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Mercury announces the industry's first DRFM using commercial FPGA devices.

1st embedded GPGPUs


Mercury ruggedly packages the 1st GPGPUs from the PC domain for massive, embedded parallel processing power.

1st embedded IBM
Cell based computer


Mercury introduces the PowerBlock 200, the first rugged IBM Cell processor-based computer.

1st FPGA mixed signal mezzanine


Mercury launches the Ensemble series of high-performance, Virtex® 5-based digital receivers that combine industry-leading mixed-signal performance with best commercial FPGA IP to deliver the finest signal integrity in a flexible mezzanine card format.

1st Gigaflop embedded processor


Mercury announces the first embedded multicomputer to deliver Gigaflop performance.

1st Intel® Xeon® server-class embedded processing


Mercury introduces the Ensemble HDS6600 High Density Server, the industry’s first Intel®-based, rugged, Xeon® server-class blade for embedded streaming sensor chain processing applications in harsh military and aerospace environments.

1st open standard switch fabric


Mercury ships the industry's first computer system based on an open-standard, switch fabric “bus-less” interconnect.

1st Serial RapidIO® AdvancedTCA® server-blade


Mercury's Ensemble building blocks are the first high-speed Serial RapidIO AdvancedTCA platform for telecom infrastructure.

1st Serial RapidIO® AMC


Mercury announces the industry's first Intel®-based, Serial RapidIO® Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) to accelerate demanding compute applications such as ground-based radar and software-defined routers for fourth-generation (4G) networks.

1st VME64x product


Mercury produces the first multifunction product to support VME64x.

Air Flow-By


Air Flow-By is the break through air management technology that produces the most efficient and predictable air cooling available, enabling the hottest processing devices to run full-throttle, all the time.

Liquid Flow-By


Liquid Flow-By is the high-altitude, low-air presence extension to Air Flow-By technology that enables embedded compute modules to dissipate the most thermal energy using on platform coolant/fuel while maintaining air cooling capability not requiring forced coolant.

40Gb/s and faster OpenVPX fabrics


Signal channel tuning produces extremely low-bit error rates enabling the largest OpenVPX subsystems to run 40Gb/s and faster fabrics.

MultiCore Plus®


Mercury launches the MultiCore Plus® (MCP) software environment and the MultiCore MathPack library bundle, enabling application portability and enhanced productivity for C4ISR streaming sensor chain processing productivity enhancements.

Next-gen secure AdvancedTCA®


Next-gen secure AdvancedTCA® capability delivers data center AdvancedTCA blade processing capability that is infused with advanced personalized and private security features, ruggedization and optional additional compute capabilities suited to streaming, low-latency sensor chain processing.



Mercury announces OpenRFM that closes the void in open system architectures between the highly standardized embedded compute and RF/microwave domains. OpenRFM seamlessly integrates and standardizes RF/microwave IP through the use of standard control planes, electromechanically interconnects and packaging for use with embedded compute open system architectures.



Mercury announces OpenSAL, an open source version of the award-winning Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) with vector math acceleration for low-latency processing of wideband streaming sensor processing applications.

OpenVPX ratification


The OpenVPX system standard, co-authored by Mercury, is ratified by the VITA Standards Organization (VSO) ready for ANSI ratification.



Mercury announces the Ensemble LDS6520 (Intel® Core i7® OpenVPX processor module) which includes the first instance of FPGA implemented Packet Offload Engine Technology (POET). POET is the first multi-fabric interconnect with mission refresh capability and build-in private and personalized security options.



RACE is introduced, a new computer architecture that enables customers to embed true, scalable multicomputers inside their equipment.



Mercury launches first real-time switch fabric with capability that exceeds 1.25 Teraflops of processing power.

RACEway ANSI ratification


RACEway attains approval as an ANSI standard (RACEway Interlink, ANSI/VITA 5-1994).