Announcing the S1U-MDSW

General Micro Systems Boasts 12x Performance and Density with 1U Xeon® D Red/Black Rugged Rackmount Server/Switch/Router

Cyber security-ready system isolates SIPRNet/NIPRNet domains or the Navy’s NMCI and BLII boundaries, replacing six systems with one 1.75 inches high and 17 inches deep box.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., February 14, 2017 – General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) today announced the “S1U-MD”, a 1U rackmount, multi-domain server and managed Ethernet switch/router based on the Intel® Xeon® D server CPU. S1U-MD boasts 12x the performance of traditional blade-servers but in one-twelve the size of traditional systems.


Battlefield Comms Have "Direct Relevance"

Originally Published in the October Issue of COTS JOURNAL

COTS JOURNAL, October 2016 – Network Centric Operations are a given, and the Army's WIN-T (Warfighter Information Network Tactical) is a perfect example. According to editor Jeff Child of COTS Journal, GMS "supplies the multi-domain boxes in several of all six of the WIN-T program's ground vehicles."


Clock Throttling Not the Way to Go for Real-Time Military Applications

MILITARY EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, July/August 2016 – Military applications often require slowing down the CPU to manage heat, which works against the need for high performance. General Micro Systems reveals a cooler alternative to clock-throttling a hot CPU.


For Super-Dense, Extremely Rugged, High-Performance Embedded Computers, Intel beats ARM Hands Down

We’re processor-agnostic, but Intel’s processor evolution and upgrade path is superior to ARM.
Customers can count on smooth longevity and lifecycle.

For a long time, General Micro Systems (GMS) prided itself on being “processor independent.” We weren’t an Intel house or a Motorola house or a SPARC house. We would design our products to operate with every major processor that was out there. We were processor-agnostic; we didn’t care which one!


GMS Announces Revolutionary Concept in Rugged Server Design: “Total Rack” in Only 2U

Radically better design of S2U “King Cobra” 2U short rack server, with 12 patents awarded and pending, replaces up to 15U of equivalent rackmount components

SAN DIEGO, CA AFCEA West 2017 – February 21, 2017 – General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) today announced that the S2U “King Cobra” 2U short rack server can replace up to 15U of equivalent server rack functions. This ‘total rack’ server system is made possible by King Cobra’s revolutionary modular and scalable architecture that is a breakthrough in electro-mechanical design. Everything about King Cobra represents a different way of thinking about rackmount server design: each sub-system is optimized for maximum performance, lowest power, highest efficiency thermal profile and modular replacement in the field. Additionally, each subsystem is scalable and upgradable to lower TCO over the installation life.


GMS Breaks Server Barriers with S2U on Performance, Ruggedness, SWaP and Cost

AUSA, WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2016 – General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) today unveiled powerful new features that significantly boost the S2U “King Cobra” rugged server’s capabilities on the battlefield while lowering price.


GMS Introduces Rugged, Multi-Domain Xeon D Server with Removable Drives

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, September 20, 2016 – General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) today announced the availability of the “Golden-Eyes II” SB2002-MD multi-domain server, the latest in the “Golden-Eyes” family of ultra-rugged, small, and extremely lightweight computer systems.


Jane's Defence Mentions the Blackhawk

Jane's Defence mentions the General Micro Systems SB2002-SW Blackhawk while describing General Dynamics Mission Systems and WIN-T Increment 2.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, October 14, 2016 – The U.S. Army’s 2016 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition afforded General Micro Systems (GMS) the opportunity to showcase products not just in-person, but also through the press. Giles Ebbutt of international publisher Jane's Defence noted the SB2002-SW Blackhawk in their covering of General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) and the WIN-T Increment 2.


Key Design Tweaks Could Bring UAV Costs Down to Earth

GMS contributes blog to AFCEA’s Signal magazine. CEO Ben Sharfi tapped for insight on defense trends, technology.

SIGNAL, August 26, 2016 – Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been deployed for military applications for decades. Although fairly unsophisticated, they were cheap to operate compared to today’s technology and they helped reduce human casualties. Today, UAVs like the Global Hawk can stay aloft over 24 hours and survey up to 40,000 square miles a day. But that kind of functionality comes with a price in the hundreds of millions dollars per unit.


Retrofit or Start From Scratch? It's Not a Simple Choice

The U.S. Army is upgrading, recapitalizing and redeploying materiel, with electronics a key part of the process.

It seems like a simple choice. You need to upgrade a platform’s computing capabilities—whether on a ground vehicle, a fast-delivery ship, a signal’s intelligence airplane or in a server room—but some of the existing hardware still is salvageable. Rather than do a complete upgrade from scratch, it is possible to leverage much of the existing technology and retain existing racks, power supplies and mass storage in the retrofit.


S2U Covered in Digital Battlespace Following AUSA

Shephard Media covers the S2U "King Cobra" in its Digital Battlespace publication following the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, October 12, 2016 – With dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs, 48TB of storage, up to 1TB of DDR4 RAM and a 20-port managed Ethernet switch, the S2U "King Cobra" garnered quite a deal of attention from attendees, exhibitors, and press alike at last week's 2016 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Editor Scott Gourley of Digital Battlespace was one of them, covering the S2U and getting a word from GMS President and CEO Benjamin Sharfi.


U.S. Navy Selects GMS SD19 for Modernization

General Micro Systems Receives Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Award for Smart, Rugged All-in-One Displays for Navy’s Modernization

Rugged SD19 smart displays with 19-inch LCD and embedded Intel-based PC selected for multiple Navy upgrades, replacing legacy systems while adding capabilities.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA: February 16, 2017 – General Micro Systems, Inc. (GMS) today announced that its SD19 rugged smart display is being deployed for use in modernizing select U.S. Navy ships. This smart, all-in-one display will be distributed throughout the Navy’s fleet to replace an existing “dumb” display that had been facing end-of-life challenges. The award comes from a customer that turned to General Micro Systems (GMS) to combine two functions into one: a rugged, 19-inch LCD with special electrical, mechanical and environmental characteristics; and a rugged Intel®-based single-board computer running Microsoft® Windows. GMS met the specification requirements in all cases and units passed rigorous qualification testing.


VICTORY Might Not Be a Win for Everybody

Open standards are easy to love. With a common, defined computing system, anybody can port their applications to them and the software syncs beautifully, simplifying upgrades and providing flexibility in customers’ choice of supplier. One U.S. Army crack at open standards provides a good example of the expectation, which was to correct the problems created by the bolted-on approach of field equipment on vehicles. Unfortunately, like far too many of such standards, the Vehicular Integration for C4ISR/EW Interoperability, or VICTORY, falls flat on implementation.