FWA-6512 - Advantech
2U Network Application Platform with
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 v2
ƒƒ Supports quad Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 v2 series up to 130W
ƒƒ 32 x DDR3 ECC 1600/1866MHz RDIMM/LRDIMMs up to 1TB
ƒƒ 2 x 2.5” hot-swappable SATA HDDs/SSDs
ƒƒ 8 x Advantech Network Mezzanine Cards (NMCs) for high density of 1/10/40
GbE ports
ƒƒ 4 internal PCIe LP slots for Intel® QuickAssist or other accelerators
ƒƒ Hot-swappable fans and PSU modules
ƒƒ Compact 2U mechanical system design
The FWA-6512 is a unique high performance network application platform designed for maximum packet processing throughput by cleverly balancing the processing of network
traffic from eight PCIe 3.0 based Network Mezzanine Cards (NMC) across four Intel® Xeon® processors. Equipped with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 v2 Processor Series, formerly
codenamed Ivy Bridge EP4S, the FWA-6512 platform offers the ideal performance, scalability, memory flexibility and network capacity for managing the most demanding packet
processing workloads. The platform comes in a compact, leading edge 2U enclosure with a highly reliable thermal design and scalable modular architecture for the ultimate in I/O
configurability. 32 PCIe 3.0 lanes per CPU socket are routed to the NMCs offering 8Gbps per lane for maximum I/O throughput. A broad portfolio of front-loading, field replaceable
NMCs are available to choose from. They offer a variety of 1, 10 and 40GE port counts for up to 320 Gbps I/O connectivity and with a range of advanced LAN bypass options. In
addition, up to four internal PCIe x16 low profile adaptors can be installed internally for acceleration, co-processing and offload requirements. These include adaptors based on the
Intel® Communications Chipset 8955 with Intel® QuickAssist Technology.
For handling large workloads, 32 DIMMs (8 per CPU socket) enable increased memory density for configurations up to 1TB RAM using 32GB LRDIMMs offering greater flexibility
and granularity to network equipment providers. Two hot-swappable SATA disks or SSDs (2.5") can be mounted at the front of the system.
The FWA-6512 has an exclusive internal architecture based on a stacked motherboard configuration which considerably improves cooling, installation and serviceability when
compared with other quad socket platforms. The dual motherboard design provides better thermal performance by uncoupling the thermal influence between CPUs and allows for
richer PCIe connectivity without sacrificing PCIe 3.0 signal integrity. With a power supply requirement of only 1500W, lower fan speeds are employed which reduces acoustic noise,
stress and yields better MTBF. Further reliability has been built in to the system through carrier grade IPMI and BIOS features including redundant BIOS, remote BIOS configuration
and fail safe HPM.1 upgrades of all components.
For operation and management needs, the FWA-6512 provides a comprehensive set of front panel features including 2 x RJ45 GbE Mgmt ports, 1 x RJ45 console, 1 x USB, 1 x power
button, 3 x status LED (power LED, status LED, alert LED) and a graphic LCM with 5 buttons. The platform is available with a choice of redundant 1400W AC and 1500W DC power
supplies for deployment in carrier or data center environments.
Overall, the FWA-6512’s ultra-dense design incorporates the ultimate performance, availability, flexibility and expandability available on a network application platform in a 2U form
factor. In addition the design allows for more flexibility when the system or I/O needs to be customized for specific ODM requirements.
Main Specifications
System Form Factor
PCIe Expansion
NMC Expansion
Front Mgmt IO
Thermal Design
Power supply
2U, rack-mount network appliance
Size: 430 x 88 x 685mm (17" x 3.5" x 27", W x H x D)
Quad Intel E5-4600V2 Xeon processors
Supports up to 130W CPU SKU
Intel C604
32 x DDR3, ECC/REG DIMMs, up to 512GB (1TB using 32GB LRDIMMs)
Up to 1866MHz speed
8 x DIMMs / 4 memory channels per processor
4 x internal low profile PCIe x8 expansion slots
8 x Advantech NMC expansion slots includes: NMC-4002, NMC-4001, NMC-1004, NMC-0803…etc.
Max 64 GbE or 32 10GE or 16 40GE ports with or without support for LAN bypass
2 x 2.5" hot-swappable HDD trays for SATA/SSD disk
Arrier grade BIOS with full redundancy and fail safe upgrades according to HPM.1
Integrated IPMI Lights Out and System Health Management with carrier grade features and redundancy
2 x RJ45 GbE Mgmt ports, 1 x RJ45 console, 1 x USB, 1 x power button, 3 x status LED (power LED, status LED, alert LED), graphical LCM
with 5 buttons
Six hot swappable fan modules, each carrying two 40mm fans including fan failure LEDs
Redundant 1400W AC PSU and 1500W DC PSU
All product specifications are subject to change without notice
Last updated : 13-Mar-2014
Unit: mm
Ordering Information
Model number
FWA-6512 Bare-system w/o Intel Xeon CPU w/o
memory DIMM
Contact your Advantech representative for more information about preconfigured units
and branding/customization options.
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