SBS Technologies Announces Dual 750FX PrPMC with Linux Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) Support

  • Palomar 1000 SFX and DFX advanced PrPMCs now available with VxWorks, Linux and Linux SMP
  • Maximum processing power available on a PrPMC using one or two 750FX PowerPC processors
  • Customized heatsink improves heat dissipation – Dual FX version uses under 15 Watts
  • Two 10/100BaseT Ethernet ports and two serial ports available for design flexibility Albuquerque, NM (December 4, 2002) – SBS Technologies® (Nasdaq: SBSE), a leading provider of embedded computing technology, today announced that its Palomar 1000 line of advanced PrPMCs is now available with VxWorks, Linux and Linux SMP software support packages. The Palomar 1000 DFX, which features two IBM® PowerPC 750FX processors, uses the Linux multiprocessing software to load balance the two processors while using a single operating system image, common memory and disk I/O resources. The Palomar 1000 DFX with Linux SMP is ideal for any processor intensive application, such as high-capacity switches, routers or advanced analytical computing. "SBS' Palomar 1000 line was introduced to meet the growing demand for PrPMCs as a modular approach to managing CPU horsepower, allowing system designers to add functionality incrementally without replacing expensive legacy equipment," said Dan Moore, President of SBS Technologies' Communications and Enterprise Group. "Using Palomar DFX with Linux SMP, designers can now exponentially increase the raw processing performance of their systems while using fewer slots and effectively reducing the overall system cost per rack." The Palomar 1000 line closely follows the IBM 750FX PowerPC processor family roadmap, with both the SFX and DFX versions of the board featuring the 750FX running at 667+MHz. Palomar 1000 boards have on-board ECC SDRAM, providing single-bit error detection and correction as well as multi-bit error detection. The SDRAM is organized as two banks allowing dramatic memory bandwidth improvements over existing designs by interleaving physical and virtual memory banks. Two 10/100BaseT Ethernet ports, as well as two serial ports, provide high-speed data throughput and are available via front or rear I/O options. A custom engineered heatsink and thermal interface design enhance heat dissipation on the Palomar boards. The dual DFX version uses under 15 Watts, and the SFX uses under 10. Pricing & Availability
    OEM volume pricing is under $2,000. Both DFX and SFX models are available with different memory configurations and other options to meet various price and performance requirements. Demonstration at COTScon West
    Palomar 1000 DFX and SFX boards running VxWorks and Linux SMP will be featured at COTScon West in San Diego, Dec 10-11, Booth #302. About SBS Technologies
    SBS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBSE), founded in 1986, designs and builds open architecture embedded computer products that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to serve the commercial, communication, enterprise, and government markets. SBS products are integrated into a variety of applications, including communication networking, medical imaging, industrial automation, and military systems. The portfolio includes an extensive line of CPU boards, computer interconnections, avionics, telemetry, and fully integrated systems and enclosures. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SBS maintains eight primary operating locations, has regional sales offices throughout the United States and has international sales offices in five countries. More information on SBS is available at
    This new product announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning SBS' product strategy, technology capability, competitive leadership, product capabilities, anticipated pricing, and the timing of introduction of new products and services by both SBS and its competitors. These statements reflect the perspectives and expectations of SBS management as of the date of this release. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risk factors, including sales and product strategy within SBS; and other risk factors listed from time to time in SBS' SEC reports, including those listed under "Risk Factors" in SBS' Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports.