I'll take data capture and processing for 240 Gbps, AlexProduct
June 22, 2011
OK it's not really the Alex Trebek-hosted TV game show "Jeopardy"; it's real warfighter jeopardy, and the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) processing arena is paramount in capturing and processing vast volumes of mission-critical data.
OK it’s not really the Alex Trebek-hosted TV game show “Jeopardy”; it’s real warfighter jeopardy, and the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) processing arena is paramount in capturing and processing vast volumes of mission-critical data. Accordingly, stepping into the fore is Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.’s multi-stream capable Dual 40/100Gbit CFP Transceiver Board, rendering real-time data processing, buffering, capture, and/or transmission facilitated in two ways: either six 40 GbE streams on a card or via a duo of 100 GbE streams on a card. Annapolis credits the either one- or two-Altera Stratix IV GT EP4S100G5 FPGA configuration as a key factor in the board’s ability to satisfy the need for speed. Combine those FPGAs with up to 36 GB of DDR3 DRAM in an up-to-eight 72-bit port array and fold in a 160 x 160 high-speed crossbar and watch this transceiver board roar.
And that’s not all. The transceiver board’s cage interfaces are compatible with the 100Gbit UTU4, QDR InfiniBand, and SDH/OTU3 protocols, and the board’s 68 high-bandwidth full duplex serial I/O connections (at 11.3 Gbps) facilitate mating to Annapolis’ WILDSTAR 5 Blade for IBM BladeCenter. This serial I/O connectivity enables a received-data bandwidth up to a blazing 240 Gbps, and said data can then be transmitted and processed by up to eight Tilera Network Processors or FPGAs housed on WILDSTAR 5 Blade for IBM BladeCenter. The important thing here is that data reduction and data filtering are no longer needed with this transceiver board.