Since the end of August 2013, Fujitsu have been shipping a new version of their industrial ATX mainboard D3128-B. The new Fujitsu D3128-B2x is now available and supports 3rd Gen Intel Core processors from the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 product family and Intel Xeon processor E5-1600 v2 product family as well as Intel Core i7 4800/4900 product family with LGA2011 sockets, based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture.
Other new features include the full support for Windows 8 and the following memory technologies: DDR3-1866 UDIMM up to 64 GB and DDR3-1600/1866-RDIMM up to 128 GB.
The D3128-B2x from the company”s Extended Lifecycle Series is equipped with an Intel C602 chipset. It is designed for 24/7 continuous operation and is mainly used in professional applications requiring high CPU computing power for image processing, CAD applications, and analysis of 3D data.
As the D3128-B2x supports Intel vPro technology, systems based on the mainboard allow remote maintenance using an Intel GbE LAN Controller with Intel Advanced Management Technology 8.1/DASH 1.1, regardless of the state of the operating system. This so-called out-of-band manageability makes it easier to diagnose and fix problems, especially those that occur in systems that are operating in places difficult to access. In order to support this functionality, Fujitsu ships the board with a demo version of the remote management solution AMI Megarac XMS by American Megatrends.
A number of additional features ensure increased safety: the onboard trusted platform module V1.2 enables secure computing while the optional EraseDisk function guarantees reliable erasure of sensitive data from the hard disk through the use of various algorithms.
Like the preceding version, the D3128-B2x has an extended lifecycle of up to four years. A strict lifecycle management guarantees users early information about possible changes of the product. From the design to the selection of all components and the comprehensive tests in their own Product Compliance Center, Fujitsu place a very high degree of emphasis on reliability. This particularly qualifies the board for 24/7 continuous operation in professional applications that depend on a high degree of system availability.