Images: Mercury's blade mock-up

Images: Mercury's blade mock-up

Summary: Mercury Computer Systems plans to release its first blade server using IBM's Cell processor in the second quarter of 2006.

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    Mercury Computer Systems plans to release its first blade server using IBM's Cell processor in the second quarter of 2006. A mock-up of the design is shown here. The company focuses on computing tasks for military and medical equipment customers that can't be handled by conventional computing.

  • Cell systems

    Mercury is betting its Cell systems will be useful for processor-intensive medical imaging tasks such as displaying information from 3D scans.

  • PowerBlock 200

    Mercury's PowerBlock 200 is a rugged Cell-based computing system intended for military applications.

Topics: Hardware, IBM, Processors, Servers

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