STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., December 20, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RAVE Computer a leader in the development of purpose-built computer solutions, today shared its successful innovation journey of research and development that resulted in two whitepaper presentations during I/ITSEC, the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event in Orlando, FL Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2022. RAVE presented technology innovations in whitepapers during live interaction at Booth 2200, which was part of their coordination with the whitepaper presentations.
RAVE was proud to present two papers to the I/ITSEC community. Our team worked hard this year to implement state-of the-art technology that supports innovative, practical solutions that challenge and disrupt traditional methods of training and simulation. Our team’s integrity and determination to deliver optimized, purpose-built computing solutions exemplifies how we have translated the technology from whitepaper into a live user experience at I/ITSEC. I’m excited about what the future holds and the innovations to come,” Stacey Ferguson is President of RAVE Computer. “We’ve already been approached with possible use cases and future research that will continue to move the industry forward.”
Virtualization helps reduce the image generator footprint – Devin Fowler (presenting) and Matt Moy (authors). Today’s high-fidelity training systems are unable to be efficiently deployed at the point of need due to the size, weight, and power of the equipment that is required. This is why a new approach to reducing the footprint of these compute resources is needed. RAVE achieved a 50% reduction in the footprint of their image generation (IG) systems using virtualization. However, there were challenges to overcome such as rendering performance, hardware support and user perception to ensure that virtualization delivers the same quality. This paper presented a way to optimize virtual machines to real-time render and a test methodology to confirm that they offer the same experience as physical counterparts. Users were able participate in the same I/ITSEC testing methodology as described in the whitepaper, without being able to identify whether they were on the virtual or the physical image generator. The vast majority of users couldn’t identify the system that powered their demo.
Hardware Optimization for Immersive Simulation & Photogrammetric Environment Generation – Authors: Jonathan Hawes (present) and Karl Rosenberger Immersive simulation is being used by both Civilian and Department of Defense (DoD), to reach the frontlines of training and readiness. This goal to maximize training and its capabilities creates difficulties in the field. SWAP is the required size, weight, power (SWAP), to rapidly reconstruct photogrammetric environments at a speed that allows soldiers or civilians make real-world decisions. Edge processing, like that done as part of a mobile operations center, typically overlooks purpose-built solutions in favor of a broader platform that may function adequately on a broad spectrum but doesn’t excel at any one task. RAVE was able to reduce the processing time and decrease the SWAP usage by optimizing the hardware configuration. The result is the Tower/4U system (T4U), which can be used directly by the user for training or operational use. This paper covered issues such as hardware and software benchmarks and data aggregation to create a new system topology that offers server-grade reconstruction speeds in an affordable workstation form factor. Both systems were displayed at I/ITSEC with a screen comparing the processing data configurations. You could wear an HMD to experience real-world scenario data in a fraction the time it took traditional methods. This demonstration showed the performance of mission-critical systems and the potential for its incorporation into the One World Terrain environment.
CASES USE – On the first day of I/ITSEC, RAVE hosted Congressmen Jack Berman (MI) and Darren Soto (FL) for personal demonstrations of whitepaper technologies. Congressman Berman expressed interest in photogrammetry technology as it relates to One World Terrain and Michigan’s current involvement with Lower Earth Orbit (LEO). RAVE’s technology has applicability to LEO as well as to Florida’s Osceola County NeoCity Digital Twin grant project, to which RAVE is honored to be a collaborating partner with the University of Central Florida’s School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training.
ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGY – RAVE showcased its exclusive and custom-designed 2U and 4U chassis which are designed and built in the USA to meet the increasing demand of TAA compliant systems. In their RenderBEAST Zone, RAVE featured their branded product, the RenderBEAST™ combines the newest and best from NVIDIA and Intel with optimized, whisper-quiet compute powerful enough to power the most GPU and CPU-intensive experiences. The RenderBEAST is a Varjo-ready PC powerful enough to capture the detail featured in Varjo’s new XR-3 Focal Edition. Also in the RenderBEAST Zone, RAVE integrated a 3 DOF F-35 fighter cockpit with kneeboard courtesy of Talon Simulations and powered by RAVE’s RenderBEAST. RAVE’s RenderBEAST and other purpose-built compute solutions were featured in over 25 demo areas on the I/ITSEC Exhibition Hall.
To access RAVE’s whitepapers, learn more about their products, or express interest in future collaboration, visit https://www.rave.com/iitsec22.
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training event. I/ITSEC, which is held in Orlando (Florida, USA) near the beginning December, features peer-reviewed paper presentations and tutorials. Special events, workshops, professional workshops, a booth hall for commercial products, a serious gaming competition, and STEM events that are open to secondary and high school students. I/ITSEC is organized and sponsored by the National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines at this annual meeting. The National Defense Industrial Association is affiliated with the NTSA. I/ITSEC is also focused on themes related to security and defense. I/ITSEC recorded that over 17.500 people visited the exhibit halls this year. All I/ITSEC papers and tutorials, as well as session recordings and proceedings, are online. https://www.xcdsystem.com/iitsec/proceedings/
For more than 30 years, RAVE Computer has specialized in computer integration, with experience in performance tuning and modifications of systems to meet the environments in which they’ll operate. RAVE Computer’s deep relationships with technology OEMs give them early access to the most cutting-edge technology components. Their expertise is used to offer a unique experience for clients. RAVE Computer is a trusted advisor for government agencies and global brands. They help to shape requirements at the front end in order to reduce costs and avoid problems throughout the solution lifecycle. Customers can rely on them for product selection and life-cycle management. They also help with decisions about size, weight, performance, thermals, ruggedization, COTS ruggedization, as well as making decisions about their products. RAVE Computer can help customers choose the right balance of a custom-engineered or off-the-shelf solution.
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