Abaco extends Nvidia-based range for mil-aero in collaboration with Eizo

Using Nvidia’s Pascal graphics processor unit (GPU) technology, Abaco has announced plans to collaborate with Eizo Rugged Solutions to bring video processing and high performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems to customers in military, aerospace markets.

The collaboration will see Abaco leverage Eizo’s visual technology expertise to respond to the growing military/aerospace customer requirements for advanced video processing and general purpose GPU (GPGPU) technology in high performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems. Typical compute-intensive applications will include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), radar/sonar and remote sensing and analysis as well as video capture/processing, says the company.

Eizo’s product line uses Nvidia Pascal GPU technology to deliver up to 6.4TFLOPS of floating-point performance from a single 3U OpenVPX chassis slot. As well as 3U OpenVPX platforms, Abaco will also offer XMC featuring Nvidia GPUs.

Peter Thompson, vice president, product management at Abaco Systems, said: “NVIDIA’s CUDA-enabled GPGPU technology is rapidly becoming a vital element in today’s HPEC systems. GPGPU provides the highest degree of parallelism to deliver performance well beyond that of traditional processors in a number of applications, such as multi-beam sensor processing, software defined radar and automatic target recognition/ acquisition. It can also deliver substantially improved performance/watt.”

Abaco’s Axis Advanced Software Development Environment is specifically designed to minimise the effort, time, expense and risk of developing high performance, multi-core, multi-threaded solutions heterogeneous computing that take advantage of the characteristics of different processor types.

“The agreement also enables us to respond to the growing use of high definition video in applications such as autonomous vehicles,” added Thompson. “Eizo’s expertise allows us to take video ingest, encoding/decoding and output to a new level of performance, leveraging the advanced capabilities of Nvidia’s GPU technology as well as high speed 3G-SDI, providing our customers with transfer rates of almost 3Gbits per second – substantially reducing latency.”


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