SFM6104 Ethernet/InfiniBand OpenVPX switch fabric module
With the sensor chain in mind, engineers at Mercury Systems in Chelmsford, Mass., designed the Ensemble SFM6104 Switch Fabric Module with enhanced InfiniBand and 40 Gigabit Ethernet capability. Users can create a sensor signal processing and data center system in a rugged OpenVPX format by leveraging the Intel Xeon server-class processing modules and SFM6104-enabled InfiniBand and Ethernet switch fabrics. The native Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) and PCI Express Gen 3 wideband capability is continued beyond the processor module to the switch fabric. It simplifies system complexity by reducing the need for an external control plane switch and cabling. The SFM6104 uses Mellanoxís latest SwitchX-2 technology to perform switch fabric bridging. The SFM6104 can be integrated with other building blocks designed by Mercuryís Services and Systems Integration (SSI) group to create sensor processing subsystems. The new module supports either SDR/DDR/QDR/FDR-10 InfiniBand or 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet across the data plane and Gigabit Ethernet on the control plane. The SFM6104 conforms to VITA 65 (OpenVPX). It has switching for as many as 18 payloads. It comes in air-cooled, rugged conduction-cooled, and Air Flow-By OpenVPX packaging variants.
- The SFM6104 Switch Fabric Module with enhanced InfiniBandTM and Ethernet capability for embedded, state-of-the-art sensor chain compute solutions. Designed to work seamlessly with Mercury’s advanced I/O, processing and OpenVPXTM development chassis offerings, the new module supports either SDR/DDR/QDR/FDR-10 InfiniBand or 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet across the data plane and Gigabit Ethernet on the control plane. The SFM6104 module is an industry-standard compliant building block that delivers d