Mercury’s New Robust Distributed Processing Solutions

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ANDOVER, Mass., March 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in reliable and secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, today announced the new Rugged Distributed Processing (RDP) Rackmount Server Series, revolutionary data center-class servers designed to deliver GPU parallel computing resources over high-speed Ethernet networks. These high-performance computing (HPC) servers are optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP) – constrained, compute-intensive, low-latency workloads at the edge such as sensor processing, l artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis.

Accelerated by NVIDIA® BlueField® Data Processing Unit (DPU) technology, the new servers provide powerful GPU computing resources to distributed sensors or network-connected clients. With a high-speed PCIe Gen 4 fabric, multiple 100G Ethernet interfaces, and an integrated management processor, RDP servers enable GPU processing without the SWaP and cost drawbacks of a separate server to host and manage the GPU.

Why is this important:
The latest data center class computing performance is now readily available for deploying aerospace and defense applications, especially in space constrained platforms such as aircraft, ships, submarines and stations ground radar. This new technology dramatically accelerates AI for threat assessment, increasing critical decision-making and ultimately making these platforms and their crews safer.

“Customers are looking for the highest performing solutions in robust, low-swap form factors to enable compute-intensive artificial intelligence and deep learning applications at the edge,” said Dusty Kramer, vice president and director General of Mercury Edge. “Our new series of purpose-built RDP servers are the first in the industry to combine NVIDIA DPU and GPU technologies for use in edge vehicle, shipboard and aircraft applications. how we are collaborating with key Silicon Valley technology companies to make commercial technology profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense.

Typically, GPU management is done by a separate host computer, which increases cost and complexity. Mercury’s RDP server, on the other hand, integrates all GPU and DPU components into a ruggedized 1U chassis, making GPU resources accessible anywhere. 1U RDP servers can also be installed as an add-on unit with other Mercury servers and data storage solutions for enhanced computing power, while multiple RDP systems can be deployed as a GPU cluster for computing tasks. massive data processing. For embedded VPX system applications, Mercury offers a module with two NVIDIA Turing GPUs. Future RDP products may support additional NVIDIA DPU and GPU modules.

“Innovations in breakthrough technologies such as AI, 5G, and simulated environments are being driven by next-generation data center infrastructure,” said Kevin Deierling, senior vice president of networking at NVIDIA. . “NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform provides innovators with extreme performance along with the security and SWaP-optimized efficiency to push the boundaries of cutting-edge technologies, making it the ideal choice for Mercury to integrate into their solutions.

Powerful Edge AI capabilities with a small, rugged footprint

  • NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU and BlueField-2 DPU technology in a standard 20-inch deep, ruggedized 1U form factor with rear I/O connectors
  • Integrated host management using BlueField-2 Arm-core processors running Linux
  • Low-latency PCIe Gen 4 backplane to dual 100G Ethernet ports for high-speed data transfer
  • Eliminates the need for an x86 host server for management, reducing size, weight, and power footprint

Mercury envisions, creates and delivers innovative technology solutions specifically designed to meet the most pressing high-tech needs of its customers. For more information, visit the Rugged Distributed Processing Server page or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or [email protected].

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters®
Mercury Systems is a global commercial technology company serving the aerospace and defense industry. Based in Andover, Mass., the company provides reliable and secure open-architecture processing solutions powering a wide range of mission-critical applications in the harshest and most demanding environments. Inspired by its purpose to deliver innovation that matters, by and for the people that matter, Mercury helps make the world a safer and more secure place for everyone. To learn more, visit mrcy.comor follow us on Twitter.

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CONTACT
Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
Mercury Systems Inc.
+1 (978) 967-1366 | [email protected]

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