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AUSA 2017: GMS Launches Mobile Battlefield Data Centre

Great SWaP in small, cost-effective, conduction-cooled system

General Micro Systems Inc. (GMS), exhibiting on booth #7429, launched the S402-LC/SW, a fully sealed, low-cost, and small-size rugged conduction-cooled family of servers for harsh military/defence/aerospace environments, as well as industrial and commercial platforms. Based on Intel’s highest-performing Xeon E5 server processor, the self-contained system comprises a server, optional router and multi-port switch plus network attached storage (NAS) that provides extremely high performance and reliability in a fully ruggedised, conduction-cooled system about the size of a 12-inch laptop. 

The highly integrated server system is the result of more than 40 years of GMS electro-mechanical engineering. The system consolidates multiple separate system functions onto a single internal computer board, yielding a single-chassis multi-functional server system at a price point that is unheard of for deployable rugged defencse systems. Designed for cost and space reduction, the S402-LC/SW server system is one of the smallest rugged enterprise-class servers ever deployed. 

Developed for the low-cost and reduced-size needs of the US Army’s Product Manager Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Systems (PdM MRAP VS) and with the Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), the S402-LC/SW is a compact networked “mobile battlefield data centre” that is designed to operate over -40° C to +85° C with no fans required.



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