Press Release

04 November. 2020
发力服务器、工业互联和车联网 英业达亮相2020东莞台博会
        东莞 2020年11月4日 — 日前,2020第十一届东莞台湾名品博览会(简称台博会)在广东现代国际展览中心成功召开,本届台博会转型专业展,多达360家台湾企业参加,聚焦5G云端、物联网、AI人工智能等前沿技术,亮出大批强应用、接地气高精尖“黑科技”产品,4天吸引约5万人次入场,盛况空前。作为全球知名的智慧设备制造商,英业达集团(Inventec Corporation)首次参会,并带来了智能制造软件解决方案、服务器、车联网5G V2X OBU Box等产品,引发行业广泛关注和与会观众的追捧。 发力服务器、工业互联和车联网 英业达(Inventec)重装亮相2020第11届东莞台博会   英业达携三大系列产品亮相台博会        本届台博会以“聚力大湾区,开拓新商机”为主题,首次采用“线上+实体”双向融合模式,以“一专多能”形式办展,遴选3C数码全产业链参展,紧跟新业态新生活模式,从传统商品展升级换代为科技专业展,吸引大批两岸5G科技、云端服务、物联网、数码电子零组件等前沿科技企业参展,令人耳目一新。         2020年是5G通信云端、物联网应用元年,顺应当前智能制造、5G、车联网大趋势,本次台博会还专门设立了“5G云端物联网主题馆”。作为成立40多年的台湾企业,英业达是从计算器、电话机转型无线通讯、网络应用、服务器等智能设备的代表性高科技企业,本次在“5G云端物联网主题馆”展出旗下工业互联网&智能制造软件解决方案、大数据中心设备-服务器、车联网-客制化5G V2X OBU Box 平台等三大系列产品。 大数据中心设备:高端服务器引人关注         英业达本次参会的大数据中心设备,是英业达顺应大数据、云计算时代对于服务器设备要求的产品。本次展会上,英业达集中展示了面向不同应用场景的服务器,例如基于Intel Purley平台的高密度2U24Bay双路存储服务器(Inventec Entei)、基于最新AMD EPYC ™(霄龙) 7002 系列处理器的高性能2U&1U服务器(Inventec Horsea、Inventec Golduck )、适用于边缘计算场景的边缘服务器(Inventec E850G4) 、定制化服务器等,以及与英特尔合作基于新Intel® FPGA SmartNIC C5000X platform的智能网卡(SmartNIC)产品-Inventec FPGA SmartNIC C5020X;这些产品均由英业达企业电脑事业群(EBG)负责研发制造,在展会现场,吸引了众多企业客户前来问询;“随着5G时代到来,物联网、人工智能、车联网等都将迎来爆发式增长空间,但产生的数据量也将是前所未有的庞大,这也意味着对高性能服务器需求会持续增长。未来,英业达将紧紧围绕行业趋势,从客户需要角度出来,不断进行产品升级改造,推出更多个性化、高性能产品来满足市场需求。”英业达企业电脑事业群BU6总经理林宏州(George Lin)表示。 发力工业互联和智能汽车         除了服务器产品,本次台博会上,英业达也展示了在工业互联网和智能汽车方面的优秀成果。        智能工厂建设是智能制造的核心与重要载体,随着“新基建”项目不断投入,人工智能和工业互联网在制造业领域深入发展,智能工厂已成为未来制造业发展不可逆转的趋势,本次展出的工业互联网&智能制造软件解决方案,是由超过25年智能工厂产品研发及服务经验的英业达集团(天津)电子技术有限公司提供的出色产品,包括“设备管理方案”、 “I² MES 精益制造解决方案”、 “智能制造大数据解决方案 – 智造云台产品”三个序列。这些产品主要用于智能工厂的管理和监控,自动化和智能化的程度非常高,能够帮助广大工业企业提高智能制造的水平,节省人力成本并提高效率,这三大解决方案已经在河北、天津、上海、江苏、浙江、广东、福建等省市落地实施,助力企业转型升级。这些产品顺应了工业互联网发展的趋势,4天展期里吸引了许多行业客户前来咨询。         当前,电动化、智能化成为汽车行业大趋势,5G网联汽车时代即将到来,本次英业达也带来了新的车联网产品-5G V2X OBU Box,该产品为英业达子公司,致力于开发智慧型手持式产品及云端终端应用产品的英华达(IAC)研发制造;此产品内置HUAWEI MH5000-871  5G NR C-V2X车规级通讯模组,支持5G中国全网通 NSA/SA 双组网模式,向下兼容4G LTE/ 3G/2G 网络接入,支持车载备份电池方案的5G V2X辅助驾驶终端。同时,它还支持双频北斗/GPS双模定位,支持多模式交互平台,满足9V~36V 车载电池宽压使用,可以在-40c—+85c的温度范围内正常工作。      关于英业达 ( Inventec ) 英业达集团( Inventec Corporation ) 1975 年创立,早期制造计算机、电话机,后制造NB与服务器,近年,更投入云端运算,无线通讯、智能装置、物联网及绿色能源等;英业达企业电脑事业群(EBG) 成立于1998年,专注于服务器研发制造、提供超大型数据中心、运算密集行业包括互联网及电信运营商最佳解决方案,领先研发制造能力深获客户信任。英业达集团(天津)电子技术有限公司,超过25年智能工厂产品研发及服务经验,作为智能制造解决方案服务商提供集智能工厂规划咨询、软件研发、系统集成、企业运营等一体化服务。1999年起,集团陆续成立子公司,如设计、制造与销售智慧型手机、开发智慧型手持式产品及云端终端应用产品的英华达(IAC)。   英业达的标志是英业达集团的注册商标。文中涉及的其它名称、商标及徽标属于各自所有者资产。
29 October. 2020
Inventec Introduces Golduck, a 1U High Performance Server For Hyperconverged Infrastructure
TAIPEI, Oct. 29, 2020 — Server manufacturer Inventec (2356.TW) announced the release of Golduck, the most advanced 1U, two processor, compute and storage platform, equipped with AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors. Designed with a simple 1U enclosure, Inventec Golduck is optimized for large density and scalability with tool-less storage drives and hot-swappable fan modules. Perfect for various applications including virtualized solutions and big data analysis scenarios requiring better flexibility, higher performance and greater storage capability. Inventec Golduck : 1U server system based on AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors Inventec's Golduck Golduck is a dual socket server that supports AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors, with TDPs of up to 165W. Its ground-up design can transform businesses by allowing them to adopt a server system that offers high core counts with massive memory support and I/O capabilities.  Thanks to the AMD Secure Processor embedded within the AMD EPYC processor, Golduck employs advanced hardware enabled security features that are designed to help protect software and data for customers, including AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) which encrypts virtualized data in use, helping protect data from other VMs and a malicious Hypervisor. It is a response to the increasing workloads of users, with 2 standard PCIe® slots and up to 12 NVMe/SATA SSDs contained in a 1U form factor. A secure solution amid growing demand for digital capabilities According to a JP Morgan equipment finance report in 2019, "Both consumers and businesses are increasing their use of streaming services, cloud computing and other data-intensive functions. This demand has collectively spurred greater investment in server and cloud infrastructure ecosystems that can handle next-generation data workloads." [1] The need for secure server systems is reflected in the worldwide expansion of mega data centers that can handle massive workloads without compromising data security, and has especially been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, as businesses look to build resilience by stepping up their digital capabilities. Inventec Golduck server system is able to offer customers a reliable yet flexible solution with - industry-leading core count (of up to 128 cores with two processors) - up to 4.0 TB memory per processor, with an integrated memory controller (up to 32x DDR4 DIMM) - CPU TDP support up to 165W - 2x PCIe® 4 x16 - high speed I/O connectivity   With AMD EPYC™ processors, Golduck can help customers meet the emerging needs of modern software-defined datacenters, offering a hyper-converged infrastructure with high scalability and flexibility, which is perfectly applicable for database management and analytics, private/ hybrid cloud environments, and virtualized infrastructure.   [1] Mark Bennett, JP Morgan. "What's Driving Growth in the Global Server Market?"  https://www.jpmorgan.com/commercial-banking/insights/driving-growth-in-global-server-market   Learn more about Inventec Golduck: https://ebg.inventec.com/en/product/Server/1U/Golduck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sLBTimR5RY&t=7s   About Inventec Data Center Solutions (Inventec EBG) Inventec Data Center Solutions (Inventec EBG) was established in 1998 and has been focusing on the design and manufacturing of server systems in Inventec Corporation. Over decades, Inventec EBG has been the key server system supplier of the global branding clients. For more information, please visit: https://ebg.inventec.com/ Follow "Inventec Data Center Solutions" on LinkedIn and Wechat to receive their latest news and announcements.   AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, EPYC and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Inventec logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Inventec Corporation. 
21 October. 2020
First Commercial 5G Standalone Private Network in Taiwan Launched by ASOCS, Affirmed Networks and Wave-in Communication for Industrial Manufacturer Inventec
Source ASOCS: https://www.asocscloud.com/pres-releases/first-commercial-5g-standalone-private-network-in-taiwan-launched-by-asocs-affirmed-networks-and-wave-in-communication-for-industrial-manufacturer-inventec/   This is the first software-only 5G SA network based on industry licensed spectrum, used in a live smart-manufacturing production line, and driving Industry 4.0 benefits   October 21, Rosh Haayin – Taiwanese industrial manufacturer Inventec (also known as Inventec Data Center Solutions),ASOCS, Affirmed Networks and Wave-in Communication today announced the first fully-virtualized 5G standalone network used in commercial industrial manufacturing. The 5G private network uses industry spectrum and is deployed in Inventec’s Taoyuan Guishan plant as part of its Smart Manufacturing initiative. The goal of the project is to introduce automation and intelligence to the production line. It is the first 5G network to be used in an active Industry 4.0 production line, enabling smart manufacturing benefits.   Inventec 5G Smart Factory AOI Station   “The 5G network installed at Inventec Taoyuan is only the first stage of a 5G private network application in our smart factory project leading towards Industry 4.0,” says Dr. Albert Chen, Inventec SVP and project lead. “Our goal is to significantly improve our factory efficiency and reduce manpower by implementing AI-based AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection) in the assembly line. Previously, due to the network limitations, production machines were connected to a local computer to perform AI functions. After deploying a private 5G network provided by ASOCS and Affirmed Networks, we were able to link the production machines to a central server with more data and AI training. As a result, the production line straight-through rate (FPY, First Pass Yield) rose from 70% to over 85%. We already have plans to connect more devices to the 5G network in the smart factory, including an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) that autonomously moves and transports materials, and automated server product testing.” The 5G Standalone network was deployed by system integrator Wave-in on government-allocated industry spectrum. “We sought a commercial software-based solution that would allow us to run the entire network on Inventec servers,” said Jay Huang, CEO and founder of Wave-in. “Leveraging our expertise in the telecommunication industry, we are currently involved in numerous other 5G private network projects in Taiwan, and after a thorough analysis of possible vendors we selected Affirmed Networks for the 5G Network Core and ASOCS for the 5G RAN. These open, best-of-breed solutions offer straightforward integration and work seamlessly on standard servers without requiring hardware acceleration. ASOCS and Affirmed Networks were also the first to be ready with interoperability with commercial end devices.” “We’re very excited to be a part of Inventec’s successful deployment of Taiwan’s first 5G standalone network for Industry 4.0 applications, through our partnership with ASOCS’ innovative 5G RAN solutions and Wave-In’s highly skilled integrations team” said Sanjay Mewada, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Affirmed Networks. “Smart manufacturing processes depend on high-capacity, secure, and dynamic 5G networks that can provide always-on connectivity for automated systems and robotics. Affirmed’s commitment to building the best cloud-native ‘Any G’ mobile core is reflected in Inventec’s selection of our technology as the infrastructure behind this cutting edge 5G initiative for Industry 4.0 applications. “We are proud to be a part of this groundbreaking 5G SA deployment” says Gilad Garon, ASOCS CEO. “While much of the industry is still busy with proof-of-concepts in isolated test environments or limited scale trials, we and our partners are focused on creating immediate and tangible value with live 5G SA private networks. There were numerous world-firsts in this project and we had to overcome significant obstacles, however together with a great team from Affirmed Networks, Wave-In and Inventec, we were able to address them and prove the value of 5G and its critical role in the factory of the future. The questions we and the industry had about use cases, value, and feasibility of multi-vendor, software-based networks have been answered.” Garon further notes that “deploying and tuning a 5G network under the challenges of COVID-19 forced us to work remotely, a constraint which demonstrated  both the critical importance of a System Integrator such as Wave-In, and the operational advantages of a cloud-based solution.“ About ASOCS ASOCS is disrupting the industrial network connectivity market with an open and virtualized software solution that delivers 4G and 5G private mobile network solutions in a single software stack. Our on-premise mobile cloud is a truly open solution that allows industrial enterprises to run their networks on their own terms using standard hardware, just as they do with their IT infrastructure. It enables industrial enterprises to easily implement 5G private networks with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), high network reliability, low latency, and speed, making it ideal for Industry 4.0 applications.   About Affirmed Networks   Affirmed Networks was founded to transform the future of the mobile industry. Our vEPC and cloud-based solutions are enabling Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to change the economics of deploying and scaling networks. CSPs have deployed Affirmed’s NFV solutions to deliver differentiated 5G services, including mobile broadband, IoT, carrier-grade Wi-Fi roaming, connected cars and more. Proven in more than 100+ networks and over 80 countries, our NFV solutions are deployed in the world’s largest networks. Affirmed Networks was acquired by Microsoft in April 2020. For more information, please visit www.affirmednetworks.com.   About Inventec & Inventec Data Center Solutions Incorporated in 1975, Inventec has evolved from a manufacturer of calculators and telephones, to a leading original design manufacturer of laptops, servers and wireless communication products. In the 5G era, Inventec is expanding its horizon to 5G private network and system integration, transforming its own world-class manufacturing sites to 5G smart factories. Inventec Data Center solutions are delivered by Inventec Enterprise Business Group (EBG), focusing on providing the best solutions for compute intensive industries in mega data centers, including internet and telecom operators. Since its inception in 1998, the advancing server hardware design and manufacturing capabilities have been trusted by customers such as the world’s leading server brands, hyperscale data centers and server hardware integrators. For more information, please visit: https://ebg.inventec.com/   About Wave-in Communication Wave-In Communication is a global solution provider for NFV, big data analytics, indoor coverage, and IoT, with a forte in 5G services and solutions. Founded in 2014, Wave-In Communication recognizes the needs and pain-points of network operations and has the expertise and industry-leading technologies to provide custom-tailored services and innovative solutions for system integrations. With more than a dozen 5G private network projects in Taiwan, Wave-In Communication has matured to be the one of the leading 5G integrators in the industry, building its clients 5G solutions designed to create impactful results.
22 September. 2020
Inventec unveils Horsea - a high performance 2U server system optimized for AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors
TAIPEI, Sept. 22, 2020 — Inventec (2356.TW), one of the key suppliers of world's leading server brands, hyperscale data centers and server system integrators, has launched Horsea, a high performance 2U server system based on the dual-socket 7nm AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processor. Horsea is perfect for various applications such as, virtualization, hyperconverged storage, cloud computing, and high-end enterprise workloads.    Inventec unveils Horsea – a high performance 2U server system optimized for AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors   Inventec's new product also comes as the demand for cloud increases amid the pandemic as technology continues to "infiltrate" our lives while more people work remotely [1]. This translates to a surge in workload for datacentres and Horsea is able to help handle this increase.     Inventec Horsea   Horsea features impressive TCO reduction by offering vast VM density with AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processor.   ‘Hardened at the Core’ with advanced security features, the AMD EPYC™ processor secure root of trust is designed to validate the initial BIOS software boot without corruption. Together with encrypted memory, this state-of-the-art processor helps safeguard privacy and integrity.   Equipped with latest AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor, Horsea provides customers with advanced security features. Data breaches can have drastic consequences with IBM’s 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report[2] found that USD $3.86 million is the average cost of a data breach, while it takes 280 days, on average, to identify and contain a breach.   However, Horsea is well guarded. The server’s embedded x86 silicon-level data security, enables it to offer AMD Infinity Guard features including Secure Root-of-Trust which monitors whether the initial BIOS software is booted without corruption and Secure Memory Encryption, which can minimize potential attack surfaces and enable better protection of software and data.   Horsea also features scalability and flexibility with single CPU operation support, up to 6 standard PCIe® Gen4 slots and an OCP 3.0 slot that offers high bandwidth. Moreover, it also has a front-serviceable hybrid flash array module, which not only supports all NVMe, but also offers tremendous storage capacity with the optional advanced next generation SSDs.   Together with OS drive supports from two internal M.2 or rear 2.5” SATA drive, Horsea can perfectly address the needs of various scenarios of hyperconverged storage, including content acceleration.   To help increase serviceability and reliability, Horsea provides a highly modular design, which supports tool-less operations of serviceable parts, as well as N+1 redundancy for both power and cooling fans.   “We always try to deliver innovative next-gen product such as Horsea that is designed for modern software-defined infrastructure, offering a visionary and comprehensive solution for the coming next-generation workload" said George Lin, General Manager of Business Unit VI, Inventec Enterprise Business Group (Inventec EBG).   [1] https://www.areadevelopment.com/data-centers/Q3-2020/increased-data-center-growth-driven-by-COVID-19-pandemic.shtml  [2] https://www.ibm.com/security   Learn more about Inventec Horsea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ENqyGfZ8SI&feature=emb_title https://ebg.inventec.com/en/product/Server/2U/Horsea     About Inventec Data Center Solutions ( Inventec EBG ) Inventec Data Center Solutions (Inventec EBG) was established in 1998 and has been focusing on the design and manufacturing of server systems in Inventec Corporation. Over decades, Inventec EBG has been the key server system supplier of the global branding clients.   For more information, please visit: https://ebg.inventec.com/ Follow "Inventec Data Center Solutions" on LinkedIn and Wechat to receive their latest news and announcements.   Inventec logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Inventec Corporation.AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, EPYC and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
28 August. 2020
光學檢測聰明10倍!直擊英業達伺服器基地,5G如何讓AI取代人眼審查?
原文引自: 2020.08.28 數位時代 第316期雜誌《探索5G殺手級應用》by 記者 王郁倫 https://www.bnext.com.tw/article/59024/inventec-5gfactory   (圖片來源:英業達 提供)   自動導向車在工廠內趴趴走不斷線,十條產線的自動光學檢測「功力」相互加乘...打造5G工廠的英業達,不只要自家產線進化,更要做到不同產業的專網解決方案。   台灣第一座5G獨立組網智慧工廠落腳英業達!   2020年8月中,英業達架設起5G企業專網,利用上傳100Mbps及下載1Gbps的高速,串連生產車間上的AOI(自動光學檢測,Automated Optical Inspection)系統,不僅人力安排減少9成,產線直通率(FPY, First Pass Yield)更拉高至85%。   由於人工成本高漲、缺工問題嚴重,以自動化及人工智慧(AI)取代人工,成為大型製造工廠的投資重點。而隨著產品複雜度增高,需要很多工作站接力完成,每一站的不良率相乘,會拉低直通率成績。因此,直通率很常被工廠視為生產線品質優劣的指標。   英業達企業電腦事業群(EBG)總經理蔡枝安說,「我們目標是一分鐘生產一片伺服器主機板。」然而,AOI為了取代人眼檢測,在掃描產品表面後抓出的不良品,有時候卻會因為陰影或反光而誤判,還是必須靠一旁待命員工複檢,將好的產品放回產線,無形中也降低了直通率。 有了5G之後,具備AI的AOI變得更聰明了。   英業達企業電腦事業群總經理蔡枝安表示,用AOI取代人工檢測,減少伺服器產線的9成人力,並提高直通率到85%,終極目標是用機器人在監控室值勤。(圖片來源:數位時代  蔡仁譯攝影) 集10倍圖資雲端學習,「終極目標是機器人在判讀!」   差別在於,AOI告別「單站」智慧,改採「集中」智慧。 AI在學習分辨產品瑕疵時,必須累積足夠多的掃描圖檔,才能精準判讀。5G導入前,每條產線AOI各別利用旁邊的電腦運算判斷,搜集的圖庫也只來自該產線;導入5G後,10條產線AOI,都直接把圖檔上傳雲端集中判斷,數據充足精準度自然提升。 英業達企業電腦事業群全球營運中心副總閻承隆解釋,因為Wi-Fi不穩定,過去智慧工廠每條產線自建AI學習,AOI掃描產品後的圖檔送到產線伺服器運算判別良劣,圖片不夠多精準度就低,要經過不斷學習,精準度才拉高到98%。   但5G專網上路後,AOI掃描的圖檔都能集中送到雲端機房,10條產線收集的圖檔比單條產線多10倍,AOI自然更聰明,安排的產線複檢人員可以銳減,甚至「終極目標是聘機器人在監控室判讀!」 「AOI現在還只是小學生」,10條產線,要排60位員工輪班複檢。一旦5G上路,10條產線只需1~2位工程師監控管理,即使輪3班、排6人,人力還是省下9成。 智慧工廠裡另一項即將連上5G的設備,是自主行走搬料搬貨的「無人搬運車」(AGV, Automated Guided Vehicle)。用Wi-Fi連網時,不但容易斷訊或被蓋台,更麻煩的是,在等待訊號復原的5分鐘裡,失去訊號的AGV早已不知去向。 「5G延遲速度是4G的10分之1。」資深副總陳逸萍說,未來AGV不用靠軌道,就知道前進方向。 5G的高速也有助於伺服器成品測試。過去,伺服器機種少量多樣,測試工作要傳輸的數據動輒高達數G,回傳不夠即時;5G連網後,剛產出的新伺服器若有大量不良品能立即通報,「晚通知,前面產線已經又做一大堆,愈早通知可減少不良品產出。」蔡枝安說。 英業達企業電腦事業群桃園總部8月中完成5G智慧工廠產線,建置核心網路連接機器手臂與AGV車(上圖)及AOI(本文首圖)。(圖片來源:數位時代 蔡仁譯攝影) 從「自用」變身網通大廠,思考不同情境痛點 身為台灣伺服器出貨量龍頭,英業達更看好企業自建5G專網,帶起的電信機房標準化商機,因而加入由電信業主導成立的O-RAN聯盟(5G開放網路架構組織),希望藉此轉型,能如思科、愛立信等網通大廠一樣提供電信級設備。   英業達雲網方案事業部產品開發處經理江智偉分析,藉由自行建置5G工廠,從硬體生產商,轉型為解決方案開發商,研發工程師最大的挑戰,將是如何轉換到使用者立場思考。 畢竟,若要替客戶建置專網,只會開發硬體還不夠,還必須了解不同應用情境的使用者介面,這是影響產品軟體及韌體設計的關鍵。「不同場域的軟體微調(fine tune)重點不同,工廠跟農場就不一樣,如何架構現場環境是英業達不熟之處。」蔡枝安說。 這也是英業達砸3億元,在桃園廠啟動企業專網的關鍵原因。透過5G串連AOI與AGV等設備,不僅驗證打造5G專網能力,檢視自家硬體的表現,也能學如何微調軟體,協助客戶。 下一步,5G專網會全面導入桃園廠,更計畫將解決方案對外銷售。「5G談多了,現在我們可以看到工廠真正帶來的改善程度。」蔡枝安說。 英業達串聯AOI、AGV車的核心網路,串連5G後發揮大連結、超高速率的特性,實現智慧工廠的科技化場景。(圖片來源:數位時代 侯俊偉攝影)
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