The recently announced VPX6-1961 single-board computer (SBC) will feature the new Intel Xeon W-11000E Series processor. The VPX6-1961 harnesses the extended operating performance of the Intel Xeon W-11000E to deliver an industry leading SBC capable of delivering the highest performance over extreme temperature, shock, and vibration conditions, as required by the most demanding deployed defense and aerospace applications.
With its eight cores, doubling the count of previous generation quad-core processors, this 6U OpenVPX module leverages the latest Intel Core architectures to deliver the highest performance processing for demanding aerospace and defense applications. The module’s additional processor cores enable system designers to significantly reduce their platform’s size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C). Processing tasks that would formerly require multiple SBCs can now be consolidated into a single slot. What’s more, the VPX6-1961 provides enterprise-class virtualization through its processor’s Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x, VT-d), large amounts of onboard memory (64GB SDRAM and up to 1 TB SSD), and support for hypervisors such as VMware. The Intel Xeon W-11000E Series processor also provides acceleration for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) applications using Intel’s Vector Neural Network Instruction (VNNI) technology and provides double the floating-point performance using AVX512 for accelerating math-intensive applications. The 11th Gen processor features Intel’s latest Gen 12 graphics engine, providing up to three 4K display interfaces with performance that rivals discrete graphics solutions. These features of the Intel Xeon W-11000 make the VPX6-1961 ideal for demanding mission computing and virtualization applications in deployed environments.
“Following Intel’s recent introduction of its Intel Xeon W-11000E Series processor, we are proud to announce that this extremely high-performance new device will power our new VPX6-1961, the most powerful and capable single board computer we’ve ever brought to market,” said Chris Wiltsey, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “With its eight cores, support for enterprise-class virtualization, and highly rugged packaging, the VPX6-1961 utilizing the Intel Xeon W-11000E Series processor sets a whole new standard for embedded computing performance. Even better, it delivers double the floating-point performance with AVX512 to accelerate demanding math-intensive applications.”
The SBC’s high-speed, dual-channel DDR4 memory subsystem is connected directly to the processor and supports up to 64 GB SDRAM. The VPX6-1961 also provides high-speed NVMe on-board SSD memory and includes dual XMC mezzanine sites to support a wide variety of expansion mezzanine daughter cards, including high performance FPGA, GPGPU, and storage modules.
The VPX6-1961 supports a wide range of popular operating environments, including Linux (CentOS and RHEL), Wind River VxWorks, Microsoft Windows, Green Hills Software INTEGRITY, and Lynx Software Technologies LynxOS.
The VPX6-1961 is pin-compatible with a wide range of Curtiss-Wright rugged deployable Intel SBCs ranging from the 2nd Generation VPX6-1952 through to the Intel 5th Generation Broadwell-based VPX6-1959.
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