NETernity GBX460 is a fully managed rugged 6U OpenVPX data plane switch module featuring GE’s OpenWare switch management software. The GBX460 is a high- density 10GigE solution targeted at demanding high performance computing (HPC) and networking applications such as communications, ISR and radar. GE now offers customers a choice between the fully managed GBX460 with the flexibility, versatility and functionality provided by the OpenWare suite of protocols and switch management software, or the outstanding time-to-operation of the unmanaged version.

The GBX460 delivers full wire-speed 10GigE Ethernet switching that can be fully managed via our OpenWare software. Based on a PowerPC management processor and a high performance switch fabric, the GBX460 has integrated Layer -2/3 switching capabilities including support for IPv6 (improved security, reliability and flexibility) as well as the ability to support higher Layer 4-7 functionality when required.

GBX460 delivers any node to any node connectivity between multiple computer nodes to support the very latest (HPC) Intel and NVIDIA GPGPU high performance computing cluster architectures (designed to support GE’s rugged 6U OpenVPX SBC’s & GPGPU processors).

GE’s OpenWare™ is available for the GBX460. Comprehensive and powerful, this switch management environment provides integrated management services including configuration, monitoring, switching control, addressing, routing and all supported protocols. Configuration and monitoring functions are accessible from a serial console or via a network. Supported access methods include Telnet, SSH and SNMP.

Key Features

  • 6U OpenVPX compliant (VITA 65.0)
  • VITA 48 (REDI)
  • VITA 46.0-2007 (VPX Baseline Standard)
  • Switch Profile: SLT6-SWH-16U20F-10.4.2
  • - Data Plane: 20 10GBase-KX4 ports
  • - Control Plane: 16 1000Base-KX ports
  • (interoperates with 1000Base-KX)
  • Optional Profile: SLT6-SWH-24F-10.4.3
  • - Data Plane: 24 x 10GE Ports
  • Non-Blocking
  • Front I/O: Up to two 10GigE Fiber Ports available for slot profile SLT6-SWH-16U20F-10.4.2
  • Full wire-speed 10GE performance
  • Ruggedization build levels:
  • - Level 1, 2 & 3 Air Cooled
  • - Level 4 & 5 Conduction Cooled
  • - Option to support VITA 48.5 Air Flow Through
  • RoHS 2002/95/EC compliant
  • Based on high performance low latency, Etherent switch fabric from Intel Fulcrum
  • Option for Unmanaged operation
  • Hardware enabled IPv6 and IPv4 support
  • OpenWare Switch Management environment
  • Multi-cast Support: IGMP Snooping Querier and MLD Snooping Querier
  • Allows up to 4096 VLANS
  • L-3 Protocol support including OSPF and RIP
  • Specification

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