Spectra PowerBox 5000: Scalable high-end GPU computing system


Modern processes in industrial AI and machine vision are closely linked to image processing. This requires industrial PC systems with CPU and GPU performance large enough to process the tasks in real time.

The Spectra PowerBox 5000 high-end GPU computing system opens the doors to a whole new dimension in image processing. It consists of a basic system that can be expanded with up to two modular GPU expansion boxes. With the help of this modular design, you can scale the system to suit your requirements.

The excellent computing power of the base system is based on Intel® Xeon® or Core™ i3/i5/i7 (Coffee Lake-R) CPUs of the 9th generation and an Intel® C246 chipset as well as two DDR4-2666 ECC/non-ECC SO-DIMM up to 64 GB. The compact PC also has four 2.5″ hot-swap SATA SSDs and has an M.2 M-key socket for NVMe SSD storage. By means of expansion cards, you can realise additional I/Os or further functionalities, such as 8 x GbE LAN/PoE, 6 x USB 3.2 and 2 x 10 GbE LAN.

The GPU expansion boxes, which are simply plugged on to the base system, offer space when expanded to the maximum for two 250 W graphics cards with a length of 328 mm or other PCIe expansion cards. The total power consumption is 720 W max. Of course, these high performance requirements also demand a corresponding cooling concept. Effective heat dissipation is achieved by the special enclosure structure and the use of insulated external smart fan kits on both sides of the enclosure.

The industrial usability of the high-end GPU computer is additionally supported by the mechanical construction of the compact PC, which ensures high shock and vibration resistance, and by the wide current input range of 9 to 48 V.