Rugged 2nd Generation Intel Core-based 3U VPX CPU board with NVIDIA CUDA graphics introduced by GE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 27 Jan 2011. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the SBC324 3U OpenVPX rugged single board computer based on 2nd Generation Intel Core processor technology for size-, weight- and power-constrained applications in harsh environments such as unmanned vehicles; command and control; intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR); radar; sonar; and signal processing.

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Editor's note: GE Intelligent Platforms changed its name to Abaco Systems on 23 Nov. 2015 as a result of the company's acquisition last September by New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., 27 Jan 2011. GE Intelligent Platforms in Charlottesville, Va., is introducing the SBC324 3U VPX rugged single board computer based on 2nd Generation Intel Core processor technology for size-, weight- and power-constrained applications in harsh environments such as unmanned vehicles; command and control; intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR); radar; sonar; and signal processing.

The OpenVPXembedded computing module is based on the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor operating at as fast as 2.1 GHz, coupled with as much as eight gigabytes of DDR3 1,333 MHz memory. The CPU board also offers the NVIDIA CUDA-based general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU), advanced graphics, high-performance switches, high-density storage, and rugged chassis.

The SBC324 also provides an upgrade for GE's MAGIC1 rugged display computer, which combines the throughput of a second generation Intel Core i7 processor with the advanced parallel processing of an NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPGPU, GE officials say.

The computer board has a range of PCI Express backplane configurations; an XMC site with I/O; two 10/100/1000BaseT Gigabit Ethernet interfaces; VGA graphics; HD audio; two SATA channels; four USB 2.0 ports; a PS/2 keyboard/mouse port; and two RS-232/422 COM ports.

Software support includes deployed test software (BIT and BCS), Windows 7, Open Linux, VxWorks, LynxOS, and LynxOS-SE. For more information contact GE Intelligent Platforms online at www.ge-ip.com/products/3576.

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