Appro Announces 1U and HyperBlade Servers Based on Intel® Itanium® 2
Monday February 16 2004 @ 09:28PM EST

Appro offers Industry-Leading Power to High-Performance and Enterprise Computing Markets

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif. – Feb. 17, 2004 – Appro (www.appro.com), a leading developer of high-density, high-performance servers, announced today availability and product demonstrations of its new 1U and HyperBlade Server Cluster based on dual Intel® Itanium® 2 processors at Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco Moscone Convention Center, Feb.17 - 19, 2004.

Appro HyperBlade Itanium 2 processor-based Cluster The Appro HyperBlade fully integrated cluster solution is a smart investment for flexible, modular and scalable clustering architecture. It provides outstanding performance and reliability for a broad range of enterprise and technical computing applications. Appro HyperBlade offers support for up to 17 compute nodes for the Mini-Cluster cabinet and up to 80 compute nodes for the Full-Size Cluster cabinet. By combining innovative engineering design and the latest in Intel Itanium 2 processor technology, Appro delivers supercomputing performance at an excellent price-performance ratio. Appro also offers a Cluster Management Solution, High-Speed Interconnect options and a choice of Linux or Windows operating systems. Key features include dual Itanium 2 processors, 64-bit computing, supports up to 16GB of memory, up to two internal hard drives and one 64bit PCI-X slot per compute node. It offers front-to-rear cooling design and integrated ejectors.

Appro 1U Itanium 2 processor-based Servers and Cluster Solutions The Appro 1224T server offers scalability, reliability, best performance and value to support mission-critical technical applications. This server is also a perfect foundation for supercomputing clusters. Key features include dual Itanium 2 processors, 64-bit computing, PCI-X support, up to four swappable hard drives and up to 16GB of memory.

“Today, customers demand innovative server architecture with the performance and investment protection to scale across the enterprise. Appro Itanium 2 processor-based servers provide unparalleled performance, industry-leading reliability and scalability addressing enterprise business needs”, said Daniel Kim, chief executive officer and president of Appro.

“We’re pleased to be working with Appro as it delivers industry-standard high-performance computing solutions with cluster management and high speed interconnect options”, said Lisa Graff, director, Itanium Group, Intel Corporation. "Today's announcement demonstrates that Appro is committed to enterprise computing markets segments by delivering Itanium 2 based server technology providing leading performance to customers."

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, storage subsystems and high-end workstations for the high-performance computing (HPC), Internet infrastructure and Linux cluster market. Additional information at http://www.appro.com

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