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Ross Newman

With a degree in software engineering, Ross is a field applications engineer, based in our Towcester office and supporting Abaco customers throughout EMEA. He has worked extensively in the defense industry with companies including BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin. Ross enjoys travel and robotics, and for the last three years has taught coding to young children at a local school as part of a national network of Code Clubs (

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GTC DC: GPGPU at the edge

NVIDIA's GTC DC focuses on military and defense applications, and this year, a key topic was how GPGPU technology can be deployed at the edge of the network and the role of AI and ML in autonomous platforms.


AI: not so much the what, but the why/how?

The MCubed conference opened Ross Newman's eyes to how we're becoming increasingly reliant on AI - but if that reliance is to increase, it's vital that we understand how AI makes the decisions it does.


GTC Europe: Turing is on its way

For the third year, we were invited to give a presentation about how we're using the tremendous capability of NVIDIA GPU technology to deliver AI for defense applications.


DVD: lots to see, lots to talk about

DVD2018 brought together industry and defense in the land equipment sector to develop ideas and generate greater understanding of technologies, capabilities and requirements. Our Ross Newman reports.


Getting our kids up to Scratch

At Abaco, we pride ourselves on the programs we offer to young engineers to gain real world experience. Ross Newman, however, is a fan of catching them even earlier.


Lightning strikes at FIA 2018

Ross Newman was at the Farnborough International Airshow, and saw plenty to get enthusiastic about with Abaco's solutions deployed on a number of platforms..


Five reasons you need Built-In Test (BIT)

Abaco's Built-In Test is designed to provide a high level of assurance that a board or subsystem is operating as it should. Ross Newman describes what it is, what it does - and why it's an invaluable asset.


We're at IAV in London

At the International Armoured Vehicles show in London this week, no fewer than 41 countries are represented with much discussion of cost of ownership, retrofit/modernization and the value of open architectures.


Three steps to OpenVPX

It's the beginning of another year, and perhaps you've resolved that this will be the year you fully evaluate what OpenVPX may be able to do for you. Here, Ross Newman outlines how to get started, and describes how Abaco can help.


At Purple Nectar 2017

Ross Newman was with our partner in the Netherlands, Arcobel, at Purple Rain 2017, to hear about the latest developments in C4I interoperability and situational awareness.


Autonomous vehicles: coming soon to a road in the UK

The quest for autonomous vehicles is one shared by both the military and the commercial sector. Recently, Ross Newman checked out the latest developments in the UK, and found that the two industries have much in common.


Notes from GTC Europe

GTC Europe is a must-attend event for anyone involved with NVIDIA technology, artificial intelligence and deep learning. This year, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang didn't disappoint a packed house as he outlined his company's vision of what the future might hold.


DSEI: Abaco to the fore

At a major trade show, it's always very rewarding to see your own systems being demonstrated on other stands - especially in state of the art platforms - as Ross Newman reports from London.


Abaco Systems at EW Europe 2017

Wet and Windy? It Must Be London in June

We had a productive and enjoyable week at EW Europe discussing the challenges facing electronic warfare providers—and we didn’t let a little bad weather rain on our parade.


Abaco Meets Jensen Huang

GTC: I Meet a Hero

GTC 2017 came to an amazing end when we were able to show NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang our latest use of his company’s technology: the GVC1000.


GTC Conference Keynote

GTC: AI Is Touching Everything

The AI revolution was well underway on day three of GTC 2017, with amazing breakthroughs and exciting demonstrations from start to finish.


GTC 2017

GTC: The Excitement Mounts

With exciting demos on AI and deep learning ready to go—plus the reveal of Project Elroy drawing closer—we're eagerly awaiting the start of GTC 2017!



Abaco at the Intel AI Summit

Intel’s first-ever Nervana AI Summit was an exciting opportunity to explore the latest advancements in artificial intelligence, and to experience the technology’s transformative potential.



In SFO for the NVIDIA TX2 Launch

We joined the NVIDIA TX2 system-on-module launch in San Francisco to demonstrate our rugged small form factor solution—due later this year—which utilizes the latest NVIDIA technology.


HPC Developer Conference

Intel: HPC and AI

At Intel's HPC Developer Conference, AI and deep learning are hot topics—and given our involvement in CPU and AI processor technology, 2017 is sure to be an interesting year.