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IPN250 is the world's first 6U OpenVPX GPGPU COTS board for rugged Mil & Aero applications. Customers can deploy their CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL and video and image processing applications developed on Intel and NVIDIA® enabled PCs directly onto GE's new rugged GPGPU platforms. The IPN250 delivers unprecedented levels of computing performance for size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained platforms at lower cost, creating new application opportunities that were previously unthinkable. It enables system integrators to deploy a single COTS module where previously multiple disparate modules would have been required - undertaking, for example, front end processing of sensor-acquired data, digital signal processing, backend processing and graphics/video processing, and delivering high resolution mission critical data more rapidly than has previously been possible.

The IPN250 combines NVIDIA's latest GT240 96-core GPU with an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor operating at 2.26 GHz and 8 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM to deliver up to 390 GFLOPS of performance per card slot, depending on the application. It is designed from the ground up to be compliant with the OpenVPX standard, ensuring interoperability with a broad range of other OpenVPX boards. Providing a computationally-dense platform, the IPN250 is ideal for demanding applications that are constrained in terms of size, weight and power (SWaP). It is also VITA48/REDI-compliant, allowing it to be deployed in the harshest of environments; build options for air- spray- and conduction cooling are available.

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  • OpenVPX
    - 6U rugged VITA46 / VITA48 REDI
  • CPU
    - Intel® Core™2 Duo Penryn
  • GPU
    - NVIDIA GT240 96 core GPU
  • Multi-fabric data, expansion and control planes
    - 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    - PCIe switch onboard
    - 2 x 1000Base-T and 2 x 1000Base-BX
  • Performance
    - 390 GFLOPS @ 100 watts
    Note: actual performance is application dependent
  • Software
    - BIOS, Linux, Windows
    - NVIDIA CUDA, OpenCL, OpenGL
    - AXISLib-VSIPL Math & DSP libraries
    - NVIDIA PureVideo Technology
    - NVIDIA PhysX
    - Microsoft DirectX (Compute)
    - MatLab
  • IPN250 Press Release
  • Download our Ruggedization Levels guide (also available from the Downloads tab)
  • GPGPU Resource Center
  • Intel ISA
  • OpenVPX Logo
  • PLM Program
  Type Title
Datasheet IPN250 6U GPGPU OpenVPX Multiprocessor
Requires Authorization User Manual AXISFlow Programmer's Guide
Edition 12
Requires Authorization User Manual AXISmpi User Guide
Edition 1
Requires Authorization User Manual AXISView User Guide
Edition 12
Brochures 2011 Military and Aerospace Product Selection Guide
68-page Product Selection Guide
Brochures GPGPU COTS Platforms
12-page brochure discussing GPGPU in COTS platforms
Brochures High Performance Embedded Computing
16-page High Performance Embedded Computing brochure
Brochures Unmanned Aerial Systems
Learn how GE’s full line of products specifically designed for unmanned aerial systems can speed time-to-market while reducing development risks.
Brochures VPX Technology
VPX Technology 8-page Brochure
White Papers Consumer Market Drives Advances in High-Performance Embedded Computing
Military and aerospace sector reaps benefits from consumer-led technology developments
White Papers Design Approaches Impact GPGPU Implementation
Chip-down and mezzanine options present potential benefits and drawbacks for developers.
White Papers Many-Core Processors Report Ready for Duty
Increasing Speed, Reducing Size of Radar Processing Systems
White Papers RDMA: The Future of High Speed Fabric Interconnects
White Papers Recent Focus on 10Gbps Ethernet Driven by Heavy Demand for Video
Video camera & sensor arrays causing a rapid switch from 1GbE to 10GbE in Mil/Aero platforms communications networks.
White Papers Switched Fabrics Support High-Performance Embedded Computing for Military and Aerospace Platforms
Lessons learned from high-performance computing arena can be transferred to military and aerospace applications for improved component interoperability.
White Papers VPX: VMEbus For the 21st Century
This paper looks at VPX for rugged environments and embedded military applications.
Requires Authorization Application Notes CUDA Hyperspectral Imaging
Requires Authorization Application Notes cudaSAR & GMTI GPU Accelerated Radar Processor
Configuration Guide Ruggedization Levels
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual FABRTMP1 Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual IPN250 Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual IPN250RTM Hardware Reference Manual
Edition 2
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual IPN250SK1 Development Starter Kit
Edition 1
Requires Authorization Hardware Manual VPX I/O Modules Hardware Reference Manual
Requires Authorization Software Reference AXIS Quick Reference Guide
4th Edition
Tech Notes Sensor Processing with Rugged Kepler GPUs
Customer support contact info for this product is listed below by global region. All related documentation and software for this product are listed under the "Downloads" tab of this product page.

Primary Support

Towcester, UK
Tove Valley Business Park
Towcester, Northamptonshire, -- NN12 6PF

Support Phone: +44 (0) 1327 322760
Support E-mail: support.towcester.ip@ge.com
RMA E-mail: repairs.towcester.ip@ge.com


Huntsville, AL
12090 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35803-3308

Support Phone: 1-800-433-2682
Support E-mail: support.embeddedsystems.ip@ge.com
RMA E-mail: repairs.huntsville.ip@ge.com

  • Front panel cable - GbE & 2 Com Ports
  • 6U 1.6" Pitch rear transition module assembly
  • 6U 0.4" Pitch blanking plate
  • 1M PCI Express cable
  • 50cm PCI Express cable
  • CPU BIOS maintenance agreement
  • Renewal CPU BIOS maintenance agreement
  • FABRTMP1 - Fabric Rear Transition Module (RTM)

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