Mercury Systems Announces New OpenVPX CPU Module Based on 4th Generation
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Processor Providing One of the Embedded Computing
Industry's First Fully Integrated Pathways to OpenCL and AVX2, PCI-e Gen 3
*Rugged data processing/graphics module features AVX2-optimized CPUs with
cache-coherent shared memory to OpenCL-programmable GPUs
*Flexible built-in Serial RapidIO and 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric
CHELMSFORD, Mass., June 4, 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 family of powerful system building
blocks with the new rugged Ensemble^® Series 6U OpenVPX^™ HDS6502 High Density
Server (HDS) module based on 4th generation Intel^® Core^™i7 processors
(formerly codenamed "Haswell").
Skillful integration of dual quad-core Intel Core i7-4700EQ processors with
native Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 and PCIe Gen 3, an OpenCL^™
programmable GPU and up to 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM within a rugged OpenVPX
module continues the company's tradition of performance-driven,
highly-configurable, open-standard systems that leverage the organization's
scalable system building blocks. The HDS6502 is designed for OpenCL deployment
and, like all Mercury products, is configured with others to form subsystems
to meet unique application-specific requirements.
"The HDS6502 is a natural and complementary evolution to our other HDS/LDS
(High Density Server/Low Density Server) product solutions ideally suited to
high performance, real-time embedded applications," said Gregg Ogden, Director
of Solutions and Product Marketing, Mercury Systems. "But that is only half
the story: this module is also a critical building block for our existing
customers, enabling them to future-proof their legacy systems through targeted
upgrades. Upgrades using the HDS6502 preserve their software, optimizeSWaP
(Size, Weight and Power) performance, and, true to Mercury tradition, more
again can be achieved with less. And this is all done while enabling full
OpenCL implementation. The whole concept of open systems is broadened by
through the use of OpenCL programming support across multiple platforms."
The new HDS6502 is OpenVPX-compliant and facilitates a straightforward
migration of existing Mercury modules. Initially, HDS6502 modules will support
Serial RapidIO^® Gen 2 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet via Mercury's next generation,
low-latency POET^™ (Protocol Offload Engine Technology) with full backward
compatibility with software protocols including ICS^™ (interprocessor
communication system) and MPI/OFED (message passing interface/open fabrics
enterprise distribution). The FPGA implementation of POET underscores another
important future-proofing benefit of the HDS6502; its ability to upgrade to
new fabrics types. In addition, implementing POET facilitates user
customization and security features.
HDS6502 modules support various types of system I/O including PCIe Gen 3 to
the expansion plane, eSATA, USB 3.0, Ethernet, serial ports and several
graphic interfaces making these modules very comprehensive and allowing ease
of configuration and deployment without the need for extra mezzanine modules.
Low I/O latency and reduced module power consumption is gained from the single
die cache coherent memory architecture between the CPU and GPU resources. This
is a required characteristic of multidimensional computing applications
requiring high throughput, determinism and low latency, such as SIGINT, IMINT,
RADAR, EO/IR and large data/graphics rendering with seamless display
"The Intel Core i7-4700EQ with Intel Advanced Vector Extension 2.0 support and
an on-die Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU enables high volume graphic rendering and
simultaneous data manipulation of real-time vector-based information which is
characteristic of signal and image processing-intensive applications," said
Marc Couture, Director of Product Management, Mercury Systems. "OpenCL support
promotes a heterogeneous ecosystem which, packaged within a rugged module, is
an ideal cornerstone for embedded system upgrades and new computing-intensive
applications with stringent SWaP specifications.This is a significant adoption
of commercial silicon integration, power and performance improvements applied
into the defense marketplace."
"There is a real need for highly integrated CPU-GPU solutions offering higher
performance and lower power. The 4th Generation Intel Core processor family
delivers – providing game-changing integration of CPU and GPU technology on
Intel's latest 22nm silicon manufacturing process," explains Sam Cravatta,
Product Line Manager, Intel Intelligent Systems Group. "The OpenCL tools
support allows the GPU functionality to be productively expanded into the high
performance embedded computing markets including real-time signal and image
HDS6502 modules will be available in the fall of 2013 for deployment in
air-cooled, Air Flow-By^™ and conduction-cooled systems with Serial RapidIO
Gen 2 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet data fabric support. Support for InfiniBand^™
and 40 Gigabit Ethernet-based modules will follow.
For detailed specifications and general product information, visit
www.mrcy.com/HDS6502 or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.mrcy.com.
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Mercury Systems, Innovation That Matters, Air Flow-By and POET are trademarks
and Ensemble is a registered trademark of Mercury Systems, Inc. Intel and
Intel Core are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States
and other countries. OpenCL is a trademark of Apple Inc. OpenVPX is a
trademark of VITA. InfiniBand is a trademark and service mark of the
InfiniBand Trade Association. RapidIO is a registered trademark of the RapidIO
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