AFRL Orders 20 Teraflop Rugged Computer Powered by GPUs

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GE logoToday GE Intelligent Platforms announced that AFRL has ordered for a High Performance Embedded Computing system for developing advanced sensor processing applications.

Housed in a 6U OpenVPX rack mount chassis, the 20 Teraflop GE system takes advantage of highly parallel Nvidia GPU accelerators to 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).

GE has long been a proponent of GPU accelerators as the optimum approach to solving the toughest problems facing military organizations today,” said Rod Rice, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products at GE Intelligent Platforms. “GPUs deliver an unbeatable combination of very high performance computing with minimal power consumption and heat dissipation in constricted spaces – characteristics that were key to AFRL awarding GE this order. GE’s NVIDIA GPU-based products are helping to provide industry-leading solutions in many high profile programs.”

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