Mercury Systems debuts rugged, high-density server in HDslim 4U chassis

Feb. 8, 2018
FREMONT, Calif. Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) is introducing the HDslim sub-rack form factor, measuring less than 10 inches wide and 20 inches deep, for its RES High Density (RES-HD) server product line.

FREMONT, Calif. Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) is introducing the HDslim sub-rack form factor, measuring less than 10 inches wide and 20 inches deep, for its RES High Density (RES-HD) server product line.

“The HDslim form factor addresses a growing market need for small and light enterprise class information technology,” says Michael Schneider, vice president of Mercury’s Trusted Mission Solutions group (formerly Themis Computer). “It can accompany operators wherever they go and however they may travel.”

Mercury Systems’ new 4U HDslim chassis, available this month, is designed to deliver high-density computing, storage, and networking to mobile tactical environments, officials say.

HDslim 4U features include:

Minimum size, weight, and power (SWaP): Measuring 9.9 inches (25.1cm) wide, 20 in. (52.6 cm) deep, and 4U high (17.5 cm) high, the HDslim is small enough to fit in commercial airline overhead bins, and can be carried aboard commercial airliners, aircraft, and vehicles with ease. The system can be powered by two 1200-watt (W) AC, two 1100W 48V DC, or two 800W 28V DC power supplies. Typical system weight is 40 pounds.

Rugged high-density storage: The system can accommodate up to 264 terabytes (TB) of storage with 24 direct attached HDD/SSD drives. With double the compute density, the HDslim enables a 50 percent savings in rack space and reduces system weight by 50 percent, officials say.

Composable configuration: The HDslim accommodates existing and upcoming rear I/O RES-HD modules. With six processor, storage, high-speed switch, global fabric extension, and system management modules, users can configure and reconfigure the system according to application needs.

Maintenance made simple: Rather than removing and opening up the entire server, users can “plug and pull” modules during technology maintenance or upgrades. Modules themselves can be mixed and matched, reducing costs associated with spares.

Enhanced reliability: HDslim is designed to operate from 0°C to +50°C, with greater temperature extremes available for special configurations. Advanced thermal and mechanical design features deliver superior resilience to shock, vibration, dust, sand, and temperature extremes. The system meets MIL-STD-810G specifications.

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) in Andover, Mass., is a commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Mercury’s next-generation defense electronics business model is specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs.

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