To fulfill the growing demand of high-performance computing and high-speed I/O interface, the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG) has developed the new COM-HPC (High-Performance Computing) computer-on-module specification. COM-HPC uses the same concept as COM Express, but increases the connectors from 440 pins to 800 pins to support more expansions, and improves the speed of the I/O interface with PCIe Gen 4 or Gen 5 (32GT/s), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps) or USB 4 (40Gbps), and 25G KR signals. COM-HPC has two module types, Server and Client. The Server type focuses on server applications, providing up to 65 lanes of PCIe, 8 KR Ethernet, and utilizes CPU with TDP of up to 150W. In contrast, the Client type provides 49 PCIe lanes and multiple media interfaces, featuring high-performance graphics, MIPI-CSI, Soundwire, I²S, etc. And it also provides high-speed networking interfaces of NBase-T and 25GbE KR signals to address the needs of various applications.
Portwell has initiated the development of COM-HPC Server and Client type modules and carriers to meet the demand of higher performance computing in applications including edge computing, 5G, IoT, AI, and much more. For more information about our upcoming products, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
COM-HPC is a new Computer on Module standard specifically developed for High-Performance Computing. It serves various of the same applications and markets as COM Express but with higher-end CPUs, more memory, and faster I/O.
|Pin-Out||2 x 220 pins|
|2 x 400 pins|
|CPU Power||Up to 80 Watt||Up to 150 Watt|
|PCIe Speed||Up to Gen 4||Up to Gen 5|
|PCIe Lanes||24 for Type-6|
32 for Type-7
4 for Type-10
|48 + 1 for Client type|
64 + 1 for Server type
|NBASE-T||Up to 1GbE||Up to 10GbE|
|Ethernet-KR Speed||Up to 4x 10 Gbps||Up to 8x 25 Gbps|
|USB Speed||Up to 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1||Up to 4x USB 4|
(Display/ Audio/ Camera)
Dual 24-bit LVDS
1x eDP overlay LVDS
1x Analog VGA
1x HDA digital audio interface
Wide-range option for Client type B
COM-HPC ® Server: Provide superior computing performance and enhanced network throughput.
COM-HPC ® Client: Support comprehensive high-speed I/O interface.
|Feature||COM-HPC Client||COM-HPC Server|
|Size||A, B, C||D, E|
|PCIe||48 + 1 (BMC)||64 + 1(BMC)|
|Ethernet KR (Max. 25G)||2||8|
|NBASE-T (Max. 10G)||2||1|
|DDI, eDP/MIPI-DSI||3, 1||0|
|Soundwire, I2S||2, 1||0|
|eSPI, SPI||1, 2||1, 2|
|SMB, I²C, IPMB||1, 2, 1||1, 2, 1|
*Note: All USB 3.2 and USB4 options are “upgrade” options: A USB 3.2 instance uses up a COM-HPC USB 2.0 port. A USB4 instance needs to use a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (which in turn uses up a USB 2.0 port).
Server Type Carrier Board
Client Type Carrier Board