- Rugged 3U VPX Modular System
- Uses multiple 8 core Intel® Xeon boards
- Turn-Key Linux parallel system
- Balanced I/O and CPU power
- 2x 10GbE backplane option
- Air or Conduction Cooled
- Up to -40 to 71 or 85°C operation
UP TO 16 GB (ECC) DDR4 RAM, XMC SLOT, TRIPLE 1GBE LAN, UP TO DUAL 10GBE LAN
Star VX is the optimal platform to help electronic warfare, radar/sonar, command and control, ISR and signal processing applications benefit from the tremendous jump in processing power and data I/O bandwidth allowed by the OpenVPX™ standard, high-performance CPUs and sophisticated backplane technology.
Star VX is designed to help developers dramatically streamline the process from design to field deployment of next-generation rugged parallel computing. Unlike previous generations of HPEC computers, Star VX is based only on mainstream IT technology (TCP/IP, PCIe, Intel ® CPUs, Linux ), and was co-developed with Intel and PLX.
Now offering the fifth generation Intel ® Xeon® D Octo Core ™ processor, Star VX leverages Kontron’s extensive computing platform design capabilities in compact air-cooled or conduction-cooled environments.
STAR VX PERFORMANCE
StarVX main asset lies in the unique balance offered between CPU computing power and I/O bandwidth. Leveraging hi-speed switched PCIe and 10 GETH on the backplane, this architecture offers the necessary infrastructure for efficient implementation of the most demanding sensor processing applications. On the VX3058 CPU Board, Xeon® Processor D enjoy sustained 16 GB/s to/from the memory subsystem, while the board architecture provides up to 6 GB/s sustained bandwidth on the data plane through TCP/IP (4 GB/s on the PCIe backplane thanks to VXFabric™ and two 10 GETH baseKR Links capable of 1 GB/ sustained throughput) see VX3058 documentation for details.
KONTRON STARVX™ HPEC PLATFORM DEPLOYS INTEL® XEON® PROCESSOR D
CENTRALISED HEALTH MANAGEMENT
StarVX relies on VXControl™: the computer management board (CMB) provides extensive health status information, at the board and subrack level. Airflow temperature is controlled on each slot. Payload boards can be held in standby mode to accommodate low energy surveillance mode. Fine-grained boot stage information is also available for each CPU (16 levels: from BIOS to user application defined levels).
CENTRALIZED POWER MANAGEMENT
Modern CPU offer multiple power management features to control the right compromise of power consumption, power dissipation and computing power using various profiles of CPU speeds and multi-threading options. VXControl™ allows selecting pre-programmed profiles for each CPU blade from the health management interface.
Air-cooled versions of StarVX include single or dual fan tray option. Fans are managed under VXControl™ by the management board embedded in the subrack. All hardware building blocks are also available in extended temperature conduction cooling version.