Hannover - Via put the first Mini-ITX mainboard with dual-processing capability on display at CeBit. The board is equipped with Via's Eden processors and will target compact server and multimedia systems.
Following the path into the age dual-core and dual-processor computing, Via revealed at the CeBit tradeshow the EPIA DP-310, which comes standard with two 1 GHz Via Eden processors and the CN400digital media chipset for Gbit Ethernet connectivity.
According to Via, the EPIA DP-310 is designed for server and multimedia applications and can be scaled to two boards in a single 1U casing or up to 16 boards in a 5U device which translates into up to 256 processors in a 42U rack server. The boards also includes 10/100/1000 Mbit per second Gigabit Ethernet und Dual 10/100 Mbit per second LAN connectivity as well as two Serial ATA ports, ATA-133, up to four USB 2.0 connects and support for Via's Vinyl six-channel audio.
The CN400 digital media chipset offers S3's UniChrome Pro graphic chip with a 2D/3D graphic engineand features to accelerate MPEG-2 and -4 playback.