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AUSA 2019: General Micro Systems unveils new, tactical-level AI servers

16 October 2019
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General Micro Systems is focusing its efforts on pushing artificial intelligence (AI) processing capabilities down to the tactical level, developing a family of AI-enhanced servers that are configured to withstand the rigors of combat.

Known as "edge processing", the need for AI-capable systems designed to handle information collected from "high rate, high data, high bandwidth sensors ... that send massive amounts of high resolution data" while being able to break that information into actionable intelligence from a forward location is increasingly in demand from US armed forces and allied militaries, General Micro Systems chief technology officer Chris Ciufo said.

"The intention is ... to be at the edge of the battlefield, in the vehicles", collecting raw data from airborne or ground-based sensor platforms, utilising the company's AI-equipped platform-mounted servers that meet all the size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements of the vehicle or aircraft it is bolted on to, Ciufo told Jane's on 14 October.

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