Appro Delivers 1U Linux AMD Opteron based Clusters for Atmospheric Research in support of NASA
Monday November 17 2003 @ 08:53PM EST

Milpitas, CA -- 11/18/2003 – Appro(www.appro.com), a leading developer of high-density, high-performance servers today announced the successful implementation of a High Performance Computing Solution for NASA JPL under a subcontract from Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC.

Appro delivered five Appro 1U Linux clusters consisting of 160 nodes with a total of 220 AMD Opteron™ processors using Gigabit Ethernet interconnect. This High-Performance Computing (HPC) Solution will support the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) task for NASA JPL. TES is scheduled to fly on the Aura spacecraft, currently scheduled to launch in the spring of 2004. The instrument will detect the distribution of gases such as water vapor and ozone at different altitudes in the Earth’s atmosphere. With HPC clusters based on Appro technology NASA JPL can scale; servers can be added with plug-and-play and can support thousands of nodes.

“This win is based on a common goal of helping NASA JPL engineers reduce complexity in deploying and managing integrated solutions while lowering their total cost of ownership and improving their price-performance. Appro offers outstanding technology integration, support and services to HPC customers”, said Daniel Kim, CEO of Appro.

About Appro Established in 1991, APPRO is a privately held company headquartered in Milpitas, California. APPRO enables a variety of network computing applications by developing powerful, scalable, and reliable clusters, servers and storage solutions for the high-performance computing and Internet infrastructure markets. Additional information at http://www.appro.com

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