- 1Intel SGX - Software Guard Extensions
In this new technology Intel SGX reserves only certain RAM memory blocks, which are only used for this application. This will make the system stable, because one crashed application won’t crash other applications or the operating system (Windows), which has been a constant problem in previous generations when RAM memory blocks have been in shared use by applications and the OS. This feature is important in critical treatment areas. It guarantees the continuation of the work of treatment without interruption, because the computer doesn’t have to reboot if an application has crashed.
- 2Intel MPX - Memory Protection Extensions
The Intel MPX monitors the applications of abnormal activities. That is, when the application behaves abnormally, it will block the abnormal activity. This could be, for instance, a Trojan that penetrates the system at bios level and takes over the PC which after is a threat to the entire network. Therefore, it prevents the worst security nightmare from happening.
- 3Intel TSX-NI - Transactional Synchronatization Extension – New Instructions
The 4th generation Haswell technology uses TSX, but it is not nearly as advanced as the TSX-NI. The core factor is the distribution of the computing power. The old technology, shared the CPU power evenly and only verified whether the process was a background or a main process. The new technology distributes the performance more efficiently, based on the applications needs, distributed over a period of time at the CPU’s core level. In practice, the difference is seen as a clear improvement in the efficiency of the applications.
- 44K support
4th generation processors don’t support 4K resolution. 6th and 7th generation processors support 4K. Intel’s 7th generation embedded processor life-cycle is guaranteed for 7 years. During that time, presumably, all the new screens will have 4K resolution, probably sooner than later. The doctors ‘ diagnoses and treatment plans are generally based on the information generated from applications and systems. A Higher resolution display works for the patient’s as well as the the doctor’s advantage.
- 5The size and advantage of the power supply
Intel’s 7th generation processor consumes over 20% less power. This results in the use of a power supply that is only 40% of the size of the existing power supply. There is no need for cooling vents for heat dissipation. A smaller power supply clearly eases the physical installation of the medical PC, thanks to more flexible placement choices.
More detailed information is available on the Intel 7700T CPU comparison table.
The ST-540 is a powerful passive-cooled Medical computer. Anesthesia, power and patient information systems are processor heavy and are usually used at the same time. ST-540 is a very powerful solution for these kind of demanding environments.