GE Wins Air Force Neuromorphic Computing System Order; Rod Rice Comments

computing systemGeneral Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) intelligent platforms business unit has won a computing system order from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate for neuromorphic architectures.

The high-performance embedded computing technology will be built to process high-bandwidth data from radio frequency sensors using NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit accelerators, GE said Tuesday.

Rod Rice, general manager of military and aerospace products at GE Intelligent Platforms, said GE’s NVIDIA GPU-based products are meant to help clients meet high profile program demands.

The Air Force intends for the GPU-based computing system to develop and deploy synthetic aperture radar systems as part of the Defense Department’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program.

The HPEC technology is housed in a 6U OpenVPX rack mount chassis and works to perform 20 teraflops in computing horsepower.

Each HPEC system comprises of five single board computers that are built with Intel’s quad core i7 processors and Mellanox 10 gigabit Ethernet/InfiniBand adapters.

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