Poway, Calif. - The Kontron VX6060 VPX blade is an innovative VPX computing blade for parallel data and signal processing applications with two independently implemented Intel Core i7 processing nodes linked to a powerful Ethernet and PCIe infrastructure.'The VX6060 is designed as a building block for intensive parallel computing workloads where a cluster of Kontron VX6060s can be used in full mesh VPX or switched OpenVPX environments.
With two independent Single Board Computers in a single 6U VPX slot, the new blade offers the potential to run a different OS on each processor. Each processing node implements Intel's Core i7 processor coupled with the highly integrated Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) QM57 with numerous Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, USB 2.0 and PCIe channels.
The VX6060 enables a new range of HPEC applications using only standard technology (Linux or RTOS on x86 and TCP/IP).
The Kontron VX6060 is targeted for rugged embedded computing where the power envelope and dissipation constraints at extreme temperatures of computers designed for harsh environments still prohibit the use of quad-core silicon.
Target applications include radar, sonar, imaging systems, airborne fighters and UAV radar which will use clusters of the Kontron VPX blade VX6060. A rich collection of I/Os is included for each node.
Kontron VX6060 is available in forced air cooled and conduction cooled versions and comes with PowerMP, a collection of off-the-shelf software featuring complex computer cluster health management. A stress test tool allows computer qualification prior to the final application availability, a key asset to shorten large program development time. PowerMP software is already in use today in UAVs, radars and sonars throughout the world, where it is utilized in previous generations of Kontron VME and CompactPCI computing nodes.
Kontron's new 6U VPX board comes with EFI BIOS and supports Linux and VxWorks 6. It is covered by Kontron's long term supply program, which guarantees customers multi-year supply of the product beyond its active life.
For more information on the Kontron VX6060, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on VPX, visit: http://www.kontron.com/vpx/. More information on rugged COTS solutions is available at http://www.kontron.com/about-kontron/custom-solutions/rugged-cots/.