New Software from GE Allows Customers to Gain Maximum Benefit from 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

• Allows new ‘Haswell’ instructions to be exploited for maximum performance • Reduces development time, cost and risk • Enables faster deployment of SWaP-constrained HPEC applications

HUNTSVILLE, AL —July 18, 2013—GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced a significant upgrade to its AXISLib integrated software development environment that will speed the development of High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) applications. AXISLib-AVX release 2 enables users of GE’s recently-announced SBC326 rugged OpenVPX single board computer, as well as GE’s entire family of soon-to-be-announced platforms based on the 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 ‘Haswell’ processor, to take maximum advantage of the performance it offers while reducing development time, cost and risk.

AXISLib-AVX release 2,  with the full Core 1.0+ VSIPL API,  extends support beyond Intel’s  AVX1.0 256-bit floating point unit introduced on 2nd and 3rd generation Core processors, allowing maximum benefit to be obtained from the AVX2.0 technology available with Intel 4th generation Corei7  Windows®, Linux® and VxWorks® operating system platforms. It does this by adding support for the newly-available fused multiply add (FMA), bit manipulation and 256-bit wide integer instructions. It also supports multi-threaded operation to extract maximum performance from Intel’s hyper-threaded multi-core platform. Together, these new capabilities can make a significant contribution to higher performance in a range of demanding multi-threaded, multi-core signal processing ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) applications.

“The new instructions available with Intel’s ‘Haswell’ processors, along with the improved micro-architecture, have the potential to significantly accelerate commonly used computational functions found in many applications such as radar, sonar, signal and image processing,” said Rod Rice, General Manager, Military & Aerospace Products at GE Intelligent Platforms. “AXISLib-AVX release 2 brings a powerful, sophisticated yet easy-to-use software development environment that allows prime contractors, OEMs and system integrators to take advantage of those new levels of performance, and to bring SWaP-sensitive deployable embedded solutions to market more quickly and at lower cost.”

AXIS – Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software - is a set of software modules that can be used to accelerate the design, development, testing and deployment of complex DSP and multiprocessing platforms for real-time applications such as radar, sonar, communications and image processing. AXIS development tools allow engineers to focus on application functionality by taking away a large portion of the software development burden, speeding time-to-market.

AXISLIB-AVX release 2 provides a suite of more than 600 performance optimized digital signal processing (DSP) and math function libraries that deliver world class performance on Linux, Windows and the Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system platform.

AXISLib DSP and math libraries can be used on their own, or within the AXIS framework that includes AXISFlow interprocessor communication (IPC) middleware and the AXISView integrated graphical user interface (GUI). These tools enable fast prototyping and application scaling across multiple processor cores, processor nodes, boards and data or control plane fabrics including Ethernet, InfiniBand® and PCI Express®.

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