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When will automobiles be fully autonomous on the road?

When will Automobiles be Fully Autonomous on the Road?

August 30, 2022

The idea and dream of a fully autonomous car is almost 100 years old. It was first formulated in the US magazine Scientific American. The reason for this was presumably the "American Wonder", a remote-controlled car that drove through Manhattan in 1925. After almost a century, it seems that the automotive industry is on the verge of reaching its goal of having driverless and fully autonomous vehicles participate in everyday traffic.  But when will it finally come? To answer this question, we need to examine the reasons why vehicles are not yet fully autonomous. 

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Meeting the Data Storage Demands of the Autonomous Vehicles Industry

Sep 20, 2022 

As the forefront of the development of artificial intelligence and a key application within One Stop Systems’ “AI Transportable” industry, autonomous vehicles present an opportunity for innovation in designing ruggedized servers and high-capacity storage products. While none of the vehicles on the road today are truly self-driving, progress is being steadily made towards systems that can successfully predict and navigate everyday traffic. Autonomous cars and trucks being currently deployed are capable of driving with limited operator input, it is predicted that fully autonomous vehicles will be widely available by the end of the decade. One Stop Systems has had the unique opportunity to support this progression by developing products catered to the extensive storage needs of the autonomous vehicles industry.

Out-of-Band Management for Compute Systems on the Edge

Sep 13, 2022 

Out-of-Band (OOB) system management is a staple of the modern datacenter. The tools used by administrators have matured over the last 20 years to provide a variety of mission critical features for managing, monitoring, configuring, and updating computer systems independent of the host system’s resources. Intel led the way in the early days by defining a set of interface specifications for basic system management in 1998 called the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). Over the next 20 years, 200+ computer vendors joined support for the IPMI specifications. While IPMI has served us well over the years, it is showing its age with a myriad of security concerns and use of legacy standards that make managing modern hybrid infrastructures difficult and complicated. 

When will Automobiles be Fully Autonomous on the Road?

Aug 30, 2022 

The idea and dream of a fully autonomous car is almost 100 years old. It was first formulated in the US magazine Scientific American. The reason for this was presumably the "American Wonder", a remote-controlled car that drove through Manhattan in 1925. After almost a century, it seems that the automotive industry is on the verge of reaching its goal of having driverless and fully autonomous vehicles participate in everyday traffic.  But when will it finally come? To answer this question, we need to examine the reasons why vehicles are not yet fully autonomous. 

High Density GPUs & FPGAs in Edge Environments

Aug 23, 2022 

A June 4, 2020 congressional report, “Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Design for Great Power Competition”, reinforced the importance of the United States’ military continuing to develop ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) capabilities as threats grow around the world. The report states that the goal is to “make rapid sense of that data; securely deliver that data to weapons, weapon systems, and commanders; and possess a workforce that can execute its mission in competition and combat, at a pace greater than the enemy.”  

Partnering With Our Community: A Hands-On Experience

Aug 16, 2022 

Here at One Stop Systems, we continually strive to learn from our customers and employees in order to be better than the day before! What better way than to partner with our community and students in our home of San Diego? We hosted our 2nd annual OSS Summer Internship with students from California State San Marcos/Fullerton, UC San Diego, and the SDSU campuses!

PCIe vs. 5G: The Importance of HPC at the Edge

Aug 09, 2022 

Most of us are familiar with or have at least heard the term ‘Edge’ or ‘Edge Computing’ when discussing new high-performance computing (HPC) technologies around the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Autonomous Vehicles, etc. How many of us can explain the different levels of performance between PCIe and 5G, in relation to edge computing? Moreover, why is it important when discussing (HPC) at the edge? In this post, we’ll take an in-depth look at the increasing need for greater performance at the edge and what HPC applications benefit from PCIe vs. 5G.

Why can’t I put the AI hardware I need in rugged military environments?

Aug 02, 2022 

On June 8th 2022, the DOD’s chief information officer, John B. Sherman, held a fireside chat with Craig Martell, DOD's chief digital and artificial intelligence officer, at the DOD Digital and AI Symposium as reported by the DOD News. The article stresses the importance of digital transformation and artificial intelligence in enabling warfighters to maintain a battlefield advantage, even as China and Russia develop their own AI for military purposes. 

AI Model Validation and Edge Computing

Jul 26, 2022 

Artificial intelligence and machine learning in edge computing require testing data sets to provide accuracy and efficiency. How can this be done? Processing data sets and information through a model to make sure it achieves its intended purpose is done through a process known as model validation.

AI and Autonomous Capabilities of Tomorrow in Farming

Jul 19, 2022 

Between climate change and feeding the world: The world's farmers take on the vital task of supplying food to the world's ever-growing population. In this context, they face daily challenges such as the effects of climate change, rising commodity prices, or improving animal welfare, while they have to make their own production sustainable.

[VIDEO] Features and Benefits of the Short Depth Server (SDS)

Jul 12, 2022 

In this video, Braden Cooper, Product Marketing Manager at OSS, does a quick walkthrough of the OSS PCIe Gen 4 3U Short Depth Server (both AMD and Intel versions). The SDS has configurable motherboard options in a feature packed rugged server platform for GPU or FPGA accelerated computing, U.2/U.3 NVMe storage, and PCIe Gen 4 expansion.

The AI Transportable Hardware Path: From Ingesting Data to Actionable Intelligence

Jun 28, 2022 

While most AI workflows occur in the controlled environment of datacenters where servers have the HPC resources the applications need, many current AI applications require some or all the AI workflow steps to be performed out in the field, in harsh environmental conditions.  Until now, companies with applications on the ‘edge’ have had to rely on low-performance hardware or deal with the latency of uploading data to the cloud; rugged edge-computing devices, like industrial PCs and IOT devices, are able to withstand the extreme environmental factors of harsh environments, but they do not come close to offering the same computational performance of servers in a datacenter.  Because of this, AI applications on the ‘edge’ have had to compromise on performance, but not anymore!

Edge Computing at the very edge, when all the time you have is now

Jun 21, 2022 

Tires screeching to a halt, your car’s edge computer has predicted a collision warning and acted according to its scripted protocol without communication to a network. Edge computers of all sizes are taking the power of the data center and access of the cloud into environments where sensors and/or cameras are located.

It’s All About the Numbers

Jun 14, 2022 

One Stop Systems’ strategic focus is on artificial intelligence (AI) Transportables, a term self-defined by OSS to mean anything that moves or is transportable that requires the latest in technology, at the edge, operating in a harsh environment. Basically, the capabilities of the highest performance data center in the field. Though this definition incorporates a myriad of applications, one industry of focus is the use of such capabilities in autonomous or self-driving, long-haul trucks.

Government vs Commercial Adoption of Artificial Intelligence

Jun 07, 2022 

The words “Artificial Intelligence” may conjure up many images of science fiction books and movies. There may be many assumptions and misconceptions of how artificial intelligence is used, but artificial intelligence (AI) is predominantly used in the business world for both commercial and government applications.  

Preservation of VPX Investment and AI Transportable GPU Platforms

May 24, 2022 

The OpenVPX standards occupy a special place in deployed military compute platforms.  Designed as a successor to VME64, the OpenVPX (ANSI 65) and related standards such as SOSA have offered the opportunity to package COTS systems that meet the challenging environmental and electrical requirements of military vehicles across all services.  AI Transportable systems incorporate GPUs and switched fabrics that were not envisioned by the existing standard and threaten to force significant new investment in product development before deployment of next generation systems such as C4ISR. 

[VIDEO] AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022: Edge AI for Autonomous Vehicles

May 17, 2022 

In this video, Michael Bradley does a tour of the OSS booth at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 in Orlando, FL from April 26-28. Michael discusses the products we showcased at XPONENTIAL and how they provide solutions for Edge AI for Autonomous Vehicles. OSS AI Transportable products can provide solutions for GPU acceleration, FPGA data ingest, and NVMe storage.  

What is the True Value of AS9100?

May 10, 2022 

Let’s start with a little background for anyone that doesn’t know what AS-9100 means or why you would have it at all.  AS-9100 is a quality management system, developed to address the holes that aerospace companies found in the ISO-9001 standard in the way they needed to do business for their customers.  It was initially ratified in 1999, and has since gone through 4 revisions to our current version today, which is AS-9100D.

[VIDEO] Sea Air Space 2022: Edge AI for the Military Theater

May 03, 2022 

In this video, Tom Fries performs a tour of the One Stop Systems (OSS) booth at Sea Air Space (SAS) 2022 in National Harbor, MD, which took place April 4-6. Tom discusses the products we showcased at SAS, and how they provide solutions for Edge AI for the Military Theater.  OSS' AI Transportable products can provide solutions for GPU acceleration, FPGA data ingest, and NVMe storage.

Is 5G Fast Enough for the Edge?

Apr 26, 2022 

5G networks are the key for a worldwide digital transformation, impacting AI and edge computing as well as smart cities, while also providing high-speed data transfer in real-time for enterprises across every vertical market segment. New applications are constantly emerging on the market, taking advantage of the cellular networks’ super-low latency and much higher bandwidth. 

Autonomous Trucks: Current and Future State

Apr 19, 2022 

With the well-documented shortage of semi-truck drivers currently in the United States, where do we stand in terms of developing and deploying autonomous trucks?  Will autonomous long-haul trucks take jobs away from drivers?  Are fully autonomous trucks safe for the roads?  What does the future look like for autonomous trucks?  These are all great questions. This blog will discuss all that and more, so let’s jump in and discuss it.

[VIDEO] Features and Benefits of the 4U Pro

Apr 12, 2022 

In this video, Jim Ison will do a quick walkthrough of the OSS 4U Pro Gen4 PCIe Expansion System. The 4U Pro is a rugged AI Transportable system that provides optimized, configurable PCIe Gen4 expansion for edge AI applications with up to 256 Gigabytes per second (GB/s) bi-directional host to expansion bandwidth and 768 GB/s aggregate system bandwidth. 

Why do Autonomous Trucks need Powerful GPUs?

Apr 05, 2022 

Typical Artificial Intelligence workflows are well understood. The classic example is image recognition distinguishing between an image of a cat or a dog.  The first step is performed by data scientists who create a model they train using large sets of tagged data.  The models are iteratively refined by the data scientists to achieve higher and higher levels of accuracy. Once the refined model is trained it can be deployed and new images can be presented to it for inferencing.  The AI inferencing process results in a never seen before image being classified as either a cat or a dog. 

Past and Future of AI Compute Technology

Mar 29, 2022 

When you take a step back and look at today’s high-performance computing and AI technological ecosystem, it is a field dominated by the power of GPUs in compute acceleration.  For the layperson, the term “Graphical Processing Unit” would not stand out as the core component in processing massive datasets at unprecedented speeds – with no graphics involved.  The transition from CPU to GPU core computing in HPC and AI/ML applications, and the further development of GPU technologies since, is the fundamental driving force behind today’s most cutting-edge applications.  Modern AI spans practically all industries including piloting the most sophisticated autonomous vehicles, detecting previously unseeable fraud patterns in the financial industry, and increasing productivity through automation in mining, oil and gas, and farming. 

AI Transportables in the Military Theater of Tomorrow

Mar 22, 2022 

Independent of the administration in office, one of the top priorities for today and the next couple of decades is the deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) throughout all the branches of the armed forces. Many of these applications are AI Transportables requiring performance without compromise in harsh and challenging environments. This post will cover some of the driving factors, paint the picture of tomorrow and discuss how we will continue to protect our freedom with military superiority.

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