Embedded control: Development tool for GPGPU-based digital signal processing applications
At the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference this month in San Jose, GE Intelligent Platforms announced the latest addition to the AXISLib product family: AXISLib-GPU is a high performance library of optimized math and digital signal processing (DSP) functions that supports rapid development of multiprocessing applications taking advantage of GPGPU (general purpose processing on a graphics processing unit) technology and, specifically, the growing range of rugged, NVIDIA CUDA-enabled platforms from GE. AXISLib-GPU complements the existing AXISLib family that comprises AXISLib for Power Architecture-based systems and the recently-announced AXISLib-x86 for systems based on Intel processors. Concurrently, GE Intelligent Platforms is also announcing the 6U OpenVPX CUDA Starter Kit, a complete solution designed to enable the simple acquisition of a complete hardware/software environment for CUDA-based application development.
AXISLib-GPU supports the development (and, ultimately, speeds the deployment) of high performance DSP and multiprocessing applications on GE’s NVIDIA CUDA-enabled GPGPU platforms such as the IPN250, NPN240 and GRA111. Typical applications include radar, sonar, image processing, signals intelligence and ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance). It is a set of signal- and vector processing libraries providing over 500 high performance digital signal processing and vector mathematical functions optimized for NVIDIA’s manycore GPUs. AXISLib-GPU features standard APIs for code portability, supporting not only current platforms but also future technology upgrades.
AXISLib-GPU can operate in a standalone mode or as an integral software module within the AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software environment, which includes an integrated graphical user interface, AXISView, providing task level programming for algorithm development and system visualization. The AXISFlow module provides a high performance interprocessor communication library for high throughput, low latency data movement across multiple fabrics (PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Serial RapidIO and so on). This permits easy scaling from one to many CPU nodes across a single board, multiple boards in a single chassis and multiple system chassis.
GE Intelligent Platforms is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA.
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– Edited by Renee R. Bassett for Control Engineering, www.controleng.com