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

Mercury Computer Systems Announces the Highest Performing Conduction-Cooled COTS Computer System

via PRNewswire

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury ComputerSystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the breakthrough PowerStream(R) 6600 multicomputer, with 716 PowerPC GFLOPS of compute performance in a conduction-cooled enclosure, to enable powerful sensor computing on the move.

The performance density and rugged mechanical design of the PowerStream6600 enables manned and unmanned vehicles to support C4ISR (Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) multimode missions. These include RADAR, and image and signals intelligence (SIGINT) processing.

"The PowerStream 6600 contains the enabling hardware and software building blocks necessary for mission systems to perform compute-intensive tasks, such as processing a 3D radar data cube, in real time," said Eran Strod, Director of Product Marketing for the Defense business at Mercury.

The PowerStream 6600 has the processing capacity to enable advanced radar applications including multi-mode search, multi-target tracking, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging, and space-time adaptive processing (STAP). Additionally, multi-mode sensor signal processing may be supported for cross-cueing of SIGINT detections with SAR or other imagery sensors aboard a mobile platform.

The 16-slot PowerStream 6600 is a complete system computing solution with data acquisition, high-speed I/O, PowerPC compute clusters, and FPGA processing integrated with open-standard software. From the inside out, the PowerStream 6600 is built using open and de facto standards: the Linux(R) and VxWorks(R) operating systems, Internet Protocol (IP), VPX-REDI (VITA 46 and48), PMC-X/XMC, Ethernet, and the RapidIO(R) interconnect fabric. The PowerStream 6600 is aligned with open standards initiatives such as the Navy'sO pen Architecture Computing Environment (OACE).

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