Mercury Redefines Rugged, Affordable Compute Performance With Ethernet-Based Subsystems

Mercury Redefines Rugged, Affordable Compute Performance With Ethernet-Based

Ethernet Switched Fabrics With OpenVPX Architectures Deliver Peak Embedded
Compute Capabilities

CHELMSFORD, Mass., November 14, 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 it is
dramatically improving affordability and increasing processing power by
leveraging Ethernet protocols for switched fabrics, cluster computing and
sensor I/O used in sophisticated OpenVPX^™-based high performance embedded
computing (HPEC) subsystems.

The company's Ensemble^® OpenVPX subsystems, combined with an Ethernet
switched fabric, may be the ultimate open systems architecture (OSA). By using
TCP/IP and sockets, the de facto standard for networking and communications,
the systems are affordable and well supported. The ubiquity of Ethernet means
that users can take advantage of countless software applications, productivity
tools, installed applications and support from multiple vendors.

"Not all compute platforms are equal," said Leon Woo, Vice President of
Mercury Systems and Ethernet-switching pioneer. "Mercury infuses huge compute
power through the deployment of server-class processors in our OpenVPX and
Ethernet-based offerings. Our subsystems greatly expand bandwidth with an
advanced interconnect technology, which also limits cross-talk and
insertion-loss between the backplane, compute and payload modules to deliver a
performance boost – increasingly significant as subsystems scale upward."

Programs scheduled to be re-competed or identified as a "must-win" will
especially benefit from OpenVPX/Ethernet compute platforms that leverage
commercial technology to enhance affordability, compress schedules and
maximize performance and features. Mercury uniquely advances this winning
combination by packaging, protecting and cooling Intel^® Xeon^® server-class
processing and wideband interconnects to deliver peak performance and

For 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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changes in technology and methods of marketing, delays in completing
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changes in product mix, continued success in technological advances and
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performance quality issues with outsourced components, inability to fully
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in realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses and
achieving anticipated synergies, changes to export regulations, increases in
tax rates, changes to generally accepted accounting principles, difficulties
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which such statement is made.

Mercury Systems and Innovation That Matters 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.
OpenVPX is a trademark of VITA. 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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