VXS multi-computer uses RapidIO to reach 42-Gbyte/s throughput

Here’s a multi-computer 6U-sized VME crate based on the Serial RapidIO interconnect fabric. Compliant with the VXS VITA 41.2 form-factor, it will crank 761-GFLOPS with 42-Gbyte/s sustained fabric throughput. With A/D conversion it can serve software-defined radio applications. Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.