CSPI Selects the Freescale QorIQ Power Architecture to Enhance Its FastCluster
High Performance Embedding Computing Platforms
BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSP Inc. (Nasdaq:CSPI)
MultiComputer Division, a leading supplier of commercially developed rugged
embedded computers, announced it has selected the Freescale® QorIQ™ Power
Architecture® to upgrade its FastCluster platforms. Integrating the new QorIQ™
T Series System-on-a-Chip (SoC) processors into our next generation of
FastCluster platforms provides current and new programs with a technology
refresh option that improves SWaP performance by a factor two while preserving
the software investment made in PowerPC based applications.
The QorIQ™ Advanced Multiprocessing (AMP) Series enables seamless migration of
applications previously optimized for the 8641D PowerPC with AltiVec™
architecture. Specifically, CSPI will upgrade their VITA 6U processing blades
with T4160 and T4240 processor options. These processors feature the dual
threaded, 64-bit Power Architecture® e6500 core with an integrated AltiVec
SIMD engine. A single chip T4240, configured with 12 cores running at 1.8 GHz,
delivers up to 172.8 GFLOPS of floating point performance to
algorithmic-intensive compute applications such as sonar, radar, and image
processing. The new FastCluster platforms will also benefit from the enhanced
networking capabilities native to the T4240/T4160 architecture, including
the10GbE SerDes lanes and 10GbE MAC, to facilitate sensor streaming.
Emulation test data provided by Freescale suggests that not only will
customers realize a significant performance boost; they can expect greater
power efficiency gained by the new cascading power management scheme and the
use of advanced 28 nm process technology to manufacture these parts.
"Moving forward, we are pleased to offer our FastCluster customers the most
advanced PowerPC AltiVec architecture optimized for performance-per-watt.
Continuing to support code reuse in a Linux SMP and VxWorks AMP/SMP
environment, we are able to offer new migration paths to many pro- grams while
minimizing NRE and platform changes" said Bernard Pelon, CSPI's Director of
About CSP Inc.
Based in Billerica, Massachusetts and founded in 1968, CSP Inc. and its
subsidiaries develop and market IT integration solutions and high-performance
computer systems to meet the diverse requirements of our industrial,
commercial, and defense customers worldwide.
CSP's Systems segment includes the MultiComputer Division, which designs and
manufactures commercial high-performance computer signal processing systems
for a variety of complex real time applications in defense and commercial
markets. The Company's Modcomp Inc. subsidiary, also part of its Service and
Systems Integration segment was founded in 1970, and has offices in the U.S.,
U.K. and Germany. Modcomp provides solutions and services for complex IT
environments including storage and servers, unified communications solutions,
IT security solutions and consulting services.
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