Giada N60E-O: New Intel® Xeon® D Server Motherboards Announced

July 12th, 2016, Shenzhen, China

Giada Technology, the industry leader in embedded systems and expert in server technology, today officially announces the N60E-O compact server for warm cloud storage applications powered by Intel Xeon-D processors which offer scalable performance on a tiny form factor.

Broadwell-DE Processor

Balancing value, performance and integration, the Giada N60E-O features an onboard Broadwell-DE based Xeon-D processor which is intended for entry-level enterprise storage applications particularly warm data storage. The Xeon D-1540 features 8-cores with 16 threads with an impressive TDP rating of 45W offering a great balance of performance and power draw making for a highly efficient setup.

Compact and Compatible Mini-ITX Form Factor
The Giada N60E-O features the compact mini-ITX form factor (170x170 mm) for compact chassis but is compatible with most general tower-types, rack-mounted cases and mini NAS server chassis. Users can adapt the Giada N60E-O to their particularly dimensions without shifting chassis of their server.

High-speed Ethernet

Besides sporting a dual Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 via the Intel i210 controller, the Giada N60E-O also sports two 10-Gigabit (10Gbps) SFP+ connectivity via SOC which allows greater bandwidth and transfer efficiency. Users can now achieve higher bandwidth with less latency.

PCI-E 3.0 x16 Expansion Slot

A full-speed PCI-E 3.0 (x16 speed) expansion slot is present onboard for customers to upgrade their system with a fully-functional graphics card, HBA card, RAID card or network card.


Plenty of Storage Capacity

The Giada N60E-O features six (6) SATAIII 6Gbps connectors for maximum storage capacity. Users can also update to a 12G solution via the PCI-E expansion slot and get more performance from the Giada N60E-O in dense storage applications. The onboard M.2 slot expands the internal storage for faster responsiveness and system transfer and supports both SATA and PCI-E with up to 4GB/s of transfer speed. Two USB3.0 ports also offer expansion capabilities for storage and are perfect for maintenance and internal system backups via USB3.0 devices.

Choice Components for Maximum Efficiency

Giada assembles the N60E-O motherboard with choice components configured by Giada engineers to deliver high-efficiency. The Giada N60E-O features solid capacitors that are durability tested up to 12,000 hours under 105*C temperatures which is in excess of the heat generated by standard operation.

Advance Remote Management Support

Manage your Giada N60E-O remotely via IMPI 2.0, even in an offline or suspended state via KVM modules that feature browser support which provides annual remote monitoring and diagnosis through an easy-to-use web interface (supported by N60E-O with Intel Xeon-D 1520 and higher).

Target Applications

Intended for entry-level enterprise applications that demand high cost-benefit ratio particularly for storage solutions such as NAS, SAN or IaaS applications.


The small footprint of the Giada N60E-O makes it perfect for compact installations where it complements the inherent efficiency of the processor. The processor itself which is an onboard solution allows for rapid deployment for instances wherein a quick solution for the intended applications need to be deployed instantly.

SMEs and other scenarios requiring a solution for warm data or files that aren’t heavily accessed on a frequent basis will benefit greatly on the optimized architecture of the Giada N60E-O’s Xeon-D processor.

The Xeon-D processor’s low power consumption and heat output makes it a highly efficient and low maintenance part, reducing the need for servicing and is completely designed by Giada engineers for 24/7 rock-solid operation. Tested with durability and stability in mind, Giada designs the N60E-O server board with dedicated components to assist in achieving this goal.

Design to scale with growing business storage needs, the Giada N60E-O features support for up to six SATAIII devices controlled by the onboard SoC. Further storage can be added via the onboard M.2 slot supporting up to x4 PCI-E 3.0 speeds and also via the PCI-E x16 slot that can take in add-in board to allow expansion for more storage SATA, SAS, SCSI or whichever controller your application or infrastructure requires.