Mercury Systems Announces Embedded Industry's Most Powerful OpenVPX
InfiniBand-Based Processing Module for Advanced Radar and Other
Innovative Fabrication and Cooling Technologies Combined With the Latest
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E5-2600 v2 Family Deliver SMP Compute Power in
Rugged Open Standards Module, Providing up to 608 GFLOPS of Full Throttle
CHELMSFORD, Mass., September 10, 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, announced the Ensemble^® HDS6602 High Density
Server, the embedded computing industry's most powerful 6U OpenVPX^™
processing module. The Company expects the HDS6602 to be the only embedded,
dual Intel^® Xeon^® processor E5-2600 v2-based processing module able to
deliver peak Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) performance of 608 GLOPS. Using
Mellanox's ConnectX^®-3 technology to exploit InfiniBand^™ or Ethernet as a
high-performance interconnect in OpenVPX, the HDS6602 is well suited to meet
the processing demands of the most complex Radar and other massively intensive
embedded processing applications.
Powered by two 10-core Intel^® Xeon^® processors E5-2648L v2 (codenamed Ivy
Bridge-EP) running at 1.9 GHz and supporting up to 128 GB memory, this 6U
addition to Mercury's Ensemble series of sensor chain building blocks packs
the most processing power into a standard, 1-inch pitch OpenVPX module. The
leverage of Mercury and commercial technologies produces an affordable and
efficient Size, Weight and Power to Cost (SWaP-C) OpenVPX processing engine
for low risk technology adoption and fast deployment. Compatibility with
prevailing software and industry standards, delivers a processing solution
that is smooth and expedient to integrate. As localized processing power and
interoperability become ever more critical, from Radar to on-platform
processing and Big Data analytics, the HDS6602's processing density, rugged
reliability and affordability offers new technical and performance
"Mercury has unique domain experience deploying Intel's server-class
technology and is pivotal to many of today's high-end, in-theatre solutions,"
said Gregg Ogden, Mercury Systems' Director of Solutions and Product
Marketing. "Imagine the computing performance and possibilities of the latest
64-bit, high-end, data-center server blades packaged in a rugged OpenVPX
module. The HDS6602 is just that: an intensely powerful, open standards, open
fabric server blade for deployment in harsh environments. If your radar or
other applications require awesome processing power, even in rugged
environments, this is the resource to have."
"The 3^rd generation Intel^® Xeon^® processor E5-2600 V2 product family is
designed to bring server class computing to the edge of the network,"
explained Frank Schapfel, Director of marketing for Intel's Communications
Infrastructure Division. "Mercury's ability to provide a robust, industry
standard platform for the most intensively rugged environments delivers even
more computing capability in military and aerospace applications."
Native Intel Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) v1.1 inter-processor interconnects
enable virtual cache coherent processor cores delivering true deterministic
processing. SMP underscores the open, yet highly configurable nature of this
module to support the widest array of existing software (including Linux^® and
OpenCL^™), tools and libraries. Intel^® Advanced Vector Extension (AVX)
implementation enhances floating-point and intensely complex algorithm
processing ability. On-board Gen 3 PCIe^™ pipes feed the data plane with
either 40Gb/s Ethernet (TCP/IP and Sockets) or DDR/QDR/FDR10 InfiniBand
(OpenMPI and OFED) via two Mellanox ConnectX-3 bridges. Adding to the
module'sdrive-to-performance is Mercury's coolingdomain expertise,including
industry-leadingAir Flow-By^™,whichmore efficiently coolsthe
HDS6602,enabling full-throttle processing. Air Flow-By delivers the most
efficient cooling available while providing environmental isolation for the
module from moisture, liquids and dust.
As with all Mercury modules, the HDS6602 can be quickly and seamlessly
integrated with other building blocks by Mercury's Services and Systems
Integration (SSI) group to create affordable sensor processing subsystems that
fulfill complex application-specific requirements and effective subsystem
The HDS6602 module will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013 in
air-cooled, Air Flow-By^™, conduction-cooled and VPX-REDI (VITA 48)
configurations with either InfiniBand or Ethernet data plane fabric support.
For detailed specifications and general product information, visit
www.mrcy.com/HDS6602 or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or email@example.com.
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 Xeon
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 Trade
Association. PCI Express and PCIe are registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.
ConnectX is a registered trademark of Mellanox Technologies. Other product and
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