at the XXV International Simposium on Geodesy participated in the XXV International Symposium On Modern Technologies, Education And Professional Practice In Geodesy And Related Fields.

We showcased a ThinkStation P900 with two Intel Xeon E5-2650 V3 (2.3-3.0 GHz, 10 cores, 25 MB Cache), 2 x 2,5" 256GB SSD OPAL-capable, 2 x 3,5" 500GB HDD 7200rpm, 4 x 8 GB PC4-17000 2133MHz DDR4 ECC RDIMM, 2 x NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (1 x DVI-I + 2xDP) 4GB GDDR5, 1 x Flex Module w/ DVD-RW, Card Reader, USB 3.0.

The display we used was the high-end Lenovo ThinkVision 28 - a 28-inch, ultra-high-resolution 3840x2160 widescreen entertainment center with full 10-point touch.

As for the purposes of the event we partnered with GeoPlus Ltd. GeoPlus are using a drone with a camera to fly with a strictly defined route and height over a pre-defined region and take overlapping pictures of the surface of the terrain. The pictures then are analyzed pixel by pixel by the software. Every same point on the surface is recognized and marked in every separate picture where it is present to form a cloud of points with 6 characteristics, some of which with 4 parameters. Then, a DSM (digital surface model) is being built with a mesh of the points for more realistic view.

The project for the demonstration was a flight over an open mine with surface area of approximately 10 square kilometers. The height of the flight of the drone is 150 meters. The pictures are 550 each 3-4 MB.

The final DSM contained over 40 million points!

It took 45 minutes of our P900 to complete the production process. Geo Plus commented that this calculation of this project with their existing single Xeon workstation took about three hours to complete.

During the calculation process it was clearly seen where the dual processor system shined – with multithreaded operations – we were observing a 100% load of all 20 CPU cores for 20 minutes without the system to change the speed of the fans even slightly.

Our next blog post will be on dual processor vs. single processor systems.

Please see some pictures from the event below. Later we will post a video. Post your comments here and on our facebook page and… cheers! ;)

P.S. Remember, you can configure your own P900 here.