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

Mercury Computer Systems to Showcase Live Demonstrations of Performance Breakthroughs on the Cell BE Processor at Supercomputing 2006

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Mercury is actively driving understanding and adoption of the Cell BE processor through deep engagements with customers and industry organizations. To date, Mercury technology leaders have presented on the programmability and performance of the Cell BE processor in diverse applications in more than 20 different technical forums across the globe.

"More and more customers in a range of markets are discovering that theCell BE processor can truly offer tremendous opportunity for breakthroughapplication performance," said Craig Lund , Chief Technology Officer at MercuryComputer Systems. "Mercury has the tools and know-how to enable customers toreach that next level and beyond."

The Company will also run demonstrations of the latest release of amira(R)powered by ScaleViz(TM), its advanced 3D visualization software used in morethan 1,000 installations worldwide for very large volume 3D datasets inmedicine, geosciences, life sciences, and engineering applications. Mercury's amira 3D visualization software is a powerful, multifaceted tool for integrating, manipulating, and visualizing large-volume data sets. Based onVersion 6.0 of Open Inventor(TM) by Mercury Computer Systems, thevolume-rendering techniques provided in amira allow interactive, high-quality,lighted-volume rendering; slicing with embossing effects; and iso-surfaceextraction. With abundant state-of-the-art features, amira offers workflow improvements in an extensible architecture with an easy-to-use graphical userinterface (GUI).

For more information on Mercury's Cell BE processor-based offerings and amira 3D visualization software, visit Mercury in Booth #1135 atSupercomputing 2006; visit www.mc.com/cell or www.mc.com/amira; or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation

Mercury Computer Systems is the leading provider of computing systems and software for data-intensive applications that include image processing, signal processing, and visualization. With a strong commitment to innovation, our expertise in algorithm optimization, systems development, and silicon designis blended with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies to solve unique computing challenges. We work closely with ourcustomers to architect solutions that have a meaningful impact on everyday life: detecting aneurysms; designing safer, more fuel-efficient aircraft;identifying security threats; discovering oil; developing new drugs; and visualizing virtually every aspect of scientific investigation.


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