Lanner: F.A.S.T. supporting 1G/10G/40G/100G Ethernet speeds
F.A.S.T. solutions are purpose-built developed for enhancing Lanner’s high-end network computing appliances. The multi-functional modular kits come in the N2S, the N3S or the NCS2 form factor and aim to deliver flexibility, adaptability, scalability and transformability for all compatible appliances’ connectivity, storage and open compute capabilities. F.A.S.T. connectivity series features support for 1G/10G/40G/100G Ethernet speeds in one or more modular slots; the modular kits can be retrofitted via either copper or fiber interface and are equipped with G3 copper and fiber bypass. Also featured are supports for TAP, POE functions, mini-PCIE slots for wifi/LTE connectivity and PCIE slots for other network options.
F.A.S.T. storage series, on the other hand, can be leveraged for creating different storage options such as PCIE storage and NVME storage. They support 3.5” HDD, 2.5” HDD/SSD and PCIE slots for RAID/HBA cards. F.A.S.T. open compute series support not only PCIE x8/x16 FHHL cards but also network acceleration cards and flow processing cards.
The N2S-RRC01, the first F.A.S.T. solution from the connectivity series, comes in Lanner’s double width N2S form factor and is built with Intel RRC FM10420 chipset. The Intel Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 family is designed for high-density rack scale server platforms running high-performance communications infrastructure applications that require advanced DPDK acceleration enhancements to improve server network performance while freeing up CPU utilization.
The N2S-RRC01’s most notwithstanding feature is its support for 2x 100G Ethernet ports (QSFB28), delivering socket direct, multi-host performance and lighting speed for almost all networking applications. Also featured are dual Gen3 PCIe x8 goldenfingers and dual Link/Act LED (per Ethernet port).