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NVIDIA Turing-Based GPGPU Card Launched for Defense AI Applications

By Mike Ball / 15 Nov 2020

Condor_RTX5000-768x507EIZO Rugged Solutions has launched the Condor GR5-RTX5000, a fully-ruggedized 3U VPX form factor graphics and GPGPU (general purpose graphics processing unit) card based around the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU and powered by NVIDIA Turing architecture.

The Condor GR5-RTX5000 is designed to provide powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for defense, UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) and unmanned systems applications, including ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), Degraded Visual Environments (DVE), Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Electronic Warfare (EW), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Data Science. It is MIL-STD-810 compliant and is designed to meet military and aerospace specifications for temperature, shock, vibration, and power.

The new card provides up to 9.4 TFLOPs of FP32 floating point performance, 16 GB GDDR6 memory, 48 RT Ray-Tracing Cores for real-time rendering of photorealistic objects, and 384 Tensor Cores for deep learning training and AI inferencing. With 3072 CUDA cores for parallel processing, it also supports advanced shading technologies such as Mesh, Texture, and Variable Rate Shading.

The rugged Condor GR5-RTX5000 delivers real-time throughput for encoding applications with a dedicated H.264 and H.265 encode engine (NVENC) and a dedicated decoding core for playback (NVDEC), supporting an unrestricted number of encoding sessions with an Eizo-verified performance throughput of 24x concurrent 1080p30 sessions at default power settings. This product meets strict data integrity requirements for mission-critical applications with high levels of computing accuracy and reliability.

Selwyn L. Henriques, president and CEO of EIZO Rugged Solutions, commented: “Our NVIDIA Turing TU104 based Condor GR5-RTX5000 card is one of the most powerful computing platforms in the rugged market today and delivers unparalleled performance to defense developers wanting to harness artificial intelligence in their next generation designs.”

“Our extremely SWaP-efficient electrical, mechanical and thermal designs offer customers the opportunity to achieve maximum possible performance from the GPGPU, even under extreme conditions. Our novel chip-down implementation of the NVIDIA Turing TU104 technology serves to improve the card’s thermal dissipation profile too.”

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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