Military Embedded Systems

GMS launches SOSA aligned SBC, OpenVPX chassis at WEST 2023 show


February 15, 2023

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Venom SBC photo courtesy GMS.

WEST 2023 CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION -- SAN DIEGO. General Micro Systems (GMS -- Rancho Cucamonga, California) introduced several products intended for battlefield use at the WEST 2023 trade show this week in San Diego.

The company is showing the GMS X9 Venom Xeon D Host 3U VITA 65 OpenVPX single-board computer (SBC), which it describes as able to "support the demanding needs of next-generation warfare with massive, flexible I/O and compute capabilities in multiple configurations." These SBCs are aligned to the SOSA [Sensor Open Standard Architecture] Technical Standard and are driven by as many as 20 Intel Xeon D-2700 HCC (formerly Ice Lake D) cores. The announcement states that the SBCs are different in that they combine in a compact space I/O at 40Gbits/sec or 100Gbits/sec; as many as three processors per module; and the ability to handle modular, application-specific I/O that interfaces with different types of defense systems and platforms.

GMS is also showing at WEST 2023 its 8-slot DominATR 3U OpenVPX chassis -- another offering in the GMS X9 Venom product family -- intended as a CMOSS [C4ISR/Electronic Warfare Modular Open Suite of Standards]/SOSA compliant product that combines high I/O performance with vastly improved power and heat-dissipation capabilities to support U.S military and commercial applications. According to the GMS announcement, DominATR is available in a number of configurations, including several preconfigured versions designed for sensor fusion, AI [artificial intelligence] processing, and data recording. In addition, the DominATR's CPU and GPU options bring workstation, microserver, and AI processing onto deployable platforms, thereby alleviating the need for unreliable cloud-computing reachback in battlefield situations.

Attendees may find GMS at WEST 2023 Booth 1636.

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