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GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer Chosen by Agusta Westland to Enable Safer Search and Rescue Helicopter Missions

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—APRIL 1, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it had received orders from Agusta Westland of Italy for GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer. The MAGIC1 will be part of Agusta Westland’s OPLS (Obstacle Proximity LIDAR system) which the company will offer on helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR) deployment. Helicopters operating in SAR operations are often required to fly...

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VME and OpenVPX Stake Out Territory along the Continuum of Choices

COTS Journal - March 2014 Issue By: Michael Stern, Product Manager, GE Intelligent Platforms As OpenVPX strengthens its grip on new program designs, VME's legacy continues to hold a key position as a means for smooth technology upgrades of legacy systems. READ FULL ARTICLE

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GE Brings Supercomputing Performance to Harsh Environments

HUNTSVILLE, AL—MARCH 26, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the CRS 48.5 High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) Rugged Subsystem. A complete, integrated, pre-tested, ready-to-run subsystem enabling faster development/deployment at lower cost and risk, it uses the most advanced VITA 48.5 compliant air-flow through-cooling to allow the integration of up to eight quad core Intel® Core™ i7 processing nodes. This...

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GE Works with NVIDIA on Tegra K1-based, High Performance Embedded Computing Solution

SAN JOSE, CA.—GTC —MARCH 25, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) that it has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to bring products based on the NVIDIA® Tegra® K1 mobile processor to the embedded computing market. GE Intelligent Platforms will develop and manufacture rugged high performance embedded computing (HPEC) and graphics solutions based on Tegra...

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Future cooling concepts for HPEC programs

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems - March 2014 Issue In High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) data centers, more powerful processors - with their greater heat output - are routinely accommodated by simply turning the air conditioning up a notch. However, high performance computing has now moved out of a data center and into the embedded world where cooling is not such a simple...

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Software Enables Faster, More Cost-Effective Development of Sophisticated Multiprocessor HPEC Applications

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—FEBRUARY 18, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced an upgrade to its AXIS – Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment. AXIS 6.0 provides support for the latest fourth generation Intel® Core™ i7 (“Haswell”) processors as well as for the most recent multicore processors from Freescale™ and NVIDIA®. AXISPro also now supports Open MPI, providing developers with the opportunity to run MPI and AXISFlow...

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Budget Cuts Spur Use of COTS Rugged Systems

By: Charlotte Adams, Contributing Editor, Military Embedded Systems Military Embedded Systems - January 2014 Issue As the U.S. defense budget shrinks, the military's appetite for rugged Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) products will continue to grow. The services can no longer afford the protracted development schedules and massive cost overruns often associated with new programs. This makes COTS components - from chips to boards to subsystems...

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GE Expands Operations in Huntsville, Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JANUARY 23, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the expansion of its facility in Huntsville, Alabama with the formal opening of a new building. Huntsville is a key location for GE Intelligent Platforms, serving the defense and aerospace industries as well as multiple industrial markets. In attendance were Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, Huntsville Mayor Tommy...

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GE Intelligent Platforms - MAGIC1

GEOSPATIAL WORLD - January 2014 Issue Geospatial intelligence relies on the timely processing of large volumes of sensor data. For many applications, this means that the data can be acquired, stored, collated and delivered for processing on large workstations or even super computers far removed from the data source. However, there is a set of applications which require real-time (or near real-time) processing on mobile, often airborne, platforms...

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New Multi-Protocol Avionics Module from GE Saves Power, Space, Weight and Cost

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JANUARY 21, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the RAR15-XMC-FIO High Density MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 XMC Front I/O Module. A multi-protocol embeddable avionics module featuring front I/O, it is designed to save valuable space, weight and power, as well as deliver greater cost-effectiveness and higher reliability, as it delivers functionality that would previously have required the use of two XMCs. The...

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GE Receives Order from AFRL for 20 Teraflop Rugged Computer System

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—JANUARY 7, 2014—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has received an order from the High Performance Systems Branch (RITB) of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate (RI) for a HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing) system that will enable the development and deployment of advanced neuromorphic architectures and algorithms for adaptive learning, large-scale...

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GE Reinforces Commitment to Reducing Risk, Cost and Time-to-Market with Additions to COTS Rugged Systems Family

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—NOVEMBER 13, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced two further additions to its rapidly expanding family of COTS Rugged Systems (CRS) that are designed to minimize program risk, cost and time to market. Available as pre-configured, ready-to-run systems, and bringing the total number of standard CRS solutions offered by GE to ten, they are available on very short lead times for customers looking to...

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GE Single Board Computers now Address Mission-Critical Avionics Applications with Availability of Wind River® VxWorks® 653

HUNTSVILLE, AL —OCTOBER 29, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced availability of the Wind River® VxWorks® 653 Platform in two of its rugged single board computer products: the SBC625 6U OpenVPX based on the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and the SBC312 3U OpenVPX, which features the 8-core QorIQ™ P4080 processor from Freescale™. This allows GE’s hardware to be used by military and...

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GE Announces Portable ARINC 429 USB Adapter to Speed Monitoring, Test and Debugging of Avionics Systems

HUNTSVILLE, AL.—OCTOBER 23, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced the intelligent, high density RAR-USB ARINC 429 USB Adapter. Designed for users to test ARINC systems and for debugging, monitoring and analyzing bus traffic and data recording, it is bundled with the BusTools ARINC GUI to deliver a powerful, flexible tool. The RAR-USB takes advantage of the ubiquitous USB interface, meaning that it can be used in...

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New Quad Core HPEC Platform from GE Doubles Performance in Mission-Critical Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Applications

WALTHAM, MA —SEPTEMBER 10, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced the DSP281 at the IEEE HPEC Conference (Waltham, MA: 10-12 September). A rugged dual node quad core 6U OpenVPX High Performance Embedded Computing ( HPEC ) deployed server platform, the DSP281 is the third in a new family of products from GE to harness the increased performance of 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 (‘Haswell’) chip...

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