Mercury Computer Systems Delivers Products, Services, and Training to Accelerate Image Generation for Leading Defense Prime Cont

CHELMSFORD, Mass. , Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing solutions for complex image, sensor, and signal processing applications, was awarded a...


CHELMSFORD, Mass. , Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of embedded, high-performance computing solutions for complex image, sensor, and signal processing applications, was awarded a comprehensive application acceleration design win by a top-tier prime contractor for a homeland security application.

The contract calls for extensive algorithm optimization and acceleration as well as hardware, software, and services that include system engineering mapping, application development training, and installation and configuration support.

Working with the customer's product and engineering teams, Mercury application engineers determined that a Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor-based environment would provide the highest, most cost-effective performance. In addition to Mercury CAB (Cell Accelerator Board) and 1U blade systems, Mercury is providing the MultiCore Framework (MCF), its comprehensive middleware that simplifies the programming of a heterogeneous, multicore processor such as the Cell BE processor without sacrificing performance. The MCF includes Mercury's proven Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) to optimize the algorithms within the Cell BE processor.

"Our diverse product offering of DSP-, GPU-, Cell- and FPGA-based systems, available on virtually any platform the customer requires, is testament to our flexibility and responsiveness in addressing their computing needs as well as the ever-present shifts in technology," said Didier Thibaud , Senior Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Computing Solutions for Mercury Computer Systems. "This customer chose Mercury because of our unique ability to optimize a full spectrum of processor architectures in order to provide the highest performance and best value for their technology investment."

For more information on Mercury's high-performance image, sensor, and signal processing solutions and additional customer examples, visit www.mc.com/solutions, contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951, or e-mail your request to info@mc.com.

Company and/or program names are withheld in compliance with agreements as set forth at the time of engagement.

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. -- Where Challenges Drive Innovation

Mercury Computer Systems (www.mc.com) provides specialized, high-performance computing systems and software designed for complex HPC and embedded applications in a range of industries that include aerospace and defense, telecommunications, medical imaging, semiconductor, EDA, and more.

Our products blend unmatched expertise in algorithm optimization and silicon design with software application knowledge and industry-standard technologies. Mercury's comprehensive, purpose-built solutions capture, process, and present data for the world's largest medical imaging companies, 8 of the 10 top defense prime contractors, and other leading Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in semiconductor, energy, telecommunications, and other industries. Our dedication to performance excellence and collaborative innovation continues a 25-year history in enabling customers to gain the competitive advantage they need to stay at the forefront of the markets they serve.

Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts , and serves customers worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries, and distributors. We are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MRCY).

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