Mercury Systems Announces Its New InfiniBand-Based Product for OpenVPX High-Performance Embedded Computing Solutions

Mercury Systems Announces Its New InfiniBand-Based Product for OpenVPX
High-Performance Embedded Computing Solutions

Industry's First Embedded Processing Module Using Intel's Powerful
Third-Generation Processors and Dual Host Adapters for InfiniBand Fabric

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MRCY) (, a best-of-breed provider of commercially
developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical
commercial, defense and intelligence applications, has expanded its product
line to offer the industry's first embedded processing module using the
powerful Intel^® 3rd generation Core^™ i7 quad-core Ivy Bridge mobile-class
processor and dual Mellanox^® ConnectX^®-3 host adapters for a total of four
InfiniBand^™ fabric connections. The new LDS6523 (low-density server) is an
industry model for open architecture high-performance embedded computing
solutions, offering unparalleled data plane bandwidth with four 40Gbps fabric
ports. The product can be configured to support Double Data Rate, Quad Data
Rate and 40 GigE speeds. Solutions based on the LDS6523 are perfectly suited
for multi-dimensional applications requiring high throughput, determinism and
low latency — such as CyberINT, IMINT, SIGINT and radar.

The LDS6523 is powered by the i7 quad-core processor running at 2.3 GHz. The
processor utilizes Intel's revolutionary Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
instruction set, which doubles the width of its SIMD engine and greatly
increases floating-point processing performance. The ConnectX-3 device serves
as a bridge between PCI Express^® 3.0 interfaces on the processor and the
OpenVPX^™ data plane, and offers configurable speed settings that can scale
the data plane bandwidth. To balance higher processing density, the data plane
bandwidth scales on the LDS6523 architecture to ensure that the processor is
fully utilized and never starved for more data.

The LDS6523 provides two mezzanine sites for configuration with standard I/O
cards — one PMC/XMC site and one XMC site. The PCI Express architecture brings
a PCIe^® interface to both XMC sites and to the PMC, thus maximizing the flow
of I/O into the processing subsystem. The LDS6523 enables mission security
features and offers multiple I/O options and advanced system management in a
VITA 65/46/48 (VPX-REDI) compliant form factor.

"With the variety of industry choices for I/O and fabric communications, using
commercially available silicon such as InfiniBand is often the right path to
take," said Leon Woo, Vice President of Mercury Engineering. "And by
leveraging disparate commercial technologies and exploiting them using our
open, subsystem-level framework in software, hardware and packaging, we can
offer unique high performance solutions— and bring them to market rapidly."

"Mercury is a recognized leader in developing highly advanced embedded
computing solutions," said Marc Sultzbaugh, senior vice president of worldwide
sales at Mellanox Technologies. "Utilizing Mellanox's ConnectX-3, Mercury's
LDS6523 embedded processing module provides end customers running critical
commercial, defense and intelligence applications with industry-leading
low-latency and high-bandwidth performance."

With over 30 years of multicomputer software expertise, including advanced
multicore processor expertise, Mercury Systems is committed to maintaining an
open software environment. This strategy is fully applied to the LDS6523
module. In fact, the same Linux^® development and run-time environments
implemented on the LDS6523 module are also implemented on Mercury's other
Intel-based product platforms. Mercury also supports open software and
middleware standards, including OFED and MPI.

The LDS6523 is available and shipping today. For detailed specifications and
general product information, visit or contact Mercury
at (866) 627-6951 or

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters^™

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq:MRCY) is a best-of-breed provider of commercially
developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems, software and services
for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications. We deliver
innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value and world-class service and support
to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300
programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper.
We are based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit

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Mercury Systems and Innovation That Matters are trademarks of Mercury Systems,
Inc. OpenVPX is a trademark of VITA. Mellanox and ConnectX are registered
trademarks of Mellanox Corporation. InfiniBand is a trademark and service mark
of the InfiniBand Trade Association. PCI Express and PCIe are registered
trademarks of PCI-SIG. Other product and company names mentioned may be
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

CONTACT: Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
         Mercury Systems
         +1 978-967-1366 /

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