Milestone VMS, Dell OEM and NVIDIA deliver highest performance in VMS
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Author: Toyah Hunting
Milestone VMS, Dell OEM and NVIDIA deliver highest performance in Video Management Software
Milestone Systems is collaborating with NVIDIA and DELL OEM to provide the next level of performance using hardware acceleration and video processing services for a VMS.
Harnessing the power of the GPU
Milestone XProtect will leverage NVIDIA decoder, GPUs and the CUDA parallel computing platform and programming model to provide parallel processing capabilities of Dell-based Milestone recording servers.
Recording servers which harness the power of the GPU can process thousands for frames per second of HD quality video. GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a computer’s central processing unit (CPU) to accelerate video decoding, deep learning, analytics, and machine learning or AI applications.
The use of hardware accelerated decoding and video motion detection can drastically reduce the number of recording server hardware needed in large installations, lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an XProtect solution.
By eliminating traditional CPU bottlenecks, limitation and upgrades, Milestone can scale servers by adding more NVIDIA GPUs. This extends the life and performance of video surveillance recorders, which lowers customer costs. Hardware acceleration also paves the way for widespread use of 4K cameras and processing-intensive video compressions like H.265. This provides better situational awareness and saves disk space for installations of all sizes.
Taking hardware acceleration to the next level
“As a leading AI computing company and technology leader in advanced visualization, NVIDIA was a clear choice to take our use of hardware acceleration to the next level,” says Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, CTO at Milestone Systems.
“The benefits for the Milestone community are numerous. Lower total cost of ownership, drastically reduced need for server hardware, and simpler infrastructure for video surveillance systems are just some of them. We look forward to working with NVIDIA and DELL OEM to bring this revolutionary technology to our customers.”
Don’t miss the Milestone/NVIDIA/Dell Performance Demo with NVIDIA GPUs at IFSEC in London on June 20-22, Stand C950.
Milestone will demonstrate proof-of-performance of how much faster, more scalable and smarter the VMS platform can be by leveraging NVIDIA’s powerful GPUs, by running Milestone XProtect VMS on NVIDIA GPUs within a Dell recording server.
Milestone will show the load balancing of multi-GPUs, hardware-accelerated decoding and video motion detection, motion metadata generation and recording of more than 1,000 Full HD 1080p H.264/5 cameras on a single DELL E Series video server – purpose-built for this project - with multiple NVIDIA GPUs.
“This combination of Milestone’s highly scalable VMS platform, NVIDIA’s powerful GPU processing platform and a DELL Video server is a must-see,” says Keven Marier, Director – Technology Business Development, Milestone Systems.