Chelmsford, Mass. - Developers of computationally demanding programs such as military radar, signal intelligence and weapon systems can now process more data in real-time and reduce the size and complexity of their systems with Sky Computers Inc.'s Merlin 500 embedded multiprocessor for VME boards and systems.
The unit delivers 16 gigaflops of performance on a 6- x 6-inch square circuit card and more than 1 teraflop for a system of 16 VME 9U boards.
The company claims it is the only multiprocessor product on the market to use four of the new 500-MHz MPC-7410 PowerPC microprocessors with AltiVec technology on a single daughtercard.
They further assert that the unit improves compute performance 50 percent beyond the original Merlin multiprocessor at no additional cost to the customer.
Each unit uses four 500-MHz MPC7410 PowerPC microprocessors that can be configured with up to 1 gigabyte of on-board memory. Merlin 500 on a 6U VME board delivers 16 Gflops of performance, and will be the first platform upgrade, followed closely by the 9U VME board, which provides up to four Merlin 500 cards with 64 Gflops of performance and up to 4 Gbytes of memory in a single slot. The unit provides total performance in a single VME chassis of 1.024 Tflops.
Prices begin at $30,000 in single-unit quantities. Volume OEM pricing is available. Volume shipments will begin in late August 2001, subject to the availability of parts.
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