HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala., is collaborating with EIZO Rugged Solutions Inc. in Altamonte Springs, Fla., on military and aerospace video processing and general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) technology for high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems.
This collaboration is enabling Abaco to expand its NVIDIA-based GPGPU board and system family. Typical compute-intensive applications will include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), radar and sonar and remote sensing and analysis, as well as video capture and processing.
EIZO Rugged Solutions' product line capitalizes on NVIDIA Pascal GPU technology to deliver as much as 6.4 TeraFLOPS of floating-point performance for video processing from one 3U OpenVPX chassis slot. As well as 3U OpenVPX platforms, Abaco will offer XMC solutions with NVIDIA GPUs.
"NVIDIA's CUDA-enabled GPGPU technology is rapidly becoming a vital element in today's HPEC systems," says Peter Thompson, Abaco's vice president of product management. "GPGPU provides the highest degree of parallelism to deliver performance well beyond that of traditional processors in several applications, such as multi-beam sensor processing, software defined radar and automatic target recognition and acquisition. It also can deliver substantially improved performance per Watt.
"The agreement also enables us to respond to the growing use of high-definition video in applications such as autonomous vehicles," Thompson says. "EIZO's expertise allows us to take video ingest, encoding and decoding and output to a level of performance, capitalizing on the advanced capabilities of NVIDIA's GPU technology as well as high speed 3G-SDI, providing our customers with transfer rates of almost three gigabits per second -- substantially reducing latency."
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