Quad Core HPEC Platform Doubles Performance

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A rugged dual-node quad-core 6U OpenVPX high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) deployed server platform, the DSP281, is the third in a new family of products from General Electric Intelligent Platforms to harness the increased performance of fourth generation Intel Core i7 (‘Haswell’) chip sets.

The DSP281 brings more than double the theoretical peak performance of its predecessor within the same size, weight and power (SWaP) envelope. Deployed on manned and unmanned airborne, ground and naval platforms, it can enable optimum benefit to be derived from the significant volume of data obtained from large numbers of high-resolution sensors by providing meaningful information in an actionable time frame to decision makers and war fighters across an asymmetric, dynamic and rapidly changing threat landscape. It also brings high levels of data security with GE’S new onboard Security Hub and full support for the latest Intel platform security features.

GE’s HPEC architecture, as implemented in the DSP281, can scale from one to many processor nodes per enclosure via RDMA-enabled InfiniBand and Ethernet dual port network interface cards, delivering very high interprocessor bandwidth at extremely low memory to memory latencies. In addition, system integrators can minimize card count by mapping multiple platform functions such as control, DSP, image and video processing and graphics onto one or more DSP281s in order to reduce spares and simplify logistical support in the field.

The DSP281 is supported by GE’s unique AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment. AXISPro includes a high-performance IPC middleware and GUI for task level programming and fast prototyping to reduce development cost and shorten time-to-solution of multicore, multi-threaded and multi-node distributed system architectures across multiple operating systems including Linux, Windows and VxWorks, and includes quick start signal and image processing examples to further accelerate time-to-solution.

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