Continue Reading Previous Kithara: real-time data storage in PCAPngNext Dealing with the illusion of security Abaco Systems announced the rugged 3U VPX GR2 and GR4 video and graphics cards. Designed for military and defense applications as well as challenging commercial/industrial applications, both feature the newest generation NVIDIA Pascal GPUs, enabling them to deliver up to 6.4 TeraFLOPS of performance and offer up to 4.5x the performance of their predecessor, Abaco’s GRA113 video/graphics board. The two new products are the first fruits of Abaco’s previously announced collaboration with EIZO Rugged Solutions.The GR4 features full video capture and output, while the GR2 provides a cost-effective alternative for customers only requiring video output. As well as graphics and video applications, both are ideal for GPGPU applications that can leverage the enormously parallel nature of the Pascal architecture, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems and high performance embedded computing applications such as ISR, C4ISR and remote sensing/analysis.A choice of processor is available for both the GR2 and GR4. For particularly challenging applications, the NVIDIA Quadro P5000 with 16 GBytes of GDDR5 memory is capable of delivering up to 6.4 TeraFLOPS of throughput from 2,048 CUDA cores. For less demanding applications, or those where lower power consumption/heat dissipation is a priority, the NVIDIA Quadro P3000 with 6 GBytes of GDDR5 memory and 1,280 cores provides up to 3.9 TeraFLOPS of peak FP32 performance.The conduction-cooled GR4 supports PCI Express 3.0 (8- or 4- lane) and features four 3G-SDI video inputs/outputs and one DisplayPort output providing support for 4K resolution. Video encode/decode uses either the HEVC/H.265 or AVC/H.264 codec.The GR2 includes two DisplayPort outputs from the rear P2 VPX connector, and supports PCI Express 3.0 (16-, 8- or 4- lane). It is available in either an air-cooled or conduction-cooled variant. Both the GR4 and GR2 support CUDA and OpenCL, and are available with Windows and Linux drivers.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Image Courtesy: Sirius ShippingOn February 1, the keel was laid for Sirius Shipping’s new oil/chemical tanker.The vessel is the first in the series of two 7,999 dwt newbuildings ordered by Sirius Shipping at China’s AVIC Dingheng Shipyard in 2016.Sirius Shipping said that ESSO Norway will take this newbuild on a time charter once it is delivered.To be built to the EVOLUTION design, the 9,700 cbm tankers will have ICE class 1A and will comply with TIER III (IMO II).Scheduled for delivery in 2018, the newbuilds will feature a length of 119.9 meters and a width of 19.4 meters.The company currently operates a fleet of fourteen oil/chemical tankers and LNG tankers.
Kolkata: The state Health and Family Welfare department has bagged the Skoch award (Governance Gold category), for its ‘waiting hut’ project for pregnant women. The award was conferred at a function in New Delhi on Thursday.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted in this connection on Friday: “I am very happy and proud to share a wonderful development. Bangla’s Health and Family Welfare Department has won the Skoch Award (Governance Gold category) for its project on waiting huts for pregnant women. This honour was conferred in New Delhi on August 29. Congratulations to the department and its personnel for the achievement.” Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShe further tweeted: “Our government has won several Skoch Awards in the past, including the Skill Gold award for our Utkarsh Bangla project earlier this year. In fact, Bangla won the highest number of Skoch awards for good performances in various areas in 2018.” ‘Waiting hut’ is a unique intervention in which pregnant women from inaccessible and remote areas of Bengal are accommodated 7-10 days before delivery in waiting huts, which are situated in the vicinity of the delivery points. The women are provided with free medicines, diets, diagnostics and referral services. Twelve such huts are operational in the Sunderbans and other far flung areas. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayDespite being the fourth most populous state in the country, Bengal has managed to bring down its Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) from 141/1,00,000 live births to 101/1,00,000 live births and has raised the institutional delivery considerably from 88% to 98%. The waiting hut initiative is consistently contributing towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3. Bengal is the only state in the country where free services are given to the patients in state-run healthcare establishments, from the Block Primary Health Centres to the district hospitals and six hospitals in Kolkata. It may be mentioned that heart and kidney transplantations, which cost lakhs of rupees in private healthcare establishments, are done free of cost here. Organ donation has taken the form of a movement in Bengal. The waiting huts have increased the confidence of pregnant women living in the far-flung areas, in institutional delivery. In case of complicated pregnancies, the huts are providing exceptional service. The Health and Family Welfare department will set up six more waiting huts in near future.