VersaLogic Releases Server-Class Computers for Embedded Applications

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 10, 2020


VersaLogic Corp. has announced a new server-class product in a compact 110 x 155 x 50 mm package.

Named "Grizzly," the new embedded server product features an Intel 16-core processor, up to 128 GB of ECC RAM, high speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet channels, and operation over the full -40º to +85ºC industrial temperature range. This rugged, compact server product was designed for server-class products in hostile environments. 

Serving the Edge
Designed and tested for full industrial temperature operation as well as MIL-STD-202H for high impact and vibration, the Grizzly is the first 16-core embedded computer to offer this much performance in a compact, rugged package, according to the company.

The Grizzly includes two SFP+ interface connectors which support high-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet.  They accept plug-in adaptors for copper connections, short-reach fiber, and long-reach fiber connections.  The Grizzly also includes POE Gigabit Ethernet ports, USB 3.0, digital I/O, and SATA 3 ports. Two mini-PCIe sockets support plug-in on-board expansion devices, such as GPS modules.

Server Class
Within its 110 x 155 x 50 mm package, the Grizzly supports up to 128 GB of error correcting memory. This memory capacity simplifies running larger virtual machines and leveraging all 16 cores. The error correcting memory guards against single bit memory errors, which can occur in outer space and high-altitude applications. IPMI out-of-band board management is also supported. On-board data storage is enabled by an M.2 socket that supports up to 2 TB of high-speed solid state storage.

Long-term Availability
Like other VersaLogic products, the Grizzly is designed for long-term availability (10+ year typical production lifecycle).

Customization services to help developers create solutions will be available for the Grizzly, even in low OEM quantities. Customization options include conformal coating, revision locks, custom labeling, customized testing, and screening.

Pricing and Availability
The Grizzly (VL-ESU-5070) is now in stock at both VersaLogic Corp. and Digi-Key Corp. OEM pricing starts at $2,512. 

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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