by Jim Harrison
GE (http://defense.ge-ip.com/hpec) has established a high performance embedded computing (HPEC) center of excellence that will provide a focus for the future development of a range of products for military/aerospace embedded computing.
GE Intelligent Platforms already has an extensive range of HPEC solutions designed for the harsh, demanding environments that are typical of military deployments. These include focused board level solutions, complete sub-systems, and an expanding software development environment that takes advantage of GE’s AXIS – Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software.
The primary goal of the new Center will be to support customer demand for high technology readiness level COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) solutions that can shorten time-to-market, minimize cost and help to eliminate program risk, allowing prime contractors, system integrators and OEMs to focus on value-add and create competitive advantage. The Center will take advantage of GE’s COTS Rugged Systems (CRS) capability to support the rapid deployment of systems to the field.
The Center will also support the development of custom systems that are configured, tested and, integrated with software to meet specific customer needs. Consulting services will be available through the HPEC CoE that can help customers with architecture definition, application development and performance optimization. It will also create application-focused algorithms for use in performance and capability demonstrations which can be provided to customers to assist in their development process