|[March 25, 2014]
GE Works with NVIDIA on Tegra K1-based, High Performance Embedded Computing Solution
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
GE Intelligent Platforms (News - Alert) (NYSE:GE) today announced at NVIDIA's GPU
Technology Conference (GTC) that it has signed an agreement with NVIDIA
to bring products based on the NVIDIA (News - Alert)® Tegra® K1 mobile processor to the
embedded computing market.
GE Intelligent Platforms will develop and manufacture rugged high
performance embedded computing (HPEC) and graphics solutions based on
Tegra K1. GE will be NVIDIA's preferred provider of the new technology
to serve applications in harsh environments, most notably to customers
in the military/aerospace market.
Built on the same�NVIDIA Kepler™ graphics architecture�that drives the
world's most extreme gaming PCs and the fastest supercomputer in the
United States, the Tegra K1 brings console-class gaming graphics and
performance to mobile devices, according to NVIDIA. The Tegra K1
features 192 fully programmable GPU computing cores - capable of
executing CUDA® algorithms - in addition to four ARM (News - Alert) Cortex-A15 CPU
cores with a fifth battery-saver core, to deliver record levels of
performance and battery life.
Featuring substantial reductions in heat dissipation and weight, the
Tegra K1 makes GPGPU technology available to classes of application for
which it was not previously feasible - notably in the highly SWaP (size,
weight and power) constrained environments that increasingly
characterize military/aerospace deployments such as man-wearable and
"We are working with customers for whom GPU technology is an ideal fit
for their sophisticated but SWaP-constrained applications - but who have
been precluded from using it because of its power consumption and heat
dissipation," said Simon Collins, Product Manager, GE Intelligent
Platforms. "Tegra K1 changes all that, and will allow those customers to
implement the optimum solution. Tegra K1 allows GE to uniquely address a
much broader spectrum of potential applications."
"The Tegra K1 also enhances GE's HPEC capability," continued Collins.
"Previously, our HPEC offering ranged in power consumption from around
2,000 watts at the high end to 100 watts at the entry level. In future,
we will be able to offer HPEC solutions that consume as little as 10
watts, allowing CUDA algorithms to be easily ported across an even
broader range of platforms."
"Tegra K1�processors deliver exceptional graphics, powerful computing,
and truly unique features in a power-efficient package optimized for
mobility," said Jesse Clayton, Product Manager for Jetson Tegra K1 at
NVIDIA. "With GE Intelligent Platforms, we're bringing these
capabilities to a broader range of the world's most sophisticated, most
demanding customer applications for which the highest performance and
mission-critical reliability are absolute prerequisites."
About GE Intelligent Platforms
GE Intelligent Platforms is a General Electric company, headquartered in
Charlottesville, VA and part of GE Energy Management. The company's work
in the military/aerospace segment, headquartered in Huntsville, AL, and
Towcester, England, provides one of the industry's broadest ranges of
high performance, rugged, SWaP-optimized embedded computing platforms.
Backed by programs that provide responsive customer support and minimize
long term cost of ownership for multi-year programs, GE's solutions are
designed to help customers minimize program risk and cost, and to speed
time-to-market. For more information, visit defense.ge-ip.com.
For more information: http://defense.ge-ip.com/products/gpgpu/c497
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