Performance Technologies’ new IPnexus CPC714 quad-processor resource blade packs four 440GX PowerPC CPUs into a single 6U CompactPCI form factor for use in packet-based networking, telecommunications, network management and data/process
With four independent 440GX PowerPC processors and an onboard switched architecture, the CPC714 provides greatly increased compute power and application processing flexibility at a moderate cost.
Each 800MHz processor on the CPC714 features 512MB memory, L1/L2 cache, and dual Gigabit interfaces with built-in TCP/IP acceleration. The 6U CompactPCI 2.16 blade also offers CompactFlash and hard disk options for local program access and data storage.
The networked, multi-processor architecture of the CPC714 can be applied as a parallel processing compute blade, as a cluster of compute elements integrated on a single blade, or as an array of processors across multiple blades in a system.
Because of the switched architecture of the CPC714, it's highly scalable and easily deployed within demanding IP telephony and wireless applications. It is available with the company’s Linux-based NexusWare Core software framework. The framework allows easy integration of a variety of add-ons such as communications protocols and open source applications including clustering, NAT, load balancing, on-demand server pools and firewalls.
In addition, Performance Technologies is releasing an OpenSSI-based clustering package tailored to this architecture.
The IPnexus CPC714 is available immediately. Pricing is below $4500 at OEM quantities.
Performance Technologies Inc.