GE Announces GRA112 3U VPX Graphics Board

GE GRA112 3U VPX Graphics Board

GE introduced their GRA112 3U VPX Graphics Board. The GE GRA112 features a 384-core NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based EXK107 GPU, PCI Express Gen 3 interconnect, and 2 GBytes of GDDR5 memory. The graphics board is ideal for both demanding graphical applications and GPGPU (general purpose computing on a graphics processing unit) applications like ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance), radar and sonar.

The GRA112 is rugged and can be deployed with absolute confidence in challenging military/aerospace environments that are subject to extremes of shock, vibration, temperature and contaminants. The board’s small size, weight and power (SWaP) requirement make the GRA112 ideal for applications that are SWaP-constrained such as unmanned vehicles.

The GRA112 features the latest PCI Express Gen 3 interconnect. GE’s GPUDirect Peer-to-Peer technology enables data to stream directly onto the GPU,. This results in a 25x or more decrease in transfer latency from sensors to GPUs. This in turn increases the efficiency of GPGPU applications while simultaneously freeing up CPU resources and memory, allowing GPUs to be applied to time-sensitive applications such as electronic warfare that were previously not viable.

The GE GRA112 3U VPX Graphics Board has one channel of video input, which may be selected as RS-170, NTSC or PAL, in either CVBS or S-video formats. The input is digitized onto PCI Express, and appears to the operating system as a standard video capture device. Driver support is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems.

The NVIDIA EXK107 GPU features CUDA parallel computing architecture and offers higher performance per watt and ease of use over previous generations. The 384-core GPU is capable of 622 GFLOPS, 64 GBytes/second internal memory bandwidth, and 16 GBytes/second external PCI Express bandwidth.

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