SOURCE: Themis

November 08, 2006 12:02 ET

Raytheon Selects Themis RES Servers for the Distributed Adaptation Processor (DAP) Program

Themis' Fast, New AMD Opteron Processor-Based Servers to Be Deployed on the Navy's Next Generation DDG1000 Destroyer

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 8, 2006 -- Themis Computer announced today that Raytheon Company will use Themis Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) for the Distributed Adaptation Processor (DAP) deployed on the DDG 1000 next-generation destroyer. The Navy's DDG 1000 destroyer, developed under the name DD(X), will lead a class of next-generation, multi-mission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance, with capabilities designed to defeat current and projected threats as well as improve battle force defense(1). Raytheon will accept delivery of development RES systems in 2006, followed by an anticipated initial production delivery in 2007, for the first two DDG 1000 shipsets.

The RES system is based on AMD's fast Opteron processor. Designed to keep operating in environments where other systems fail, Themis' 2RU system uses sophisticated thermal and mechanical techniques to deliver outstanding reliability. To ensure continuous operation in harsh environments, the RES server is designed to withstand shock loads of 25G. When bundled with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® OS, Themis Rugged Enterprise Servers provide all of the vital components needed to serve the most demanding mission-critical applications.

Ed Geisler, vice president and program manager of DDG 1000 for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, stated, "Selection of Themis RES Servers is a great example of how DDG 1000 is executing the Navy's Open Architecture (OA) strategy. From a technical perspective, DDG 1000 uses a modular architecture that is based on open standards. The Themis product fits well with that architecture. OA isn't just about technical solutions. It is also about an open business model that features competition. The selection of Themis came through the competition process used across the DDG 1000 program which uses formal evaluation criteria and a source selection board to ensure that the Navy gets the best value."

"Themis is committed to offering customers the best value, high performance computing solutions that meet and exceed their system requirements," stated William E. Kehret, CEO of Themis Computer. "Themis offers a broad range of servers, single-board computers, and resource management software that support open, industry standard protocols in order to reduce our customer's total cost of ownership and extend the lifecycle of their computing assets. Themis is excited to participate in the Navy's next generation program. It is very gratifying to see our RES servers selected for this program and to be joining a team that is designing next generation systems, to meet the challenges of tomorrow's battlespace," Mr. Kehret added.

Themis Computer's Environmentally Robust Servers and Single-Board Computers

Themis Computer is a leading provider of embedded computers for mission critical applications. Themis offers a broad range of compact, multi-vendor servers, including AMD®, IBM®, Intel® and Sun® Microsystems-based dual and four-way SMP platforms, featuring rugged construction, high performance, superior scalability and ease of maintenance.

Themis Slice™, Themis' recently launched computing initiative, is offered in air and liquid cooling variants that provide thermal headroom to accommodate aggressive scaling of commercial microprocessor core density, speed and power. This open and modular design eases the burden of spiral technology refresh, extending computing infrastructure investments for complete lifecycle management.

Themis' high performance servers, single-board computers and graphics controllers are now being integrated into advanced communications and defense systems, worldwide. The Themis Computer family of COTS VME-based boards and systems products provide increased processing power and system reliability to demanding application environments, while achieving a net reduction in total cost of ownership.

About Themis Computer

Themis is a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for mission critical applications in aerospace, data/telecom, military, and commercial markets. Themis provides open standards-based computing platforms that support Sun® Solaris™, Linux®, and Microsoft® Windows® operating environments. Themis' products incorporate features designed to ensure high reliability and availability while reducing the risks of failure caused by extreme environments. An ISO 9001 certified company, Themis Computer practices Total Quality Management (TQM) in all areas of its business, from engineering and manufacturing to customer service. Themis Computer is headquartered in Fremont, California and offers worldwide service and support. For more information please visit or email:

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