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The RapidIO Trade Association is developing reference designs for servers and switches, paving the way into the datacenter for ARM-based SoCs.  Freescale, IDT, IP provider Mobiveil, and system maker Prodrive helped start the datacenter and networking task group inside the RapidIO Trade Association. It aims to have its server and switch reference designs in a prototype stage before the end of the year.  Read the full story here.

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Prodrive and nCore HPC announce RapidIO-based BrownDwarf SuperComputer

The BrownDwarf supercomputer leverages TI’s Keystone-II, which integrates multiple ARM® Cortex-A15 MPCore processors, and TMS320C66x digital signal processors (DSPs) that feature embedded RapidIO Gen2 endpoints. BrownDwarf’s three-shelf ATCA-based system delivers 70 teraflops of performance with 144 AMC-based nodes and 4032 processing cores. Taking into account the entire system power consumption, including processing, interconnect, and infrastructure, this equates to a very impressive 6.4 gigaflops per watt. In addition, the supercomputer is…

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RapidIO Network Management Tools Capabilities Continue to Grow

Fabric Embedded Tools Corporation (http://www.fetcorp.com) is the leading provider of RapidIO software, network management and diagnostic tools.  The company delivers innovative solutions that shorten product development and testing cycles, and reduce technology risks and time-to-market. New VPX Adapter Board Last fall, Fabric Embedded Tools introduced a new adapter board that allows the RapidFET Probe to conveniently connect to VPX (VITA 46) backplanes.  While other adapters such as AMC, XMX, QSFP,…

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Prodrive offers digital medical system solutions with RapidIO and ATCA

Prodrive, a leading product development firm based in the Netherlands, is combining RapidIO and the ATCA form factor to create powerful system solutions. Having found success in the industrial, semiconductor processing and defense equipment markets, Prodrive is now extending its technical expertise, product portfolio and capabilities to the digital medical equipment market. The digital medical market is highly competitive, where right priced innovation must be accompanied by a high level…

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Praesum offers new RapidIO IP and System-level products for 2013

 As one of the earliest adopters of RapidIO, Praesum has been committed to creating smart switching technologies in the form of Intellectual Property (IP) cores, boards, and system level products for more than a decade. For 2013 Praesum is introducing three new RapidIO product offerings. Praesum’s latest endpoint core provides full support for the AMBA AXI4 SOC interconnect. This includes AXI4 connectivity for both RapidIO target and initiator logical layer…

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Freescale and IDT to present on Data Center opportunities for RapidIO at Linley Tech – Data Center Conference in February

Both Freescale and IDT will be presenting on the role of RapidIO in data center applications at the upcoming Linley Tech Data Center Conference.  Freescale’s presentation is titled “RapidIO Feature Benefits for Data Center Switching Fabrics”.  It will discuss the use of the RapidIO data streaming capability to support tens of thousands of independent virtualized communications channels between multicore processors with integrated RapidIO fabric connectivity. IDT’s presentation is titled “Building…

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RapidIO Trade Association Hosts Successful Events in China, Korea and Japan

  The RapidIO Trade Association hosted four meetings in Asia recently to help leading companies in the region better understand the RapidIO technology and to see the complete eco-system available to support their RapidIO designs.  The meetings conducted in Seoul, Korea, Beijing and Shanghai, China and Tokyo, Japan were very well attended.  Information on RapidIO usage models, comparisons to Ethernet and roadmap information including the 10xN next-generation standard were also…

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RapidIO Management Software wins ATCA Summit Best in Show Award

Netherlands based Prodrive shows RapidIO based ATCA system On September 18th and 19th Prodrive collaborated with the RapidIO Trade Association (RTA) and Integrated Device Technology (IDT) in showcasing Serial RapidIO (SRIO) technology at the ATCA Summit 2012, which was held in Santa Clara, USA. Prodrive demonstrated its leading edge ATCA / SRIO hardware solution in one demonstration setup in combination with its software ecosystem. The RapidIO ATCA System Software showcased…

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The Importance of Software

  Interconnects need standard software APIs Sam Fuller, Executive Director – RapidIO Trade Association When we first developed RapidIO, many of us naively thought that since RapidIO provided basic bus-type transactions that there would be no need for specific RapidIO software development.  The reality has been quite different.  While RapidIO can transparently support RDMA type transactions for processor and DMA initiated transfers, the mapping of various address spaces must be…

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RapidIO and the New Age of Fabrics

  Sam Fuller Executive Director – RapidIO Trade Association In the late 90’s I had the privilege of working for Motorola and helping to plan the roadmap for PowerPC processors.  We were reviewing the interconnect technology requirements and recognized that the approach to buses that we were using were just not capable of scaling both bandwidth and connectivity concurrently.  The more devices you attached to a bus, in this case the 60x…

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