The high performance MCPN905 CompactPCI. peripheral slot compute blade provides an excellent platform for compute-intensive applications such as call processing engines, gateway controllers and administration complexes interfacing to the central office. All these applications are looking to handle greater workloads in the search for more cost effective solutions the MCPN905 is being used to deploy such solutions.For example, call processing engines for softswitches continue to demand additional performance. Since call agent boards directly determine the number of busy hour call attempts (BHCAs) that a switch can process, a high performance processor is key. The MCPN905's high performance and low thermal profile make it especially well suited to such applications.At the core of the MCPN905 is a 1 GHz MPC7457 PowerPC. processor withAltiVec technology, 2MB of L3 cache and up to 2GB of DDR memory with ECCprotection. Dual PMC sites allow for additional I/O as well as processor PMCoffload engines to boost call processing capabilities even further. PMC sites offer the additional advantage of PCI-X performance at speeds up to 133 MHz. TheMCPN905 is also well suited for Ethernet connectivity applications requiring three Ethernet interfaces at Gigabit speeds and PICMG. 2.16 support.