Industrial edge computer automates tasks with deep learning and data analysis

Industrial computer manufacturer, Axiomtek has introduced the IPC972, an industrial edge AI system with dual GPU support. The expandable edge computer supports the Intel Xeon or 10th gen Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 processor (code name: Comet Lake S) with the Intel W480E chipset. 

It can support two Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 GPU cards to facilitate automation tasks such as image processing, real-time control, data analysis, deep learning, AOI (automated optical inspection) and data acquisition.

The IPC972’s expansion options are one I/O module slot and four PCIe slots. It also has one M.2 Key B 3042 / 3050 slot with SIM slot for 5G wireless connection, one M.2 Key E 2234 slot for Wi-Fi / Bluetooth modules and one full-size PCIe Mini Card slot with SIM slot for Wi-Fi / Bluetooth / LTE modules. The IPC972 has a compact and front-facing I/O design for fast set-up and easy access and deployment, said Axiomtek. 

It has a wide operating temperature range of -10 to +60 degrees C, to ensure stable operation in mission-critical environments, said Axiomtek. The IPC972 has a power input of 24V DC (uMin=19V / uMax=30V) with power-on delay function, over-voltage protection, over-current protection, and reverse voltage protection.

“The IPC972 is designed to support dual Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 GPU cards to accelerate tremendous graphics performance for growing AI applications at the edge said Ivy Lee, the product manager of AIoT Product PM Division at Axiomtek. “A single modular I/O slot can be flexibly expanded with the integration of different I/O modules – AX93511, AX93512, AX93516, and AX93519 – to make the IPC972 . . .  scalable for multi-application requests,” Lee added. 

The IPC972 comes with four DDR4-2933 ECC/non-ECC U-DIMM sockets with a maximum of 128Gbyte system memory. This edge AI computer is equipped with two swappable 2.5-inch SSDs / HDDs, an optional internal 2.5-inch SSD / HDD with the support of Intel RAID 0,1 and one M.2 Key M 2280 socket for NVMe SDD. 

The intelligent computing system supports rich I/O options including one 2.5GbE LAN port, one GbE LAN port, eight USB 3.2 ports, one internal USB 2.0 port, one VGA, one HDMI, one four-pin terminal block, one audio (line-out), and one AT/ATX selectable switch. 

The IPC972 supports wall mounting. The system runs Linux or Windows 10 and supports TPM 2.0 for enhancing data and network security.

Axiomtek’s IPC972 computer with dual GPU expansion is available now. 

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