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Next-Generation Building Blocks Tout Radar Subsystem Improvements

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 6:44am
next-generation building blocks for radarMercury Computer Systems announced improved radar subsystem performance through a general purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) product based on the NVIDIA “Fermi” architecture, and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) standards-based real time sensor interface module. These products enable desirable levels of Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) optimization for radar applications through the highest TeraFLOP-per-slot compute performance metric and the highest I/O channel density per slot available in the defense industry today. This level of performance is required to meet the stringent demands of modern radar, including the ability to search and track smaller, more numerous and faster targets in the harshest environments. These subsystem enhancements are based on powerful building-block components in 6U OpenVPX standard form factors. These modules can be configured with other components (such as Intel rugged processor cards and switch modules) into advanced Application Ready Subsystems (ARS) as part of larger radar systems. Each ARS is a customized design with unique, application-specific capabilities. Mercury’s radar Application Ready Subsystems are powered by the Ensemble 6000 Series 6U OpenVPX Intel-based modules and enhanced by the new GSC6200 GPU Processing Module and the Ensemble IO Mezzanine Series IOM-200 XMC and IOR-280 RTM building-block modules. Using two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M GPGPUs based on their latest Fermi GPU architecture, the GSC6200 delivers a combined 384 processing cores, 3GB of high-bandwidth GDDR5 SGRAM and more than 1 TFLOP of peak theoretical performance per 6U OpenVPX slot. It supports CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture), OpenCL and Mercury’s MultiCore Plus MathPack C/C++ software development environments.

Mercury Computer Systems
978-967-1120, www.mc.com 
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