IBASE's New 1U Edge Server Integrates AI into 5G Networks

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

August 15, 2023


IBASE's New 1U Edge Server Integrates AI into 5G Networks
Image Credit: IBASE

Taipei, Taiwan. IBASE Technology Inc. released an enterprise 1U edge server, its INA8505, powered by Intel’s Xeon D-2700 processor. The solution is ideal for extensive 5G Open vRAN & MEC uses like autonomous vehicles, smart city deployments, and real-time data analytics. There is potential for complete control over resource allocation within the RAN and MEC allowing seamless integration of AI into the edge deployed 5G network infrastructure.

IBASE’s INA8505 was designed with a small area in mind, making it an easy implementation into active infrastructure utilizing front access and a short-depth. The device is ready for extreme weather deployments being waterproof, dust-proof, and IP65 certified. For critical telecommunications and network, the INA8505 supports GPS time synchronization, NEBS certification, and DC power support.

A vast array of I/O connectivity on the INA8505 includes an RJ45 console port, four 25 GbE SFP28 ports, two USB2.0 Type-A ports, and a VGA port from BMC (Aspeed 2600, IPMI 2.0 support). Further highlights include:

  • Intel Xeon D-2700 processor
  • 4x DDR4 DIMMs, Max. 256GB RDIMM or Max. 512GB LRDIMM
  • 1x GbE RJ45 & 4x 25GbE SFP28 ports on board
  • 2x 2.5” SATA/NVMe hot swappable HDD/SSD
  • Optional for one card:
    • 1x PCI-E (x16) Gen4 single-slot for double FHFL interfaces passive cooling, up to 120W
  • Optional for two cards:
    • 1x PCI-E (x16) Gen4 single-slot + 1x PCI-E (x8) Gen4 FHFL interfaces passive cooling, up to 75W each
  • Optional IPMI 2.0 moduleGPS time synchronization
  • Supports SyncE and PTP IEEE 1588

For more information, visit ibase.com.tw.

Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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