Mercury Redefines Rugged, Affordable Compute Performance With Ethernet-Based Subsystems

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CHELMSFORD, Mass., November 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MRCY) (, a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced it is dramatically improving affordability and increasing processing power by leveraging Ethernet protocols for switched fabrics, cluster computing and sensor I/O used in sophisticated OpenVPX-based high performance embedded computing (HPEC) subsystems.

The company's Ensemble® OpenVPX subsystems, combined with an Ethernet switched fabric, may be the ultimate open systems architecture (OSA). By using TCP/IP and sockets, the de facto standard for networking and communications, the systems are affordable and well supported. The ubiquity of Ethernet means that users can take advantage of countless software applications, productivity tools, installed applications and support from multiple vendors.

"Not all compute platforms are equal," said Leon Woo, Vice President of Mercury Systems and Ethernet-switching pioneer. "Mercury infuses huge compute power through the deployment of server-class processors in our OpenVPX and Ethernet-based offerings. Our subsystems greatly expand bandwidth with an advanced interconnect technology, which also limits cross-talk and insertion-loss between the backplane, compute and payload modules to deliver a performance boost – increasingly significant as subsystems scale upward."

Programs scheduled to be re-competed or identified as a "must-win" will especially benefit from OpenVPX/Ethernet compute platforms that leverage commercial technology to enhance affordability, compress schedules and maximize performance and features. Mercury uniquely advances this winning combination by packaging, protecting and cooling Intel® Xeon® server-class processing and wideband interconnects to deliver peak performance and affordability.

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Mercury Systems (Nasdaq:MRCY) is a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems, software and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications. We deliver innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value and world-class service and support to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper. We are based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit

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