Curtiss-Wright Debuts its Highest Performance GPU Module for Graphics, Video Processing, and AI/ML at the Tactical Edge

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its PacStar® business, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has introduced its highest performance PacStar 400-Series small communications module. The new PacStar 454 NVIDIA GPU Enhanced Server Module is designed for demanding graphics, video and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications at the edge of the tactical battlefield. Measuring only 5.3” x 7.1” x 5.5” and weighing only 6.4 lbs., the compact PacStar 454 utilizes a modular open system approach (MOSA)  to deliver extremely high CPU and GPGPU performance in a rugged package. Compatible with existing PacStar 400-Series modules, chassis, and accessories, the PacStar 454 combines a 12-core Intel 6th generation Xeon D processor and an NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000 GPU with 3072 CUDA cores, 48 RT cores, and 384 Tensor cores (9.4 TFLOPS FP32 peak performance). The module’s CPU is supported with 128 GB RAM, and it provides up to 8 TB of high-speed NVMe storage. I/O includes 10 GigE SFP+ ports. The PacStar 454 is ideal for tactical, expeditionary vehicle-mount, forward operating base, and early-entry deployments for military, Homeland Security, first responders, and commercial/enterprise users.

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