Monday, August 15, 2011

GE's Ruggedized Video Processing Platform Employs Tilera Many Core Processor

GE Intelligent Platforms unveiled a ruggedized video processing platform suited for applications such as unmanned aerial drones that use the Tilera TILEPro64 many-core processor.

The GE 3U OpenVPX-REDI GFG500 Gigabit Ethernet Video Processor and the 3U OpenVPX-REDI MCP500 Processor boards are designed for demanding video and network processing applications that will be deployed in harsh environments.

The GFG500 is pre-loaded with GE's sophisticated algorithms for capturing and processing multiple simultaneous video streams from Gigabit Ethernet-compliant video sources. The MCP500 is a general purpose, many core processor platform designed for accelerating software applications through multiprocessing. The MCP500 is an ideal rugged processing engine for netcentric applications such as packet processing, intrusion detection/deep packet inspection, unified threat management, network monitoring and forensics in tactical wireline and wireless environments.

"As unmanned vehicles – especially unmanned aerial vehicles – assume greater significance in the gathering and communication of intelligence, so the requirement to capture, process and distribute highly detailed video information is becoming an absolute requirement," said Chris Jobling, Product Manager, GE Intelligent Platforms. "The GFG500 and MCP500 respond to this requirement by delivering outstanding video and networking performance within the compact, lightweight footprint of the 3U VPX format – while their ruggedness means that they can be deployed in the harshest of environments."

The Tilera TILEPro64 700MHz processor features an 8 x 8 grid of 64 general purpose processor cores for compute-intensive applications.

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