Kontron VX6060 VPX Computing Blade

Kontron announced the VX6060 VPX computing blade for parallel data and signal processing applications. The Kontron VX6060 blade features two independently implemented Intel Core i7 processing nodes linked to a Ethernet and PCIe infrastructure. The VX6060 is ideal for intensive parallel computing workloads where a cluster of Kontron VX6060s can be used in full mesh VPX or switched OpenVPX environments. The 6U VPX board comes with EFI BIOS and supports Linux and VxWorks 6.

Kontron VX6060 VPX computing bladeEach processing node of the Kontron VX6060 implements Intel Core i7 embedded processor with integrated memory controller and Intel HD graphics coupled with the highly integrated Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) QM57 with numerous Gigabit Ethernet, SATA, USB 2.0 and PCIe channels.

The Kontron VX6060 is available in forced air cooled and conduction cooled versions. It is covered by Kontron’s long term supply program, which guarantees multi-year supply of the product beyond its active life.

The Kontron VX6060 comes with PowerMP, a collection of off-the-shelf software featuring complex computer cluster health management and a stress test tool allowing computer qualification prior to the final application availability. PowerMP software is already in use today in UAVs, radars and sonars throughout the world.

Target applications of the Kontron VPX blade include radar, sonar, imaging systems, airborne fighters, and UAV radar which will use clusters of the VX6060. The blade is also useful for rugged multi-display consoles and many other types of embedded applications. Combined with the 6U VPX backplane infrastructure, a new range of outstanding HPEC applications are now becoming possible using only standard technology (Linux or RTOS on x86 and TCP/IP).

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