Whitepaper: COM HPC Server – the new Server-on-Module standard
The PICMG will soon officially adopt the COM HPC Computer-on-Module standard. Part of the new standard is the COM HPC Server specification. It was developed for high-end edge server computing, which eagerly awaits new high-speed interfaces such as PCI Express 4.0 and 5.0 as well as 25 Gbit Ethernet. Compared to established COM Express Type 7 based Server-on-Modules, the new specification has almost twice the interface bandwidth with its 800 signal lines, and therefore provides a significantly greater range of functions besides the performance boost. What are the most important markets and applications for the new high-end Server-on-Modules and what are the limits?