Modular Infrastructure

Accelerate general purpose server deployments with high performance, robust PCIe connectivity solutions in modular infrastructure based on industry standard specifications

Specification Background: The OCP DC-MHS (Data Center Modular Hardware System) specification targets server design and deployment with modular shared architectures. The goal is decreased costs and seamless hardware optionality through reuse, circular supply chains, and accelerated server design cycles.


Requirements and Challenges​

  • Support DC-MHS specifications for large server designs with modular disaggregated resources using connectors and cables with highly variable channel loss
  • Running high speed PCIe over multiple connectors that increase insertion loss and crosstalk presents significant signal integrity and link stability challenges
  • General purpose server nodes managing the activities of the other devices in the system require flexible software configuration for customization, Link, Fleet and RAS management and diagnostics
  • Dense PCIe links between multiple CPU root complexes, PCIe switches, and other endpoints present risks in system design and data center deployment without rigorous interoperability testing

Aries Smart DSP Retimer Benefits​

  • Provides flexibility for routing high-speed PCIe signals and extended reach for high channel loss designs to support DC-MHS solutions
  • Purpose-built for demanding AI server channels and delivers robust signal integrity and link stability over long distances for modular boards with multiple high-speed connectors
  • Real-time lane, link and device health monitoring and management features with Astera Labs’ COSMOS suite that provides comprehensive diagnostics and advanced Link, Fleet and RAS management for cloud-scale deployments of modular infrastructure
  • Rigorously tested for interoperability in our Cloud-Scale Interop Lab with leading GPU, CPU, PCIe switch, network, and storage endpoints to minimize deployment risk and accelerate time-to-market
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