Press Release

11 September. 2019
Inventec Committed to Deliver the K888G4 2U System as the Intel® Select Solution Verified NFVI Forwarding Platform (FP)

Taipei, Taiwan – September 10, 2019 – Inventec Data Center Solutions (Inventec EBG), one of the key suppliers of world's leading server brands, hyperscale data centers and server system integrators, announces in collaboration with Intel, it is committed to deliver the K888G4 2U computing node as an Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Forwarding Platform (NFVI- FP). The K888G4 2U delivers balance and optimization, and can be deployed quickly and efficiently by telecoms, CSPs and 5G SDN/NFV applications. Intel released the Intel Select Solution NFVI FP today in 5G World Congress, held in Singapore, and Inventec is going to deliver its very first Intel Select Solution NFVi FP product in December, after completing verification.


Evan Chien, Senior Director, Cloud and Communications Solution at Inventec says, “The Intel Select Solutions for NFVi Forwarding Platform will enrich the virtualized networking product portfolio of Inventec communications solutions. It also remarks the growing capability of Inventec in engineering complexity to provide solution-level products that reflects our passion to join the 5G Ecosystem and make contributions.”



About Intel Select Solution for NFVI Forwarding Platform

Intel Select Solutions are a family of workload-optimized, infrastructure solutions, based on the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family targeting today’s complex workloads. Intel Select Solution NFVI FP is an enhanced NFVI solution for 4G or 5G core User Plane Functions (UPF), broadband use cases, such as virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG), virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vBRAS), Network Services such as virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), IPSEC Gateway application, and cable use cases such as virtual Cable modem termination system (vCMTS) that have a great demand for high performance and throughput. Including all of the required resources to implement a software-defined multi-node infrastructure that resides within each cloud server instance and is controlled by the hypervisor, Intel Select Solutions NFVI Forwarding Platform are defined in collaboration with Communication Service Provider and ecosystem partners to expose the value of an I/O Balanced Architecture to maximize network I/O throughput per NUMA node.


Figure: Traditional Platform Configurations vs. Optimal Balanced I/O Configuration (Resource: Intel)



About Inventec K888G4 2U system

Inventec K888G4 is a dual socket server system of 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors with optimized and balanced DDR and PCIe slots to offer the best performance for the 5G network virtualization workloads.

Table: Specification of K888G4



Form Factor

2U1N rack mount with slide rail


Dual Socket; Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family


24x DDR4 DIMM slot


Intel® C620 series (C622), supporting 10GbE

Storage Controller

Onboard: 12x SATA3 6Gb/s port


Inventec storage mezz card options

Network Controller



Dual 10G SFP+


Supporting 25GE / 50GbE / 100GbE Mezz card

Expansion Slot

Option1: 3x PCIE Gen3 x16 (Low Profile)


Option2: 4x PCIE Gen3 x8 (FHFL), 2x PCIE Gen3 x8 (Low Profile)


1x PCIe Gen3 OCP 2.0 A+B NIC mezz


1x Inventec Storage mezz

Disk Drive Bay

Front primary bays:


Option1: 12x 3.5" SAS/SATA (including optional 4x NVMe) hot-plug drive


Option2: 24x 2.5" SAS/SATA (including optional 4x NVMe) hot-plug drive


Optional 4x U.2 or M.2 NVMe drive


Rear SSD bays:


2x 2.5" SATA hot-plug drive

System Management

IPMI 2.0 compliant + KVM with Dedicated LAN


Option: 2.0

Power Supply

Option1:1600W (220V) Platinum (1+1 redundancy)


Option2: 800W (110V) Platinum (1+1 redundancy)


6x 6038 hot-swap fan (5+1 redundancy)



You can learn more about Intel Select Solutions here.



About Inventec Data Center Solutions

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.