GE Intelligent Platforms recently announced an upgrade to its AXIS development environment.
GE Intelligent Platforms’ Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software 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 supports Open MPI, providing developers with the opportunity to run MPI and AXISFlow applications concurrently, giving them additional choice and flexibility to meet demanding customer requirements. Open MPI is used by many of the world’s Top 500 supercomputers.
Designed to speed up the development, debugging, optimisation, testing and deployment of sophisticated SWaP sensitive multiprocessor HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing) systems, AXIS is intuitive and easy to use, and can significantly reduce program cost and minimise program risk, resulting in faster time-to-market for distributed multiprocessor applications such as radar, and image- and sensor processing.
The support provided by AXIS for application portability and scaling across multiple processor cores, CPUs and multi-board systems maximises customer investment in software development.
The AXIS software environment, together with GE’s extensive range of HPEC hardware solutions, enables GE Intelligent to provide a unique ‘one stop shop’ for organisations looking to minimise development time, cost and risk in bringing to market the advanced multiprocessor applications that characterise today’s defence market.
Within AXIS, the AXISView GUI provides a user-friendly interface to create, configure, build, load, run, scale, visualise and tune multiple processes across distributed multi-threaded, multi-core, multi-node platforms from a single environment.
AXIS also includes the AXISFlow high performance inter-process communication (IPC) middleware, which features 42 user APIs offering a lightweight, simple-to-use library that abstracts data movement from the complexities of the underlying hardware and software drivers. It supports multi-channel data paths between tasks and processors over PCI Express, Ethernet, InfiniBand and other high speed switch fabrics.
AXISLib, another element within AXIS provides optimised DSP and math libraries, delivering a valuable set of building blocks for the quick and efficient development of applications.
AXISLib-AVX provides more than 600 high-performance DSP and vector math functions for Intel Core i7 multicore, multithreaded platforms with Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX2). AXISLib-PPC is a performance-optimised DSP library for AltiVec. AXISLib-CL is a DSP library for generic architectures. AXISLib-GPU facilitates the development of signal processing applications using GE’s GPGPU-based architectures.
GE Intelligent Platforms is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics .