CHELMSFORD, Mass., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercury Computer
Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced LNXexec, a Linux(R) programming and
network environment for Mercury embedded computing solutions. LNXexec
provides the full features of Linux with a rich set of application
programming interfaces (APIs) for developing real-time multicomputer
Introduced as part of the Mercury MCOE (Multicomputer Operating
Environment) Release 6.4.0, LNXexec enables customers to migrate to the
open systems environments, such as Open Architecture Computing Environment
(OACE) and X-Midas, that are demanded by today's users.
"Linux(R) is rapidly becoming the programming and networking
environment of choice for the embedded, high-performance computing market,"
said Brian Hoerl, Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Mercury's Defense
business. "Mercury's LNXexec marks a significant milestone in our
progressive offering of fully optimized and open solutions that deliver
unparalleled performance for a customer's existing investment."
LNXexec can be installed on top of the MCOE 6.4.0 software
distribution, preserving existing Mercury investments and enabling any
applications written to Mercury's multicomputer middleware APIs to migrate
easily to Linux. Systems can be deployed with any combination of LNXexec or
MCexec, Mercury's traditional POSIX-compatible operating system, on the
system compute nodes. This "dual kernel" LNXexec/MCexec offering runs on a
RACE++(R) Series configuration with a Motorola MVME5110 single board
computer that provides VxWorks(R) runtime capabilities. Both
cross-development and native development are supported.
LNXexec offers the following benefits:
* Integration - LNXexec facilitates the easy integration of standards-
* Investment maximization - current Mercury customers can preserve their
software investment in the Mercury MCOE middleware;
* Performance - LNXexec is a Linux kernel (2.6.12) with an embedded
distribution customized for a Mercury PowerPC(R) compute node,
supporting both Mercury's multicomputer middleware and standard Linux
network features. For critical real-time processing, MCOE with LNXexec
provides performance equal to or better than MCexec.
* Full services - Mercury provides standard support for unmodified
baseline VxWorks, MCexec, LNXexec, system management, board diagnostics,
and development host integrated development environments (IDEs) and tool
chains. Professional services are available for customers who need to
modify the source code or base software/system configuration, such as
modifying the Linux kernel, implementing different tool chains, and
developing and porting industry-specific applications.
LNXexec is separately priced and packaged, and is available with
Mercury's standard license and bundle options. It can be purchased as an
upgrade or as a new LNXexec and MCexec development environment. For more
information on LNXexec or the MCOE, visit www.mc.com/products or contact
Mercury at (866) 627-6951.
About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading provider
of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing
solutions. Mercury's solutions play a critical role in a wide range of
applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and
interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the
Company's systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence
data. Mercury's systems are also used in state-of-the-art medical
diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, PET, and digital X-ray, and in
semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer
inspection. Mercury provides advanced 3D image processing and visualization
software and optimized systems to diverse end markets including life
sciences, geosciences, and simulation. The Company also provides radio
frequency (RF) products for enhanced communications capabilities in
military and commercial applications.
Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North
America, Europe and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of
subsidiaries and distributors. Visit Mercury on the web at www.mc.com.
Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, as that
term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including those relating to the LNXexec or MCOE products. You can identify
these statements by our use of the words "may," "will," "should," "plans,"
"expects," "anticipates," "continue," "estimate," "project," "intend," and
similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected or anticipated. Such risks and uncertainties include, but
are not limited to, general economic and business conditions, including
unforeseen weakness in the Company's markets, effects of continued
geo-political unrest and regional conflicts, competition, changes in
technology, and methods of marketing, delays in completing engineering and
manufacturing programs, changes in customer order patterns, changes in
product mix, continued success in technological advances and delivering
technological innovations, continued funding of defense programs, the
timing of such funding, changes in the U.S. Government's interpretation of
federal procurement rules and regulations, market acceptance of the
Company's products, shortages in components, production delays due to
performance quality issues with outsourced components, and inability to
fully realize the expected benefits from acquisitions or delays in
realizing such benefits, challenges in integrating acquired businesses, and
achieving anticipated synergies, and difficulties in retaining key
customers. These risks and uncertainties also include such additional risk
factors as are discussed in the Company's recent filings with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Quarterly Report on Form
10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2006. The Company cautions
readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no
obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or
circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.
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