Anne Mascarin, Mercury Computer Systems
The OpenVPX standard's interoperability and Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) support features allow it to quickly resolve issues and reduce time to integration.
A high GFLOPS/Watt ratio, parallel processing capabilities, and a programmable software environment and upgradeability are all now available with today’s GPGPUs. The application space in high-performance embedded computing for defense is clearly defined.
Every designer must choose between trade-offs when considering which VME technology to use. For modern, demanding applications, however, standards bodies are conquering the challenge, and VPX and VXS play vital roles in propelling VME well into the 21st century.