Mercury Systems Reveals Rugged Servers with Second Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Today, Mercury Systems, Inc. revealed its rugged rackmount server product lineup which features Intel® Second Generation Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly code-named “Cascade Lake”).

The new EnterpriseSeries™ RES-XR6 line of configurable servers by Mercury, is equipped with the latest Intel processors. It allows for users to come up with a custom-made solution, which gives the optimum balance of size, weight, compute density, and power (SWaP), which will be purely based on the specific needs of each application.

Recognized for their configuration flexibility, high performance, environmental resiliency and availability, Mercury’s server platforms give the processing backbone for key artificial intelligence (AI), C4ISR, radar, and tactical networking defense applications.

“Our customers require the latest processing platforms to stay ahead of and counteract adversarial threats. Mercury partners with industry leaders, such as Intel, to ensure rapid technology adoption, allowing our customers to tailor solutions optimized to meet their current needs and scalable to ensure future mission success.” These were the words of Scott Orton, the General Manager and Vice President of Mercury’s Trusted Mission Solutions group.

Here are a couple of features of Mercury’s EnterpriseSeries RES-XR6 Server:

An Increased Efficiency for AI applications: Intel® Deep Learning Boost extends Intel Advanced Vector Extensions-512 (Intel AVX-512) to boost inference applications as well as increase the speed of dense computations characteristic of deep neural networks (DNNs) and convolutional neural networks (CNNs).

 Tailored Performance: In a bid to meet requirements of the present and future of processing, customers have the opportunity to fine-tune server configurations using the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors including Platinum 8200, Gold 6200 + 5200, Silver 4200 and Bronze 3200 with 2-way as well as a 4-way multiprocessing. The EnterpriseSeries RES-XR6 can be configured with 2-4 Intel Scalable Processors (112-224 cores). Intel’s Optane Data Center persistent memory technology allows for a faster access to more data by the direct attaching of multiple terabytes of memory, a maximum of 6TB, to the CPU.

Configuration Versatility: A robust array of storage options, high speed I/O, security features, patented technologies, form-factors, and expansion choices enables users’ maximum flexibility. As for specialized/peculiar customer applications, Mercury’s in-house facilities support rapid prototyping of modified COTS test and evaluation units using 3D model prototypes available within 48 hours.

Other features include:

  • Low total cost of ownership
  • It is designed, such that it is engineered for harsh environment