New 4U Computing Chassis Features Advanced Image and Signal Processing

By Mike Ball / 27 Aug 2018

ClearCube Technology Hypercube FX chassisClearCube Technology has announced the release of Hypercube FX, a 4U (rack unit) chassis with compute and storage modules that directly connect to ClearCube R3092D Blades for enhanced GPU computation and fast storage in the datacenter. Hypercube FX includes state-of-the-art imaging and signal/waveform processing applications, Pure Pixel and Precision Measuring Matrix, by Digital Harmonic. The system is ideal for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) image and video processing.

Hypercube FX contains different configurations of eGPU and DAS Modules that users can deploy based on business needs, with dedicated eGPU modules (model H4040G), dedicated DAS modules (model H4080S), or both. Users can connect eGPU Modules to R3092D Blades to expand blade capabilities. Hypercube FX eGPU Modules provide dedicated compute resources for AI (artificial intelligence) applications, engineering and research applications, and clustered compute applications. Hypercube FX configurations with eGPU and DAS Modules enhance digital image and video processing with fast, local storage.

“Hypercube FX is a powerful, flexible solution,” said Doug Layne, ClearCube’s VP of Global Sales. “The Hypercube FX expands the capabilities of ClearCube’s R3092D Blades, and its flexibility lets users customize the solution so blades, workstations, and applications excel in many use cases.”

Hypercube FX module configurations include:

  • Four double-wide eGPU Modules
  • Four double-wide eGPU Modules and four DAS Modules (five SSDs per module, 20 SSDs total)
  • Eight DAS Modules (five SSDs per module, 40 SSDs total)

GPU modules are directly connected to R3092D Blades through Thunderbolt 3.0 (40 Gbps). Supported GPUs include NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series (1080Ti, GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and more), NVDIA Quadro, and AMD Radeon series.

Hypercube FX DAS Modules contain up to five 2.5-inch SSDs and connect to R3092D Blades through USB 3.0 cables (operating at 5 Gbps). Each DAS Module also provides an empty slot for a cold spare SSD. Hardware-based RAID configurations include RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, and 10. DAS Modules also support JBOD configurations.

Hypercube FX includes Digital Harmonic software for image and signal/waveform analysis—Pure Pixel and Precision Measuring Matrix (PMM). Coupled with Hypercube FX hardware, the Digital Harmonic software produces useful data and insights. Pure Pixel applies brute force mathematical scoring and adjusts pixel values to dramatically enhance the information contained within an image—significantly augmenting image resolution and clarity. PMM performs measurement, analysis, and separation of complex compound signals/waveforms to yield high detail in time/frequency/amplitude (TFA). PMM domains include angle rise and fall, time, amplitude, harmonic, start, stop, peak, and many more.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact