Appro showcases HyperBlade Linux Grid Cluster Solution at GridToday
Tuesday May 25 2004 @ 01:52AM EDT

GridToday Conference and Expo - Philadelphia, PA - May 25, 2004 – Appro (, a leading developer of high-density, high-performance servers and InfiniCon Systems, the premier provider of shared I/O and switching solutions for next-generation server networks will be demonstrating the Appro HyperBlade Full-Cluster Solution at the Infinicon booth number 313.

Appro, teaming with AMD and Infinicon Systems, will showcase the HyperBlade Linux Grid Cluster Solution supporting up to 80-nodes/160 processors using InfiniBand's performance advantages. The Appro HyperBlade offering creates efficient, scalable grid cluster solutions for small- to mid-sized HPC environments. This demonstration features a 16-dual AMD Opteron node cluster interconnected with InfiniCon's InfinIO 3000 Switch Series supporting up to 10Gbps to run the award-winning NAMD molecular dynamics code.

"Large enterprises and service providers are already utilizing the high reliability, outstanding flexibility and low total cost of ownership offered by Appro HyperBlade Cluster Solutions running Linux. Once again, Appro HyperBlade Clusters are proving to be the ideal platform for the High-Performance and enterprise markets. With Appro HyperBlade servers running Linux, enterprises can inexpensively reach unprecedented numbers of Grid computing systems, anywhere in the world”, said Daniel Kim, CEO and President of Appro.

Appro announces the availability of a comprehensive White Paper on "Building High-Performance Linux Clusters”. This twenty-three page White Paper provides an overview as well as detailed information on the engineering approaches and the challenges of building a high-performance computing clusters. In addition, it presents comprehensive information focusing on the Linux Operating Systems running on AMD Opteron Processors. Also covered is a real example of building and provisioning an Appro HyperBlade 80-node cluster with a total of 160 AMD Opteron processors at the AMD Developer Center. To retrieve your free White Paper, go to

About Appro

Appro’s headquarters is in Milpitas, CA. Appro has an R&D and manufacturing center in Asia and currently plans to expand its US presence. 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 computing and cluster market.

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