Combining technologies for better performance
The 6U VME SBC PPC9A’s processor node, featuring the Power Architecture 8641D dual core integrated processor, is coupled to an extensive PCI Express architecture to offer higher data bandwidth than has been previously possible.
For past and present communication
For off-board communication, the PPC9A provides a number of high speed interfaces -- including two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 2.0 ports and two Serial ATA disk interfaces. In addition, there is support for legacy interfaces, including six serial ports, and 16 general purpose I/O lines to provide seamless technology upgrade to high performance computing applications.