Chassis Plans Launches new “High Performance Computing” white paper

Why is High Performance Computing Critical for Defense, Military & Industrial Applications

Chassis Plans has created and posted a new white paper that explains what High Performance Computing is and WHY it is critical for many defense, military and industrial applications.

High-performance computing (HPC) is the use of parallel processing for running advanced software application programs more efficiently and faster. High-performance computing is used for solving advanced mathematical calculations and performing data processing through the use of computer modeling, simulation and analysis. A HPC system delivers sustained performance through its unique synchronal parallel processing power.

There are several SWaP advantages by introducing the latest GPU technologies into a ruggedized platform.

A single GPU server can process and analyze as much complex video and imaging data as 12 dual CPU servers! This performance benefit can greatly reduce the size of the overall system platform. A fully integrated 2U with single GPU system could be estimated to weigh under 30lbs, while the stack of twelve systems would reduce the overall platform weight by 270lbs. A single 2U system with a single GPU has a power draw of roughly 500W. In contrast, a 12-system version would have a power draw in the 4,000W range - saving over 3,500W in overall power draw.

When comparing size, weight and power advantages, an HPC configuration is the clear winner.

Though this whitepaper is primarily targeted to military applications, high performance computing also has many industrial applications.

Check out the whitepaper online at

More about Chassis Plans

Chassis Plans is now part of the Aeronautics Group of companies and is a manufacturer of computers, LCD displays, storage arrays that are designed and assembled in the USA for Military and Industrial applications. Founded in 1997, CP has long been the leader for Rugged and Custom Computers and LCD technologies serving the DoD and Industrial markets.

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