PCIe card enables cloud gaming-as-a-service

PCIe card enables cloud gaming-as-a-service

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Integrated with SMART EC’s MaxCore MC4100 high-performance server and running cloud gaming software such as that offered by Gamestream, the PCIE-7217 add-in card will enable telecom/cable operators and hospitality providers to create branded gaming-as-a-service offerings for their customers. Enabled by 5G and fibre-to-the-home networks currently in deployment, consumers would have access to premium games through an internal OTT-like service. SMART EC estimates that the performance of its cloud gaming solution could offer up to three times better performance using one-third of the power and one-third of the rack space of currently available competing server solutions.

The PCIE-7217 has been designed specifically to work in the 4U MaxCore MC4100 platform created by Artesyn Embedded Computing and now part of SMART EC, taking advantage of special features such as a second connector for cable-free auxiliary power and integrated 1G Ethernet for a management network.

Built into the Intel Core i7-8705G are two GPUs, the Intel HD Graphics 630 and the Radeon RX Vega M GL. This CPU with dual-GPU architecture allows the SMART EC PCIE-7217 card to simultaneously service multiple gamers at different resolutions. Each processor complex has a dedicated M.2 for local storage of large game libraries. Additionally, an optional SSD can be soldered down for each processor to provide up to 512GB of memory for the operating system or other uses.

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