SharpMedia™ 2U Platform2U Media Processing Acceleration Appliance

SharpMedia™ 2U Platform

The Artesyn Embedded Technologies SharpMedia™ Platform is a carrier grade 2U server powered by up to four SharpMedia PCIE-8120 PCIE Express media processing acceleration engines to accelerate voice and video applications in a standard server architecture.
Voice and video streaming is becoming more pervasive as customer demand for media consumption continues to rise, and the diversity of media sources, network conditions and individual consumption devices proliferate. Using traditional Intel® Xeon® server architectures, power and efficiency soon become a limitation when scaling to high channel density media stream transcoding.
By employing highly efficient digital signal processors(DSPs) to provide direct offload of the host CPU, the SharpMedia Platform's PCIE-8120 acceleration engines offer higher density voice and video processing and take up less rack space. Network equipment providers can either add or substantially increase the voice channel or video processing density with the SharpMedia approach, thus reducing overall power and space demands for their equipment as it scales to higher throughput. The SharpMedia Platform and its SharpMedia PCIE-8120 acceleration boards are particularly suited to the following applications:
  • Session border controllers (adding voice or video transcode)
  • Media gateways
  • Media servers/media resource function
  • Video/content optimization (transcode and transrating)
  • WebRTC voice applications
  • Interactive voice and video response systems
The SharpMedia portfolio brings high density DSPs with embedded voice and video firmware from Octasic together with Artesyn's strong embedded system heritage and thermal design skill, resulting in an industry-leading media processing density for the next generation of voice and video processing systems.

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  • 2U NEBS Server with single Intel® Xeon® E5-2609 2.50 GHz or dual Xeon® E5-2640 2.00 GHz configurations
  • Up to 64GB dual channel DDR3-1333 memory
  • 500 GB storage memory
  • Dual 10 gigabit and dual gigabit ports
  • 1100W AC or DC power supply options
  • Configurable for up to four single slot full length full height PCI express cards with x4 interface
  • High performance media processing core based on power-efficient DSPs
  • Comprehensive voice and video processing firmware and programmers interface included
  • Support for 720p and 1080p video conferencing
  • Designed for NEBS Level 3 and ETSI telecom standards compliance