Telestream Releases G6 Lightspeed Server

The fastest server available for the Vantage encoder also uses 40 percent less power.

Telestream’s latest version of its Lightspeed Server is said to deliver up to 10x the processing speed of software-only workflows while consuming 40 percent less power than previous generation servers.

“Our G6 server enables Vantage workflows to process more media than ever before,” said Scott Murray, VP of Product Management, Telestream. “Faster and more efficient servers mean more money saved, less resources used and a higher quality experience for both the end customer as well as our customers.”

The unit features dual 14 core Intel Xeon E5-2690V4 CPUs, 128GB of RAM, dual Nvidia Pascal GPUs, and 10 total drive bays allowing for expansion of onboard storage. The G6 joins the G5 Lightspeed Server which was introduced this year at NAB. The G5 strikes a balance between media processing power and price and represents the entry-level solution for GPU accelerated Vantage workflows.

In addition to H.264/265 encoding, the G6 server accelerates other compute-intensive image processing within Vantage workflows including scaling, deinterlacing, frame rate conversion, motion vector calculation, and other tasks that require computation and analysis to modify or create new video frames.

“Telestream has achieved significant improvements in power consumption while reducing transcoding times for concurrent and single jobs. Housed in an efficient 1 RU chassis, the G6 Lightspeed Server reduces rack space, power and cooling requirements while meeting increased output capacity needs,” added Murray.

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