Abaco to Participate in Intel Federal Summit as Gold Sponsor


HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— September 6 2018 Abaco Systems today announced that it will be a Gold Sponsor at the forthcoming Intel Federal Summit (October 9-10, MGM National Harbor, Maryland). The invitation-only event is designed to give developers of military and aerospace systems an update on Intel’s capabilities, as well as provide an insight into its product and technology roadmaps. Attendees will also hear from industry experts about the latest developments in advanced technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, security and safety certification.

“Intel has long been an important partner to Abaco, providing key enabling technologies that are at the heart of our extensive range of rugged, high performance embedded computing solutions designed to be deployed in the harshest environments,” said John Muller, Chief Growth Officer, Abaco. “This event provides our customers and us with the opportunity not only to hear about what’s going on in the Intel world, but also to showcase some of our Intel-based platforms.”

“However,” continued Muller, “we won’t just be there to listen. Abaco is sponsoring the Intel Federal Summit because we see a real opportunity to help Intel become an even more significant force in the defense industry. As the market leader in embedded computing for military applications, we believe we can bring significant value to Intel in extending its reach and in leveraging its advanced technologies to support the men and women who serve our country.”

Notable among Abaco’s advanced, Intel-based platforms is the recently-announced SBC347D 3U OpenVPX single board computer, which is based on the Intel® Xeon® D processor. It leverages Abaco’s advanced cooling technologies to enable it to maintain maximum performance even at temperatures up to 75°C. It is unique in its ability to do so. The SBC347D also incorporates a range of security features designed to assist with user-defined Anti-Tamper and Information Assurance strategies. These include an inherently secure FPGA solution (SmartFusion2 from Microsemi), and support for Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology.

“Abaco works closely with Intel to identify those products within its extensive range that meet not only our customers’ needs for outstanding price/performance and high reliability in challenging environments, but also their needs for long term availability and support,” added Muller. “This supports our strategy of helping maximize our customers’ return on investment by minimizing their long term cost of ownership.”

Abaco’s extensive Intel-based product range includes 3U and 6U single board computers that leverage OpenVPX, VME and CompactPCI architectures. The range also features high performance digital signal processors such as the dual quad-core 6U VPX DSP282A multiprocessor, which uses two Intel Core™ i7-5700EQ CPUs with four cores/eight threads per CPU to deliver an astonishing 600+ GigaFLOPS of performance per card slot. An Intel Core i7 processor is at the heart of Abaco’s innovative IPN252 GPGPU multiprocessor which is capable of 1.4 TeraFLOPS of throughput.

About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We create innovative, modular solutions based on open standards that are characterized by outstanding price/performance, ultimate rugged reliability and minimal SWaP. Our goal is to be a significant contributor to our customers’ success, partnering with them to reduce cost, time-to-deployment and risk and supporting them over the long term.  With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com


For more information, contact:


Ian McMurray

Communications Manager

Abaco Systems





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