EIZO Rugged Solutions has launched a new OpenVPX 6U form factor high-performance computer (HPC) and GPGPU processing card based on the NVIDIA Turing architecture. The Condor XR1 Series includes variants based on the NVIDIA RTX5000 or NVIDIA RTX3000 platforms, and is ideal for sensor-intensive UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) applications such as radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT), electronic warfare (EW), and digital signal processing (DSP).
The Condor XR1 provides high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) systems with a solution that delivers multi-card performance, resulting in reduced system SWaP (size, weight and power) and increased compute capabilities. When utilizing the RTX5000 (TU104) GPU, the card offers up to 6150 CUDA cores, 768 Tensor cores, 96 RT cores, and provides up to 18.98 TFLOP floating-point 32 performance with CUDA and OpenCL support.
With two NVIDIA RTX GPU variants available, the Condor XR1 provides compute flexibility for systems that are power or thermal-sensitive, and allows for future program upgrades. The Condor XR1 supports up to eight DisplayPort++ video outputs and has dedicated H.264/H.265 (HEVC) encoding/decoding engines. Each GPU can be individually configured to route to various endpoint configurations, as each PCI-e switch also enables mating IO modules to communicate to the CPU or directly to the GPUs themselves via NVIDIA RDMA.
Condor XR1 cards are available in conduction-cooled or air-cooled formats, and support PCI Express Gen 3.0 (16, 8 or 4 lane). The product is tested to MIL-STD-810 standards and is offered in both OpenVPX VITA 65 or SOSA-aligned configurations.
Selwyn L. Henriques, president and CEO of EIZO Rugged Solutions, commented: “The Condor XR1 6U VPX series provides data-driven mission systems with a (6U single-slot) dual-GPU-based computing solution that meets the ever-evolving needs of ISR applications. There is a big demand for enhanced processing capabilities in HPEC applications, as more and more sensors need to be processed at even faster rates. The challenge is designing a product that checks all boxes. The Condor XR1 does just that; low-latency GPGPU processing including AI, flexible support for external high-speed I/O, and customizations to support many different design integrations utilizing the OpenVPX standard.”