Lanner’s NCA-6110 is a 2U high-performance rackmount network appliance designed for network security, application delivery and WAN optimization; this platform features 40Gbps encryption/decryption security acceleration and is now upgraded with support for AMD’s 3rd Generation EPYC processor family, codenamed Milan.
According to AMD, “‘Third-gen EPYC is the highest-performance server processor in the industry, at the socket level and at the per-core level when you look at every core-count boundary.” The Milan CPUs, developed using AMD’s latest Zen 3 cores, offer up to 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0 and eight channels of memory.
Similar to its predecessor, the Milan processor is also designed with 8 chiplets of eight cores each; the difference is now that all eight cores in the chiplet are connected, providing an effective double L3 cache design for a lower overall cache latency structure. All Milan processors should be drop-in compatible with Rome series platforms with a BIOS update while retaining all of Milan’s new capabilities.
Also according to AMD, “3rd Gen EPYC is the most ideal solution for cloud, HPC and enterprise, where it drives significant TCO value while providing state-of-the-art security and data protection.”
The added support for Milan processors is followed the NCA-6110‘s other outstanding features, including up to 512GB DDR4 2666MHz ECC REG DIMM, dual RJ45 ports, 4x 3.5" or 2.5" swappable HDD/SSD bays, 2x PCIe x8 FHHL or 1x PCIe x16 FHFL PCIe expansion and up to 8x NIC slots.