nForce 4 Professional: la soluzione Iwill
Assieme a Tyan, Iwill è tra i principali produttori di schede madri taiwanesi impegnati in particolare nello sviluppo di soluzioni per workstation e server. Per questo motivo, non giunge inaspettato l'annuncio di una nuova scheda madre Iwill basata sul nuovo chipset NVIDIA nForce 4 Professional.
La scheda supporta due processori AMD Opteron su Socket 940; a ciascun processore sono collegati 4 Slot memoria per moduli DDR400 Registered. Sul PCB si notano i due Slot per schede video PCI Express, collegabili in modalità SLI con schede NVIDIA Quadro.
Di seguito è riportato il comunicato stampa rilasciato per l'occasione da Iwill:
IWILL DK8ES - Professional Server Board with NVIDIA NFORCE PROFESSIONAL supporting PCI-E
Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 27th, 2005 IWILL introduces a server board supporting dual AMD OpteronTM and PCI Express architecture. The DK8ES is based on the NVIDIA nForceTM Professional 2200 media and communications processor (MCP) and provides dual PCI-Express x16 slots (one with x2 bandwidth) that the transfer speed can reach maximum 9GB/Sec. DK8ES is a deluxe server board equipped with dual Broadcom PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller, AMD 8131 PCI-X chip, and an integrated graphics controller.
IWILL has the honor of launching our board with NVIDIA on the first month of 2005. IWILL will continuously team up with NVIDIA for more high quality server and workstation products. The NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 delivers a highly scalable platform for the server and workstation markets, said Drew Henry, general manager of platform business at NVIDIA. With the DK8ES, IWILL has introduced a very flexible solution that is sure to meet the many different needs of their corporate and enterprise customers.
Where are the aluminum electrolytic capacitors?
To be a reliable server product, IWILL strictly chose every little component, and kept the best quality control. To avoid the leaking capacitors mucking up the server board, IWILL chose Digital Voltage Regulator Module. Its unique technology could make IWILL to replace the most of capacitors on the mainboard.
The electrolyte would not only cause the damage on the boards elements, but also destroy your expansive peripheral accessories, such as processors, memories, and expansion cards. DK8ES gave you the most stable operating environment.
PCI Express ArchitectureNext to SLI
Via the NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200, IWILL delivered the professional server board, DK8ES, supporting dual Opteron and PCI-Express. The following version will equip with two x16 slots allowing users to scale to NVIDIA® SLITM multiple GPU technology. For the visual rendering or CAD/CAM field, it could provide the best performance due to its strong graphic computing support and lower latencies memory by AMD CPU memory controller.
DK8ES Special Features
- Support up to two AMD OpteronTM processors
- NVIDIA nForce Professional 2200 MCP
- Support ECC Registered SDRAM memory module up to 16GB
- Two PCI-Express x16 expansion slots ( one in x2 mode )
- Three PCI-X slots
- Dual Broadcom® PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
- Support four channel SATA ports over 300 MB/s
- Support IPMI 1.5
IWILL Corporation is one of the leading system solution providers and motherboard manufacturers in Taiwan since 1989. IWILL offers the dedicated server & HPC solutions, general purpose server & workstation solutions, and Performance PC related motherboards to various territories which include the computing platforms for military use, medical use, scholarly researches, bioengineering, film studios, home entertainments, and daily personal & business computing. From enterprises to end users, IWILL provides all the computing resources you need for clustering systems to performance workstations to small form factor computers. Get to know more about IWILL, please visit our website, http://www.iwill.net