Mercury Computer Creates First 1U Blade Server with Cell BE Processors

Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server, its latest Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor-based product and first 1U server available with Cell Technology, at the Embedded Systems Conference ( Partner Pavilion, #1231).

“This product has been designed in response to tremendous customer interest in deploying the Cell BE Processor in an existing infrastructure,” said Randy Dean, Vice President, Business and Technology Development at Mercury. “The 1U Dual Cell-Based Server offers the incredible performance of the Cell BE processor with the convenience of the industry-standard 1U form factor.”

Featuring the Mercury MultiCore Plus(TM) Advantage, the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server is designed to deliver an unprecedented 410 GFLOPS of performance in a rack-mountable 1U server form factor suitable for compute-intensive embedded applications such as image processing, medical imaging, and seismic processing. Open architecture rack-based servers, like the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server, are increasingly used in aerospace and defense platforms such as ships, land-mobile vehicles and airborne platforms.

The Mercury 1U Dual Cell-Based Server joins the previously announced BladeCenter(R)-compatible Dual Cell-Based Blade, the extremely compact “Turismo” system, and the highly rugged and deployable PowerBlock(TM) 200 product, each of which offers a Cell BE processor-based solution.

With the industry-standard 1U Dual Cell-Based Server, Mercury believes a wider range of application needs can be served by the tremendous computing power offered by the Cell BE processor.

Developed in conjunction with IBM’s Engineering & Technology Services business, the Mercury 1U Dual Cell-Based Server is a prime example of innovations made possible through collaboration and commitment to performance excellence.

As with Mercury’s other Cell BE processor-based offerings, the 1U Dual Cell-Based Server supports Linux via a Yellow Dog Linux BSP (board support package) from Terra Soft Solutions.

About the MultiCore Plus Advantage
The Mercury MultiCore Plus Advantage employs sophisticated middleware that abstracts hardware capabilities and manages the distribution of data across multiple computing elements working in tandem. By leveraging the MultiCore Plus Advantage from Mercury, customers can benefit from patented cooling technologies, lightweight system-on-chip (SoC) management software, multicore implementations of key algorithms, visualization tools designed for clusters, algorithm tuning, and more.

Availability of the Mercury 1U Dual Cell-Based Server is planned for the third quarter of calendar 2006. For more information, visit Mercury in the Power Partner Pavilion, Booth #1231, at the Embedded Systems Conference April 3-6, visit, or contact us at 866-627-6951.

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 solutions 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, 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

Cell Broadband Engine is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. IBM and BladeCenter are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. MultiCore Plus is a trademark of Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.