The IBX400 is the world's first, fully rugged, 6U OpenVPX InfiniBand® switch fabric module (SFM) bringing data center connectivity and performance to deployed defense and aerospace applications, further enhancing GE's broad offering for High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC). The IBX400 complements GE's GBX460 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Fabric Module offering an alternative, higher performance InfiniBand-based solution for customers who need increased data plane bandwidth with lower latency.
GE Intelligent Platforms has harnassed the performance and flexibility of Mellanox Technologies sixth generation SwitchX® 2 VPI switch to create a COTS, wide temperature, high shock and vibration switch blade aimed at deployed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions across a wide range of manned and un-manned, airborne, ground and naval platforms.
The IBX400 provides high speed data connectivity to GE’s rugged MOSA (Modular Open Systems Architecture) board level solution sets that include the latest RDMA-enabled Intel® Core™i7 single board computers, multiprocessors, NVIDIA® CUDA™ GPUs and PMC/XMC carrier cards. Applications can easily be moved from Linux® server or desk-top machines onto these deployable modules to provide greatly increased computing performance where it is needed most.
GE’s end-to-end solutions provide shorter time to solution, lower technical risk and lower cost of ownership. System integrators and end users can deploy tried and tested software building blocks such as the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and OpenMPI high performance interprocess communication (IPC) middlewares from the OpenFabrics Alliance as well as modules from other open source HPC (High Performance Computing) community projects.