High Performance Embedded Computing

High-Performance Embedded Computing

HPEC Systems

Deliver Supercomputing Processing Performance

HPEC Systems have a proven track record to deliver supercomputing processing performance in rugged, compact deployable system architectures optimized for harsh military environments. These systems consist of a large number of distributed processors, I/O, and software stacks connected by a low latency system fabric. With scalable architectures, dataflow modeling and configuration validation, Curtiss-Wright’s HPEC customers can source embedded supercomputing platforms that integrate Intel-based multi-processor boards with AVX, GPGPU co-processors, AMD Adaptive SoCs and FPGAs, and Ethernet switching with software, including VxWorks, and Linux with OpenMPI and OFED software interfaces, using latest fielded thermal management systems like VITA 48.5 Air Flow Through Technology.

Fabric100 Processing and Networking Solutions

As the complexity of data processing for defense and aerospace applications increases, system designers must adapt to the latest proven technologies to deliver faster processing and information sharing. To address this challenge, our next generation of embedded computing cards and systems will feature Fabric100™ connectivity within systems and through optical links between systems. Fabric100 delivers uncompromised 100Gbps data processing and information sharing across the platform and is built upon and compatible with our proven Fabric40™ (40GbE) technology.

CHAMP-XD4 6U VPX DSP Processor
The 6U VPX Dual Intel Xeon D-2700 and Cognitive DSP Processor enables compute-intensive industrial, and aerospace and defense applications.
CHAMP-FX7 6U VPX AMD Versal Processor
The 6U VPX Dual AMD Versal Premium Adaptive SoC Processor is optimized for signal processing and AI inference applications.
VPX3-1262 3U VPX Processor
This 100GbE enabled processor card with Intel 13th Gen “Raptor Lake” processor meets the demanding performance needs of SOSA aligned systems.
VPX3-6826 100G Dual CP/DP Ethernet Switch
The versatile, high-performance VPX3-6826 Ethernet switch provides rugged Ethernet switching for the next generation of 3U systems.
6U Fabric40 Processing & Networking Solutions

Fabric40 is a complete end-to-end system approach for integrating the high-speed 40 Gbps fabrics into high-performance processing systems that cannot afford to compromise on performance.

CHAMP-XD2 6U VPX DSP Processor
The CHAMP-XD2 6U VPX Intel Xeon D DSP Processor Card features 32 GB DDR4 per Xeon socket, 40G/10G Ethernet, InfiniBand, XMC, PCIe Gen3 and more.
The 6U OpenVPX CHAMP-XD2M rugged Intel Xeon D module is designed for use in high memory capacity, compute-intensive rugged applications.
VPX6-1961 6U VPX Intel Xeon W SBC
The VPX6-1961 6U VPX Processor Card provides high-performance computing for demanding mission computing, machine learning and virtualization applications.
HPEC Computing Systems
Our systems design and integration teams analyze your system requirements, identify appropriate products, select suitable cooling approaches, and create a rugged system optimized for your program.
CHAMP-WB 6U OpenVPX Virtex-7 FPGA Card
The CHAMP-WB is targeted at wide-band, low latency applications that require large FPGA processing, wide input/output requirements, with minimal latency.
VPX6-4955 6U VPX GPGPU Processor Card
The VPX6-4955 delivers incredible processing power from two NVIDIA Quadro Turing TU104 GPUs providing a remarkable 6144 CUDA cores for parallel processing.

Understanding HPEC Computing: The Ten Axioms

The technologies that comprise an HPEC system are primarily derived from three distinct markets - the Commercial HPC, Embedded Systems and the Sensor markets. HPEC tracks and benefits from advances in the technologies that service these markets. As their technologies evolve, the HPEC market adapts by selecting the appropriate technologies that meet the Ten Axioms of HPEC that define the essential elements of an HPEC system.

3U Fabric40 Processing Solutions

These small form factor modules provide system integrators with high-performance CPU and GPGPU processing seamlessly interoperate over the 40Gb Ethernet and PCIe interconnects.

CHAMP-XD3 3U VPX Intel Xeon D-1700 Processor Card
The CHAMP-XD3/VPX3-484 is a 3U OpenVPX Intel Ice Lake Xeon D-1700 DSP processor card with Xilinx MPSoC FPGA for enhanced security.
VPX3-1260 SOSA-Aligned 3U VPX 9th Gen Intel Xeon Processor Card
The VPX3-1260 rugged 3U OpenVPX 9th Gen Intel Xeon SBC delivers full-featured, all-in-one processing for high-performance embedded computing.
VPX3-687 SOSA-Aligned 40G/10G Ethernet Switch
The VPX3-687 is a 3U VPX 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch that provides up to 32 x 10 GbE interfaces at line-rates up to 320 Gbps.
VPX3-4935 3U VPX GPGPU Processor Card
The VPX3-4935 delivers incredible processing power from its NVIDIA Quadro Turing TU104 GPU, providing an impressive 3072 CUDA cores for parallel processing.
3U Systems
Curtiss-Wright SWaP-optimized computing systems can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively while greatly reducing program risk.
CHAMP-XD1 3U VPX Intel Xeon D Processor Card
The CHAMP-XD1 3U OpenVPX Intel Xeon D DSP Processor Card features high-speed DDR4 memory, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gb Ethernet, XMC site with PCIe Gen3.
VPX3-655 Versatile 1G/10G/40G Ethernet Switch Module
The VPX3-655 is a 3U versatile Ethernet switch supporting 1G, 10G and 40G ports, including 12x 10GBASE-T ports, providing high-speed connectivity.

An Introduction to Fabric40

Today’s most demanding military applications, such as large-scale radar arrays, image processing, and real-time data exploitation, require the greater computational performance and the higher bandwidth access to the resulting data provided by leading-edge HPEC systems. This white paper describes the benefits of using the 40 Gbps interconnects for use in defense and aerospace rugged deployed COTS systems.

6U Fabric20 Processing & Networking Solutions

Fabric20 OpenVPX modules allow system designers to rapidly integrate CPU, FPGA, GPGPU, switch and IO modules based on RapidIO Gen 2 (20Gb/sec) and PCIe interconnects to create processing solutions.

CHAMP-WB 6U OpenVPX Virtex-7 FPGA Card
The CHAMP-WB is targeted at wide-band, low latency applications that require large FPGA processing, wide input/output requirements, with minimal latency.
CHAMP-XD2 6U VPX DSP Processor
The CHAMP-XD2 6U VPX Intel Xeon D DSP Processor Card features 32 GB DDR4 per Xeon socket, 40G/10G Ethernet, InfiniBand, XMC, PCIe Gen3 and more.
6U Systems
Curtiss-Wright computing subsystems are ready for deployment in high-performance applications with chassis, backplanes, power supplies, computing boards and a variety of I/O.

Airborne Mission System Optimized for a Customer Software Suite

Complex airborne surveillance and intelligence gathering missions rely on the collection and amalgamation of data from many sensors. As the number of onboard sensors continue to increase, defense organizations worldwide expect more capabilities and higher performance from mission systems. Read the case study to learn more about the mission system used to solve the performance challenges.

The Fabric40 Advantage: 40Gbps Technology

Enhances Interoperability While Reducing Integration Risk and Development Time

Curtiss-Wright’s innovative Fabric40 initiative ensures that all aspects of 40Gbps data fabric technology are optimally configured to work together, enhancing interoperability and reducing customer integration risks and development time. We take the risk out of extreme OpenVPX Gen3 signaling. Fabric40 is the industry’s first complete end-to-end system approach for integrating the latest Gen3 high-speed 40 Gbps fabrics into a new generation of radar processing, SIGINT, image processing and Electronic Warfare systems that cannot afford to compromise on performance. Curtiss-Wright enables Fabric40 with a broad range of complementary modules designed to reduce the cost, risk, and complexity associated with your system integration – all while delivering over 2x the performance of previous-generation SRIO Gen-2-based systems and 4x the performance of 10 GbE-based systems.


Five Benefits of Fabric40

  1. Reduces Signal Integrity Risks
    All Fabric40 products have been developed with highly optimized signal integrity design rules to ensure that high-speed signals are not compromised when interconnects are operating at Gen3 speeds.
  2. Fabric Agnostic
    Fabric40 allows system integrators to build optimally configured HPEC systems using the latest high-speed fabrics. Fabric40 supports Ethernet, PCIe Gen3 and InfiniBand protocols with data rates up to 40Gbps to ensure your processing nodes are not starved, waiting for data. Ethernet is supported using industry standard 10G and 40G interconnects, and InfiniBand supports data rates of SDR (10G), DDR (20G) and both QDR and FDR-10 (40G). PCIe Gen3 supports 8G full duplex transmission per lane.
  3. Supports RDMA
    Fabric40 drivers are optimally configured to take advantage of these high-speed rates. To ensure that processing engines and CPUs are not burdened by high-speed data transfers, all Fabric40 modules support Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) in both GbE and InfiniBand modes.
  4. Middleware Ties it all Together
    The Fabric40 ecosystem also includes middleware software enablement such as IPC and OFED/MPI interfaces, which are highly optimized to support next-generation 40 Gbps systems. These software interfaces provide a high level abstraction of fabrics, operating systems, and even processors, shielding your application from vendor and implementation-specific details, enhancing portability and meeting MOSA requirements.
  5. End-to-End Solutions
    Fabric40 system elements from Curtiss-Wright and ecosystem partners such as Atrenne provide a complete system solution, including SBCs, DSP and FPGA engines, GPGPU processors, network switches, chassis and backplanes. You can be confident that your entire next-generation system will work together reliably from end-to-end.

Pervasive Coverage of the Electromagnetic Spectrum with a Next Generation COMINT/ELINT Signal Analysis Methodology

This white paper explores why yesterday’s solution falls short today, how technological advances in the multi-channel signal analysis have provided new levels of RF emitter tracking, and how Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions and Leonardo DRS Signal Solutions plan to continue to break through game-changing barriers.