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  • August 10, 2011 -- High-performance computing: it's got to be rugged
    Guest viewpoint, 10 Aug. 2011. Courtney Howard's recent article entitled "Harnessing high-performance computing that ran in the July 2011 issue of Military & Aerospace Electronics was further proof that, for developers of embedded applications for military and aerospace applications, high performance computing (HPC) is a hot topic. That's no surprise: military and aerospace applications have long been voracious devourers of as much computing capability as they can find. HPC in the commercial world is already well established, and the technology is evolving to extract maximum advantage from many-core and multicore processors as well as multi-processor blades in applications where a high degree of potential parallelism exists.
  • August 12, 2011 -- Reliability, small size, and fast performance drive rugged military hand-held devices
    Product Intelligence, 12 Aug. 2011. Designers of rugged hand-held device for military systems such as tablets want the features that top every military engineer’s high-performance technology wish lists -- lower size, weight, and power (SWaP), but what they really need is something that can survive and perform consistently in a harsh battlefield environment. 
  • November 28, 2011 -- Military crypto modernization leads to applications like smartphones, tablet computers on the battlefield
    SPECIAL REPORT, 28 Nov. 2011. Embeddable cryptographic processors are enabling a host of new defense communications applications, such as smartphones and tablet computers for tactical use on the front lines, as well as secure tactical Wi Fi, unmanned vehicle control, and real-time targeting. The relentless forward progress of microprocessors, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), digital signal processors (DSPs), small-form-factor single-board computers, and other advanced embedded computing technology also is making wireless communications safer and more secure.  
  • November 28, 2011 -- Secure data storage helps deliver mission-critical information to defense and aerospace personnel
    TECHNOLOGY FOCUS, 28 Nov. 2011. Battles increasingly are fought with information -- with bits and bytes, rather than with bullets. Competitive advantages are gained by the abilities not only to tap into the stored data of adversaries, but also to defend and protect one’s own data storage. In this new kind of information warfare, offensive tactics most often are classified, yet defensive approaches are the subjects of much discussion, debate, and attention. Defense and aerospace organizations must secure data in transit (DIT), that which is being transmitted or communicated, and data at rest (DAR), which is being stored.
  • November 28, 2011 -- Military transition to optical interconnects proceeding at slow-but-sure pace
    PRODUCT INTELLIGENCE, 28 Nov. 2011. As the amount of data being processed grows, so does the speed at which the data needs to be processed. Optical interconnects, which use light rather than electrical signals, are becoming increasingly popular with military systems designers. "They're making a lot of demands today," says John Lee, Vice President of sales and marketing at Timbercon Inc. in Lake Oswego, Ore. "It's growing exponentially." 

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