High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC)
Our HPEC systems have a proven track record to deliver supercomputing processing performance in rugged, compact deployable system architectures optimized for harsh military environments. Learn the latest about HPEC systems by visiting the HPEC Vanguard Blog.
Continuum HPEC systems consist of a large number of distributed processors, I/O, and software stacks connected by a low latency system fabric. With scalable architectures, dataflow modeling and configuration validation, Curtiss-Wright’s Continuum HPEC customers can source embedded supercomputing platforms that integrate Intel®-based multi-processor boards with AVX, GPGPU co-processors, Xilinx® FPGAs, SRIO and Ethernet switching with Open Standard software solutions, including VxWorks®, and Linux with OpenMPI and OFED software interfaces, using latest fielded thermal management systems like VITA 48.5 Air Flow Through Technology.
The OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) develops, tests, licenses and distributes the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFEDTM) cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency and energy-efficient computing. Our OFED support provides Curtiss-Wright’s Continuum HPEC customers with software that can be easily leveraged from platform generation to platform generation, and enables rapid code migration from commercial HPC-based systems, such as high-end workstations and blade servers, to rugged HPEC computer systems designed for defense and aerospace applications.
Joining the OpenFabrics Alliance enables us to provide our customers with the most advanced open architecture software designed especially for high performance computing, maximizing interoperability and speeding time to market.
Learn more about HPEC (White Papers)
Understanding HPEC Computing - The 10 Axioms White Paper
Download the High Performance, Rugged GP-GPUs Enable UAVs to Fly Faster/Higher While Mapping Terrain with Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) White Paper
Download the High-performance Element Processing Architecture for Open Standards Radar Systems White Paper
Case Study on MxM Modules
Learn more about HPEC (Press Releases & Articles)
- Boosting embedded DSP processing with open-source-based HPEC supercomputer performance from May 2012
- Curtiss-Wright Controls Establishes Continuum HPEC Center of Excellence from Oct 2010
- Curtiss-Wright Controls Joins OpenFabrics Alliance (OFA) to Drive Continuum HPEC Initiative for COTS-based High Density DSP Systems from July 2011
- Curtiss-Wright Controls Demos HPEC Processing, Ground Penetrating RADAR, Airborne Video Surveillance and Network Centric Vetronics Architecture at AUSA 2010 from October 2010
- Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces First Commercially Available OFED™ Port for Defense & Aerospace HPEC Systems from June 2012
- Curtiss-Wright Controls Announces Demonstration of OFED Stack on the Industry’s Highest Performing OpenVPX™ HPEC System from March 2012
- Curtiss-Wright Controls is First to License Northrop Grumman’s Air Flow Through (AFT) Cooling Technology for use in Embedded Aerospace & Defense Systems from April 2012
- Curtiss-Wright Controls Awarded $4.3M Contract - Products are for the US Marine Corps’ Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) Program from March 2008
- Curtiss-Wright Controls Awarded Contract by BAE Systems for Image Processor Subsystem for use on ARGUS UAV-based Wide Area Surveillance Programs from September 2011