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The PowerStream 6600 supports 34 GB/s of sustained RapidIO fabric throughput without requiring slots dedicated to fabric switching. Maximally configured, it can support either 64 processors or 21 FPGAs. The followingmodules will be available with first customer shipment:* Quad 1.4 GHz MPC7448 High-Compute-Density (HCD) card * FPGA Compute Node (FCN) board featuring three user-programmable Virtex-4 processors * Dual MPC8548 smart carrier board supporting dual PMC-X or XMC mezzanine I/O cards.
The PowerStream 6600 provides a path forward for Mercury's classic MCOE software environment, as well as significant enhancements. The platform software supports the internet protocol (IP), allowing processors to be deployed as a network cluster running standard networking applications. This network-enabled software architecture will greatly ease the challenge facing developers who must support multi-mission computing and connect next-generation sensors to the global information grid (GIG). Applications will also benefit from having a wide range of data movement middleware options, including TCP/IP, CORBA, MPI, DRI and PAS(TM), all optimized to runover the RapidIO backplane fabric.
With the addition of the PowerStream 6600, Mercury now has the most comprehensive set of RapidIO- and PowerPC-based computers of any vendor in the COTS industry, with form factor support for VXS (VITA 41), AdvancedTCA(R), CompactPCI, MultiPort(R), and now, VPX-REDI.
PowerStream 6600 is scheduled to ship to customers in Q4 2006. For more information on the PowerStream 6600, visit www.mc.com/conductioncooled, orcontact Mercury at (866) 627-6951. For more information on Mercury ComputerSystems' leadership in defense applications, visit www.mc.com/industries/aero.
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 processingsolutions. 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 semiconductor imaging 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.