Aitech A178 Thunder ultra-SFF GPGPU AI supercomputer

A178 Thunder| GPGPU Fanless SFF Supercomputer

NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier System-On-Module

The rugged A178 Thunder is an ultra-SFF GPGPU AI supercomputer that combines a rugged infrastructure with a SWaP-optimized design. It incorporates the powerful NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Xavier-based AI SOM that provides 512 CUDA cores and 64 Tensor cores, reaching 22 TOPS (INT8) and 11 TFLOPS (FP16) at a remarkable level of energy efficiency.


Weighing less than 5.5 lb. and measuring only 8.5” x 3.2” x 6.8”, the rugged A178 Thunder is ideal for artificial intelligence environments in military and defense applications that require very high levels of computation, such as distributed computing and signal processing in next generation autonomous vehicles as well as surveillance, targeting and EW systems. 



  • SWaP Optimized Rugged Supercomputer
    • Ultra Small Form Factor
  • NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier System-on-Module
    • Volta™ Architecture GPU w/512 CUDA® Cores
    • 8-Core ARM v8.2 64-bit CPU
    • 32 TOPS (Tera Operations Per Second)
    • H.264/H.265 Hardware Encoder
    • Best Available Performance per Watt – 1,067 GFLOPS/W (INT8), 366 GFLOPS/W (FP16)
    • NVMe SSD
    • Removable Micro SD Card
    • 16 GB LPDDR4x
  • Video Capture
    • SDI (SD/HD), 4 channels available simultaneously
    • Composite (RS-170A [NTSC]/PAL), 8 channels available simultaneously
  • I/O
    • Gigabit Ethernet
    • DVI/HDMI Out
    • 10G Ethernet
    • Display Port Out
    • USB 3.0 & 2.0
    • UART Serial
    • Discretes
    • CANbus
  • CUDA®, OpenGL, OpenGL ES
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Environmentally Sealed (IP67)

A178 Block Diagram

Starter Kit

  • External Power Supply
  • Power Cable
  • I/O Cables with Standard I/O Connectors

Mating Connectors

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