4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2012 5:22 PM by hemo RSS

    Low-power and cheap Serial-over-LAN processor?

    hemo

      Hi,

       

      we are building a low power medical device, on Q67 (or QM67) platform. Serial-over-LAN is the key, and I would like to use the cheapest dualcore possible. I do not need KVM or any other fancy stuff, just console redirection.

       

      (we are currently on a Supermicro D525 board with IPMI, it has plenty of power, but want to get DVI in the same level as the board)

       

      Is SoL enabled on a say Pentium G620T or even a celeron? Or do I need a fully fledged core i5 with full vpro and power consumption and price and...

       

      Thanks, much appreciated,

        • 1. Re: Low-power and cheap Serial-over-LAN processor?
          gfuestonx

          If I understand you correct, what you are looking for is a Intel Standard Manageabilty Processor which would be some Core i3's

           

          As an example at the Dell site http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=bpcts3&c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&model_id=optiplex-990

          You will notice at the top it shows the i3 and if you scrool down close to the bottom it will show Intel Standard Manageabilty.

          • 2. Re: Low-power and cheap Serial-over-LAN processor?
            hemo

            Hi,

             

            thanks for answering - that Dell site is even more misterious: if you only add $15 for complete vPro, why is then a core i5 a whooping $85 more expensive? This would only show that Dell normally strips even Intel standard manageability. So does Lenovo, btw, you can only get full vPro.

             

            Anyway: is there a nice table, that would show which functions of vPro (advanced vs. stanard manageability) does each processor support? And in conjunction with say DQ67EP, so a complete Intel system. Or am I asking to much from Intel?

            • 3. Re: Low-power and cheap Serial-over-LAN processor?
              gfuestonx

              Here is all the information that I can find.

               

              //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_vPro#Relationships_between_Intel_vPro.2C_Intel_AMT.2C_Intel_Centrino_2.2C_and_Intel_Core_2
              //content.dell.com/us/en/business/d/help-me-choose/hmc-systems-management
              //software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-vpro-technology-faq/

              Technology

              Intel® vPro™ technology eligible CPUs*

              Intel® Core™ i3 processors**

              Intel® Pentium™ processors

              Intel® Celeron™ processors

              Intel TXT

              Yes

              No

              No

              No

              Intel VT-d

              Yes

              No

              No

              No

              Intel AMT

              Yes

              No

              No

              No

              Intel Standard Manageability

              Yes

              Yes*

              Yes

              Yes

               

               

              * Intel Standard Manageability Supports SOL and IDER with no support for KVM

               

               

              Greg

              • 4. Re: Low-power and cheap Serial-over-LAN processor?
                hemo

                Hi Greg,

                 

                thanks for the dig.

                I am leaning towards the "you're probably right". I saw numerous posts saying i3 supports SOL and Pentium sometimes does and sometimes doesn't, Celeron even worse.

                 

                Still, from all official Intel memos, the only thing clear is as you say: Standard Manageability is available "by the chipset" and KVM is only enabled with i5 onwards. And I can only hope that SOL always is part of Standard Manageability. Still, I will have to try at least one board and see what happens. I am leaning towards a Celeron G530 and Q67 or maybe Q77 MoBo. Our deploy is in August, so I reckon B3 stepping will be out by late June...

                 

                Thanks,

                Hemo