Mercury Systems has introduced its EnsembleSeries HDS6705 blade server. It would come embedded with one of the industry’s most powerful, general-purpose processing 6U OpenVPX blade server. It has built-in security for highly demanding defense and aerospace applications. The EnsembleSeries LDS6708 single-board computer is also available for the applications requiring the same built-in security protections in a bit more balanced watt/performance configuration.

Talking about Mercury Systems, it is a global commercial technology organization that serves the defense and aerospace industry with headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts.

Mercury Systems on providing trusted, secure and open-architecture processing solutions that work as fuel for a large series of mission-critical applications in highly demanding and challenging environments.

EnsembleSeries HD6705 Blade Servers

EnsembleSeries HDS6705 blade servers run on artificial intelligence (AI)-enabling second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable chipsets and include advanced ruggedization and high-speed switch fabric interconnect technologies that provide secure multifunction processing capability. These new servers are optimized in terms of size, weight, power, and cooling to allow the “data center-class” processors to operate at maximum performance while offering the highest meantime between failure.

An OpenVRX architecture provides the blades the ability to be the building blocks for the development of software-agnostic embedded AI-capable processing systems, and a SOSA-aligned design approach gives a push to rapid modernization. Both of the above-mentioned aspects reduce program cost and also provide interoperability and scalability.

Mercury’s secured rackmount and embedded processing solutions protect valued technology, confidential data, and critical IP against adversarial threats even when a host system has been compromised. These are designed, coded, manufactured, and supported in the United States of America (USA) from DMEA-accredited facilities.

As per the expectations, EnsembleSeries HDS6705 blades will be available by the second quarter of the year 2022 in Air FLow-By, conduction-cooled, and Liquid Flow Through options. On the other hand, the lower density EnsembleSeries LDS6708 6U OpenVRX single-board computer will be available by early 2022.

Mercury is dedicated to create and offer innovative technology solutions purpose-built to meet the high-tech requirements of their customers. For any additional information regarding the HDS6705 and LDS6708, people can visit the product page of both products.

Vice President’s Take

General Manager and Vice President at Mercury Embedded, Joe Plunkett, said that the organization is removing the industry assumption that embedded computing solutions cannot offer both high performance and advanced security without compromising one of the mentioned aspects. He further added that not only customers will get security and data center caliber processing capability from a single 6U OpenVRX module, but they can also deploy in the most unfavorable and space-constrained environments at the tactical edge.

Mr. Plunkett concluded his statement by saying that the Gen 4 BuiltSECURE pre-integrated technology that is designed and developed in accredited and trusted facilities will also offer customers the assurance that critical mission data remains completely protected against adversarial threats.