The CRS 48.5 is a High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Rugged Subsystem. A complete, integrated, pre-tested, ready-to-run subsystem, it uses the most advanced VITA 48.5 compliant air flow-through cooling to allow the integration of up to eight quad core Intel® Core™ i7 processing nodes. This makes it capable of satisfying the most demanding rugged embedded computing requirements such as ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) and electronic warfare (EW) in the harshest, most challenging environments.
The CRS 48.5 ATR subsystem features the GE DSP280 multiprocessor with two quad core Intel® Core i7 processors. The DSP280 is capable of more than 260 gigaflops peak performance and delivers main memory bandwidth of up to 21 Gbytes/second per CPU node. An upgrade path means that the CRS 48.5 can take advantage of the even more powerful DSP281 multiprocessor which is based on the 4th generation Intel® Core i7 ('Haswell') technology. A maximum of four DSP281's can be configured, for a total peak performance in excess of 2.4 teraflops. In addition, the CRS 48.5 includes the GBX460 fully managed 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch as the data plane. This enables up to four 10 Gigabit BASE-SR fiber channels to be brought out of the subsystem. For storage intensive applications, up to 8TBytes of solid state drive memory is available.
Thermal management is enhanced on the CRS 48.5 via its air flow-through cooling capability is of the order which can handle up to 1,200 Watts. The CRS 48.5 offers various powering options. These include 115 VAC, high voltage DC, or 28 VDC. This new technology overcomes the thermal challenges inherent in very high performance embedded computing subsystems, and means that military and aerospace organizations can deploy more computing capability into harsher environments than ever before.