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Miniature Linux PC Targets Military Apps

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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Mercury Computer Systems announced a Linux-based engineering development kit (EDK) for a 7-10 pound computer that targets small ground, naval, and air vehicles. The 'ruggedized' PowerBlock 50 supports multiple processors to provide 'well over 100 GFLOPS of processing power,' according to Mercury.

"The PowerBlock 50 measures 4.1 x 5.3 x 5.8 inches, with a seven-pound shipping weight, and a weight of less than 10 pounds fully configured, says Mercury..."

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