COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - December 2, 2010) - Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (PDSi) (NYSE Amex: PNS) today announced a powerful upgrade to its military-proven ATCA-F1 Compute Blade. Incorporating Dual, Six Core AMD Istanbul processors delivers 12 cores, providing a performance boost versus the Shanghai (8 cores) or Santa Rosa (4 cores) configurations. In addition, a new 32 GB memory option brings enhanced virtualization performance.

"This upgrade to our ATCA Embedded Computing offerings demonstrates our continued commitment to providing our customers the most current technology solutions," said John D. Bair, President and CEO of PDSi. "This new F1 option delivers nearly three-times the processing power of our original dual-core based product, giving telecom, aerospace, and military OEMs and integrators the ability to deploy configurable, scalable, high-reliability solutions based on AMD's Opteron™ processor technologies. We can also provide customization, ruggedization, turnkey integration and support of ATCA systems, as well as extended warranty and repair services. Because the design incorporates key components supported by embedded roadmaps, we can ensure support of long-lifecycle programs."

PDSi's ATCA-F1 blade and its companion RTM (ATCA-RT01) are VMware-certified and targeted at the following industries and applications requiring the ultimate in computing capability and dependability:

  • Rugged Military Servers
  • Flexible Aerospace Platforms
  • Powerful Telecom Convergence

Feature Summary:

  • AMD-based AdvancedTCA® blade server
  • 2 x AMD Socket F (1207 pin) CPU sockets
    • AMD Opteron™ processors
    • Six-core, Quad-core or Dual-core
  • Zone 3 RTM interface (to ATCA-RT01 RTM)
  • 4 DIMM sockets, up to 32GB DDR2 667MHz
  • 2 x Gb Ethernet Base and Fabric Interfaces
  • 2 x 1Gb Ethernet links (Front panel)
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (Front panel)
  • 1 x AMC.1 slot (Mid-size)
  • Optional onboard boot drives
  • Pigeon Point IPMC management
  • VMware-certified
  • Extended availability assured

For more details, view the product datasheet at:

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About PDSi

PDSi is a global provider of Electronics Repair and Reverse Logistics Services, ODM/OEM Integrated Computing Services, and Embedded Computing Products and Design Services for the Diversified Computing, Telecom, Imaging, Defense/Aerospace, Medical, Semiconductor and Industrial Automation markets. PDSi provides a variety of engineering and manufacturing services for global OEMs requiring custom product design, system integration, repair programs, warranty management, and/or specialized production capabilities. With facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, we ensure seamless support for solutions all around the world.

More than just an ODM, integrator or reverse logistics provider, PDSi's engineering, technical and operational capabilities span the entire product lifecycle allowing us to better understand and develop custom solutions for each of our customer's unique requirements. Our product capabilities range from board-level designs to globally certified, fully integrated systems, specializing in long-life computer products and unique, customer-centric solutions. Our capability to perform higher-level repair services in-region allows us to customize solutions for our customers so that they can deliver world-class service levels to their customers with reduced logistics, component replacement and inventory costs.

"PDSi puts computer technologies to work for our customers."

For more information, visit the PDSi website at

Contact Information:

PDSi Sales & Marketing
(614) 748-1150