SOSA-Aligned Graphics Card for AI-Accelerated GPGPU & Multi-Sensor Processing Systems

EIZO Rugged Solutions’ new 3U OpenVPX form factor video graphics and GPGPU output card uses NVIDIA Ampere architecture and is designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and electronic warfare By DA Reporter / 01 Jul 2022
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EIZO Rugged Solutions has introduced the Condor GR2S-A4500, a 3U OpenVPX form factor video graphics and GPGPU output card designed for High-Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) systems aligned to The Open Group Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA) Technical Standard, Edition 1.0.

The Condor GR2S-A4500 uses the cutting-edge NVIDIA Ampere architecture supporting the NVIDIA RTXTM A4500 GPU, which is capable of processing data from multiple sensors while utilizing machine learning capabilities to deliver real-time actionable intelligence to mission-critical applications. 

With 5888 NVIDIA CUDA cores, 46 RT Cores (2nd generation), and 184 Tensor Cores (3rd generation), this SOSA-aligned 3U VPX solution is designed for multi-intelligence applications involving low-latency data processing, edge computing, Electronic Warfare (EW), Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled target detection, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and other autonomous sensor payloads.

The Condor GR2S-A4500 comes with 16 GB GDDR6 video graphics memory with Error Correction Code (ECC memory), NVIDIA GPUDirect RDMA for increased bandwidth speeds, and dedicated H.265/H.264 encode and decode engines for real-time ISR data collection and analysis.

The NVIDIA Ampere 4500 GPU offers up to 17.66 TFLOPs of FP32 and INT32 floating-point performance and provides embedded systems with up to 2x the throughput for matrix operations than previous generations for intensive workloads.

“We are excited to be releasing the SOSA-aligned Condor GR2S-A4500 3U VPX card as it brings compelling compute advantages to Open Architecture Systems with performance improvements in graphics rendering, 3D-modeling, AI Inferencing, Machine Learning, and Edge Processing,” said John Payne, Senior Product Manager at EIZO Rugged Solutions.

This product is offered in conduction-cooled or air-cooled configurations, with the air-cooled version also supporting optional DisplayPort outputs. Like all of EIZO Rugged Solutions’ 3U VPX cards, the Condor GR2S-A4500 is designed to meet MIL-STD-810 for defense and aerospace environmental specifications for temperature, shock, vibration, and power.

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