by Girish Shirasat, Concurrent Technologies
With the ever increasing trend for processor boards to include more general purpose cores for better parallel processing capacity along with fabric interconnect bandwidth it is possible to construct very flexible HPEC systems.
A High Performance Computer (HPC) situated in a data center environment is typically made up of a collection of racks and cabinets connected by Ethernet, Infiniband or both. These runRead More...
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by Rodger Hosking, PentekAdvances in optical interface technology boost performance levels to help meet increasing data rates and signal bandwidths while improving signal integrity and security, and greatly extending distance between system components. New specifications are defining open industry standards that will offer many advantages over traditional copper connections.
TECHNOLOGY IN CONTEXT
by Marc Couture, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions.Powerful multicore CPUs are increasingly integrating high performance graphics coprocessors on the same die with fast low-latency connections. The parallelism of these coprocessors makes them capable of numeric calculations that rival DSP cores.
TECHNOLOGY IN SYSTEMS
by Mark Richardson, LDRAThe vast increase in the software content of automobiles along with stringent requirements for safety and reliability has added complexity to the process of development and compliance with standards. Any serious operation will require tools to track development and document compliance.
by Geoff Goetz, BsquareEnterprises are increasingly seeking common hardware and software platforms to support their business class applications. Today’s current challenge is the lack of flexibility with mobile hardware designs that support both small and large screen form factors across ruggedized devices.
SMALL FORM FACTOR FORUM
by Tom Williams, Editor-in-ChiefToday’s embedded systems are moving into ever more challenging applications and environments. They must often resolve conflicting demands of modularity, ruggedness, cooling and more. Developers are rising to these challenges with ever more innovative answers.
by Tom Williams, Editor-in-Chief