Intelligent Platforms
6U VPX GPGPU Starter Cage (6 slot)
• Development chassis for CUDA-capable
NVIDIA Graphics Processors
• Backplane complies with VITA 46.0 and
ANSI/VITA 65-2010
• Six 6U VPX slots
• Arranged as two GPGPU nodes and a
centralized switch
• Node 1:
- Two CPUs, each with PCIe x16 to a GPU
• Node 2:
- One CPU with two PCIe x8, each to a
• Payload Slot Profile SLT6-PAY-4F1Q2U2T10.2.1
• Switch Slot Profile SLT6-SWH-16U20F10.4.2
• IEEE Std 1101.10-compliant card frame
• 1200W auto-ranging Power Supply
• Adjustable forced-air cooling
• Configurable rear and front I/O panels
• Removable side panels
• System reset switch
The SCVPX6U-6CG OpenVPX Starter Cage
from GE Intelligent Platforms provides a
flexible, cost-effective platform designed to
support GEIP’s latest 6U OpenVPX GPGPU
modules. The platform is suitable for
hardware and software evaluation plus
higher levels of integration, test and
GEIP’s GPGPU Starter Cage allows system
integrators to evaluate products in a
laboratory environment, using different PCIe
topologies to prove out system architectures
and performance.
The SCVPX6U-6CG comprises a 6-slot
backplane, card cage, PSU, cooling fan,
provision for auxiliary storage and all
internal power wiring.
Two of the slots are designed to take a dual
GPU card, such as the MXM940A, with 16lanes of PCIe connected to each GPU, using
the P1 and P5 connectors.
Two separate GPGPU nodes are configured;
the first with two CPU slots each connected
using 16-lane PCIe to a GPU. The second
node has one CPU connected with 8-lanes of
PCIe to each GPU node.
With the boards accessible from the front of
the enclosure, to allow easy access to rear
I/O, the area behind the entire backplane is
kept free. This allows easy fitting of GEIP’s
range of Rear Transition Modules (RTMs) and
any associated cabling.
6U VPX Backplane
 6-slot 6U VPX
 Four 1” pitch slot width (CPU & switch)
 Two 2” pitch slot width (GPU)
Rear I/O
 Each board has slots for Rear Transition
Modules (RTMs) to break out into standard
commercial connectors
 Temperature
 The chassis is designed for benign lab use
Hard Drive connectivity
 The chassis provides a bundle of auxiliary
power connectors for powering up to four
external IDE hard disk drives and up to
two SATA devices. These are available in
the base of the chassis as a loose wiring
Form Factor
 Portable unit
 Standalone bench-top unit
 The chassis includes a 127 CFM fan below
the card edge to force air over the boards
 350 mm x 590 mm x 350 mm (WxHxD)
 Weight 10.8 Kg (22.5 lbs.)
SCVPX6U-6CG 6U VPX GPGPU Starter Cage (6 slot)
CPU1B Switch CPU2
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