CSP Inc. MultiComputer Division, a leading supplier of embedded high- performance cluster computing systems, announced it has shipped its new Ruggedized Embedded COTS Cluster, the FastCluster 220R, to a major defense contractor.
The CSPI team and FastCluster 220R were selected for this program because of their ability to deliver a high quality product conforming to the exacting MIL specifications of the program and have it available for on-time deployment. CSPI, working in collaboration with the customer and key partners, promptly developed and delivered an air-cooled system meeting Level III Ruggedization requirements for airflow, structural integrity, operating temperature range, shock, vibration and EMC/EMI. The FastCluster 220R with its dense, rugged packaging, outstanding performance, and open architecture using Linux and Myrinet clustering technology is ideal for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) applications intended for deployment in the harsh and confined environments of shipboard, airborne, and land-mobile platforms.
"We are pleased to see our core FastCluster Linux based technology being deployed for a very critical DoD application. Facing a challenging delivery schedule, the CSPI team demonstrated the advantage of a COTS plus approach to achieve a major program milestone," said Alexander R. Lupinetti, President, CEO of CSP Inc.
The FastCluster 220R delivers peak performance in three critical areas offering teraflop's of scalable compute power (100's of PowerPC AltiVec processing nodes) across several chassis, Gigabyte's of scalable bi-section bandwidth (Myrinet Clustering Technology), and Gigabyte's of scalable sensor I/O.
First customer shipment of the new platform was completed earlier this month with future deployment to the same program anticipated. The FastCluster 220R is available for delivery 120 days after receipt of order (ARO).