Mercury Computer Systems Receives HPCwire Editors' Choice Award

OpenRTRT(TM) from Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) and InTrace GmbH received top honors in the 2007 HPCwire Editors’ Choice Awards. This is the second of two awards Mercury received in recognition as a leader in the field of High Productivity Computing.

HPCwire is an online publication and website portal that covers computationally- and data-intensive computing. With a readership that tops several hundred thousand, HPCwire is the most recognized and accessed news and information site covering the entire ecosystem of HPC.

Each year, the HPCwire Editors’ Choice Awards are determined by an advisory group of recognized luminaries, contributors and editors within the HPC industry. In each of the 22 categories for 2007, one product was selected for an Editors’ Choice Award. The winners were formally announced and awards were presented Monday evening at the 2007 International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC07) in Reno, NV.

“We’re very pleased to be recognized, along with our strategic partner InTrace, by HPCwire and the HPC community with this coveted award,” said Jean Bernard Cazeaux, Vice President of the Visualization Sciences Group at Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. “The acknowledgement by industry luminaries and the media is a testament to Mercury’s commitment to embracing the latest and most advanced technologies in order to bring significant business value to our customers.”

Aimed at 3D application developers, OpenRTRT is a state-of-the-art SDK (software development kit) that delivers real-time ray tracing capabilities. Ray tracing is a 3D rendering technique that is used to produce realistic images. OpenRTRT offers an easy-to-use application programming interface that provides an alternative to the OpenGL® rendering engine by delivering photorealistic renderings at interactive rates. Enabling real-time accurate reflections, refractions and fine shadow details, OpenRTRT delivers linear scalability through distribution on a cluster configuration, and takes full advantage of multiprocessor/multicore architectures.

DirectViz(TM), as an extension to Open Inventor(TM) 6 by Mercury, delivers the whole power of the OpenRTRT technology within the de facto standard framework for 3D application development. This offering represents the first high-level 3D graphics development tool that addresses the escalating needs currently out of reach by graphics processors and OpenGL.

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