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Trenton Systems Blogs

PICMG 1.3 Specification

  • Tony Oliva
  • 01/08/2018
  • picmg
Industry Transition to PICMG 1.3
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PCI Express Expansion Product Family Extends I/O Capability

Trenton's family of PCI Express Expansion products deliver a simplified yet high-speed method of securely adding system I/O cards to an existing host server. These new ...
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PCI Express-driven Cryptographic Systems Tech Challenges

Correctly routing PCIe signal traces is a design challenge that few companies can handle well, and taking short cuts in single board computer and backplane designs which ...
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You Can Have Any Color You Want

Mr. Henry Ford was quoted as saying that, “A customer can have a car painted any color he wants as long as it’s black.” While it is true that most of the rackmount ...
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Trenton Launches New Purley Platform Skylake-SP Host Boards

Intel® next-generation Xeon® Gold and Silver processors formally known as Skylake-SP and developed under the family codename Purley have released and Trenton Systems is ...
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New MBS1001 Delivers Compute Density

The MBS1001 is part of the Modular Blade System family from Trenton Systems; it hosts 2 Modular Blade cards such as the MBK8257 and MSL8256 in just 1U and 19" of rack ...
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Timelapse Build of IBM's Z14 Mainframe

"The new IBM® z14™ (z14) mainframe is the core of trusted digital experiences. It enables the ultimate protection for your data and simplifies compliance to regulations. ...
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Best Practices for every Data Center

What's Important For My Data Center? In today's modern world, the requirements for data to be accessed at lightning-fast speeds while providing utmost security is a ...
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NVMe Mainstream

  • Will Shirley
  • 01/03/2018
  • nvme
Speed up your persistent storage with NVMe Non-volatile storage has long been one of the most restrictive bottlenecks in computing. Humanity generates 2.5 quintillion ...
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TRENTON SYSTEMS Rugged Rack Mount Computer Supports Largest Sporting ...

Hometown Team Provides Processing Power to AV Solutions Partner Daktronics The new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia is nearing completion and Trenton ...
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Rugged Rackmount Chassis Survives 750 lbs/force!

How much abuse can your rackmount computer handle?  Here at Trenton, we use the word, "rugged," a lot.  It's woven into our design methodology from conception to ...
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Customized BIOS & Software Solutions

  • Nate Young
  • 01/03/2018
  • BIOS
Trenton Systems provides a variety of custom BIOS and software solutions for supporting our customers’ particular requirements and needs. A dedicated team of software ...
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Can you really buy a 'Made In USA' Rackmount Computer?

WHY DO YOU NEED A 'MADE IN USA' RACKMOUNT COMPUTER? When you bought your last rackmount computer you probably saw a sticker that said, “Made In China” or “Made in ...
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How To Calculate A Rackmount Computer Failure Rate

When sourcing a rackmount computer supplier for your embedded computing components, especially when quality, longevity and the assurance that the components were ...
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Industrial Computer Power Supply Selection

One of the most important factors when specifying an embedded computing system is the power supply.  The application drives the power supply selection process, starting ...
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A Vicious Cycle - The Hidden Recurring Costs of a Short Lifecycle

Your average computer is available on the market for two to three years, its "lifecycle."  This is fine for commercial customers who have no expectation of buying the ...
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Revision Control: Ensure Every Computer You Buy is Consistent

When I was in high school, I took some classes with a set of twins named Timmy and Tommy. Initially I would say they were identical in every way and I’ll confess that I ...
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"Drop in Compatible" are the 3 Words That Scare me the Most

What designers of long-life computing systems need to know We’ve all been taught to never trust somebody that says, “trust me.” As a computer engineer by training, the ...
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INFOGRAPHIC: How Long Before Your Industrial Computer Reaches Its ...

The industry average computer lifecycle is only 3 years! The end-of-life (EOL) of a product can be costly and burdensome especially for those in sensitive fields such as ...
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5 Considerations when selecting a GPU/Video Card for a rackmount ...

  • Tony Oliva
  • 01/03/2018
  • GPU
As an engineer in a development environment, you've done your research and selected the best GPU/Video card for your application.  You've weighed number of cores against ...
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WHY A 1U OR 2U BLADE SERVER MAKES SENSE

It's time to upgrade your rack mount server infrastructure - again! The 3-5 year industry average replacement window is knocking at your door (see what I did there?). ...
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Windows 7 Reaches End of Life for New Configurations

Software has lifecycles, just like physical hardware.  From the time it is released until it no longer receives support from a developer varies depending on who wrote ...
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Commercial Computers vs. Industrial Computers

 We are all familiar with the typical big name online computer companies that you’ve used at home or at your desk. Maybe you are considering what computer hardware you ...
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What is Secure Boot?

Secure Boot The UEFI specification defines a mechanism called "Secure Boot" for ensuring the integrity of firmware and software running on a platform. Secure Boot ...
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Why & Why Not Upgrade Your Industrial Computer Hardware

First, congratulations on being able to sustain your application for so many years! Not many programs are able to successfully stay in production this long. Still, ...
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Rackmount Solutions: Mechanical & Electrical Capabilities Under One ...

As computer design has gotten more complicated it is more critical than ever that the electrical design engineers and the mechanical engineers work closely.  Over the ...
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Can You Open Your Rackmount Computer Without Voiding Your Warranty?

You bought a rackmount computer designed specifically per your requirements. The million dollar question is, are you allowed to open and inspect the computer system ...
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4 Reasons Why You Should Buy An American-Made Industrial Computer

Before making a decision on which industrial rackmount computer your application will utilize for the next few years, have you considered the benefits of buying ...
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