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Release date- 07012014 - GE Receives Order from AFRL for 20 Teraflop Rugged Computer System.
GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has received an order from the High Performance Systems Branch (RITB) of the
The system takes advantage of NVIDIA GPU accelerators, leveraging the highly parallel nature of the technology to deliver maximum performance. The GE system will provide real-time processing for high bandwidth data derived from RF (radio frequency) sensors. It is designed to support the US DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP), and will be used for the development of next-generation radar programs such as Gotcha wide-area SAR (synthetic aperture radar).
The GPU-based HPEC system is housed in a 6U OpenVPX rack mount chassis and is capable of delivering 20 teraflops (20 trillion floating point operations per second) in computing horsepower. The system is scalable and can be expanded to include additional racks and compute nodes.
'GE has long been a proponent of GPU accelerators as the optimum approach to solving the toughest problems facing military organizations today,' said
'This embedded system, provides a path forward to apply large scale neuromorphic computing models for
'GPU accelerators enable clearer and faster insights by dramatically accelerating signal and video processing, while minimizing system size, weight and power consumption,' said
The GE HPEC system is modular in design, with each rack comprising five SBC625 single board computers featuring quad core Intel Core i7 processors, and RDMA-capable
GE's High Performance Embedded Computing strategy is backed by a unique Center of Excellence. Opened in 2012, it provides the focus for the future development of ever more powerful products and solutions for military/embedded computing. Its primary goal is to support customers such as AFRL with consulting services designed to help them with architecture definition, application development, algorithm development and performance optimization - reducing cost and risk, and speeding time to deployment.
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