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Xeon-D Vs Xeon-E for Embedded Radar Applications

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w w w. m r c y. c o m WHITE PAPER Xeon-D Vs Xeon-E for embedded radar applications Comparing server-class devices for Space Time Adaptive Processing applications Introduction For airborne radars, longer, higher and further means more processing power in smaller, rugged efficient packages. The best implementations of ANSI/VITA 65 (OpenVPX), the de facto embedded military open system compute ar- chitecture meets the ruggedness and compact requirements, and adds scalability. Especially when implemented as VPX-REDI (VITA 48) even greater ruggedness and increased functional density is possible, as is the ease of two-level maintenance (2LM). Processing power is achieved by leveraging the best commercial Intel Xeon data-center compute capability. Xeon processors are available as either "mobile" devices (Xeon D) which are designed for laptop appli- cations which require lower power, less cores, lower memory bandwidth and less connectivity. Xeon E processors power data-centers and cloud facilities worldwide. Such processors typically have larger core counts, faster memory and increased connectivity such as QPI enabling efficient use of multiple on-board processor and SMP. Embedding Xeon E devices in to military applications requires rugged packaging, reliable/efficient cooling, fast and unrestricted pipes and banks of memory. Mercury's proven (fourth generation) OpenVPX Xeon E powered blades have these enabling technologies and are known as the Ensemble® HDS (High Density Server) series of blades., How do these embedded blades with data-center performance usher in the next generation of radar systems? In the past Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP) was a challenge for embedded systems. This white paper studies STAP processing approaches, using Xeon D and E processors for comparison. JONAS LARSSON PRINCIPAL SYSTEMS APPLICATION ENGINEER APRIL 2017

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