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EnsembleSeries™ HDS6603

Product Description

6U OpenVPX blade powered by dual 1.8 GHz Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 12-core processors (formerly codenamed “Haswell-EP”), Mellanox ConnectX-3 powered 40Gb/s Ethernet or InfiniBand fabrics.

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  • 6U OpenVPX single 1-inch slot module
  • Dual Intel® 1.8GHz 12-core Xeon (with Haswell architecture) server-class processors
  • 1.38 TFLOPS peak processing power
  • 40 Gigabit Ethernet or InfiniBand high bandwidth switching:
    • Ethernet ecosystem; 10GBASE-KX4, 10GBASE-KR and 40GBASE-KR4
    • Or InfiniBand ecosystem; SDR, DDR, QDR and FDR10
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (per processor)
  • Gen3 PCIe co-processing and I/O expansion plane communications
  • Rugged Intel Xeon Server-class processing in a rugged single slot, 6U OpenVPX package for maximum processing density and optimal standards compliance
  • 1.38 TFLOPS of general processing power
  • Up to 64 GB of DDR4-2133 SDRAM for memory-intensive applications such as high-end radar and persistent ISR
  • QPI interconnect supports SMP operating environment for easy programmability
  • Latest Mellanox implemented 40 Gb/s Ethernet or Infiniband switched data plane fabric for latest and fastest open architecture support


  • Dual Intel 1.8GHz 12-core E5-2648L v3 (Wellsburg Bridge) Server-class processors
  • Peak performance 1.38 TFLOPS per module
  • Threads per core 2
  • QPI interface between processors 2 x 9.6 GT/s (or 38 Gb/s per processor, per direction, 76GB/s total) peak performance
  • Dual Integrated x16 Gen3 PCIe interface


  • Up to 64 GB DDR4-2133 with ECC
  • Raw memory bandwidth: 68 GB/s per processor


  • SPI flash: Dual 8 MB partitions
  • NAND flash: 16 GB, SATA interface

Data Plane PCIe to Switched Fabric Bridge

  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI host adapter
  • Support DDR/QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand
  • or 40 Gigabit Ethernet protocols

Ethernet Connections

Ethernet functions supported by the chipset include:

UDP, TCP, SCTP, ARP, IPv4, IPv6, IEEE1588, flow control, 802.1P (priority) and 802.1Q (VLAN)

IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface)

  • On-board IPMI controller
  • Voltage and temperature monitor
  • Geographical address monitor
  • Power/reset control
  • FRU and on-board EEPROM interfaces
  • FPGA, CPU, and CPLD interfaces

OpenVPX Multi-Plane Architecture

  • System Management via IPMB-A and IPMB-B link on P0 management plane
  • InfiniBand or 40 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on data plane
  • Dual full x16 or dual x8 PCIe Gen3 expansion plane
  • Dual 1000BASE-BX Ethernet control plane


  • 6U OpenVPX
  • 1.0” slot pitch
  • OpenVPX and VPX REDI

Power consumption

  • ~75W per processor
  • ~180W per module


  • Air-cooled 2.24lbs
  • Conduction-cooled 4.1lbs
  • Air Flow-By 3.00lbs

Standard Compliance

  • OpenVPX System Standard (VITA 65) encompasses:
  • VITA 46.0, 46.3, 46.4, 46.6, 46.11, and VITA 48.1, 48.2 (REDI)
  • VITA 65 module profile MOD6-PAY-4F1Q2U2T-12.2.1-n


6U OpenVPX dual Xeon (Haswell) processing blade

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