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Smart Retail & IWOS Application Overview

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.

IWOS Focused Area in Smart Retail

Smart Retail

Many applications of retail like digital signage, video wall and kiosk create massive amounts of data. This data is overwhelming legacy networks, centralized 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 cannot be met by legacy cloud technologies. Portwell IWOS system integrated multiples MEC Arch modules and centralized management. It is crucial to provide a solution with high security and manageability features, high processing and graphics capabilities, and low latency. Portwell IWOS ability to adapt to the challenges of Smart Retail.

Banking

Banking always processes huge amount of customer information and finance data. It takes to structure the data and then support decision making. The banking system has to consider processing, security and reliability. 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 graphics capabilities, and low latency. These techniques reduced latency, as well as allowing for real-time decision and security, cater for a much better customer experience, as well as a low-cost one.


IWOS FEATURES

High Processing and Graphics Capabilities

Portwell IWOS is 4U server system which has quad MEC Arch modules, powered by Intel Xeon E-2278GE 3.3GHz processor. Therefore, Portwell IWOS is able to serve as a high-quality performance in high processing and graphics capabilities.

High Security

Portwell IWOS system support Intel® Software Guard. The ability to increase the security of application code and data, giving them more protection from disclosure or modification. Predefined areas in memory that can better protect users’ sensitive information.

Easily Manageability

Portwell IWOS system provides the easily manageability multiple workloads in a centralized system. By using multiple MEC Arch modules as nodes sharing resources, each one driving a specific workload.

High Reliability

Portwell IWOS system can provide applications high availability (distributed workloads) and high reliability (failover) environment.
Enabling IWOS RWO failover if one or more workload nodes experience an outage. IWOS RWO also provides administrators and developers with the ability to add or subtract container iterations as computing demands change.

With Intel Technology

Portwell IWOS is the state-of-the-art hardware design to enable powerful platform for virtualization/containerization software with following technology:
Intel® VT: Intel Virtualization Technologies can accelerate VM or Container operation.
Intel® AMT: Intel Active Management Technology provides the ability to manage a host remotely.
Intel® Software Guard: ability to increase the security of application code and data, giving them more protection from disclosure or modification. Predefined areas in memory that can better protect users’ sensitive information.

Low Latency

Portwell IWOS system is a centralized system to manage multiple MEC Arch modules. The centralized management effect low latency between each MEC Arch module.

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IWOS: Intelligent Workload Orchestrator

Allowing different tasks to be performed in the same system, Portwell IWOS is the best solution helping your business operation with more efficiency, flexibility, productivity, security and reliability, giving you management convenience and unlimited possibilities. No matter in what industry, it’s the perfect partner to accelerate and stabilize your business growth and breakthroughs!

IWOS Hardware Specification

MEC Arch Module
CPU
Intel® Xeon® E-2278GE & Core i7-9700E/ i5-9500E/ i3-9300E
Chipset
Intel® C246
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
IWOS System
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

IWOS software support

Switch UM-Web

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.

Edge Software Provisioner (ESP)

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.

Retail Workload Orchestrator (RWO)

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.

Pre-validated open source container/VM

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.

IWOS-Workload & Data Management

Distributed MEC Architecture

Centralized MEC Architecture

IWOS Application Case

Smart Retail

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

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.

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