The stability of servers is rooted in the quality of the components/devices, which is why Allion assists brands in setting product specification and performance standards for ODMs to follow. This ensures that ODMs provide components/devices which achieve the brand’s set quality standards.

Why is component/device quality important?

Servers are made up of various hardware components/devices such as network interface cards, fan, power outlets, CPU, RAM, hard disk, RAID, and motherboard. A single malfunction or error in one of these components/devices can bring bad experiences to individuals and companies.

When components/devices malfunction, it affects server stability. Common risks are listed as follows:

  • System Crash: A crash can cause a system to be out of service or data loss.
  • Slow Performance: Response time and wait time increases, and services are delayed.
  • Over-Consumption of Power: More power is consumed due to high hardware temperatures.

Stability and safety are the two most important features that servers should have. Thus, we must start with the quality of components/devices, ensuring that everything can work harmoniously in order to build a high-performing server and save unnecessary expenses in the long-run.

Allion’s QRS Program Ensures the Quality of Your Component/Device

The stability of servers is rooted in the quality of the components/devices, which is how the Allion QRS Program came to be. The QRS Program assists brands in setting product specification and performance standards for ODMs to follow. This ensures that ODMs provide components/devices which achieve the set quality standards, which minimizes failure rates. The program also ensures that the lifespan of components/devices are within an acceptable range.

The Allion QRS Program provides the following key component/device tests:

1. Memory Modules (DIMM)
DDR 3 / 4 / 5
Reliability Test
  • 4 Corner Test
  • Thermal Ramp Test
  • Reboot Test
Functionality Test
  • MATS (+,++)
  • MARCH A~MARCH Y
  • Moving Inversion
  • Checkerboard
  • Hammer Read
SPD Test
  • SPD Read
  • SPD Write
  • SPD Verify
  • SPD Address
  • SPD Event
  • EEROM ID Check
Integrated Test
  • Walk Address
  • Walk Date
  • CS,CKE,DQM and DQSN
2. HDD
SATA | SAS
Industry Standard Test
  • SATA/SAS Compliance Test
  • WHQL Test
  • TCG OPAL Security Test
Performance Test
  • Identify and SMART Validation Test
  • JetStress Test
  • FIO/Iometer/VDBench Performance Test
Reliability Test
  • Regression Test
  • Reboot Stress Test
  • Secure Erase/Sanitize test
Power Test
  • Power Current Test
    (IDLE A/B/C, STANDBY Y/Z)
  • Power Fault Test
3 . SSD
SATA | SAS | PCIe | NVMe | M.2 | U.2 | E.1S/L 
Industry Standard Test
  • PCIe Compliance Test
  • WHQL Test
  • NVMe Protocol Test
  • TCG OPAL Security Test
Performance Test
  • Oakgate Performance Test
  • FIO/Iometer/VDBench Performance Test
  • SNIA Performance PTS
Reliability Test
  • Regression Test
  • Thermal Flow Test
  • Endurance TBW, Retention
Power Test
  • Power Current Test (Start , Idle , Low power PS3-5)
  • Power Cycle, Back-to-Back Power Loss
  • Power Loss Protection
4. Cable and Connectors

Allion Cable and Connector Test Lab provides customized testing and fixtures to satisfy different testing needs.

Electrical Test
  • Voltage Drop Test
  • High Frequency Signal Test
  • Impedance, Cable Skew, S-Parameter
  • Low Level Contract Resistance
Mechanical Test
  • Planting and Dimension Analysis
  • Cable Flexing
  • Latch Strength
  • Vibration Test
Environmental Test
  • Mixed flowing gas Test
  • Temperature & Humanity Test

Cable & Connector Test Equipment

For more information on Allion Cable & Connector, click here.

5. Fan Test
Air / Water Cooling
Reliability Test
  • Pre-Check
    –Inrush Current, Steady Current, RPM, Fan Spec
  • Thermal Cycle (3000hrs)
    –Temperature + Humidity Condition
  • Tear Down (1000/2000/3000hrs)
    –Corrosion, Grease, Fan blade, Magnet and shaft
  • Post Check
    –Start-up Voltage, Inrush Current, Steady State Current, RPM
Fan Performance P-Q Test
  • Cpk Test

For more information on Server Validation, contact us at service@allion.com

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