Smart Retail is a trend in retail industrial market, and many applications of it such as digital signage, video wall and kiosk create massive amount s of data. This data is overwhelming legacy networks, centralizes data centers, and today’s cloud computing infrastructure. Real-time decision making is key without incurring high network round trip cost and is rapidly driving demand for localized data analytics, storage, and processing that can’t be met by legacy cloud technologies. Portwell IWOS (Intelligent Workload Orchestrator System) based on Intel® Modular Edge Computing Architecture(Intel® MEC Arch) is installed at the edge to address this demand and provides the flexibility and power to deal with multiple workloads in a centralized system.
Portwell IWOS System is focused on enabling workload consolidation in the edge devices such as Retail, Banking, Education and Hospitality. Portwell IWOS series system, a multi-functional 5U/4U server grade with dual/quad MEC Arch modules system, powered by Intel® Xeon E-2278GE 3.3GHz. Portwell IWOS System conceptually partitions the processing system into two domains. The first domain was validated to work with multiples MEC Arch modules, which supports PCIe Acceleration cards like HDDL (High Density Deep Learning) and other off the shelf PCIe cards, providing the scalability to support current and future workloads such as video and analytic applications. The second domain is the baseboard of the system, which provides connection for MEC Arch modules. This provides the mechanical mounting point, power along with physically and electrically standard connectors and interfaces (PCIe, USB, SATA, Ethernet, and so on). It is intended that MEC Arch modules will be interoperable with various IWOS baseboards/systems.
Portwell IWOS system solves the complex processor hardware and firmware design challenges and provides the system designer with an easy to integrate complete processing building block to create their solution.
|MEC Arch Module|
|CPU||Intel® Xeon® E-2278GE & Core i7-9700E/ i5-9500E/ i3-9300E|
|Memory||2x SO-DIMM socket supports DDR4 up to 32GB|
|Module storage||2x M.2 key M 2280 on Module|
|Module IO||2x HDMI / 2x 1Gb LAN / 2x USB3.0 / Power and Reset Button|
|Internal IO||2x USB3.0 / 2x SATA 3|
|Module||Up to 2 module||Up to 4 module|
|System storage||4x 3,5" STAT HDD, 4x SATA 3||8x 3,5" STAT HDD, 8x SATA 3|
|System IO||2x 1Gb LAN, 1x Power/Reset button||2x 10Gb LAN; 4x1 LAN switch, 1x Power/Reset button|
|Expansion||2x Mini PCIe, 2x PCIe x16||4x PCIe x16|
|PSU||650watt Flex ATX PSU||1600watt CRPS PSU|
Switch UM WEB can manage the switch inside Portwell IWOS system. Switch UM-Web for monitoring/configure capability includes VLAN Configuration, Load Balancing, Port-Based, QoS, Port Status / Statistics.
ESP can be according to the profile, be quickly installed bare-metal image file from host to target MEC Arch module on Portwell IWOS system.
RWO can use a high-performance system to allocate resources. Through virtualization and containerization, each workload is packaged in a container to operate, which is convenient for subordinates and management of each workload. Therefore, Portwell IWOS system provides applications high availability (distributed workloads) and High reliability (failover) environment.
Portwell IWOS is the state-of-the-art hardware design to enable powerful platform for virtualization/containerization software technology. Portwell pre-validated open-source container/VM on IWOS system so that system designer with an easy to integrate complete processing building block to create their solution.
Distributed MEC Architecture
Centralized MEC Architecture
Smart Retail contains with two parts: Smart shopping and Customer insight. Smart shopping transforms traditional consumption into digital and intelligent, ability to customers have a more convenient and better consumer experience. Through the collection of a large amount of data, Customer insight can analyze the retail market to discover more business opportunities.
Portwell IWOS is a centralized management system that integrates multip MEC Arch modules. Portwell IWOS has powerful processing capabilities, low latency, high reliability, easily management and high security. It is convenient for Retailers to integrate digital signage and kiosk, providing rich and low-latency product information. Portwell IWOS RWO is management system and workload software, which can accelerate retail operators to manage their workload and collect information, and quickly find more business opportunities.
Banking systems usually need to handle huge amounts of financial and customer information. They are not only powerful processing capabilities, but also high reliability and safety are necessary factors.
Portwell IWOS system integrated multiples MEC Arch modules and centralized management. It is crucial to provide a solution with high security and easy manageability features, high processing and low latency.
Portwell IWOS system support Intel® Software Guard. The ability to increase the security of banking data and applications, giving them more protection from disclosure or modification. Portwell IWOS system provides applications high availability (distributed workloads) and high reliability (failover) environment. IWOS RWO is management system and workload software, especially failover feature if one or more workload nodes experience an outage.