Axceleon and Power Technologies Inc. (PTI) Partner to Deliver Grid Computing Solution
Tuesday March 18 2003 @ 01:45PM EST

March 18, 2003 -- Sunnyvale, Calif. -- Axceleon (www.axceleon.com), leaders in computational grid software, announced today that Powerlink Queensland, one of the world's most reliable, high-voltage energy transmission networks, has deployed Axceleon's EnFuzion along with PTI's Power System Simulator for Engineering (PSS/E).

Network utilities, such as Powerlink, currently use EnFuzion to automate and speed up calculations of power transfer limits throughout their networks. By deploying EnFuzion, these corporations are able to save a great deal of time and resources.

Due to EnFuzion's flexibility, Powerlink has been able to deploy it with power system simulation software such as PTI's PSS/E. Powerlink is using these two products to automate and speed up tasks associated with performing power system simulations as part of the process for derivation of complex multi-term network limit equations. Prior to EnFuzion, Powerlink engineers had to subdivide simulation runs into separate batches, dispatch these to separate PCs, monitor their progress, and then reassemble the results from each of these batch runs. The process was labor intensive and susceptible to error. EnFuzion has allowed the tasks to be automated in a seamless way, eliminating the errors.

"Axceleon is finding that EnFuzion integrated with a world class product such as PSS/E from PTI is perfect for the energy sector," said Michael Duffy, President and CEO at Axceleon. "We are very happy to be providing Powerlink with a solution that offers them uninterrupted service, and allows them to execute tasks faster and easier."

"Axceleon has facilitated the use of PTI's world leading transmission planning tool, PSS/E in the most novel way," said Michael Edmonds, Vice President at PTI. "We're actively working on a number of projects to utilize PTI's software in new and different approaches to the market."

"Powerlink's use of EnFuzion is a great example of a growing trend to consolidate IT costs by utilizing grid computing to manage and execute compute intensive jobs faster and more accurately," said Bill Claybrook, Research Director at Aberdeen Group. "Grid computing technologies allow corporations the ability to become more productive, while utilizing existing infrastructure."

About EnFuzion
Axceleon's EnFuzion gives companies, such as Powerlink, the ability to turn existing IT infrastructure into high-speed, fault-tolerant, highly available supercomputers. EnFuzion automates parametric studies, where the same application is executed several times with multiple sets of input parameters. Parametric studies are labor intensive and subject to errors. With EnFuzion, users are able to reduce time consuming manual tasks, eliminate errors and deliver results faster. EnFuzion works with Windows, Linux and Unix based operating systems, and utilizes all available computing hardware, including idle desktops, dedicated servers, rack mounted servers and blade servers. For a free 30-day trial of EnFuzion 7.2 visit: http://www.axceleon.com/download.html

About Axceleon
Axceleon is revolutionizing the high-performance grid computing market with its EnFuzion software. EnFuzion gives organizations the ability to automate applications and gain faster computing results with their existing heterogeneous hardware and software computing environments. Whether deployed on dedicated servers or idle desktops across an enterprise, EnFuzion reduces application execution time and delivers a tangible Return-on-Investment (ROI). To learn more about EnFuzion visit http://www.axceleon.com

About Power Technologies Inc. (PTI)
Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) is a consulting engineering company and the world leader in the analysis of electrical power systems for generation, transmission, distribution and industrial plants.

PTI is a member of The Shaw Group, founded in 1987, has grown to become the world's only vertically-integrated provider of complete piping systems, and comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction services. Shaw specializes in the power generation and process industries along with the environmental and infrastructure sectors. In addition to advanced technical consulting services, PTI provides world-standard analytical software programs, professional education in power systems engineering and sophisticated instrumentation systems.

PTI has conducted business in over 100 countries and has proudly served more than 1200 clients including electric utilities, government agencies, power generators, power marketers and manufacturers. http://www-pti-us.com

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