Flying Server Goes Airborne With Mercury Systems
Powerful Embedded Computing Solution is Helping Bring Defense Industry Closer
to Making the "Tactical Cloud" a Reality for the Warfighter
CHELMSFORD, Mass., October 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MRCY) (www.mrcy.com), a best-of-breed provider of commercially
developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical
commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced the deployment of
the most powerful OpenVPX^™-based sensor processing subsystem ever developed
for an airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
Based on the OpenVPX open architecture standard, the subsystem can process and
exploit huge amounts of sensor data in real-time, store it onboard for
retrieval and forensic analysis and send imagery to ground stations or
hand-held devices. This massive real-time compute capability is achieved
through the skillful integration of Intel^® Xeon^® server-class processors,
general purpose graphical processing units (GPGPUs) and ruggedized solid state
disk storage arrays, effectively providing a unique, open commodity-class
server capability for SWaP-constrained airborne environments.
"Decision making requires information, and if you have to wait for it to be
stored and analyzed on the ground, the time lost can be the difference between
mission success and failure," said Ian Dunn, Vice President and General
Manager of Mercury's Embedded Multicomputing Group. "Onboard processing and
actionable intelligence dissemination are the logical and critical next steps
in airborne ISR development, but deployment is slowed by the processing power
available and the exponential growth of the data being collected. Our ability
to deploy this subsystem – effectively a data center 'server in the sky' –
onto airborne pods and platforms is another example of Mercury's continued
leadership in OpenVPX, and our ability to leverage open architecture to meet
the right mix of performance, time-to-market and affordability constraints. We
believe these capabilities have truly opened up new horizons in airborne
sensor processing for our customers."
Board-level fabrication and cooling technologies, unique to Mercury, enable
deployment of rugged, server-class compute power within harsh airborne
environments. Theater-proven, these technologies deliver 1-inch pitch OpenVPX
modules that are efficiently cooled for full-throttle processing, neatly
addressing the onboard sensor processing challenge. Coupled with software
tools for managing the convergence of data processing and information
exploitation, these advances are uniquely delivering commodity-class finally
enabling the Defense industry to realize its goal of making the "tactical
cloud" a reality for the warfighter.
For information, visit www.mrcy.com 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 www.mrcy.com.
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