StarSwitch (GE Intelligent Platforms)
StarFabric Interconnect Board
* 4x switched StarFabric ports * Full StarFabric connectivity * VME interface offering VME access both PMC sites - Efficient handling of byte-level * 2x independent 64-bit/66 MHz sites * Full 64 PMC I/O available at P2/from both PMC sites * Semi-redundant architecture for restricted maintenance applications * Air- and conduction-cooled
StarSwitch is a multipurpose StarFabric switch and dual PMC carrier card. It operates as a 4-port switch to support a multi-slot P0-StarFabric point-to point-backplane or chassis-to-chassis connection. P0-StarFabric offers much higher bandwidth than legacy PCI solutions. The StarSwitch is primarily aimed at supporting and scaling the G4DSP-XE StarFabric-enabled multiprocessor host.
StarSwitch's four P0-StarFabric ports can be used singly or in pairs of bundled links for small ultra-high performance systems. Interrupts from the PMC sites are routed either via StarFabric or directly off-board for minimized latency using an interrupt mapper. StarSwitch's use of both switch and bridge functions allows traffic on any port to be routed to either PMC site or
switched (re-routed) off-board. Multiple StarSwitches can be used together
with one or more StarFabric-enabled hosts to form large fabric networks.
GE Intelligent Platforms · Strategic Hardware Partner
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