embedded world 2017: Aitech displays HPEC platforms

As the need for complex data processing keeps growing in High Performance Embedded Computers (HPEC) and Small Form Factors (SFF), Aitech Defense Systems continues to build out its powerful NVIDIA-based GPGPU COTS product family, with the newest enhancements showcased at this month.

At Aitech’s stand 4-264 (Hall 4) there will be a working demo of the A191 subsystem, the flagship rugged GPGPU supercomputer in an expansive line of true rugged, COTS HPEC subsystems. This product family is assembled, tested and qualified to provide an out-of-the-box functionality -- with no NRE -- that meets many of today's military and airborne computing requirements.

Also on hand will be the compact A176 Cyclone, a fanless, conduction-cooled, rugged GPGPU SFF supercomputer that measures only 20 cubic inches, while providing 1 TFLOP of parallel processing.  The unit now supports more hardware I/O and software options (1553, ARINC 429, Camera Link Frame Grabber) allowing even faster integration to save development time and money.

The new A176 Cyclone also features internal microSD storage, increasing designers’ flexibility to scale the supercomputer to more complex compute intensive applications.  These include data convolutions and transpositions, image and data manipulation, application of digital filters, image and frame object edge detection, image recognition and .

Storing more data locally in non-volatile mass storage eliminates the cumbersome and risky process of pumping sensitive data off to a remote data server.  And to counter localized threats, mass storage offers options for fast and secure erase.

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