Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. has begun shipping its first board-level evaluation systems (CTES) based on Mercury Dual Cell-Based Blade incorporating IBM’s next generation Cell Broadband Engine processor.
The CTES is a turnkey system that features the IBM Cell BE processor, and an Intel Architecture development/ simulation environment, with pre-installed Mercury, IBM, and open-source Cell Technology software.
According to Randy Dean, Vice President, Business and Technology Development, the Cell Technology Evaluation System is integrated with Mercury's MultiCore Framework (MCF) software to optimize data movement within the Cell BE processors.
The MCF is part of the Mercury MultiCore Plus middleware framework that abstracts hardware capabilities and manages the distribution of data across multiple computing elements working in tandem. It includes patented cooling technologies, lightweight system-on-chip (SoC) management software, multicore implementations of key algorithms, visualization tools designed for clusters, and algorithm tuning.
Also integrated into the CTES is the Y-HPC Linux on Cell Board Support
Package from Terra Soft Solutions, which enables a simple, rapid installation and netboot-capable Linux environment.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.