Newswire & Press Release / Curtiss-Wright Launches Its Most Powerful GPU Module For Graphics, Video Processing, And Tactical AI / ML – Electronics / Instrumentation / RFID – Curtiss-Wright Corporation


Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its PacStar® business, a leading developer and provider of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has introduced its small PacStar 400 communications module -Most performing series. The new NVIDIA PacStar 454 Enhanced GPU 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 just 5.3 “x 7.1” x 5.5 “and weighing just 6.4 lbs, the compact PacStar 454 uses a Modular Open System (MOSA) approach to deliver extremely high CPU and GPGPU performance in one package. Rugged. Compatible with existing PacStar 400 modules, chassis and accessories, the PacStar 454 combines a 12-core 6th generation Intel Xeon D processor and NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000 GPU with 3,072 CUDA cores, 48 ​​RT cores and 384 Tensor cores (9, 4 TFLOPS peak performance (FP32). The module processor is supported with 128 GB of RAM and provides up to 8 TB of high speed NVMe storage. I / O includes 10 GigE SFP + ports. The PacStar 454 is ideal for tactical, vehicle-mounted expeditionary, forward operating base and early entry deployments for the military, homeland security, first responders and commercial / corporate users.

“To support the new sensor and data capabilities envisioned for the emerging DoD JADC2 and ABMS networked battlefield, system designers need to deploy as much compute power as possible, in a package rugged enough to operate. optimally in difficult conditions, while being small and light enough. to enable mobility, ”said Chris Wiltsey, senior vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions. “The new PacStar 454 module, our highest performing compact GPU module to date, reflects our commitment to lead the industry by providing leading CPU and GPU technology for remote and distributed locations.

“The new PacStar 454 GPU module gives our customers a distinct advantage in the battlefield,” said Peggy Miller, senior general manager, PacStar Business Unit, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division. “With its extensive AI and graphics processing capabilities at the edge, the PacStar 454 sets a new standard for high performance computing optimized in terms of size, weight and power deployed.”

The PacStar 454 provides an optimal platform for the tactical and distributed deployment of computer-intensive video and AI applications, including:

• Video: encoding, decoding, transcoding, analysis, object detection;
• Understanding and translating natural language;
• Cybersecurity: threat analysis, vulnerability detection and defensive adversarial ML;
• Sensor fusion, health monitoring, EW signal processing, augmented reality;
• Operation of autonomous systems, navigation, predictive maintenance;
• Help with the decision;
• Virtual office infrastructure.

The wide range of software options of the PacStar 454 includes technologies from Aruba Networks, Cisco, Digital Barriers, Kinetica, VMware, etc.

About the PacStar 400 series

PacStar 454 is part of the PacStar 400-Series family of small communication modules and is used in the leading modular data center solution PacStar. PacStar 400-Series products include advanced routing, switching and network services with

Built-in configuration flexibility and rugged power options for harsh environments. These solutions are driven by PacStar IQ-Core® software to simplify configuration and operation. Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar business offers a wide variety of system packaging options for the PacStar 400 series, including carrying case, carrying case, rack mount bracket, vehicle mount, and in-vehicle transport. backpack.

Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar products are manufactured at its plant in Portland, Oregon.

About PacStar’s Leading Battlefield Family of Solutions

PacStar’s industry-leading family of advanced communications solutions address a wide range of military, intelligence and commercial applications. PacStar ( designs and manufactures rugged, compact, commerce-based expeditionary and mobile communication systems. Separately, she has developed an integrated network communications management software, IQ-Core Software, for the military, federal, state / local and emergency responder markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core software, hardware technology and integrated solutions provide secure command, control and communication systems, especially in remote or infrastructure-poor areas. In addition, PacStar communication systems are ideally suited for commercial / industrial organizations with critical field communication requirements.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation ( is an innovative global company providing highly sophisticated and function-critical products and services to the aerospace and defense markets, as well as commercial markets, including energy, processes and general industry. Building on the legacy of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright Brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,200 people worldwide.

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