• Eliminates need for CPU to ‘throttle back’, maintaining optimum performance
• Delivers greater performance consistency for applications requiring real time determinism
Abaco Systems has announced a significant breakthrough in delivering optimum performance from a 3U VPX single board computer (SBC). By implementing an innovative cooling strategy, the 12-core Intel® Xeon® D-1500 processor featured on the SBC347D can now operate at 100% of its capability at temperatures up to 75°C in a cold wall (conduction cooled) environment.
Traditional solutions that are widely implemented on other SBCs see the CPU being throttled by up to 50% of its core frequency, causing a substantial deterioration in performance. This throttling is in order to maintain the processor within its rated temperature range to avoid failure.
“The advantage this unique cooling architecture gives users of the SBC347D is not only the higher performance that is required by many advanced applications, but also the repeatability and consistency of that performance almost regardless of operating temperature,” said Richard Kirk, Product Manager, Abaco Systems. “The SBC347D will operate at its maximum frequency at all times - not just when it’s cool enough to do so. That can be highly advantageous in, for example, applications that require real time determinism.”