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Abaco Systems Adds 40 Gigabit Ethernet to High Performance Multiprocessor for Ultimate Throughput in Demanding Applications

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwired - June 28, 2016) -

  • Designed for very large radar systems (SAR, GMTI…)
  • Up to 665.6 GigaFLOPS throughput per slot

/ -- Responding to the growing customer requirement for ever-greater system throughput in the most demanding applications, Abaco Systems today announced the innovative DSP282A 6U OpenVPX rugged multiprocessor with 40 Gigabit Ethernet. It joins the DSP282, announced earlier this year, which supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet, providing customers with the flexibility to choose the optimum price/performance for the planned deployment.

The DSP282A is designed to fulfil the requirements of very large radar systems such as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and ground moving target indicator (GMTI) where minimal latency is essential for operational effectiveness. 40 Gigabit Ethernet on the backplane allows data derived from multiple high resolution sensors to be moved to the processor and then output as meaningful, actionable information in the minimum possible time.

Designed for systems deployed in the most challenging environments, the DSP282A delivers up to 665.6 GigaFLOPS of throughput per card slot as well as supporting advanced 3D graphics. This means that the DSP282A is ideally suited for a range of manned- and unmanned airborne, ground and naval applications that need maximum performance yet are highly constrained in terms of size, weight and power (SWaP).

The DSP282A features dual 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7 2.4GHz quad core processors, and leverages high performance computing (HPC) technologies that are found at the heart of the world's largest commercial data centers, bringing them to the HPEC (high performance embedded computing) world -- reducing risk, cost and time-to-market.

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 DSP282As in order to reduce spares and simplify logistical support in the field.

The DSP282A also brings high levels of data security with Abaco's new on-board Security Hub and full support for the latest Intel platform security features.

In line with Abaco's commitment to maximizing the long term value of customer investments, the DSP282A is form, fit and function compatible with its predecessors, offering a straightforward upgrade path to a solution offering significantly greater performance within the same SWaP envelope.

"The DSP282A provides our customers with the high throughput, low latency capability that their increasingly sophisticated applications demand, and the performance leadership that will help enable their success," said Chris Lever, VP, Product Management at Abaco Systems. "40 Gigabit Ethernet is rapidly establishing itself as the interconnect technology of choice, and the DSP282A is evidence of our commitment to delivering it to our customers."

Customer risk and cost are also minimized by the availability of Abaco's HPEC Center of Excellence which provides experience and expertise in the development of challenging multiprocessor applications.

Similarly, Abaco's unique AXISPro application development environment supports application optimization for multi-core, multi-threaded and multi-node distributed system architectures across multiple operating systems including Linux®, Windows® and VxWorks® and includes quick start signal- and image processing examples to accelerate time-to-solution.

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About Abaco Systems

Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. Spun out of General Electric in 2015, we deliver and support open modular solutions developed to upgrade and enhance the growing data, analytics, communications and sensor processing capabilities of our target applications. This, together with our 700+ professionals' unwavering focus on our customers' success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in a significant number of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most.

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Ian McMurray
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Abaco Systems

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