Mercury's newest MultiCore Plus SDK brings the raw compute power of the PS3 to real-world applications
The PS3 and its Cell Broadband Engine(TM) (BE) processor have gained worldwide recognition as revolutionary technologies with profound capabilities reaching beyond the gaming market. As the first company to bring the Cell BE processor into commercial and military markets, Mercury is now opening the door to affordable, high-performance computing for a broad range of applications. Using Mercury's proven development environment, developers in research labs, universities, gaming, financial services, oil & gas, electronic data automation, video compression, biotech, and other areas can explore the highest performing potential of Cell BE processor-based computing using PS3 devices.
"We've seen a tremendous amount of interest in leveraging the PS3 as a Cell development system and as a compute node for lightweight, high-performance clusters," said Kai Staats, CEO of Terra Soft Solutions. "With the Mercury MultiCore Plus SDK for PS3, the PS3 gaming console, and Terra Soft's Yellow Dog Linux operating system, users can affordably dive into the power of the Cell BE processor."
"Our MultiCore Plus SDK is being used by a growing roster of customers who select the Cell BE or other multicore processors for their computationally intensive applications," said Joel Radford, Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Strategic Alliances at Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. "Customers who choose to start out with the PS3 can later migrate seamlessly to more sophisticated hardware solutions from both Mercury and IBM by leveraging our software alongside Yellow Dog Linux from Terra Soft."
The MultiCore Plus SDK for PS3 - Base Package is available now for US$399 per seat license through Terra Soft Solutions.
Mercury will hold demonstrations of its MultiCore Plus SDK on PS3s and on Mercury hardware in Booth #443 at SIGGRAPH 2007, August 7-9, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Mercury will also present "Accelerating with Cell: Programming with the Mercury Cell Accelerator Board and the Cell BE Processor" as the first session in the Exhibitor Tech Talks, on Tuesday, August 7 at 9:45 AM PDT. Visit Mercury at SIGGRAPH 2007 or at www.mc.com/PS3 for ordering and support information. Or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951.
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