The Advantech SKY-8201L is a highly configurable high performance server designed to balance the best in x86 server-class processing with maximum storage, I/O and offload density in a 2U 27.5″ depth chassis. The system is a cost effective, robust platform optimized for superior reliability in business critical applications such as communications, edge and industrial high performance computing. It is specifically designed for high density PCIe card payloads where maximum I/O connectivity is needed or the integration of industry leading offload and acceleration technology is essential. The power and cooling options along with the streamlined mechanical design make it ideal for demanding applications requiring acceleration technologies such as GPU, DSP and FPGA cards. Architected around the new Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family, the Dual-socket SKY-8201L combines an unprecedented choice of performance levels from 6 to 28-cores with the ruggedness, reliability, and long system lifecycles required by the industry. With integrated security and compression offload based on Intel® QuickAssist technology and two onboard 10GbE ports with SR-IOV and RDMA support, the system offers best-in-class integration in a compact form factor. Specifically designed for applications requiring higher capacity, front loading, hot-swappable storage with RAID support, the SKY-8201L accommodates up to twelve 3.5″ or twentyfour 2.5″ removable drive bays at the front of the system, eight/twenty of which support SATA/SAS connectivity and a further four optional 2.5″ NVMe drives, each connected to a PCIe Gen3 x4 Intel OCuLink bus. With support for Intel® VROC hybrid NVMe and SATA RAID, the server is ideal for video caching and edge transcoding, data acquisition, storage and processing as well as accelerated edge processing and analytics. The SKY-8201L meets a variety of acquisition, preprocessing and forwarding performance needs and can operate in environments with limited space, higher ambient temperature and lower low noise level constraints. The SKY-8201L is designed to withstand extended environmental conditions in terms of shock, vibration and operating temperature. Redundant power supplies, the ability to withstand single fan failures, redundant firmware images with failsafe upgrades and hot swappable FRUs all make the SKY-8201L the platform of choice for applications requiring zero downtime. Interoperability testing is performed with a wide selection of Advantech and third-party PCIe card vendors in order to accelerate integration and shorten time to deployment.