Compact graphics XMC from Abaco uses Nvidia Pascal technology
Up to 2.3TFLOPS is delivered by the NVP2000 XMC graphics and video board from Abaco Systems. It uses the latest Nvidia Pascal GPU technology to meet the challenges of video, graphics and high performance computing (HPC) applications.
The NVP2000 uses the Nvidia Pascal P2000 GPU, which has 768 cores and 4Gbytes of DDR5 memory. It deliver 2.3TFLOPS of peak performance with Cuda and OpenCL support.
The NVP2000 is designed to deliver significant gains in signal intelligence (SigInt), radar and video or graphics processing applications, says Abaco. Its high degree of parallelism also makes it suitable for general purpose GPU applications including machine learning and autonomy.
The NVP2000 is designed for graphics generation/output, supporting three DisplayPort 1.4 ports capable of 4K resolution at 60Hz. These can be converted to DVI or VGA with adapters. The board consumes up to 32W, dependent on the application and power configuration. The NVP2000 also supports H.265 (HEVC)/H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encode/decode.
The board meets the MIL-STD-810G standard: in its conduction cooled form, it is specified to operate at temperatures of -40 to +85 degrees C and in its air cooled form it is specified to operate at temperatures of -40 to +70 degrees C.
“Graphics and video at higher resolutions and higher frame rates are becoming increasingly important in the context of the modern day battlefield, and the demand for extremely powerful solutions is accelerating,” explained Peter Thompson, vice president, Product Management at Abaco Systems. “These solutions need to have a minimal [size, weight and power] SWaP profile in response to the constricted environments typical of today’s military platforms. That combination of requirements is what led us to introduce this XMC form factor product that represents the optimum combination of high performance in a small footprint,” he continued.
The NVP2000 also benefits from support for Abaco’s AXIS ImageFlex, an image processing and visualisation toolkit enabling rapid development of high performance image processing, visualisation and autonomy applications aimed at SWaP-sensitive platforms. AXIS ImageFlex is interoperable with other programing paradigms such as OpenGL, OpenCL, Cuda and OpenCV.
Windows 7, Windows 10 and Linux drivers are available for x86 systems.