Mercury Computer Systems, which makes various Cell- and 970-based servers and blades, has announced that they’re one of PA Semi’s “alpha customers” for the new 1682M dual-core PWRficient processor. The press release also hints that we will see a quad-core PWRficient processor in the future, after a single-core implementation.

Additionally, Mercury has developed a Scientific Algorithm Library of optimized routines for vector processing, matrix operations, and other math-intensive operations. Mercury is making this library available to PA Semi, and according to their test suite it “just worked” on the 1682M with no modifications necessary.

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