BILLERICA, Mass., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSP Inc. (Nasdaq:
CSPI) MultiComputer Division, a leading supplier of embedded high-performance
cluster computing systems, is pleased to announce that it has completed
delivery of FastCluster(TM) systems to Array Systems Computing, Inc. (Array)
for use in the Sonar Acoustic Post Processing System (SAPPS). The SAPPS
architecture was developed by Array Systems Computing Inc. for the Swedish
Defense Material Administration and provides the benefits of open systems
enabling technology to the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN).
SAPPS will be used by the RSwN to analyze the active and passive sonar
records collected by the RSwN's submarines, surface ships as well as bottom
sensors and sonobuoys; electromagnetic signature data is included. This
program implement's Array's Scalable Generic Signal Processor (GSP). The
Scalable GSP targets computationally intense applications including Synthetic
Aperture Sonar and Radar (SAR), Space Time Adaptive Processing (STAP), and
FastCluster was selected for this program due to its effective scalable
clustering technology, its open source Linux operating system and its
demonstrated success in real-time sonar applications. Boasting a Commercial-
Off-The-Shelf (COTS) modular architecture, FastCluster(TM) features the
MPC7410 processor with AltiVec(TM) and the Myrinet-2000(TM) cluster
interconnect. The MPC7410 equipped with a 128-bit vector execution unit
enables highly parallel processing of data streams while concurrently
supporting integer and floating-point operations. The processor performance is
complemented with the high-bandwidth and low latency of Myrinet-2000 to
deliver a leading-edge solution for scalable signal processing applications.
The SAPPS is a general-purpose system that can process all types of sonar
data from a variety of sources. It features a FastCluster(TM) central
processor that supports a series of Personal Computer (PC)-based operator
workstations using the Microsoft Windows(R) Operating System and interfaces
with a Local Area Network (LAN). FastCluster(TM) delivers compute density and
rugged features coupled with a Linux software environment on a scalable, open
architecture platform providing an ideal choice in COTS high volume data
processing hardware for the SAPPS.
About CSP Inc.
Based in Billerica, Massachusetts, CSP Inc. (Nasdaq: CSPI) and its
subsidiaries develop and market E-business and messaging solutions, image-
processing software, network management, storage systems and security
integration services and high-performance cluster computer systems for
commercial, scientific, and defense customers worldwide.
The MultiComputer Division helps its customers solve high-performance
computing problems in the medical imaging and defense markets by supplying
very dense multiprocessing systems with powerful real-time I/O capabilities
that require minimal physical space or power. These systems are used in a
broad array of applications, including software defined radio, radar, sonar
and surveillance signal processing.
For more information about CSP Inc., visit http://www.cspi.com or call us
at 1 (800) 325-3110.
About Array Systems Computing Inc.
Array is recognized as a leading developer of computer systems and
software for complex real-time signal processing and simulation systems. The
company provides leading-edge scientific software solutions and custom systems
including synthetic aperture radar processors for airborne and ground based
applications, conventional radar signal processing, acoustic signal
processing, and high fidelity sonar training systems.
For more information about Array's current and future technologies, visit
their website: http://www.array.ca or call (416) 736-0900.
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