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|| ||[media-relations] Mercury,
Terra Soft Offer Linux for Cell-based Products:
Press Release 15 November 2005|
|| ||Tue, 15 Nov 2005 08:09:49 -0700|
Mercury Computer Systems and Terra Soft Solutions to Offer First Commercially
Available Linux Support Package for Cell Processor-Based Products
SEATTLE, Wash. - 15 November 2005 - Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:
MRCY), announced its collaboration with Terra Soft Solutions to deliver a
complete Linux distribution for the Mercury Dual Cell-Based Blade, at
Supercomputing 2005. The Dual Cell-Based Blade, announced on October 6, is
Mercury's first product based on the IBM(R) Cell BE (Broadband Engine)
Terra Soft Solutions, the leading developer of integrated Power Architecture
Linux solutions and a value-added reseller for Mercury, will provide a Board
Support Package for the Mercury Dual Cell-Based Blade by January 2006.
"Terra Soft Solutions has a strong track record for providing quality board
support packages to IBM, Freescale, and Mercury," said Randy Dean, vice
president of Business and Product Development at Mercury. "We are pleased to
work with this trusted team."
Terra Soft Solution's Board Support Package will enable a simple, rapid
installation and netboot-capable Linux environment for the Mercury Dual
In 2006, Terra Soft Solutions will continue its work with Mercury to integrate
the Board Support Package into its Y-HPC cluster construction and management
suite, enabling effective and efficient build-out of Mercury Cell
Kai Staats, co-founder & CEO of Terra Soft Solutions, said: "In line with our
seven years of dedication to Power(TM), our work with Mercury and their
Cell-processor based products is perfectly timed for an historic industry
transition. At a time when individual processor frequencies no longer define
the leading product, the Cell processor's 1+8 processor architecture
introduces an entirely new way of designing for computationally intensive
applications. Mercury's in-depth knowledge and experience with high-density,
mission-critical systems, combined with our expertise in Power Architecture
Linux, can only result in a performance advantage for our customers."
The Mercury Dual Cell-Based Blade conforms to the IBM BladeCenter(R) form
factor, integrating server, storage, networking; scalability, and
high-performance computing for a variety of applications. Scalable to seven
blades in a 7U configuration, the Dual Cell-Based Blade is expected to
provide up to 2.8 TeraFLOPS per 7U chassis, and up to 16 TeraFLOPS in a
six-foot rack. The Dual Cell-Based Blade is slated for release in early 2006.
For more information on the Board Support Package, visit Terra Soft and
Mercury staff in booth 1664 at Supercomputing 2005, Seattle, November 14-18,
or visit www.terrasoftsolutions.com. For more information on Mercury's Cell
processor-based products, visit www.mc.com/cell/.
About Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
Terra Soft is a leading Integrated Solutions Provider with proven expertise in
the Power Architecture and Linux OS platform. As a Mercury, Apple, and Genesi
VAR, and IBM Business Partner, Terra Soft provides turnkey and build-to-order
portables, desktop workstations, HA servers, and HPC clusters. Terra Soft's
Y-HPC 64-bit OS and cluster construction suite is widely accepted as a
preferred platform for Xserve clusters.
For more information, visit www.terrasoftsolutions.com
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 solutions 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 www.mc.com.
Kathy Donahue, Public Relations Manager
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
978-967-1126 / kdonahue at mc dot com
Kai Staats, Co-founder & CEO
Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.
970-278-9243 / kstaats at terrasoftsolutions dot com
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