Lockheed Martin uses PowerMAXION for rugged applications

Engineers at Lockheed Martin Federal Systems of Owego, N.Y., needed a commercial-off the shelf (COTS) multiprocessor that would work under rugged conditions. So they found the PowerMAXION by Concurrent Computer Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and worked with Concurrent experts to develop a rugged militarized PowerMAXION version.

Feb 1st, 1997

Engineers at Lockheed Martin Federal Systems of Owego, N.Y., needed a commercial-off the shelf (COTS) multiprocessor that would work under rugged conditions. So they found the PowerMAXION by Concurrent Computer Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and worked with Concurrent experts to develop a rugged militarized PowerMAXION version.

Officials at Lockheed chose the PowerMAXION for its 6U VME format, says a Lockheed Martin spokesman. "They provided the hooks that let us upgrade it and make it rugged."

The new version, referred to as the Real-Time Symmetric Multiprocessor, targets severe environments and is going aboard Lockheed Martin C-130 turboprop cargo airplanes.

Areas where the new system will be useful include situational awareness, route re-planning, battlefield management, and sensor fusion.

The system incorporates edge-triggered interrupts, real-time clocks, deterministic real-time response, a set of multiprocessor development tools, and two standard Peripheral Component Interconnect Mezzanine Card slots.

Lockheed engineers developed the RTSMP in two versions: a rugged model with air-over-component cooling, and a militarized version using conduction cooling.

The PowerMAXION system is available in single board computers, symmetric multiprocessors, board sets, desktop systems, rack-mount systems, and stand-alone chassis. - J.M.

For more information on the PowerMAXION system phone Concurrent Computer Corp. at 954-974-1700, or fax 954-977-5580, or visit their Web site at http://www.ccur.com.

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