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Emerson Network Power to Demonstrate Next Generation Communications Platform from Intel, Codename ‘Crystal Forest’ 

High-performance implementation shows how packet, data and control processing can be consolidated on a new Intel architecture

TEMPE, Ariz., US. [14 February, 2012] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, will demonstrate AdvancedTCA® (ATCA®) blade technology based on the next generation communications platform from Intel, codename Crystal Forest, at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona (27 February – 1 March).

Emerson Network Power, which is developing a family of ATCA blades implementing the next generation communications platform from Intel, will show its ultra-high performance 40G ATCA blade running Wind River Linux and the new Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK).

The Emerson Network Power demonstration at Mobile World Congress will show how an optimized system environment, offering balanced processing, I/O and data movement throughout the system, can exploit the full capabilities of the next generation communications platform from Intel.

The company’s new 40G ATCA blade features a variety of high-speed interfaces for both ATCA fabric and direct connections, together with balanced offload acceleration, providing system support to enable very high throughput of both packet-processing and control plane workloads.

The consolidation of packet, application and control processing functions in one blade is an important benefit of the next generation communications platform from Intel. A key feature enabling this consolidation is the Intel® DPDK, which is fully supported by the Emerson Network Power 40G ATCA blade. The optimized libraries included in the Intel® DPDK enable fast packet movement in the data plane using multi-core Intel® architecture processors, and the Intel® DPDK thus enables the faster execution of packet processing workloads across the network without sacrificing security.

By implementing packet processing together with other data plane and control plane functions on a single, Intel architecture platform, telecom equipment manufacturers can benefit from lower development costs and the use of common tool suites, helping enable faster time to market, as well as the ability to balance workloads efficiently across the available hardware resources.

Stephen Dow, president of Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing business, said: “Emerson Network Power ATCA blades based on the next generation communications platform from Intel will offer the telecom industry greater flexibility in their equipment deployments, enabling the provision of more, and more valuable, subscriber services at lower cost.”

“Our Crystal Forest platform, along with the Intel® DPDK, was designed to provide breakthrough packet processing performance to enable powerful blade implementations,” said Rose Schooler, general manager, Communications Infrastructure Division, Intel. “Intel also collaborated with Emerson Network Power on our workload consolidation initiative as they were designing their ATCA blade to reach 40G performance.”

The demonstration can be seen by appointment at the Wind River meeting suite at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 27 February – 1 March 2012 (4.4HS02).

More information about ATCA blades and platforms from Emerson Network Power can be found at

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded computing solutions, including ATCA®, COM Express®, CompactPCI®, embedded computers and motherboards, OpenVPX™, VMEbus and the RapiDex™ board customization service for original equipment manufacturers and systems integrators in the telecommunications, industrial automation, aerospace/defense and medical markets, visit

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion.  

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