
• 2x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
• 1x RJ45 IPMI-LAN port
• 11x USB 2.0 (2x front, 4x rear, 4x via header, 1x Type A)
• 1x VGA
• PS/2 interface
• 2x Fast UART 16550 ports (1x rear, 1x front)
• 4U x 19" x 472 mm (H x W x D)

Thanks to a MTBF of 50,000 hours, Kontron's latest industrial rackmount server guarantees high availability while minimizing maintenance costs. The Kontron Industrial Silent Server KISS 4U EATX is CE certified and UL qualified. It supports Linux and Windows operating systems and is now in stock as a standard system. Alternatively it can be configured to fit customer requirements and shipped as a complete, independently certified solution. The Kontron KISS 4U EATX is available in APAC and EMEA now.

For further information on the Kontron Industrial Silent Server KISS 4U EATX, please visit:

Further information on the Kontron KISS server family is available at: http://www.kontron.com/KISS


About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 40% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, helps create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/

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