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GE announces Version 5.1 of AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software

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article image GE’s High Performance Embedded Computing hardware and software provide a highly integrated solution.
GE Intelligent Platforms  announces the release of Version 5.1 of its AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment.

The latest release is designed to simplify the development of complex, sophisticated military/aerospace applications such as digital signal processing (DSP), radar, sonar, SIGINT and sensor processing, reducing program risk, effort and expense and shortening time to market.

AXIS, a key element in GE’s High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) offering, enables fast prototyping to maximise the effectiveness of internal research and development (IRAD) efforts, while support for the VSIPL open standard API allows straightforward code portability from one CPU generation to the next, improving long term cost of ownership. Support for VSIPL++ is also available.

AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software supports GE’s latest multicore hardware including the powerful DSP280 multiprocessor DSP platform and the SBC624 and SBC324 6U and 3U OpenVPX single board computers based on Intel Core i7 processors, in addition to GE multicore/ multithreading hardware platforms based on Power Architecture and NVIDIA CUDA.

AXIS 5.1 also provides support for Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) based high performance interconnects including RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) and InfiniBand.

New features in Version 5.1 of AXIS include improved Linux functionality to deliver a more familiar, superior Linux experience, support for GE’s BCS (Background Condition Screening) and improved Windows capabilities.

AXIS comprises of three primary modules:
  • AXISView, an integrated graphic user interface for task level application development
  • AXISFlow provides a high performance interprocessor communication library for low latency, high throughput data movement between tasks across multiple hardware elements
  • AXISLib includes optimised DSP and math libraries with standard VSIPL APIs targeted at the latest Intel, NVIDIA CUDA and Power Architecture platforms
According to Rod Rice, General Manager, Military/Aerospace Products at GE Intelligent Platforms, military developers are under great pressure to minimise cost and time-to-market while mission profiles continue to expand for a broad range of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. GE’s AXIS development environment addresses those pressing needs, enabling high performance applications to be developed, debugged and delivered in the shortest possible time.

The combination of GE’s High Performance Embedded Computing hardware and software not only provides a highly integrated solution, but also offers optimum support to customers.

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