Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that, through its Reseller Agreement with WOLF Advanced Technology, it has expanded its family of open architecture high performance embedded computing (HPEC) processors designed for demanding ISR applications with the addition of three new NVIDIA Quadro Turing (TU104/6) GPU/inference engine-based OpenVPX modules.
Curtiss-Wright also announced the availability of a new AMD Radeon (E9171) based XMC graphics engine card. Designed to support compute-intensive ISR and EW systems, the fully rugged VPX3-4925, VPX3-4935, and VPX6-4955 modules feature Tensor Cores (288, 384, and 768 respectively) that are ideal for accelerating tensor/matrix computation used for deep learning neural network training and inference used in deployed and artificial intelligence (AI) applications requiring TFLOPS of accelerated processing. These applications include high-performance radar, SIGINT, EO/IR, data fusion ingest, processing and display, and autonomous vehicles.
The size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimized VPX3-4925 module, a 3U OpenVPX GPGPU processor, features a NVIDIA Quadro Turing TU106 (RTX3000E) GPU that delivers 6.4 TFLOPS/TIPS performance. It provides 2304 CUDA® cores, 288 Tensor Cores and 36 ray-tracing (RT) cores. For higher performance in SWaP-constrained applications, the 3U VPX3-4935 module, features a NVIDIA Quadro Turing TU104 (RTX5000E) GPU that delivers 11.2 TFLOPS/TIPS. The VPX3-4935’s higher core count includes 3072 CUDA Cores, 384 Tensor Cores, and 48 RT Cores.
For more demanding applications, the 6U form factor VPX6-4955 (6144 CUDA cores, 768 Tensor Cores, 96 RT Cores) hosts dual TU104 GPUs for 22 TFLOPS/TIPS performance. Designed to work in conjunction with NVIDIA TensorRT™, CUDA, the modules’ Turing Tensor Cores add INT8 and INT4 matrix operation while continuing support for high-precision workloads. These state-of-the-art GPGPU modules further extend Curtiss-Wright’s proven leadership as a supplier of the most advanced computing solutions for embedded ISR applications. To meet demanding rugged military and aerospace specifications, these GPGPU boards feature a chip-down design.