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Kontron StarVX - Pre-Qualified HPEC Platform

Up to 16 GB (ECC) DDR4 RAM, XMC Slot, Triple 1GbE LAN, up to dual 10GbE LAN

Kontron StarVX - Pre-Qualified HPEC Platform
Key Features
Rugged 3U VPX Modular System
Uses multiple 8 core Intel® Xeon boards
Turn-Key linux parallel system
Balanced I/O and CPU power
2x 10GbE backplane option
Air or Conduction Cooled
Up to -40 to 71 or 85°C operation

Introduction

Star VX is the optimal platform to help electronic warfare , radar /sonar , command and control , ISR and signal processing applications benefit from the tremendous jump in processing power and data I/O bandwidth allowed by the OpenVPX™ standard , high performance CPUs and sophisticated back -plane technology.

Star VX is designed to help developers dramatically streamline the process from design to field deployment of next generation rugged parallel computing. Unlike previous generations of HPEC computers, Star VX is based only on mainstream IT technology (TCP/IP, PCIe, Intel ® CPUs, Linux ), and was codeveloped with Intel and PLX.

Now offering the fifth generation Intel ® Xeon® D Octo Core ™ processor , Star VX leverages Kontron’s extensive computing platform design capabilities in compact air -cooled or conduction-cooled environments .

Star VX Performance

StarVX main asset lies in the unique balance offered between CPU computing power and I/O bandwidth. Leveraging hi-speed switched PCIe and 10 GETH on the backplane, this architecture offers the necessary infrastructure for efficient implementation of the most demanding sensor processing applications. On the VX3058 CPU Board, Xeon® Processor D enjoy sustained 16 GB/s to/from the memory subsystem, while the board architecture provides up to 6 GB/s sustained bandwidth on the data plane through TCP/IP (4 GB/s on the PCIe backplane thanks to VXFabric™ and two 10 GETH baseKR Links capable of 1 GB/ sustained throughput) see VX3058 documentation for details.

Kontron StarVX™ HPEC Platform deploys Intel® Xeon® Processor D

Centralised Health Management

StarVX relies on VXControl™: the computer management board (CMB) provides extensive health status information, at the board and subrack level. Airflow temperature is controlledon each slot. Payload boards can be held in standby mode to accommodate low energy surveillance mode. Fine grained boot stage information is also available for each CPU (16 levels: from BIOS to user application defined levels).

Centralized Power Management

Modern CPU offer multiple power management features to control the right compromise of power consumption, power dissipation and computing power using various profiles of CPU speeds and multi-threading options. VXControl™ allows to select pre-programmed profiles for each CPU blade from the health management interface.

Cooling

Air cooled versions of StarVX include single or dual fan tray option. Fans are managed under VXControl™ by the management board embedded in the subrack. All hardware building blocks are also available in extended temperature conduction cooling version.

Specification

Interface

FeaturesModular - uses a range of VPX boards:

Payload Boards
VX3058 Intel® Xeon® D Octo Core™ 3U SBC with x8 PCIe gen3and dual 10 GETH
VX3044 Intel® Core™ i7 - 3612QE - Quad-Core™ 3U SBC with x8 PCIe gen3 and dual 10 GETH
VX3836 Xilinx Virtex6™ FPGA board with VITA 57 FMC support
VX3327 ATI Radeon™ E6460 or E6760 Silicon 3U VPX GPU/GPGPU boards

Switch boards
VX3905 PCIe switch (with GETH L2 switch capability up to 10 ports)
VX3910 L2/L3 GETH switch
VX3920 L2/L3 10 GETH switch

General

ExpansionTypical 3U rack has 12 VPX slots (5 HP)
Warranty2 Years
RoHSCompliant

Ordering Details

BoardComponents

Managed Enclosure
SR3U-xxx 3U VPX 12-slot (5 HP) with dual fan tray and health management board

Payload boards
VX3058 Intel® Xeon® D Octo Core™ 3U SBC with x8 PCIe gen3 and dual 10 GETH
VX3044 Intel® Core™ i7 - 3612QE - Quad-Core™ 3U SBC with x8 PCIe gen3 and dual 10 GETH
VX3836 Xilinx Virtex6™ FPGA board with VITA 57 FMC support
VX3327 ATI Radeon™ E6460 or E6760 Silicon 3U VPX GPU/GPGPU boards

Switch boards
VX3905 PCIe switch (with GETH L2 switch capability up to 10 ports)
VX3910 L2/L3 GETH switch
VX3920 L2/L3 10 GETH switch
AccessoriesN/A