Mercury Rolls Out Embedded Open-system Multicomputers with Intel CPU's

8/1/2003 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), the leader in embedded high-performance computing for signal and image processing, unveiled the Diamond SeriesTM scalable open-system multicomputers based on Intel® processors and a Linux® operating environment. The Diamond Series multicomputers combine Mercury’s deep knowledge and industry leadership in signal and image processing libraries and customized subsystem integration with the latest Intel® XeonTM processors in an industrial-grade, scalable, rack-mount server. Available now, the systems are designed for a broad set of applications across a range of commercial and industrial environments such as medical imaging, sonar signal processing, and inspection systems.

"As off-the-shelf processors reach ever-increasing performance levels, customers are increasingly interested in leveraging open, commercial architectures for their real-time signal and image processing needs," said Vince Mancuso, Mercury’s vice president of Corporate Marketing. "By providing unmatched optimization of software and services, Mercury enables high-performance signal and image processing on mainstream technologies based on Intel processors and the Linux software environment. We are pleased to offer Mercury’s renowned multicomputer performance and integration expertise to a broader set of customers using modular mainstream hardware tailored through software, services, and packaging for these markets."

The Diamond Series product line is Mercury’s high-performance solution for the mid-range embedded rack server market. The Diamond Series product family initially consists of the XR100, XR200, and XR400 models for 1U, 2U, and 4U sized rack configurations, respectively. All models support the latest processing technology and chipsets from the Intel Xeon processor family. Customers may currently choose between dual Intel Xeon processors running at either 2.4 or 2.8 GHz, along with several memory and input/output options. A shorter 17-inch deep chassis is available as an alternative to the standard 26-inch depth for applications with strict volume constraints.

Diamond Series systems ship with a standard Linux distribution and include a software development toolset. Standard availability of the Gigabit Ethernet on all XR models is closely coupled with optimized networking drivers that reduce the overall CPU utilization while maximizing Gigabit Ethernet throughput for streaming data. Signal and image processing libraries optimized specifically for the Intel Xeon processor increase the delivered performance of each processor. The iSuperviseTM system management suite enhances the deployment, monitoring, and operation of multicomputer systems and is also part of the standard product offering.

Mercury provides comprehensive integrated support services including:

The initial Diamond Series models are available 30 days ARO.

About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading supplier of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing computer systems. Mercury’s products play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the company’s systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury’s systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, CT, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors.

VantageRT is a registered trademark, and Diamond Series and iSupervise are trademarks of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. Intel and Intel Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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