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Curtiss Wright Introduces New Ultra-Small Mission Supercomputer

By Woodrow Bellamy III  | November 21, 2016
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[Avionics Magazine 11-21-2016] Curtiss Wright has introduced a new Ultra-Small Form Factor (USFF) mission computer, the Parvus DuraCor 312. The unit’s teraflop performance delivers the highest Floating Point Operations Per Second (FLOPS) per watt available in a rugged, Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS), highly scalable system architecture, according to Curtiss Wright. 
 
 
Photo: DuraCor 312. Photo: Curtiss Wright.
 
The new USFF is designed to give system designers the ability to rapidly deploy supercomputer-class processing in a high-TRL subsystem that eliminates design risk and NRE costs.

 

DuraCOR 312 combines the TX1’s quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 (ARMv8) processor and 256 Maxwell/CUDA-core Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) with a comprehensive set of base Input/Output (I/O), including Ethernet, serial, USB, DIO and video ports, as well as multiple I/O and storage expansion options that support additional vetronics/avionics interfaces. 

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