Mercury Computer Systems demonstrates Cell BE processor during Supercomputing 2006

Chelmsford, Mass., 13 Nov. 2006. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. is demonstrating live applications ported to the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor at Supercomputing 2006 this week in Tampa, Fla.

Chelmsford, Mass., 13 Nov. 2006.Mercury Computer Systems Inc. is demonstrating live applications ported to the Cell Broadband Engine (BE) processor at Supercomputing 2006 this week in Tampa, Fla.

Demonstrations will feature Mercury Cell BE processor-based hardware and the Mercury MultiCore Plus Software Development Kit (SDK), its programming environment optimized for products based on the Cell BE and other multicore processors.

The MultiCore Plus SDK enables users to maximize resources and application performance by taking advantage of the multicore processor's computation model.

A diverse range of organizations, including the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has purchased Cell BE processor-based hardware, software, and/or optimization services.

Mercury customers and partners are leveraging the performance capabilities of the Cell BE processor to solve various specialized application challenges in semiconductor inspection, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), seismic computation, video processing, molecular modeling in biotech, and raytracing.

Mercury is participating in a joint collaboration with the Software Integration and Visualization Office (SIVO) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to develop a DICE (Data Intensive Computing Environment) project.

DICE provides a high-performance computing environment where computer, storage, and network vendors can test new products and solutions for high-end data management issues. A Mercury Cell BE processor-based workstation will be installed at Goddard to perform application porting and performance and remote visualization tests to evaluate Cell Technology for applicability to NASA applications.


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