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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Mercury Computer Systems Brings the Cell BE Processor to the PC Workstation Architecture

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The Mercury MultiCore Plus Advantage

The Mercury MultiCore Plus Advantage employs sophisticated middleware that abstracts hardware capabilities and manages the distribution of data across multiple computing elements working in tandem. By leveraging the MultiCorePlus Advantage from Mercury, customers can benefit from patented cooling technologies, lightweight system-on-chip (SoC) management software, multicore implementations of key algorithms, visualization tools designed for clusters, algorithm tuning, and more.

Prototypes of the Mercury CAB are now available in limited volumes. Production availability is planned for the first quarter of calendar 2007. Pricing for the Mercury Cell Accelerator Board starts at US$7,999 for a singleboard, with discounts available on higher volumes. The Cell Workstation Development System includes a CAB, high-end dual-processor Opteron workstation running Linux(R) and Windows(R), and the Mercury MultiCore Plus Advantage software. Contact Mercury for pricing information.

For more information on the Mercury CAB, visit Mercury at SIGGRAPH 2006, Booth #828, Hall A; visit; or contact Mercury at 866-627-6951.

About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions. Mercury's solutions play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the Company's systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductorimaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also provides radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in NorthAmerica , Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors. Visit Mercury on the web at

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