Rugged GPGPU-based embedded computing graphics processor for military uses introduced by EIZO

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc. (formerly Tech Source Inc.) is introducing a rugged high-performance NVIDIA CUDA-based 3U VPX embedded computing graphics processor combined with an XMC form factor single board computer for demanding aerospace and defense applications.

Jul 17th, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc. (formerly Tech Source Inc.) is introducing a rugged high-performance NVIDIA CUDA-based 3U VPX embedded computing" target='_blank'>embedded computing graphics processor combined with an XMC form factor single board computer for demanding aerospace and defense applications.

This new technology that combines graphics processor and central processing unit (CPU) creates a powerful single-slot 3U VPX general-purpose graphics processor unit (GPGPU), Eizo officials say.

There are two configurations: the Condor GR3-C3 3U VPX and Condor GR3-X7 3U VPX supporting an Intel i3 or i7 processors, respectively. Other computer board configurations will be supported in the near future.

The Condor GR3 3U VPX rugged conduction-cooled graphics module was developed for an airborne reconnaissance application where size, weight, and power (SWaP) were key considerations.

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The card offers an upgrade path of the graphics module and the computer board, and has a range of I/O options including 1-gigabit-per-second Ethernet, RS-232, USB, and SATA.

The CondorGR3 3U VPX hosts the NVIDIA GeForce GTX-950M processor which offers 640 CUDA cores, 1,271 TFLOPs of floating point performance, and four gigabytes of GDDR5 graphics memory.

The card is for those developing graphics and video processing applications using the NVIDIA CUDA architecture (CUDA 5.0) as well as the industry-standard OpenCL programming language (Open CL 1.2). The card is MIL-STD-810 compliant and supports PCI Express 2.0 (8 or 4 lane) and features DVI, VGA, and DisplayPort++ video outputs from the rear VPX P1/P2 connectors. EIZO also offers engineering support.

For more information contact EIZO Rugged Solutions online at www.eizorugged.com.

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