Mercury Computer Systems (ticker: MRCY, exchange: NASDAQ Global Select Market (.O))
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Mercury Releases OpenSAL - Open Source Version of Scientific Algorithm LibraryCompany Bolsters Open Architecture Leadership Position by Making
Source Code Publicly Available
CHELMSFORD, Mass., Oct 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mc.com),
a trusted ISR subsystems provider, announced the availability of
OpenSAL, an open source version of its award-winning Scientific
Algorithm Library (SAL) for vector math acceleration. SAL is a
high-throughput, low-latency signal processing library containing
efficient algorithms with the fewest possible instructions and computing
resources. OpenSAL provides a robust API, C code reference design and
documentation for over 400 SAL math functions.
"The introduction of OpenSAL is another example of Mercury's unrelenting
focus to bring performance migration to open systems architectures,"
stated Dr. Ian Dunn, Chief Technology Officer at Mercury Computer
Systems. "We believe that the proliferation of OpenSAL and other open
source initiatives such as Open Component Portability Infrastructure
(OpenCPI), an open middleware solution that simplifies programming of
heterogeneous processing environments such as FPGAs and DSPs, will allow
the community to expand its capabilities to benefit the HPEC and
academic communities. We envision a large community using OpenSAL and
working together to augment it over time," Dunn added.
The release of OpenSAL further underscores Mercury's strategic
commitment to industry standards, open architecture, and open systems
solutions. An earlier example of this commitment is the OpenVPX(TM)
specification effort led by Mercury to enable interoperability for VPX
systems, ratified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in
June 2010. Like OpenVPX, the introduction of OpenSAL is also a response
to customer and Department of Defense (DoD) requirements to migrate
towards open architectures and systems for portability, reducing time to
theater, lowering cost, while leveraging higher technology readiness
levels (TRLs). OpenSAL is an initial step towards enabling the user
community to add the values of open architecture to today's ever
expanding compute engines.
Mercury's SAL is a de facto industry standard, with thousands of
production installations in highly compute intensive, real-time
applications such as radar, electronic warfare, and signals
intelligence. SAL, MultiCore SAL, VSIPL(TM), and MultiCore VSIPL
are components of Mercury's MultiCore Plus(R) Software
Environment, open, flexible, and optimized libraries for real-time
programming. Various accelerated versions of OpenSAL for PowerPC(R)
processors, and Intel(TM) processors, as well as GPUs are
available from Mercury under commercial license, and also through
engagement with Mercury's Services and Systems Integration team.
OpenSAL is available for download at www.opensal.net
or via http://sourceforge.net/projects/opensal/
. For more information regarding optimization with Mercury's product
line, including SAL and OpenSAL, visit www.mc.com
, or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or email@example.com.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. - Where Challenges Drive Innovation(R)
Mercury Computer Systems (www.mc.com,
NASDAQ: MRCY) is a best of breed provider of open, application-ready,
multi-INT subsystems for the ISR market. With 25+ years' experience in
embedded computing, superior domain expertise in radar, EW, EO/IR, C4I,
and sonar applications, and more than 300 successful program deployments
including Aegis, Global Hawk, and Predator, Mercury's Services and
Systems Integration team leads the industry in partnering with customers
to design and integrate system-level solutions that minimize program
risk, maximize application portability, and accelerate customers' time
Mercury is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and serves customers
worldwide through a broad network of direct sales offices, subsidiaries,
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SOURCE: Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Robert McGrail, 978-967-1366
Director of ACS Marketing & Corporate Communications