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ENSEMBLE® 6000 Series GSC6201 GPU Streaming Card OpenVPX Dual nVidia

Product Description

The GSC6201 is a 6U OpenVPX™ carrier module that integrates two high-performance NVIDIA® GPGPUs for applications that can benefit from massively parallel processing on streams of high-bandwidth data. With Mercury’s rugged MXM design, NVIDIA Fermi™ GPGPU architectures are supported in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled variants. GPGPUs offer some of the highest GFLOP processing performance, and along with Mercury’s new StreamDirect™ for GPGPUs, the highest GFLOP/Watt performance efficiency in the industry. Applications that process terabytes of streaming data such as radar, EO/IR, EW and cyber benefit from scalable, high-performance GPGPU processing.


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  • Dual NVIDIA Fermi™ Architecture-ready high-performance stream processing in a single 6U slot
  • New StreamDirect™ for GPGPUs increases overall system efficiency and intelligence gathering 
  • Mercury-engineered, rugged MXM connectors exceed VITA 47
  • C/C++ application development with open standards OpenCL™, NVIDIA CUDA™ and Mercury’s Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL™)
  • High-speed, state-of-the-art NVIDIA GPGPUs offload compute-intensive processing for current demanding applications in scalable form factor
  • StreamDirect™ creates a DMA channel between the sensor and GPGPU, increasing system efficiency through higher data throughout, reduced data latency and reduced in board count
  • MXM form factor enables easy upgrades to latest GPGPU technology for tech refresh support without expensive and time-consuming board re-spin

Two NVIDIA GPGPU MXMs designed specifically for embedded GPGPU applications

Fermi Architecture 

  • NVIDIA EXMF104 40nm Fermi Architecture GPGPU
  • 480 total processing cores (240 cores per MXM)
  • 864 total peak theoretical GFLOPS (432 peak theoretical per MXM)
  • x32 total PCIe 2.0 lanes (x16 PCIe 2.0 per MXM)
  • 4 GB total GDDR5 Memory (2 GB per MXM)
    • 256-bit Memory Interface
    • 160 GB/s Memory Bandwidth (80 GB/s per MXM)
  • Compute Capability 2.1
  • 4 DVI display outputs (two DVI outputs per MXM)
    • To front panel (air-cooled only) and OpenVPX backplane
  • 2 analog VGA display outputs (one per MXM)
    • To front panel (air-cooled only) and OpenVPX backplane

64-lane Configurable PCIe Switch 

  • Configurable switch allows for multiple system-level configurations
  • x16 PCIe 2.0 connections to each MXM site (32 lanes total)
  • x32 PCIe 2.0 total connections to backplane
    • x16 PCIe 2.0 OpenVPX P2 Expansion Plane
    • x16 PCIe 2.0 OpenVPX P5 Expansion Plane

IPMI (System Management) 

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

OpenVPX Multi-Plane Architecture 

  • System management via IPMB-A and IPMB-B link on P0 management plane
  • Dual full x16 or dual x8 PCIe® on P2 and P5 expansion plane
  • 4 DVI display outputs and 2 analog VGA outputs on P6 mezzanine I/O plane


  • 6U OpenVPX (air-cooled and conduction-cooled)
  • 1.0" slot pitch
  • OpenVPX and VPX™-REDI


Air-Cooled – Mercury Commercial
     Operating            0⁰C to +40⁰C*
     Storage                -40⁰C to +85⁰C
     *Customer must maintain required CFM level
     Operating            10-90%, non-condensing
Vibration                   0.003g2/Hz, 20-2,000Hz, 1 hr/axis
Shock                        20g z-axis; 32g x,y axis; 11ms half-sine
     Operating            0 – 10,000 ft*
     *Customer must maintain required CFM level 

Conduction-Cooled – Mercury Rugged Level 3 
     Operating            -40⁰C to +71⁰C at the card edge
     Storage                -55⁰C to +125⁰C
     Operating            0-100%
Vibration                   0.1g2/Hz, 5-2,000Hz, 1 hr/axis    
Shock                        50g z-axis; 80g x,y axis; 11ms half-sine
     Operating            0 – 70,000 ft*
     *Customer chassis must maintain card edge at 71⁰C 

OpenVPX System Specifications encompasses VITA 46.0, 46.3, 46.4, 46.6, 46.11
Compatible with VITA 65
VITA 46/48.1/48.2 (REDI)
PCI Express®