San Ramon, Ca - February 25, 2010 -- SSI released a new Enterprise Electronics Bay (EEB) for Servers to Revision 1.0 - SSI EEB 2011 Rev 1.0. This specification is now available from the SSI Forum web site for registered members at www.ssiforum.org.
The Enterprise Electronics Bay Specification (EEB) evolved from the ATX Specification and was created to address the following major areas:
Support for dual processor solutions and for current and future processor, chipset, and memory technologies
- Defined power connectors optimized for higher power and standardized between the Electronics Bay and compliant power supplies
- Defined volume restrictions and airflow strategies that simplify chassis design, eliminate interference problems, and help ensure proper cooling
- Enhanced board and chassis interchangeability for reduced time-to-market
- Reduced material, manufacturing, and development costs
- Flexibility to allow adopters to differentiate and add value
The Enterprise Electronics Bay Specification (EEB) defines a baseboard form factor and system interfaces for the design of servers and workstations.
This specification also includes special considerations for rack implementations, a sub-set known as Thin Electronics Bay (TEB). TEB leverages the majority of the EEB specification requirements and adds some additional constraints due to reduced system heights inherent in rack chassis.
This specification also includes special considerations for small-form-factor dual-processor implementations, a sub-set known as Compact Electronics Bay (CEB). CEB leverages the majority of the EEB specification requirements with a reduced baseboard depth.
New for 2011
This release of the Enterprise Electronics Bay Specification introduces several new mounting locations to provide board designers with greater flexibility in platform configuration and feature set.