HIAWATHA, IOWA, November 12, 2020 — Crystal Group, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, announced today that it has been named a preferred original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the NVIDIA® Partner Network (NPN). Crystal Group joins a select group of companies that develop and build their solutions using NVIDIA GPU-accelerated technology.
This heightened collaboration accelerates Crystal Group’s capacity to architect and certify its rugged high-performance compute solutions that integrate NVIDIA’s latest technologies to meet customers’ immediate and evolving needs for demanding industrial and defense AI applications at the edge.
Crystal Group is currently designing and testing new compute and visualization solutions using NVIDIA A100 and RTX A6000 GPUs. The unprecedented speed and capacity to collect, process and prioritize incoming sensor data are vital to the accuracy of split-second, real-time decisions and operations.
“Edge computing needs and opportunities for seamless AI, autonomy and visualization capabilities are increasing exponentially – both in complexity and performance expectations,” said Jim Shaw, executive vice president of Engineering for Crystal Group. “Integrating NVIDIA GPUs into our rugged hardware solutions ensures critical applications, like power distribution, oil and gas exploration, and autonomous vehicles on our roadways and in theater, have the data processing power and speed needed for flawless performance in highly unpredictable, challenging environments.”
“The NVIDIA OEM program provides our partners the resources and access to NVIDIA GPU, networking and software technologies,” said Craig Wiener, director of Strategic Partners at NVIDIA. “NPN OEM partners, such as Crystal Group, have the technology support to develop sophisticated accelerated computing platforms to solve today’s most complex compute challenges.”
By integrating NVIDIA GPUs into its rugged, high-performance compute offerings, Crystal Group enables its government and industrial customers to analyze petabytes of data in critical edge environments where failure isn’t an option.
About Crystal Group, Inc.
Crystal Group, Inc. is a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializing in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. A small employee-owned business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with integrated solutions that bring seamless, real-time artificial intelligence, autonomy and cybersecurity to demanding edge applications.
Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards, including MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, and MIL-S-901, and are backed by a five-plus-year warranty. All products are manufactured in the company’s facility, certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D quality management standards.
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