OpenVPX embedded server with two quad-core Xeon processors and 12 gigabytes of DRAM introduced by Mercury

CHELMSFORD, Mass., 25 Oct. 2010. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the rugged OpenVPX Ensemble 60000 HDS6600 quad-core, fabric-enabled Xeon-based embedded server for military applications in radar processing, as well as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR). The 6U VPX-based embedded computing server module combines the Intel Xeon processor family with the Mercury Protocol Offload Engine Technology (POET) fabric interconnect for on-board exploitation, high-end radar, and multi-sensor electro-optics and infrared (EO/IR) sensor-processing.

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CHELMSFORD, Mass., 25 Oct. 2010. Mercury Computer Systems Inc. in Chelmsford, Mass., is introducing the rugged OpenVPX Ensemble 60000 HDS6600 quad-core, fabric-enabled Xeon-based embedded server for military applications in radar processing, as well as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).

The 6U VPX-based embedded computing server module combines the Intel Xeon processor family with the Mercury Protocol Offload Engine Technology (POET)switch fabric interconnect for on-board exploitation, high-end radar, and multi-sensor electro-optics and infrared (EO/IR) sensor-processing.

In addition to eight cores of Xeon processing, the board also has 12 gigabytes of DRAM solid-state memory on board. "We are targeting computationally intensive applications like high-end radar, EO/IR, and persistent surveillance," says Shaun McQuaid, senior product manager at Mercury. We use the expansion plane of the OpenVPX architecture so users could connect to a GPU board for persistent surveillance algorithms." He says on-board memory could double to 24 gigabytes sometime next year.

The module features 110 billion floating point operations per second (GFLOPS) of peak performance; two land grid array (LGA)-packaged processors on a rugged embedded platform; an expansion plane that provides a connection to a graphics processing unit (GPU) board; open standards-based MultiCore Plus Software Development environment support; interoperable software with other Mercury products; and is available in rugged air-cooled and conduction-cooled versions.

For more information contact Mercury Computer Systems online at www.mc.com.

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