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Mercury Systems Announces Support for Expanded Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 Product Family

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) today announced support for the expanded industrial-grade Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 Product Family (formerly code-named Broadwell DE) with new embedded open systems architecture (OSA) form factors and configurations. The new configurations will feature broader processor core count and power options, greater ruggedness and extended reliability, providing even more server-class processing power at the tactical edge. The new Xeon devices are available from the manufacturer for a minimum of seven years, mitigating diminished manufacturing sources (DMS) risk, critical for defense electronics systems viability and supportability.

Mercury’s 3U Ensemble® LDS3506 was the embedded industry’s first OpenVPX processor module with Xeon D-1500 server-class and low-latency FPGA processing capability to be introduced. The FPGA resources support main processor off-loading, private and personalized security and enables the MVRI-optimized switch fabric to be updated, making this compute module exceptionally versatile and capable for a variety of high-performance applications. Micro via radial interconnect (MVRI) technology is OpenVPX-compliant and enables rugged OpenVPX modules to run switch fabrics at 40Gb/s and higher.

“Ensemble Series Xeon D compute modules leverage Mercury’s fourth generation of highly SWaP-efficient packaging technology and Intel’s Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) features to deliver the most reliable, processing-dense and versatile cloud capabilities right to the tactical edge,” said Ian Dunn, Vice President of Mercury Systems' Embedded Products Group. “With Intel’s latest Xeon Processor D-1500 family, a broader selection of power profiles and device core counts, real-time optimization, workload consolidation and our unique on-board FPGA resources can open the door to a host of new possibilities for sensor chain architects,” he added.

Mercury’s Xeon D-powered Ensemble Series compute engines combine the best available commercial-item FPGA and general processing technologies and are ideal for SWaP-constrained applications, especially those sensitive to performance and latency, including electronic warfare (EW), electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR), image intelligence (IMINT), radar and other mission or sensor processing applications.

“The Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 Product Family with Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2), system-on-chip (SoC) architecture and integrated Platform Controller Hub Technology delivers full server-class capability,” said Samuel Cravatta, product line director, Internet of Things Group, Intel. “New industrial-grade devices with broader power profiles and core count options, when appropriately packaged, take cloud capabilities to the tactical edge with more options than ever.”

Customer demonstrations of 3U Ensemble Xeon Processor D-1500 family modules are currently underway, with production units becoming available before the end of the year in air-cooled, conduction-cooled, and Air Flow-By™ designs. Additional configurations, including 6U OpenVPX form factors, are expected to be announced by Mercury in the near future. All Ensemble sensor processing chain building blocks are designed and made in America and support open data movement middleware, including Open MPI and OpenMPI/OFED, VITA 46.11 system management and standard optimized math libraries.

For detailed specifications and general product information, visit www.mrcy.com/LDS3506 or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or info@mrcy.com.

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is the better alternative for affordable, secure and sensor processing subsystems designed and made in the USA. Optimized for program and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence applications on more than 300 programs such as Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, F-35 and Gorgon Stare. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury Systems is a high-tech commercial company purpose-built to meet rapidly evolving next-generation defense electronics challenges. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.

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Mercury Systems, Innovation That Matters, Air Flow-By and POET are trademarks and Ensemble is a registered trademark of Mercury Systems, Inc. Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. OpenVPX is a trademark of VITA. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Contact: Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications Mercury Systems +1 978-967-1366 / rmcgrail@mrcy.com

Source:Mercury Systems, Inc.