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SMARTpac™ Systems Powers High-Performance Embedded Servers for Defense-Related Applications and Industrial Inspection

Undersea Warfare SKY Computers now provides the industry's first high-performance embedded servers (HPES) designed to meet the needs of Navtronics, Avionics, Vetronics, Industrial Inspection and other environments that demand real-time, sensor-based, high-availability solutions.

Building on its expertise in these industries, SKY developed a new class of high-performance embedded computing servers that are linked through standards and open source software to systems, combining the ease of use of COTS with customization from industry experience. With InfiniBand™ as its fabric interconnect, the SMART Systems Architecture scales all the way from a single blade server with between six and 24 processing elements to a whole rack of these servers with hundreds of processors and even to very large multi-rack system implementations. The high-performance architecture readily adapts to a broad range of configurations from a simple daisy chain of blade servers to a complex full-mesh topology or any of the variations in between.

Vetronics radar

The foundation of the HPES lies in the SMARTpac Systems Family. The SMARTpac 600 and SMARTpac 1200 are high-performance, Linux-based, blade servers designed to adapt to many defense-related and industrial inspection applications such as Software Defined Radio (SDR), as well as shallow-water mine detectors in Navtronics, foliage-penetrating radars in Avionics and targeting radars in Vetronics. The SMARTpac Systems Family is based on SKY's standards-based SMART Systems Architecture which incorporates built-in system health monitoring and management functionality to maximize application availability and quality of service.

The SMART Systems Architecture consists of a development environment that provides quick application definition, development and optimization, and a runtime environment that incorporates system health monitoring technologies to enable a high level of application availability. This system-wide architecture is designed to deliver high compute performance, scalability and interconnect bandwidth. Built on open-source software and standard technologies such as Linux, InfiniBand, MPI, VSIPL and Corba, SMART Systems reduce development time and accelerate time to deployment. The SMARTpac 600 embedded server is designed for front-end data collection, aggregation and distribution. Data can be distributed to the compute server blades within the SMARTpac 600 chassis or to tightly integrated, high-density SMARTpac 1200 compute servers.

Related Links:
Military & Defense Application Brief
Industrial Inspection Application Brief
SMART Systems Product Brief
SKY's Health Maintenance Strategy

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