News
 

Bookmark and Share

(0) 

Mercury Computer Systems on Monday introduced its announced the Mercury Cell Accelerator Board (CAB) that carries a Cell processor and can be plugged into any PCI Express-enabled workstation. The company claims that the device may help those, who need to work with compute-intensive applications.

“We have been actively working with customers to migrate data-intensive applications to the Cell BE processor since late last year. With the CAB, customers can achieve supercomputer-like performance right inside their workstation,” said Randy Dean, vice president, business and technology development at Mercury.

The Cell accelerator board comes with a single Cell processor as well as appropriate memory and other devices. That CAB delivers up to 180GFLOPS of performance, according to Mercury, and is designed for applications like rendering, ray tracing, video and image processing, as well as signal processing. The product features Mercury MultiCore Plus Advantage, which is a sophisticated middleware that abstracts hardware capabilities and manages the distribution of data across multiple computing elements working in tandem.

Currently the add-in card, which may be plugged into any workstation with PCI Express bus, such as those running AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon, but not limited to them, supports only Linux operating system, though, Mercury also provides software development kits for Windows.

Production availability is planned for the first quarter of calendar 2007. Pricing for the Mercury Cell Accelerator Board starts at $7999 for a single board, with discounts available on higher volumes.

Discussion

Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month