February 27, 2006 – Edison, New Jersey and Toulon, France – Thales today introduced the PowerMP6, a turnkey computer system designed to allow for maximum software productivity. The PowerMP6 consists of multiple Pentium-M boards in a 19-inch rack. Running Red Hat Linux on the Intel processors supports software productivity and portability through an extensive set of open source and commercial tools and libraries. Performance is dictated by the number of Pentium M processors the system runs and the PowerMP6 available in various customized configurations of up to eight processor boards in a rack. With the integration of the brand new PENTXM2 dual core SBC, the PowerMP6 system will migrate to dual core Pentium M technology by the end of this year.
“The PowerMP6 is designed for those customers who place a premium on software productivity and performance. The PowerMP6 is very close in functionality to that of a PC host machine and the common features between the host and the PowerMP6 – in terms of processor architecture and operating system – allow for superior software development productivity,” said Alain Albarello, general manager of Thales Computers.
The PowerMP6 features optimized message passing interface (MPI) for multiprocessor communications and contains software tools geared for such tasks as real-time performance analysis, remote control operations and monitoring system management. Activities such as system reset, reboot and access to system administration and configuration control can be undertaken from any external computer equipped with a Web browser.
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group, serving defense, aerospace, security and services markets worldwide. The Group employs 60,000 people throughout the world and generated revenues of €10.3 billion in 2004.
Thales computers activities include development of commercial and ruggedized VMEbus & CompactPCI multiprocessing solutions based on PowerPC and Pentium microprocessors. Thales’ products are optimized for a wide variety of applications in the military, aerospace, transportation, communications, and industrial markets and are used by customers worldwide, including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, Bombardier, Toshiba, British Aerospace, Ericsson, Alcatel, Thales Group, and others. For more information about the PowerMP6, please visit our web site at www.thalescomputers.com.