IEI Released New Network Appliance with AMD Platform - PUZZLE-A001

Sep 18, 2019

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PUZZLE-A001 networking computer
AMD Platform Trusted Platform Module Two PCIe x4 Slots
Support Smarter NICs Product Info Applications

AMD is one of the top X86-based platform provider that offers high-performance, high-core-count processors with Secure Encrypted Virtualization and Secure Memory Encryption. The PUZZLE-A001 and the PUZZLE-A002 are 1U rack network terminals powered by AMD EPYC 3000 and R-series processor to deliver outstanding computing performance.

Empowered by AMD Platform
AMD R-Series
AMD EPYC™ Embedded 3000 Processors

This series leverages AMD’s advanced “Zen” architecture deliver up to a 52% improvement in instructions per clock (IPC) compared to legacy architectures. It designed with an onboard AMD Secure Processor off loading encryption, decryption operations, and executing for Crypto Co-processing that encrypts data before it feeds to the I/O, complemented with Hardware Validated Boot capabilities to ensure systems are booted from trusted software.

AMD Embedded R-Series SoC Processors

For compute-intensive workloads and complex algorithm processing, the AMD Embedded R-Series SOC enables system designers to leverage the benefits of 1.0-compliant Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) technology to boost parallel processing performance to new heights.

Trusted Platform Module
Support Trusted Platform Module

SLB9660 TT1.2

Support Trusted Platform Module (TPM)


Support Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

TPM (Trusted Platform Module) offers a broad portfolio of standardized security controllers to protect the integrity and authenticity of systems. With a secured key store and support for a variety of encryption algorithms, TPM security chips provide robust protection for critical data and processes through their rich functionality.

Two PCIe x4 Slots

The PUZZLE-A001 and PUZLLE-A002 feature two PCIe (Gen3 x4) slots, allowing for installing full height, 200mm length Standard PCIe card, such us single/dual-port 10GbE NICs to accelerate applications that demand higher bandwidth, for example virtualization, media workflows, and backup/ restoration tasks for an ever-growing amount of data.

The expansion card also provides extra functions and computing power for the network appliance, Edge computing and AI inference, computing systems.

  QNAP expansion card IEI expansion card GPU expansion card GT1030 expansion card
Description Dual M.2 PCIe SSD expansion card 2-port/4-port PoE card Inferencing accelerator card GPU card
Form Factor Interface Low-Profile
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe x1
PCIe Gen3 x16
PCIe Gen3 x4

Support Smarter NICs

IEI smarter NICs - PulM Network Module slots support 8 lanes of PCIe Gen3 signal which is form CPU and PCH. The PCIe from CPU could be configured into two PCIe x4

P/N PulM-25G2SF-MLX PulM-10G4SF-XL710 PulM-10G4SF-MLX
NIC Brand Mellanox Intel Mellanox
Form Factor Interface Dual ports 25GbE SFP28 Quad ports 10GbE SFP+ Quad ports 10GbE SFP+
Description PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x8 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4

*Only Support PUZZLE-A001

Product Info
PUZZLE-A001 networking computer

AMD EPYC™ Embedded 3000 series processor High- Performance CPU System on Chip

Support 8 x GbE RJ-45 via BCM 5720, 4 x 10 GbE SFP+ and IEI Networking Module

2 x 288-pin DIMM, 2 x DDR4 2666 MHz, UDIMM Up to 64GB / RDIMM Up to 128GB

1 x RJ-45 Console, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s), LCM

2 x 2.5” SATA drive bay, 1 x M.2 B-Key (SATA, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s)), 1 x PCIe mini card (PCIe, USB 2.0)

Support two PCIe x4 slots

Redundant PSUs

PUZZLE-A002 network appliance

AMD R-Series RX-421ND quad-core 2.1 GHz processor

2 x DDR4 2400MHz Non-ECC UDIMM, up to 32 GB

Support 6 x GbE RJ45 via BROADCOM BCM 5720

1 x RJ45 Console, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gb/s), 2 x USB 2.0, LCM

1 x PCIe x8, 2 x 2.5” SATA drive bay, 1 x PCIe mini, 1 x SD slot

Support two PCIe x4


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