The DSP281 Quad Core HPEC (high performance embedded computing) platform from GE Intelligent Platforms is a rugged dual node, quad core, 6U OpenVPX deployed server platform that harnesses the increased performance of 4th generation Inte Core i7 (‘Haswell’) chip sets.
Designed for a broad range of mission-critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and image-, signal- and data processing applications, the DSP281 brings more than double the theoretical peak performance of its predecessor within the same size, weight and power (SWaP) envelope. Deployed on manned- and un-manned airborne, ground and naval platforms, it can enable optimum benefit to be derived from the significant volume of data obtained from large numbers of high resolution sensors by providing meaningful information in an actionable time frame to decision makers and war fighters across an asymmetric, dynamic and rapidly-changing threat landscape.
The DSP281 is a software-compatible upgrade to the DSP280, which was based on a dual Intel Core-i7 processor architecture, and provides defense and aerospace prime contractors, systems integrators, OEMs and end users with a clear, cost-effective path to increased mission capability through planned technology refresh across a wide range of platforms. It also brings high levels of data security with GE’S new on-board Security Hub and full support for the latest Intel platform security features.
GE’s HPEC architecture, as implemented in the DSP281, can scale from one to many processor nodes per enclosure via RDMA-enabled InfiniBand® and Ethernet dual port network interface cards, delivering very high interprocessor bandwidth at extremely low memory to memory latencies. In addition, system integrators can minimize card count by mapping multiple platform functions such as control, DSP, image and video processing and graphics onto one or more DSP281s in order to reduce spares and simplify logistical support in the field.