Mercury Computer Systems unveils complete RACE++ system on a single board

FEBRUARY 13--Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (Chelmsford, MA) is now offering its RACE++ Series ImpactRT S500 CompactPCI (cPCI) system, a complete RACE++ multicomputer system implemented on a single board.

Feb 13th, 2002

FEBRUARY 13--Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (Chelmsford, MA) is now offering its RACE++ Series ImpactRT S500 CompactPCI (cPCI) system, a complete RACE++ multicomputer system implemented on a single board. Designed specifically for value-oriented applications such as diagnostic medical imaging, sonar signal processing, and space-constrained radar processing, the ImpactRT S500 provides an off-the-shelf solution with both scalable processing and scalable communications bandwidth.

The ImpactRT S500 is a 6U cPCI system on a board combining the RACE++ switch-fabric interconnect with four 500-MHz PowerPC 7410 microprocessors, commonly known as G4s, and an on-board PowerPC 8240 host processor. Each system board provides 16 GFLOPS of compute performance, and ImpactRT S500 solutions can scale to six boards with 24 G4 processors for a combined performance of 96 GFLOPS. All processors in the system are connected by the RACE++ interconnect, enabling high-bandwidth processing and real-time performance.

ImpactRT S500 systems are supported by Mercury's real-time software environment, including the Scientific Algorithm Library, the Parallel Acceleration System, MULTI IDE, and the Trace Analysis Tool and Library. Each PowerPC 7410 compute node operates using the field-proven MC exec real-time-operating-system kernel, and the PowerPC 8240 control node is supported by the VxWorks real-time operating system.

The RACE++ Series ImpactRT S500 will be available in the summer of 2002. Additional information about the ImpactRT S500 system is available on Mercury's Web site at: www.mc.com/literature/literature_files/ImpactRT-S500-ds.pdf. A high-resolution photograph can be downloaded from Mercury's Image Library at www.mc.com/47Modules.

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