BILLERICA, Mass., 6 Nov. 2011. CSP Inc. (NASDAQ:CSPI) MultiComputer Division in Billerica, Mass., is introducing the FastCluster 3000 series OpenVPX rugged embedded computer cluster for digital signal processing applications in radar, sonar, and surveillance. The FastCluster 3000 uses the Mellanox SwitchX Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) to enable InfiniBand, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel data traffic to exist on a one-wire fabric, company officials say.The switch fabric also uses the VITA 66 optical interconnect for the VPX standard to improve performance and lighten weight, compared with previous copper wire networking and databus solutions. VITA 66 defines a family of optical interconnects for VPX plug-in modules and backplanes.The 3000 series OpenVPX systems are designed to support air- and conduction-cooled thermal management for deployment in harsh environments where size, weight, and power (SWaP) are critical. Technology refresh for FastCluster is as simple as inserting a new OpenVPX processor or fabric blade, without requiring any change to the backplane, CSPI officials say.
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