General Micro Systems (GMS), the rugged C4ISR mobile systems and servers company, today announced the industry’s smallest, lightest and most SWaP-C-optimized workstation, display, and general-purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU) artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm and video processor. At only seven pounds and 9.8 inches x 5.4 inches x 2.3 inches, the ultra-rugged S1202-XVE Peacock III enables the near-real-time video processing of large amounts of high-quality images, video or sensor data for immediate and accurate analysis—right on the battlefield. This powerful processing performance makes the system ideal for military applications in harsh environments such as airborne reconnaissance, autonomous vehicles, wide-body C4ISR platforms, multi-console displays and other areas of modern warfare.
When equipped with third-party software algorithms, the S1202-XVE compresses, trans-codes, transmits and stores live video and sensor data over IP-based terrestrial or satellite networks with up to 2:1 HEVC compression (compared with AVC) while retaining resolution. The S1202-XVE supports three independent outputs of 4K UHD video, with an additional Nvidia Quadro Pascal™ GPGPU providing up to eight TFLOPS for algorithm, vector or AI processing in near real-time.
The S1202-XVE includes a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, with built-in CODECs that handle video conversions between MPEG-2, AVC and HEVC formats. Supplementing the onboard Intel Graphics Processor (IGP), the base configuration adds a separate graphics processing unit (GPU) that boasts 2.3 TFLOPS of floating-point processing power and provides two additional HDMI/DisplayPort video outputs, for a total of three independent video outputs. The S1202‑XVE can be optionally outfitted with a second modular Nvidia Quadro Pascal GPGPU for added computational resources.
By utilizing the second GPGPU, the S1202-XVE brings an additional 8.7 TFLOPS of floating-point processing power. With this much horsepower, the AI-ready system can perform complex computations such as vector math, executing thousands of threads in parallel, which leads to a dramatic increase in computing power and cost-effectiveness in a very small chassis.
As with all GMS workstations and servers, the S1202-XVE is designed with I/O flexibility in mind. It accommodates COTS interfaces such as USB (2.0/3.0), Ethernet (1GbE and 10GbE), and RS-232 serial, while also providing native support for multiple video formats such as VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort. With this flexibility, seamless integration with existing data centers and video feeds is ensured.