Mercury and NVIDIA Focus on Life Sciences and Geosciences Markets

11/22/2004 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), announced its alliance with NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) to develop and deliver innovative image processing solutions for the life sciences and geosciences markets. Mercury’s renowned expertise in image and digital signal processing applications and NVIDIA’s leadership in visual computing technology will be combined to create a comprehensive set of solutions to address the growing demands of these imaging applications.

Mercury is leveraging the tremendous performance provided by multiple NVIDIA Quadro® graphics processing units (GPUs) at a reasonable cost to solve the massive and ever-increasing data-intensive challenges present in medical imaging and volumetric visualization and exploration including those utilizing very large data sets. GPUs are exceptionally efficient at floating-point computation and are becoming increasingly useful for such applications.

"Mercury is breaking new ground in applying NVIDIA Quadro graphics technology to medical imaging," said Jeff Brown, general manager, professional graphics at NVIDIA. "They have demonstrated increased cost-effectiveness in high-performance 3D imaging solutions by orders of magnitude. We’re pleased to help enable this competence for new and existing customers."

Mercury and NVIDIA have developed and will deliver a robust set of offerings based on the NVIDIA Quadro graphics processors, Mercury’s family of imaging software products, and new hardware platforms that leverage the full power of multiple GPUs for imaging applications. The complementary technologies are designed to provide advances in 3D image processing and visualization that reach beyond the current applications of interactive experience in the realm of life sciences, geosciences, biotechnology and simulation.

"Mercury’s alliance with NVIDIA is further evidence of our focus on continuous innovation," said Marcelo G. Lima, vice president of Life Sciences, Imaging and Visualization Solutions, Mercury Computer Systems. "Our combined technologies will help to extend current imaging capabilities in new ways and in new applications in our market space."

Mercury will demonstrate its new life sciences solutions, including the latest acceleration technology, scalable imaging servers, highly optimized software components, and turnkey medical workstation software, in booth #2775 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), to be held November 28 to December 3 in Chicago, Illinois. Visit for more information.

For more information on Mercury’s life sciences solutions, contact Mercury or visit

NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company's products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units), MCPs (media and communications processors), and WMPs (wireless media processors) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing solutions. 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. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also provides radio frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in military and commercial applications.

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. Visit Mercury on the web at

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