RAVE’s mission was to provide the maximum desktop GPU capability whether needed for rendering, GPU compute or AI applications. It needed to be ‘well behaved,’ tame, yet quietly offering wicked performance for any GPU application.
The result was the next generation RENDERBEAST. This high-performance workstation is optimized for the design, rendering and analysis of large models on your desktop. It will improve product design, reduce development time and maximize efficiency – powerfully accelerating even the most challenging workflows.
RAVE integrated it with a choice of the latest liquid-cooled Intel® Xeon® Processors or the AMD Threadripper 2™. Packed with up to four of the latest NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, this system puts incredible capability into a very modest size.
The newest RENDERBEAST now gives the user the power to dive into the latest workloads including rendering and visualization, heavily parallel processing GPU compute or even AI/Deep Learning. It is the perfect solution for content creators, designers, engineers, architects and scientists, all in the same cool package.
2. NVMe High Speed Data Recording Server
RAVE’s customer was challenged with providing a rackmount solution for high-speed data recording in a military reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. They needed the fastest possible read/write drive speeds and all drives were required to be in a removable carrier. They needed to build and support these systems for an extended-life service period, and operate in environments up to 55°C.
Using simulation analysis and physical testing, RAVE developed a solution delivering extended operation and performance in extreme temperatures.
RAVE developed a ruggedized, lightning fast, and compact NVMe server – fully utilizing available PCIe lanes for balanced and optimized throughput and maximizing performance. Managing for thermals was a challenge: 55°C ambient temperature is a full 20°C higher than most COTS products are certified. This solution also had to meet military aircraft shock and vibration requirements. In addition, the networking, architecture, and packaging for this very dense 5U were an engineering feat. This unique server allows users to take data center NVMe performance out in the field in more rugged environments…pumping data at breakneck speeds in comparison to SATA.
RAVE’s innovative and collaborative design approach delivered a data acquisition and storage solution for needed applications utilized on military aircraft. RAVE’s solution solved an incredibly challenging operating environment and space claim requirements well under the customer’s outlined budget.
RAVE’s challenge was to design a system that delivered the same computing performance and visual output as an existing system but in half the size. We actually did it in ¼ the footprint! RAVE integrated an MXM-format graphics adapter designed for use in portable computers into an ultra-small form factor package with an Intel desktop-grade CPU, providing a significant step in performance per cubic inch of volume for users across simulation & training, design & engineering, and scalable visualization.
This machine can be incorporated into several configurations including single and dual-node 2U rackmount, wall mount or desktop. A locked BOM and long-life availability ensure compatibility for several years. The miniBEAST offers exceptional performance in a space-saving and adaptable package.
4. The Quiet Box
A Department of Defense customer needed a datacenter quality server solution, but it needed to be an isolated data center – segregated from public internet access. It also needed to be extremely quiet given requirements of its intended use case environment. Therefore, a robust, stand alone, security hardened system solution was required.
RAVE designed a dual CPU, 8 GPU, 4U system solution driving a performance level at the highest end of the customer’s needs spectrum. RAVE investigated significantly robust sound dampening options to create a near silent solution.
RAVE’s innovative and collaborative design approach delivered an artificial intelligence system with the potential to teach itself how to recognize and remove external interference from radar signals. RAVE’s solution delivered more than the customer originally thought possible while cutting nearly a third of the original target budget.
Quote from the customer: “I am happy to say that the system is up and running with hardly a hiccup! It is beautifully designed and well put together, and that cabinet is a real winner. Can’t even tell that it’s on from a sound perspective. Thanks to you and everyone there for a job well done.”
5. 4U Short Depth Rugged Signal Processing Server
A longtime Department of Defense customer executing signals intelligence was in need of a technology refresh to their current systems and desired a condensing of systems to produce a smaller hardware footprint. They also required removable hard drives for security reasons but needed a system that increased ease of the “remove and replace” (R/R) function of the hard drives.
RAVE designed a 4U server rackmount chassis solution powered by Intel Xeon embedded processors. RAVE engineers designed an easy to use 8-bay hard drive housing which allows for both individual hard drive hot swap as well as complete housing R/R. In addition to the storage feature, RAVE delivered a rugged system for use in transit cases, on aircraft, or co-located with forward operating units, able to handle more extreme temperature environments, shock and vibration considerations, and rougher handling. This server addresses the need for a wide bandwidth system that performs low latency, real-time, 100% duty cycle time and frequency signal processing in a short depth form factor utilizing high performance computer technology.