Primary and secondary compute intensive 3U VPX plug-in card

04-03-2022 | Concurrent | Design & Manufacture

Concurrent Technologies has released a 3U VPX rugged server Plug-In Card (PIC) based on the recently announced Intel Xeon D-1700 processor. TRMAx/6sd-RCR has been created to meet the growing need for high compute capability PICs aligned to the SOSA Technical Standard and enable simple and effective technology transitions for next-generation sensor-based systems in defence and aerospace applications.

The PIC is fitted with a 10-core Intel Xeon D-1746TER processor, up to 128 Gbytes DDR4 memory, and 1TB direct-attached storage intended for workload consolidation and server-grade applications in challenging environments. It supports up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity on the data plane and PCIe Gen 4 on the expansion plane for higher bandwidth communications. The primary and secondary compute-intensive profiles facilitate either x8 or x16 PCIe lanes for communication with adjacent PIC(s). It is supplied with security features to allow a root of trust and is provided with the company's Guardian security package to avert hardware and software changes once deployed. Security is enhanced with the implementation of Lockheed Martin’s Hardened Security for Intel Processors platform to offer an end-to-end complete security chain of trust solution.

Dr Miles Adcock, CEO at Concurrent Technologies, commented: “As a Titanium IoT Solutions partner with Intel, we are committed to bring innovative products to market coincident with silicon launch. This product enables our customers to create ground-breaking sensor-based solutions for the defence markets with the reassurance that these solutions are capable of further technology transitions throughout their life cycle.”

“Lockheed Martin is proud to support a wide range of defence customers with our proven hardened security platform now with Concurrent Technologies’ SOSA aligned rugged server products,” commented Scott Hinnershitz, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Cyber Architect senior manager. “Lockheed Martin Hardened Security is a virtualized security isolation technology that offers attribute-based security controls, a fully secure run-time solution and greater data confidentiality to protect customer domains.”

By Natasha Shek