Raytheon chooses Themis servers for future DDG 1000 land-attack destroyer

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 9 Nov. 2006. Systems designers at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Tewksbury, Mass., needed rugged server computers for the future U.S. Navy DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. They found their solution from Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif.

Nov 9th, 2006

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 9 Nov. 2006. Systems designers at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Tewksbury, Mass., needed rugged server computers for the future U.S. Navy DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. They found their solution from Themis Computer in Fremont, Calif.

Themis engineers will provide the Themis Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) for the Distributed Adaptation Processor (DAP) deployed on the DDG 1000. The RES system is based on AMD's fast Opteron processor.

"Selection of Themis RES Servers is a great example of how DDG 1000 is executing the Navy's Open Architecture (OA) strategy," says Ed Geisler, vice president and program manager of DDG 1000 for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

"From a technical perspective, DDG 1000 uses a modular architecture that is based on open standards," Geisler explains. "The Themis product fits well with that architecture. OA isn't just about technical solutions. It is also about an open business model that features competition. The selection of Themis came through the competition process used across the DDG 1000 program which uses formal evaluation criteria and a source selection board to ensure that the Navy gets the best value."

The Navy's DDG 1000 will lead a class of next-generation, multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance. Raytheon will accept delivery of development RES systems in 2006, followed by an anticipated initial production delivery in 2007, for the first two DDG 1000 shipsets.

Designed to keep operating in environments where other systems fail, the Themis 2RU system uses sophisticated thermal and mechanical techniques to enhance reliability, and can withstand shock loads of 25 Gs. When bundled with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS, Themis Rugged Enterprise Servers provide all of the vital components needed to serve the most demanding mission-critical applications.

For more information contact Themis Computer online at www.themis.com.

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