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

Mercury Computer Systems Announces the First 1U Blade Server with Cell BE Processors

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SAN JOSE , Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury ComputerSystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server, itslatest Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor-based product and first 1U server available with Cell Technology, at the Embedded Systems Conference (Power.org Partner Pavilion, #1231).

"This product has been designed in response to tremendous customer interest in deploying the Cell BE Processor in an existing infrastructure," said Randy Dean , Vice President, Business and Technology Development at Mercury. "The 1U Dual Cell-Based Server offers the incredible performance of the Cell BE processor with the convenience of the industry-standard 1U form factor."

Featuring the Mercury MultiCore Plus(TM) Advantage, the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server is designed to deliver an unprecedented 410 GFLOPS of performance in a rack-mountable 1U server form factor suitable for compute-intensive embedded applications such as image processing, medical imaging, and seismic processing. Open architecture rack-based servers, like the 1U Dual Cell-BasedServer, are increasingly used in aerospace and defense platforms such as ships, land-mobile vehicles and airborne platforms.

The Mercury 1U Dual Cell-Based Server joins the previously announced BladeCenter(R)-compatible Dual Cell-Based Blade, the extremely compact "Turismo" system, and the highly rugged and deployable PowerBlock(TM) 200product, each of which offers a Cell BE processor-based solution.

With the industry-standard 1U Dual Cell-Based Server, Mercury believes a wider range of application needs can be served by the tremendous computing power offered by the Cell BE processor.

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