Mercury Computer Systems announces the PowerStream 6600 conduction-cooled COTS computer system

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 5 September 2006. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. has introduced its PowerStream 6600 multi-computer, with 716 PowerPC GFLOPS of compute performance in a conduction-cooled enclosure.

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 5 September 2006. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. has introduced its PowerStream 6600 multi-computer, with 716 PowerPC GFLOPS of compute performance in a conduction-cooled enclosure.

The PowerStream 6600 enables manned and unmanned vehicles to support C4ISR (Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) multimode missions, including radar and image and signals intelligence (SIGINT) processing. The PowerStream 6600 has the processing capacity to enable advanced radar applications including multi-mode search, multi-target tracking, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, and space-time adaptive processing (STAP).

The 16-slot PowerStream 6600 computing system offers data acquisition, high-speed I/O, PowerPC compute clusters, and FPGA processing integrated with open-standard software. From the inside out, the PowerStream 6600 is built using open and de facto standards: the Linux and VxWorks operating systems, Internet Protocol (IP), VPX-REDI (VITA 46 and 48), PMC-X/XMC, Ethernet, and the RapidIO interconnect fabric.

The PowerStream 6600 supports 34GB/s of sustained RapidIO fabric throughput without requiring slots dedicated to fabric switching. In the maximum configuration, the system supports either 64 processors or 21 FPGAs.

PowerStream 6600 is scheduled to ship to customers in Q4 2006.

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