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Aitech Defense Systems releases industrial version of A177 Twister GPGPU RediBuilt supercomputer

October 112018
Aitech Defense Systems releases industrial version of A177 Twister GPGPU RediBuilt supercomputer

October 11, 2018 – Aitech Defense Systems Inc. has released an industrial version of its GPGPU RediBuilt supercomputer.  Based on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 System-on-Module (SoM), the A177 Twister uses CUDA and deep learning acceleration capabilities to handle the computational requirements needed in embedded systems that are managing multiple data and video streams.

The supercomputer employs 256 CUDA cores to reach more than 1 TFLOPS, while consuming only 17 Watts of power and weighing less than 2.2 lbs.  

Designed to bring local processing in closer proximity with a system’s sensors, the supercomputer is ideal for a number of robotics, automation and optical inspection systems in industrial facilities as well as for autonomous aircraft and ground environments.

Measuring 5.9 x 5.8 x 2.5 in. (149 x 147 x 63 mm), the new A177 Twister is a supercomputer that offers video capture, processing and overlay capabilities for a number of industrial environments.

Multiple I/O options provide design flexibility for capturing and processing several different types and streams of video and data.  I/O includes Gigabit Ethernet, UART serial, USB 2.0 and 3.0 as well as HDMI output, composite inputs, HD-SDI inputs and WiFi and Bluetooth. The A177 provides simultaneous capture of all eight RS-170A (NTSC/PAL) composite video channels at full frame rates.

Based on Aitech’s military-grade A176, the industrial A177 SFF system incorporates a removable Secure Digital (SD) disk with quick erase and secure erase.  System resources include dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, temperature sensors and an elapsed time recorder in addition to a multi-standard video/jpeg decoder/encoder with hardware encoding for H.264/H.265.
 

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