The SO301 “Python” is a second-generation fully rugged server utilizing commercial PC interconnects with two standard PCI Express expansion sites. It is designed to provide the highest level of server class performance possible in a fully ruggedized, conduction-cooled system operating over a full -20°C to +75°C temperature (0°C to +55°C standard). The Python is targeted for applications where an ultra-fast, multi-core CPU is needed with vast amounts of high-speed, ECC-protected RAM to support commercial off-the-shelf I/O modules in half-size PCI Express formats. The SO301 supports 10 physical CPU cores with Hyper-Threading for a total of 20 logical cores, each operating up to 2.4GHz with the ability to TurboBoost up to 3.0GHz. To harvest this incredible CPU performance, the CPU is coupled with up to 128GB of DDR3 RAM organized in four banks. Each RAM bank consists of two DDR3 DIMM arrays with error correcting code (ECC). The ECC RAM provides 2-bit error detection with 1-bit correction and supports up to 1600 mega-transfers per second (MTS) between CPU and memory.