Press Release

25th November 2014
C6670 industrial server with 12, 24 and 36 cores introduced by Beckhoff
“Many-core machine control” –36 processor cores maximise industrial computing power
It is well-established that centralised control system architectures have numerous advantages over distributed methodologies. Modern production lines and high-performance, standalone machines incorporate ever increasing functionality with ever shorter cycle times – all of this calls for increasingly powerful, central control systems. The new C6670 industrial server from Beckhoff represents one of the most powerful controllers to reach the market. The solution can be equipped with 12, 24 or 36 processor cores and its memory can be expanded from 64 GB up to 2 TB. The immense computing power provided by the C6670 can be most effectively utilised when each individual core is leveraged to the fullest using the TwinCAT 3.1 automation software platform from Beckhoff.

The Beckhoff “many-core control” concept complies with the company’s consistent and long-term philosophy of centralised control with integrated Scientific Automation. This means that in addition to the machine’s control functions – PLC, motion, robotics, and CNC – further functions such as advanced measurement technology, condition monitoring, and visualisation are all integrated into one powerful software package, TwinCAT, and executed on one powerful CPU. With TwinCAT 3.1 it is possible to optimally utilise all available processor cores by intelligently distributing individual control tasks among them. With the development of the C6670, Beckhoff now delivers the benefits of many-core technology to machine control projects: there are almost no limits on users’ application ideas which can be realised by dramatically faster and more powerful machine control platforms.

The C6670 is the first industrial server offered from Beckhoff. In addition to computationally-intensive control technology, the C6670 can also be used, for example, for complex robotics or image processing applications. Designed for cabinet installation, the server incorporates two Intel® Xeon® processors, each with 6, 12 or 18 cores, working together on a motherboard with two Gigabit Ethernet controllers and a powerful graphics card. Apart from the massive performance levels delivered by up to 2 TB DDR4 RAM, there are four PCIe x16 Gen III slots, one PCIe Gen III x 8 slot and one PCIe Gen II x 4 slot for multiple interface cards and maximum flexibility.

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  • The C6670 industrial server from Beckhoff makes high-performance many-core technology, with up to 36 processor cores, available to the world’s most challenging machine control applications.

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    The C6670 industrial server from Beckhoff makes high-performance many-core technology, with up to 36 processor cores, available to the world’s most challenging machine control applications.
  • The C6670 industrial server for control cabinet installation has two Intel® Xeon® processors, each with 6, 12 or 18 cores, on a Motherboard.

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    The C6670 industrial server for control cabinet installation has two Intel® Xeon® processors, each with 6, 12 or 18 cores, on a Motherboard.

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