New 8-Slot and 21-Slot Multi-Processor Systems Deliver up to 480 GFLOPS Performance
LEESBURG, VA – September 7, 2006 — Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX and CompactPCI products, has announced the new PowerMatrix™ family of multi-processor systems. These fully configured, high performance/high density systems offer a wide range of configuration flexibility with versions supporting from 10 to 48 processors. The PowerMatrix-48 DSP, a 21-slot rack-mount system supports up to 48 PowerPC 1.25 GHz processors and delivers up to 480 GFLOPS peak performance. The PowerMatrix-10 SMP, an 8-slot rack-mount system supports up to 20 PowerPC 1.0 GHz processors for peak performance up to 160 GFLOPS. PowerMatrix systems have spare VME slots and PMC sites to build custom configurations ideal for applications such as radar, sonar and signal intelligence that require massive processing coupled with broad I/O support.
PowerMatrix systems will be offered with independent node architecture boards running VxWorks real-time software and symmetrical processing (SMP) architecture boards running Linux.
“Our customers are increasingly looking for integrated multiprocessor system solutions,” said Lynn Patterson , vice president and general manager of Curtiss Wright’s Modular Solutions group. “Our PowerMatrix systems are ready to go out of the box, freeing our customers to focus on software development rather than systems integration.”
The PowerMatrix systems are highly modular and may be easily customized to meet specific processing and I/O requirements. Examples of I/O options offered on the PowerMatrix systems include Serial FPDP, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, ARINC 429, and digital receivers.
The PowerMatrix-48 DSP
The PowerMatrix-48 DSP is housed in a 21-slot, 19” rack mount chassis. It can support up to twelve (12) quad Champ AV4 PowerPC cards and two (2) 12-port StarBlade StarFabric switches. Each of the Champ AV4 cards is connected to the full mesh StarFabric via a StarLink II PMC card. The two StarBlade switches use centralized StarFabric technology to deliver up to 6 Gbytes/s aggregate throughput over a non-blocking architecture.
This very high performance system is ideal for demanding signal intelligence and airborne SAR radar applications.
PowerMatrix-48 DSP Performance Features:
48 PowerPC 7448’s @ 1.25GHz
480 GFLOPS peak performance
Twelve CHAMP-AV IV quad PowerPC Cards
Two StarBlade 12-port StarFabric Switches
Full non-blocking mesh
2.4 GB/s system bandwidth
VxWorks 5.5 or 6.2
SSSL signal processing library
21-slot, 19″ rack mount
7 open VME slots
The PowerMatrix-20 SMP
The PowerMatrix-20 SMP is housed in an 8-slot, 19” rack mount chassis. It supports five (5) quad PowerPC Manta QX3 single board computers, one (1) PSTN StarFabric PMC, and one (1) PGR8 Gigabit Ethernet Switch PMC.
The PowerMatrix-20 SMP system uses onboard StarFabric bridges and the PSTN PMC card to deliver 600 Mbytes/s aggregate distributed switch throughput. The Gigabit Ethernet Switch card is also provided to connect all of the Manta QX3 cards to the Gigabit Ethernet backplane.
This compact system is ideal for the medium-level processing typically required by ground-mobile and fast-jet radar applications.
PowerMatrix-20 SMP Performance Features:
20 PowerPC 7457’s @ 1.0GHz
One PSTN StarFabric Switch
600 MB/s system bandwidth
VxWorks 5.5 or 6.2
GBM Global Buffer Manager
8-slot 19” rack mount
Software support for the PowerMatrix-48 DSP and PowerMatrix-20 SMP includes Linux 2.6, VxWorks 5.5 or 6.2, Global Buffer Manager, Curtiss-Wright’s IPC InterProcessor Communications, and SSSL signal processing library.
Availability for the PowerMatrix family of multi-processor systems is Fall, 2006. For information on pricing, please contact the factory.
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