Many amazing advances in technology over the last decade have transformed industries, disrupted verticals and created tremendous new market opportunities. Addressing the surge in data, companies are looking to new technologies that can provide greater storage capacity, as well as support greater data processing and management capabilities. Edge computing delivers these advantages by bringing the performance of the data center close to the source generating the data. Sophisticated hardware can bring computing performance and the power of the data center at the transportable Edge for a range of applications, including air travel, logistics, distribution, military and robotics.
Industry Today interviews David Raun, CEO of One Stop Systems, explaining Edge Computing and how to unlock value to any enterprise with the innovation of AI Transportables.
A long-haul truck cruises by you on Interstate 10 in west Texas. You get a brief wave from the driver who seems unfocused on the road ahead. It’s hot and the road is bumpy. You didn’t realize it but you just encountered an autonomous driving truck in development, testing out the latest version of its Artificial Intelligence algorithms. The truck is loaded with unseen video cameras, lidar, radar and infer-red sensors. As it travels along it is seeing its environment and its on-board computers are making the thousands of little decisions that keep it moving safely to its prescribed destination. The driver is a safety layer that will be removed in future iterations of the design.
Adoption of the latest HPC and AI technologies in autonomous vehicles is creating a surge in vehicle real-time data processing capabilities. The growth in number, speed and resolution of vehicle sensors and related compute performance in autonomous vehicles has in turn led to increased demand for high-capacity, high-throughput storage. Effective storage within autonomous vehicles must meet three primary criteria: throughput to match the capture and processing rates, a rapid data transfer workflow for offloading the captured data, and a rugged environmental design to operate in any autonomous vehicle conditions.
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Notable achievements in 2021: One Stop Systems won several programs to provide data-center-class AI hardware into rugged mobile edge environments without compromising performance such as in Mobile Datacenters and Autonomous Trucks. It also launched the high performance Rugged Compute Server for AI Transportable applications, Rigel.