Themis Computer announces its new T2VPX™ high-performance, 6U VPX board computer. The T2VPX is the first member of the company’s new family of VITA-46 compliant, board-level-computers. Themis’ T2VPX supports the VITA-46 and VITA-65 standards, providing customers with next generation processing performance and high bandwidth serial switched fabrics.
The T2VPX board is the industry’s first 6U board level computer based on the Sun Microsystems™ multi-core UltraSPARC T2® processor, continuing Themis’ legacy of bringing high performance Solaris™ Operating System to demanding applications. Themis’ T2VPX features a new system architecture that combines up to eight processor cores and 64 threads, with a VPX IO fabric. The T2VPX is ideal for compute-intensive military and aerospace applications requiring rugged computing solutions, beyond the reach of today’s VME-64-based systems.
The T2VPX is based on the Sun UltraSPARC® T2 CMT (chip multi-threading) processor, the industry’s first “system on a chip” and runs both Linux and the Solaris™ 10 Operating System. Themis’ new T2VPX board further proliferates Sun's advanced UltraSPARC T2 processor technologies into embedded computing markets. The T2VPX will be offered with 6 and 8 core processor options.
"Our T2VPX’s UltraSPARC T2 processor, combined with the VPX standard’s high performance serial IO, brings users unprecedented processing power and throughput," said William Kehret, president of Themis Computer. "The T2VPX differentiates itself, with up to eight cores and tight integration with the Solaris and Linux Operating Systems. Themis’ T2VPX is the first of a new series of VPX boards, featuring industry leading scalability and performance,” Mr. Kehret added.
“VPX is a proposed ANSI standard that breaks the performance bonds of traditional buses and serial interconnects, enabling Themis to create supercomputer-level products like this one for the critical embedded systems market”, declares Ray Alderman, executive director of VITA. “The support of global embedded vendors like Themis will bring the advantages of VPX to a wide range of vertical markets and establish its position as a leading edge technology with a long term technology cycle.”
T2VPX features and specifications include:
• UltraSPARC T2 processor with up to 8 cores at 1.2 GHz
• Includes CPU independent Board Management Controller (Service Processor Module)
• Up to 32GB Fully Buffered DDR2 memory with ECC protection
• Built-in Hypervisor with LDOM support
• IPMI support over Ethernet
• Storage: On-board 1.8 inch HDD/SSD support
• Built-in Gigabit Ethernet switch to support Distributed Switching Architecture
• Front Panel I/O
- One (1) 10 Gigabit Ethernet port
- Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet ports
- Two (2) USB 2.0 ports
- One (1) 4x SAS port
- One (1) Serial Console port
• Backplane I/O
- Two (2) 10 Gigabit Ethernet channels
- Two (2) Gigabit Ethernet channels
- Four (4) x4 PCIe channels
• Optional Themis IOVPX carrier board supports up to 2 XMC/PMC cards to provide more I/O including; Video support, Audio interface, and two (2) additional USB ports
- Temperature Range: -5 to +55°C (operating) -40 to 95°C (non-operating)
- Humidity (non-condensing): 0 to 95% (operating) 0 to 98% (non-operating)
- Vibration (at 10-2k Hz): 0.91G rms (operating) 3G rms (non-operating)
(test level applied for one hour each axis)
- Shock: 30G peak, 20ms
• Solaris 10 Operating System.
The Themis T2VPX combines the form factor, scalability and ruggedness that characterize VMEbus systems, with the new high bandwidth capabilities, of a fabric-based backplane architecture. The T2VPX has extensive on-board I/O that is complimented by fully RoHS compliant IO expansion boards.
Themis T2VPX Availability
The T2VPX VPX boards are available now evaluation, please contact the factory for more information.
Themis’ Environmentally Robust Servers and Single-Board Computers
Themis Computer is a leading provider of highly scalable blade servers, Rugged Enterprise Server (RES) systems, and board level embedded computers. Themis products feature rugged construction, high performance, superior scalability and ease of maintenance. Themis offers VME64 and VPX board-level computers featuring the leading processor architectures, including; x86 and Sun UltraSPARC. Themis’ single board computers include single and multiple slot configurations. I/O expansion is available with on-board XMC/PMC sockets and PMC carrier cards.
Themis' high performance servers, single-board computers, and graphics controllers, are now being integrated into advanced communications and defense systems, worldwide. The Themis Computer family of COTS board and system products provide the increased processing power and reliability necessary for demanding application environments, while achieving a net reduction in total cost of ownership.
About Themis Computer
Themis Computer (themis.com) is a leading developer and supplier of high performance board and system level products for mission-critical telecommunications, military/aerospace, and industrial embedded applications. Themis provides open standards-based embedded computing platforms that support the Solaris™, Linux®, and Windows® operating systems. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks of failure caused by extreme environments. An ISO 9001 certified company, Themis Computer practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Themis Computer is headquartered in Fremont, California and offers worldwide service and support.
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